The Alpena County Horsemen's Club is a group of people with a common yet diverse interest in horses and related activities.  Member's interests include showing (at local, state and national levels), training, breeding, trail riding, horse camping, search and rescue,and driving. We are all about enjoying and getting the most out of the time that we spend with our horses. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in horses. 


For complete details
on all trail riding see our
Trail Rides page 

Pigeon River Trail Riding

September Ride Weekend
Camping and Riding
September 11-14, 2014
Pigeon River Group Campground


Fall Color Ride Weekend
Camping and Riding
October 9-12, 2014
Pigeon River Group Campground


Be sure to reserve your spot early
so you don't miss the fun!


Annual Steak Fry/ Pot Luck

September 9, 2014
Dinner 6:30 pm

Alpena Cycle Club 
7096 Spruce Rd.
Alpena, MI 49707

Bring a dish to pass.  Please, let Bonnie Cornelius*  know what you are bringing  for your pot luck dish, coordinating the meal makes it a better meal for all.

To help out with portion control (plan on your dish feeding 60 people). This allows all to enjoy your favorite recipe. 
Cost:  Non-Club members or guest 
$5.00 per person
Please, bring your own drinks.
*RSVP by September 3, 2014  call: 
Bonnie Corneluis 989-727-3145

The club will need to order steaks and to avoid ordering extra steaks, if you do not RSVP by above date your are welcome to come to the steak fry and enjoy the evening, but there will not be a steak with your name on it!  Unfortunately  if a member cannot attend please, do not order a steak for them, Thanks!
Clean- Up:  We all want to have a good time socializing! Please plan on cleaning up and washing your own plates, silverware, table. Many hands make light work. We all want to visit with our friends and tell our favorite horse stories!



This from the DNR:

"Spring is a popular time for people to move firewood to vacation properties and other locations. During this April-to-July period, it's vital not to move wood from oak wilt-killed trees. These trees are often cut into firewood and moved, sometimes many miles from their original locations. Any wounding of oaks in this new location can result in new oak wilt infections as beetles move spores from the diseased firewood to fresh wounds on otherwise healthy trees."

Please share with your Equestrian friends, Clubs and Associations. Equestrians working on the Trails please use extreme caution. Don’t cut any Oak branches and take care not to wound the bark.

If you bring firewood, make sure it is not Oak. Wood that has no bark on it is considered safe so if you are not sure what type of wood your firewood is just bring the pieces that the bark has already fallen off of. Oak wilt kills Oak trees quickly and spreads through the root systems. We have already lost all our Ash trees so let’s work real hard to save the Oaks.


Announcing the NEW Youth 4-H Club,
The Kountry Kickers in Hubbard Lake Area!
Contact Bonnie Cornelius to join!


Do You Have Some Cool Event Photo's 
for the Website?

Send them to Bonnie or Jackie
as an Email Attachment





September 2014


Bizarre Horse Laws

Some American cities have bizarre horse laws. In Hartsville, Indiana, you can be put in jail if the horse you’re riding is ugly. In Budds Creek, Maryland, it is illegal for horses to sleep in bathtubs.

If you live in Franklin, Kentucky, you can't legally trade horses after dark.

In Marshalltown, Iowa, a horse will be breaking the law if it eats a fire hydrant.

In Wilbur, Washington, it is against the law for a person to "ride an ugly horse" - the fine is $300!

In Winona, MS, it is illegal to drive a car on Main Street because it frightens horses

In Calgary, Canada, a by-law requires businesses within the city to provide rails for tying up horses.

It's illegal in Marion, South Carolina, to tickle a female under her chin with a feather duster to get her attention while she's riding a horse.

In New York City, it is illegal to open or close an umbrella in the presence of a horse.

It is illegal to fish from horseback in Washington D.C, Colorado, and Utah.

Tennessee prohibits riders from lassoing fish.

Horses are required to wear hats in hot weather in Rasario, Argentina.

A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking "at a woman in that way." A second conviction for a crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a "pair of horse-blinders" wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll.

In Guernee, Illinois, it is illegal for women weighing more than 200 pounds to ride horses in shorts.

In Kentucky, it is illegal for a woman to appear in a bathing suit on a highway unless she is: escorted by at least two police officers; armed with a club; or lighter than 90 pounds or heavier than 200 pounds. The ordinance also specifically exempts female horses from such restrictions.

In London, England, law required taxi drivers to carry a bale of hay on top of their caps to feed their horses. The law was in force until 1976.

In Arizona, it is illegal for cowboys to walk through a hotel lobby wearing their spurs.

In Raton, New Mexico, it is illegal for a woman to ride horseback down a public street with a kimono on.

In South Carolina, it is legal for adult males to discharge firearms when approaching an intersection in a non-horse vehicle to warn oncoming horse traffic.

A mis-worded ordinance in Wolf Point, Montana: "No horse shall be allowed in public without its owner wearing a halter."

In South Carolina, no horses are allowed into Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants.

In Omega, New Mexico, every woman must "be found to be wearing a corset" when riding a horse in public! A doctor is required to inspect each woman to make sure that she is complying with the law.

Pennsylvania law states: "Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear skittish, the motorist must take his car apart, piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes.''

Pattonsburg, Missouri, Revised Ordinances, 1884: "No person shall hallo, shout, bawl, scream, use profane language, dance, sing, whoop, quarrel, or make any unusual noise or sound in such manner as to disturb a horse."

Abilene, Kansas, City Ordinance 349 declares: "Any person who shall in the city of Abilene shoot at a horse with any concealed or unconcealed bean snapper or like article, shall upon conviction, be fined."










Have an idea for Group Camping? 

 Contact Jackie Konecke at 989-356-0071

Want to plan a Day Ride? Contact...

Indian Reserve Road/Carol Clute 989-727-2405
Chippewa Hills/Darlene Alexander 989-727-3137
Graham Road/Carol Dodge-Grochowski 989-379-2701



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alerts regarding club events and weather
situations, go to the Club Forum page
and click on Weather Alerts