For complete details
on all trail riding see our
Trail Rides page
May 21 - 25, 2015 Memorial Day Campout at Elk Hill
September 3-7, 2015 Labor Day Campout at Elk Hill
September 17-20, 2015 Fall Ride Campout at Elk Hill
October 8-11, 2015 Color Ride at Elk Hill
Reservations are required!
April 9-12, 2015
Ohio Expo Center
The four days of the 48th annual event - the nation’s premier equine exposition and equestrian gathering - are packed with educational clinics, seminars, demonstrations by top industry professionals, an extensive trade show, evening entertainment and more.
2015 General Clinicians:
Chris Cox Guy McLean
George Williams – Dressage Tom Chown – Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Showmanship
Scott McFarland – Reining
Jane Savoie – Dressage
Nona Garson – Hunters & Jumpers
Doug Leasor – Barrel Racing & Pole Bending
Bob Giles – Driving
Barbra Schulte – Cutting
Diane Carney – Hunters & Jumpers
Gary Lane – Easy Gaited Horses
Drew Emnett – Hunter under Saddle
Gayle Lampe – English Pleasure & Saddleseat
Kevin Oliver – Ranch Horse Versatility
Bob Seger Tribute
April 11, 2015 • 7:00 PM
Cost - $8.00 at Neiman’s family Market in Alpena
$10.00 at the door
To reserve a table for 8 call: 989 354-6164
The System - The Nation's Premier Bob Seger Tribute, has recreated a classic 70s era concert experience consisting of all of the radio hits and fan favorites, combining studio as well as live versions from the multi-platinum "Live Bullet" album! If you're a Bob Seger fan, you'll want to see this show!
The 50/50 raffle this night will benefit the 2015 Alpena County Fair Children's Free Carnival Ride Day.
Please note: the March 14, 2015 event night was supposed to be our club night for the 50/50. Unfortunately the event was double booked by accident and our club graciously bowed out to Special Olympics.
Please come out and support the Alpena County Horsemen's Club!
ALSO: Jackie will need 3-4 volunteer's to sell 50/50 raffle tickets.
If you would like to help please call Jackie at 989 356-0071
ACHC Bottle Drive Fundraiser!
The bottle drive for the Alpena County Horsemen’s Club is still a work in progress. Although we appreciate all the support – we’ve still not reached our goal of an Alpena County Fair Children's Carnival Free Ride Day.
Please keep collecting and returning bottles and forward the money to Darlene, our treasurer at:
10342 Nicholson Hill Rd.
Hubbard Lake, MI 49747
We thank you for all your help and our reward will be the smiling faces of all the kids as they enjoy the ACHC sponsored Children's Carnival Free Ride Day!
New And Used Horse Tack Auction
April 18, 2015 • 5:30 PM
Auction held in heated outbuilding!
Thunder Bay Resort
For more information contact:
Send them to Bonnie or Jackie
as an Email Attachment
and happy warm weather - finally!!
Spring is the time of year when many riders emerge from a winter spent hibernating. It is the wonderful season when horses rediscover the joys of eating fresh grass in the paddocks, and riders quickly learn how to pull manes and trim ears. It is also the time of year when equestrians must be on the lookout for end-of-winter colics, broken tack, unfit horses, and dangerous turnout conditions. The following spring horse care tips will help you to enjoy the warmer weather, while still keeping your equine partner's best interests in mind.
Top 5 Spring Horse Care Tips
Spring Horse Care Tip 1: Check For Blanket Rubs
If your horse was constantly bundled-up during the winter, he might have developed a few blanket rubs. Before you ride, make sure that the rubs aren't near the saddle. If the rubs are too close to the saddle, refrain from riding and try lunging instead. Soothing aloe products, such as Bag Balm, can be used to heal the damaged skin.
Spring Horse Care Tip 2: Check Hooves
A horse's hooves will grow more slowly during the winter. In the spring, his hooves will have a tendency to become cracked and dry. Using the moisturizing hoof oils can help to combat this common spring-time problem. Whether your horse was ridden all winter or went for a barefoot vacation in the paddock, it is a good idea to have your farrier come to check his feet on a regular basis. Make sure that his hooves are trimmed and / or shod correctly before you begin any spring time training.
Spring Horse Care Tip 3: Call the Dentist
It's Time to Check Those Molars
Horses should have their teeth checked by an equine dentist at least twice a year. In fact, dental check-ups can help to prevent some training problems. If a horse's teeth are too sharp, then the bit won't sit properly in his mouth. This type of dental ailment can cause a horse to become sour. It can even lead to jumping refusals, a refusal to accept pressure from the bit, and painful mouth sores that can lead to a loss of appetite.
Spring Horse Care Tip 4: Don't Forget Spring Vaccinations
The arrival of spring means that it is time for you to check your immunization records. Make note of what shots were administered last year, and ask your veterinarian what spring shots your horse will need this year. Your vet should recommend shots that are based on a variety of equine factors, including: age, location, recent or future travel, and any special conditions that might exist in your area. Staying up-to-date on your horse's vaccines can help him to stay healthy throughout the year.
Spring Horse Care Tip 5: Check Tack and Equipment
Nothing is worse than getting ready to ride, only to find out that your tack is missing, broken, or damaged from the cold winter temperatures. When you are checking your tack be sure to look out for the following issues:
- Worn or cracked leather.
- Broken pieces.
- Weak buckles.
- Rusted metal parts (especially on bits or buckles).
- Worn Velcro (especially on turnout boots).
- Any issues with functionality.
Caring for horses in the spring requires horse owners to pay a special attention to their equine partner's body condition, energy levels, feeding schedule, and general well-being. Staying organized and diligent in your observations can help you to keep your horse happy and healthy this spring.
Have an idea for Group Camping?
Contact Jackie Konecke at 989-356-0071
Want to plan a Day Ride? Contact...
Indian Reserve Road, Chippewa Hills or Graham Road
Contact Darlene Alexander 989-727-3137