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

Labor Day is right around the corner
and so are the remaining 
Alpena County Horsemen's Club



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!








Horsemanship Clinic
Sue Moffit

Come and learn from the best! Sue has been a professional horseman for 35 years. She is versed in many disciplines such as; eventing, jumping and reining. She has shown successfully at the national level and also does dressage and western dressage.

If you would like to learn or gather more knowledge in these areas, please sign up and let us know what you would like to work on.

We will need six riders to hold this event. Fran Arthur, 989-727-4207, will handle scheduling and can answer your questions.

Date: Saturday and Sunday
          July 25-26, 2015

Location: Optimist Acres

Start Time: 10 AM

Cost: $60.00 for 2 hours lesson – maximum 4 riders per class

Auditors and spectator's are free.

Deposit required: $20.00 deadline is July 11, 2015

Contact: Darlene Alexander 989-727- 3137

*Refunds on deposit will be given only if a medical proof is provided in a timely manner.

**Trainer reserves the right to cancel lesson at any time, for any reason, also if the weather or safety is an issue.




Brown Trout Festival Tickets
Are Here!


Michigan brown trout raffle tickets are on sale right now. Alpena County Horsemen’s Club has 300 tickets to sell, if you would like to sell some tickets or a buy some tickets to help the club out please contact Darlene Alexander at

This year’s raffle prizes include:

  • 2015 Honda Pioneer 500 4x4
  • $1,000 Cash
  • $500 Cash

The club has to recoup their expenses. Please note: the Michigan Brown Trout Festival is the club biggest and easiest fund raising project for the year.





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

Send them to Bonnie or Jackie
as an Email Attachment





July 2015


Crazy Michigan Laws:


Persons may not be drunk on trains.

It is illegal to kill a dog using a decompression chamber.

Adultery is illegal, but can only be punished upon a complaint by the affected husband or wife.

No man may seduce and corrupt an unmarried girl, or else he risks five years in prison.

The last Sunday in June of every year was named "log cabin day".

Cars may not be sold on Sunday.

A woman isn’t allowed to cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.

There is a 3 cent bounty for each starling and 10 cent bounty for each crow killed in any village, township, or city in the state. (Repealed, 2006)

It is legal for a robber to file a law suit, if he or she got hurt in your house.

You may not swear in front of women and children. (Repealed, 2002)

Any person over the age of 12 may have a license for a handgun as long as he/she has not been convicted of a felony.

City Laws in Michigan


There is a law that makes it legal for a farmer to sleep with his pigs, cows, horses, goats, and chickens.


Putt-putt golf courses must close by 1:00 AM.

Security guards at Joe Louis Arena will confiscate any item they feel might be thrown onto the ice.

Couples are banned from making love in an automobile unless the act takes place while the vehicle is parked on the couple’s own property.

Willfully destroying your old radio is prohibited.

It is illegal for a man to scowl at his wife on Sunday.

It is illegal to let your pig run free in Detroit unless it has a ring in its nose.








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

Weather Alerts! 

For current up-to-the-minute weather
alerts regarding club events and weather
situations, go to the Club Forum page
and click on Weather Alerts