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

Spring is right around the corner
and so are the
Alpena County Horsemen's Club

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!


Announcing a new Equine Campground!!

D bar D Ranch

Located in Chase, MI the opening weekend is
May 1, 2015
The weekend will feature the Trail Boss leading the 1st Trail Ride on Saturday.  Sunday will feature a Pig Roast and Potluck.

D bar D Ranch has electric & water sites, as well as rustic sites. 
They feature a full schedule for the entire summer. 
D bar D Ranch offers a beautiful full-featured facility, great camping, nice trails and the best owner/trail boss west of Reed City!

Visit their website at:






ACHC Horse Science Short Course

ACHC Horse Science Short Course will be held 6:30 – 9:00 PM on February 5, 12, 19, 26 and March 5, 2015. Classes scheduled to be held at the Alpena Community College.

 Sessions will include:

February 5 – Latest Treatments For Equine Health with Dr. Tom Dombrowski

February 12 – Build Your Confidence And Relationship With Your Horse Safely with Kimberly Cardeccia

February 19 – Self Defense For Trail Riders with Michael Darrow

February 26 – Equine Nutrition with Dr. Ed Bonnette and Scott Davidson

March 5 – Michigan’s Equine Trails with Anna Sylvester and Paige Perry

For further information click 
here to see complete brochure.





NEMAHC Annual Meeting

When: March 8

Time: 4pm

Where: Smokey’s Bar Hubbard Lake.. On East side of the lake.

Please Join Us…

We only have one change to consider….wording in article VI section 4, adding the word email.. Also discussion on upcoming shows, and speed events on the calendar.. Discussion on judges contacted.

Have any questions please contact
Bonnie Cornielus: 989-727-3145
Darlene Alexander: 989-727-3137
Cindy Krentz: 989-727-3512
Penny Wahoski: 989-379-3518 or
Nancy Beck: 989-471-2328


Phoenix In The House
a rousing success!!

The Alpena County Horsemen's Club would  like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors for our Phoenix In The House evening.

Proudly sponsoring us were:
Besser Credit Union
Pure Well 
Lasting Expression
Skiba Insurance
Players Pub & Grub
Dr. Wolf, D.D.S.
H.P.C Credit Union
Phoenix Band
Tim LaFlesh
Mr. Timm

All our volunteers:
Brad & Christine Avery, Pari Greene, Bonnie Cornelius, Marge Webber,
Pat Konecke, Karen Kowalski,
Darlene Alexander, Jackie Konecke,
Lori Konecke and all the public who came and made it a wonderful night.
Thank you for your support!



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





February 2015



Here’s to learning something new today

An adult horse’s brain weights 22 oz, about half that of a human.

Horses can not vomit.

The first cloned horse was a Haflinger mare in Italy in 2003.

Chariot racing was the first Olympic sport in 680 B.C.

The Dubai World Cup is 6 million dollars, the richest horse race purse in the world.

Like a fingerprint, every zebra has a unique stripe pattern.

To get an official measurement of a horses height, they must be measured without shoes.

Horses teeth never stop growing.

Ragweed is responsible for more horse deaths than most other toxic plants.

Horses have been found in cave paintings that date back to around 15000 B.C.

You can tell if a horse is cold by feeling behind their ears. If that area is cold, so is the horse.

Mown grass cuttings can cause colic in horses.

Horses have 16 muscles in each ear, allowing them to rotate their ears 180 degrees.

According to Arabian folklore chestnut horses are the fastest and bravest of all colors.

Ponies live longer than horses and can live well into their 50′s.

The four horses of the apocalypse are said to signify the end of the world; conquest on a white horse, famine on a black horse, war on a red horse and plague on a pale horse.

A horse’s knee joint is the equivalent to a human wrist, and their hock joint is equivalent to the human ankle.

The gestation period for a mare is 11 months, for a female donkey it is 12 months.

Horses with pink skin can get a sunburn.

A small indent in a horses skin (usually on the neck or shoulder) is called a prophet’s mark and is considered good luck.

Mongolian tribes were the first to domesticate the horse, about 5000 years ago.

Horses have a great long term memory, (especially for places they were spooked).

Horses thrive on routine, especially when it comes to food.

You can tell if a horse is dehydrated by pinching their skin, if it takes time for the skin to return from the pinch, they need water.

A horses stomach should always make gurgling noises, an absence of them can mean colic.

If a horse has a red ribbon on it’s tail, it kicks.

Horses have 7 common blood types.

Horses are social animals and will get lonely if kept alone.

Donkeys have been known to live 35-40 years.

Arabian horses have one fewer vertebrae and one less rib than other breeds.

When cantering, a horse takes a breath with every stride.

Horses will mourn the passing of a companion.

All horses have parasites in their stomach and intestines in small quantities, they only become a problem if the count builds up.










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