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. 

TRAIL RIDING

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
Campouts!

 

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!

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Equine Affaire

 

April 9-12, 2015

Ohio Expo Center

Columbus, OH

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 

John Lyons

Dan James

Julie Goodnight

 

Discipline-Specific Clinicians:

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

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CLUB NEWS

 Bob Seger Tribute
with
The System

April 11, 2015 • 7:00 PM

Aplex
Alpena, MI

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

 

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Don’t Forget!!!!!

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:

Darlene Alexnader

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!

 

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New And Used Horse Tack Auction

April 18, 2015 • 5:30 PM

Auction held in heated outbuilding!

Thunder Bay Resort

27800 M-32

Hillman, MI

For more information contact:

Kevin Burr

Phone: 989-464-5880

Email: kevinburr68@yahoo.com


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Announcing the NEW Youth 4-H Club,
The Kountry Kickers in Hubbard Lake Area!
Contact Bonnie Cornelius to join!
989-727-3145

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

Send them to Bonnie or Jackie
as an Email Attachment

THE NEXT BIG EVENT!

SEE ALL EVENTS ON THE CALENDAR PAGE!

 

 

April 2015

 

Happy Easter
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.
 

 

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FEATURES 

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Have an idea for Group Camping? 

 Contact Jackie Konecke at 989-356-0071
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Want to plan a Day Ride? Contact...

Indian Reserve Road, Chippewa Hills or Graham Road
Contact Darlene Alexander 989-727-3137
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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
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