It is with great disappointment that we need to cancel the Wiarton ride for 2020.
Group gathering restrictions and our wish to not compromise the health and well-being of our host landowners and the inhabitants of the Bruce Peninsula were the main factors in our decision. We truly hope you will all be able to join us again in 2021, God willing.
We will be in touch with all of you regarding any membership fees and Wiarton ride registrations paid to date within a few weeks. Please give us a bit of time to get everything sorted out.
Meanwhile, we usually have a general club meeting while at the Wiarton ride. We will be investigating options and timing to hold a general meeting later this summer or fall, whether we can do an in-person meeting by then or whether it will be a virtual meeting instead. We will keep you all posted as soon as we know what we are able to do. We do hope that we will still be able to hold our annual meeting in-person as we have done for many years, but that will have to wait and see for now.
Until we meet again, I really, really miss seeing all of you at our rides, having fun with our two- and four-legged pals both on the trail, and the after hours gathers too. I hope you are all staying healthy and safe, and are still able to get in the saddle as often as you can. Take care everyone, and I hope to see you soon!
ALL RIDES LEAVE AT 10AM SHARP:
February 9 Joan Cloakey's farm: 84561 Clegg Line, Brussels
Meeting starts at 1pm with a pot luck meal to follow! An agenda will be sent closer to the meeting date. Feb. 16 will be the snow date. Please remember to bring chairs.
CANCELLED MAY 8-10 DUFFERIN FOREST/ MANSFIELD Ride Lots of room for big trailers & highlines, ride goes rain or shine, dogs must be leashed. Sandy footing, forest trails, steep parts. From Highway 89, go north on Airport Road. The camp is on the east side of the road, just north of the Mansfield Outdoor Center at the former Youth Correctional Site. Emergency # 937513 Airport Road. Hosted by OTRA
CANCELLED May 15-17 HELMUT'S RIDE - Vivian Forest Newmarket OTRA/CSC- Arrive on Friday evening Helmut has limited parking so PLEASE RSVP, beautiful trails right from his backyard. He also will have outdoor washroom and water available. Most of the trails are hard packed sand and will be well marked through forest, potluck supper on Saturday night. Helmut Hitscherich 905-473-9329.
Take 404 to Vivian Side Road, go east to McCowan, then south to Cherry Street OR Hwy 48 to Cherry Street, then west to McCowan. 16399 McCowan Road (on the Southeast corner of Cherry and McCowan).
CANCELLED JUNE 5-7 WIARTON WORK WEEKEND 1 – Wiarton – First weekend for Wiarton Ride clean up. Bring along nippers and saws. Be prepared to do some walking to clean rocks and fallen trees from trails. Bring hay and water for your horse as well as food and supplies for yourself. Outdoor washroom provided. Parking and overnight camping is across from the Wiarton Ride site. Day starts between 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Please remember this is a Work weekend. John Uyl – 519-523-9892
CANCELLED JUNE 26-28 WORK WEEKEND 2 -Wiarton John Uyl – 519-523-9892
CANCELLED JULY 10-12 WORK WEEKEND 3 - Wiarton John Uyl – 519-523-9892
CANCELLED JULY 29 - AUGUST 2 WIARTON RIDE – Arrival Tues July 28th anytime. Camp kitchen opens on Wednesday. Hay for horses available Tuesday. Register early so you won’t be disappointed. Click FORMS to get registered.
General meeting will be held Friday, July 31st at the Wiarton ride, approximately 6:45pm. Meeting Agenda
AUGUST 21-23 DUFFERIN FOREST/MANSFIELD TRACT – CSC rides as a group, sandy footing, forest trail, steep parts. Lots of room for big trailers/pickets, ride goes rain or shine, dogs must be leashed. Ground Bee season and it is advised to bring EpiPen for protection. From Highway 89, go north on Airport Road. The camp is on the east Correctional Site. Emergency # 937513 Airport Road Sheri 1(705)209-9464
August 28-30 Herman's Ride Lucknow - Directions from Lucknow go north on Bruce County 1. After six km turn right (east) on Kairshea Ave for 3.5 km. The entrance to our camping spot is on the left and will be marked with a sign saying CSC. The trails are varied from flat to short steep hills and are predominantly through the bush. There are water crossings. There is no water for horses or people so bring your own. While this ride is close to the Lucknow Ride the trails are in a different area. Friday arrival is ok. John Pyatt 519-955-1286
September 18-20 Ganaraska Forest Sheri 1(705)209-9464
Group Event Permit is for a maximum of 25 riders. Permit includes Ganaraska Day Pass for each rider. Rides go rain or shine. Rides start from Sandaraska Horse Camp at 10:00am, pack a lunch for each ride. Short ride on Sunday. The Ganaraska Forest, located near Ponty Pool, has 11,000 acres with hundreds of kilometres of trails. Trails are an excellent mix of single track, double wide, and sand boundary roads. Motorized vehicles are allowed in the East and West forest. The central forest is non-motorized. Motorized riders Yield to Horses. Sandaraska Park is located on the west side of the West Forest. The footing is a mix of sand and gravel/stone. Most of the single tracks are sand/dirt tracks. The double wide trails have exposed gravel. Horseshoes or boots are recommended, but not required for all horses. https://www.ganaraskaforestcentre.ca
Are you planning to camp at Sandaraska? It is recommended you reserve your campsite early, to ensure you get a site. More information, rates, and reservations: https://sandaraskapark.ca
****Diary Date May 15, 2020****
All riders must RSVP to Sheri Rumball at email@example.com or call/text 705-209-9464 as a confirmation for the number of riders; for each day; for the event permit must be submitted.
Date(s) Riding: Sept 18, Sept 19, Sept 20
John Uyl 519-523-9892 firstname.lastname@example.org
Clare Denstedt 519-698-2222
Joel Denstedt 519-698-2417 email@example.com
Bob Butler 519-665-7870 firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Ruttan 519-335-6948 email@example.com
Ron Karr 519-786-6304 firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Nonkes 226-222-0034 email@example.com
Liz Rowe 519-477-0052 firstname.lastname@example.org
John Pyatt 519-955-1286 email@example.com
Leslie Ball 519-550-1118 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheri Potter Rumball 705-209-9464 email@example.com
Karen Zwakenberg 519-274-2241 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Shearstone email@example.com
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