The Executive and chairs of the food and trail committees met via conference call on March 17 to determine our best course of action due to the increasing concerns over the COVID-19 threat in Canada.
At this point, we have decided to continue our club activities as planned, but will reassess the situation, in co-operation with our ride hosts, for each club ride as those dates get closer. We will continue to accept applications for the Wiarton Ride on an ongoing basis, but we do have a contingency plan in place should we feel the need to cancel the ride at a later date but well enough in advance if people wish to make other plans. Rest assured we have the health and welfare of all our members in our best interests and will not expect anyone to put themselves or others at risk at any time for any of our club activities.
Please continue to monitor the club's website and/or Facebook page for ride updates as they occur, most particularly before each ride, should there be a need to cancel for whatever reason.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact myself or any of the committee members as posted on our website.
Stay safe and healthy, and here's hoping to an early spring and awesome riding weather!
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
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).
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
JUNE 26-28 WORK WEEKEND 2 -Wiarton John Uyl – 519-523-9892
JULY 10-12 WORK WEEKEND 3 - Wiarton John Uyl – 519-523-9892
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Clare Denstedt 519-698-2222
Joel Denstedt 519-698-2417 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Butler 519-665-7870 email@example.com
Don Ruttan 519-335-6948 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron Karr 519-786-6304 email@example.com
Emily Nonkes 226-222-0034 firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz Rowe 519-477-0052 email@example.com
John Pyatt 519-955-1286 firstname.lastname@example.org
Leslie Ball 519-550-1118 email@example.com
Sheri Potter Rumball 705-209-9464 firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Zwakenberg 519-274-2241 email@example.com
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