HORSE ASSOCIATIONS, TRAIL RIDING CLUBS & MORE!
2018 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
American Horsemen Challenge Association – Page 2
Black Swamp Driving Club Page 3
Central MI Horseman’s Association – Page 4
Eastern Michigan Arabian Association – Page 5
Fort Custer Horse Friends Association – Page 6
Highland Trail Riders Association – Page 7
Holland Western Saddle Club Page 8
Ionia Horse Trails Association Page 9
M H DVA MI Great Lakes Quarter Horse Association – Page 10
Michigan Horse Drawn Vehicle Association – Page 11
Michigan Horse Council Page 12
Michigan Interscholastic Horse Association – Page 13
Michigan & Midwest Mounted Archery – Page 14
Michigan Quarter Horse Association – Page 15
Michigan Trail Riders Association – Page 16
Ortonville Recreation Equestrian Association – Pg 17
Pontiac Lake Horseman’s Association – Page 18
Proud Lake Trail Rider’s Association – Page 19
Shiawassee Trail Rider’s Association – Page 20
Yankee Springs Trail Rider’s Association – Page 21
Horse & Trail Riding Associations are an important part of a healthy equine economy! Please show your support and become a member of one, or more of your local associations today. Have a little extra time in your day? Why Not Volunteer! Our 2018 Membership Drive will be online January-December at: www.saddleupmag.com
American Horsemen Challenge Association P.O. Box 350, Swartz Creek, MI 48473 • 810.730.0682
www.AmericanHorsemenChallenge.com 2018 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
Birth Date (Youth)
(please check one)
Lifetime Membership $500 Regular Membership $50 Youth Membership $25
Amateur/Novice: I have read the rules and regulations that govern the AHCA Amateur, and Novice status. I hereby affirm and agree to comply with the rules and regulations of the AHCA as written and contained in the AHCA office rule book, as it is updated by necessity. If for any reason I become ineligible to exhibit in above Approved Amateur or Novice classes, I understand it is my duty to voluntarily and immediately notify AHCA. I acknowledge that for violation of AHCA rules, I may be subject to disciplinary action and/or revocation of points and awards for my horse and myself.
Release of Information: I hereby give the American Horsemen Challenge Association permission to use my name and/or photographs and/or videos in publication of point standings, awards, or other club activities.
WARNING: Under the Michigan Equine Liability act an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from the inherent risk of the equine activity. I understand that horseback riding will expose me to above normal risks. These risks include collisions, obstacles, variation in terrain and surface/subsurface conditions, and unexpected actions of a horse, such as kicking, biting, rearing, bucking, striking, rolling, bolting, or running away from danger by trotting, cantering or galloping. I also understand that I will be exposed to inherent risks of equine activity including but not limited to the unpredictability of an equine reaction to cattle, other animals, and sudden movement of people, sounds, and unfamiliar objects. I further understand that horses have a propensity to behave in ways that may result in injury, harm or death to a person on or around it. I agree that I assume and acknowledge these and other dangers that are inherent in the activity of horseback riding. I agree that I am responsible for my own safety. I agree that I have my own medical coverage. I agree that the AHCA, their members, employees, and agents will not be liable if I suffer personal injury or death, except if caused by their gross negligence or willful and wanton misconduct. I agree not to bring any claims, demands or lawsuits against AHCA, their members, employees or agents. I agree that if AHCA, their members, agents or employees are sued by anyone else because of claimed conduct of myself, I will indemnify and hold them harmless for all damages and costs, including reasonable actual attorney fees. I agree that the consideration for this release to be binding on me, my heirs and assigns that I am permitted to participate in AHCA activities or ride on property rented or in use for events. I specifically affirm and agree that, this release constitutes a wavier of liability beyond the provisions of the Michigan Equine Activity Liability Act 1994 P.A. 351. I agree that Michigan law governs the interruption and enforceability of this release. I acknowledge that I am eighteen years of age or older, and I am signing this release on my own behalf and on the behalf of my minor children, our heirs, representatives and assigns.
Printed Name (Parent or Guardian if under 18)
COMPETITION CAMARADERIE RESPECT INTEGRITY
www.AmericanHorsemenChallenge.com AHCA is a family friendly competition and a diverse skills challenge. It is an obstacle course event, perfect for all riders, all disciplines and every skill level. Competition Enjoy the competition of your peers. Show your skills and see how you compare to others in your area. Also, have your points tracked nationally for qualification in the National Finals. Riders compete for recognition and prizes and most of all MONEY. Camaraderie Everyone will have a great time hanging out with their friends and make new friends. Respect Respect for riders…respect for horses…respect for everyone is a critical element of every AHCA event. We want to see horse and rider perform to their best and be encouraged all along the way. Negative behavior is not tolerated and everyone is expected to promote themselves, their peers and their sport. Integrity We will always present our association and this sport with the highest integrity. Our Mission The mission of the AHCA is to promote horsemanship and sportsmanship at its highest level while providing an arena of camaraderie within a competitive obstacle course setting. Its purpose is to instill public awareness and respect for the horse while members strive to improve their horsemanship skills. All competitions will be conducted with the highest level of integrity. ©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JANUARY 2017
BLACK SWAMP DRIVING CLUB Interested in driving your equine? The Black Swamp Driving Club serves members in Northwest Ohio, Southern Michigan and Northeast Indiana Fun club drives, great potlucks, education concerning driving safety, equine care, harness and carriages.
2018 Membership Application Individual and Family Memberships are $25.00 Name Address City
Type of equine(s) and carriages (carts)
For more information, visit the BSDC website: www.blackswampdrivingclub.com Send membership form and check to: Susan Murray, Treasurer 558 East Twp. Road 58, Tiffin, Ohio 44883
HORSE ASSOCIATIONS & TRAIL RIDING GROUPS
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CENTRAL MICHIGAN HORSEMAN’S ASSOCIATION * ONE MEMBERSHIP FORM PER PERSON *
YOUTH (18 & under as of 1/1/2018) $5.00 per youth membership ADULT (19 & over as of 1/1/2018) $15.00 per adult membership
* Make checks payable to: C.M.H.A. Mail to: C.M.H.A. Membership c/o Katie Hartsuff 3846 Hibbard Rd., Corunna, MI 48817
NEW FOR 2018 – Back Numbers: All C.M.H.A. members are required to have an assigned back number to show and earn year end points, a different back number for each horse/rider combination. Beginning in 2018, C.M.H.A. will be purchasing back numbers 1-599 ONLY, if you are a member and want to use a back number between 600-999 you may provide your own. Each member will receive one set of two (2) back numbers with their membership if the chosen back number is 1-599. The reserved back numbers will be available in the show office, at the first show attended. Any questions or for more information, contact Katie Hartsuff at email@example.com
HORSE INFORMATION: *Please print clearly the following information – horse name (as it will be entered in the data base, announced, and printed on awards), year the horse was foaled, breed, and color of horse (ex: bay, overo/tobiano, buckskin, etc), the back # you are requesting. If showing more than one horse, you will need additional back #’s, one per horse/rider combination. HORSE NAME
1) 2) 3) Cash or Check #
Does your association have a Mission Statement? To provide fun, economical, family-oriented horse shows for the beginning and amateur horseman. To promote an educational and friendly environment in which members and non-members can compete for awards and develop a healthy and positive competitive spirit. What year was the association founded? 1970 What is the average number of members? Over 200 members for the last 8-10 years. Does your membership run January to December? Yes. What breed/discipline does the association focus on? We are an all breed association. How many events do you hold each year? Six pointed shows for the last few years; 2013 is our sixth year having our April fuzzy warm-up fundraiser show for the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life.” Where are they normally held? All at the Shiawassee County Fairgrounds in Corunna, MI. Do your shows have a Nat’l affiliation? PAC Is there a youth division? Many youth divisions including Lead Line, Pee Wee Walk, W/T and W/T/C. We cater to youth! Is there an amateur division? Many adult divisions including W/T 13 & Over and 19-39 and 40 & Over W/T/C classes.
Are there daily high points? We offer weekend High Points as we have a split/double-judged weekend format. Are there year end awards? Yes, Year End Awards are available for members. Do you have an annual banquet? Yes Do you have an annual fund-raiser? Fund-raising is within the group (silent auctions, etc.). We also have great sponsors! Do have a Stallion Service Sale or Futurity? No. Do you have monthly meetings? Yes, for the board of directors. Our annual membership meeting is in January. Do you have monthly minutes? Not posted. Do you have a newsletter? No, information is posted on our website. What is your association website? www.CMHA.info Who should be contacted with questions? Secretary, Katie Hartsuff: firstname.lastname@example.org or cell 989-666-4867, or home 989-743-5006.
Visit us online!
www.CMHA.info ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JANUARY 2018
Eastern Michigan Arabian Association 2018 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION NEW RENEWAL Membership no. if known
YOUTH $20 Consists of one person, 17 yrs & under INDIVIDUAL $30 Consists of one person, 18 yrs & older FAMILY $40 Consists of 3 family members residing at the same address
(Family Membership does not include trainers, friends or anyone not living at the address provided. Proof of home address may be required, and may include but is not limited to drivers license or school I.D. Additional children may be added for $10 each.)
2018 SHOW DATES
EMAA I – May 18-20 Ingham County Fairgrounds ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP EMAA II – June 22-24 MSU Pavilion, East Lansing PHONE EMAIL COUNTY EMAA III – July 13-15 ADDITIONAL MEMBERS – FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS ONLY (Residing at the same address) Shiawassee County Fairgrounds EMAA IV – September 7-9 NAME BIRTH DATE Ingham County Fairgrounds NAME BIRTH DATE November 3 NEWSLETTERS and important updates are delivered electronically via email. Please visit emaa.org to opt in. EMAA Year End Banquet NAME
MEMBERSHIP PAYMENT To apply and pay by check: • Make checks payable to: EMAA • Mail completed form with payment to: EMAA c/o Sharon Murch, 2640 Curdy Rd., Howell, MI 48855 Email: email@example.com
To apply and pay online: • Go to www.emaa.org and select Memberships. Complete the form and click submit. • You will be directed to our payment page, and then to the secure PayPal payment site. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Date Rcvd: Amount: Check #:
Does your association have a Mission Statement? We are a Non-Profit organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of Arabian and Half-Arabian Horses. We host four shows each year, offering a wide variety of classes that provide the perfect environment for starting a young horse or rider, as well as a strong level of competition for more experienced equestrians. What year was the association founded? 1986, we are one of the largest Arabian Horse organizations in Michigan. What is the average number of members? Approx. 200 Does your membership run January to December? Yes. What breed/discipline does the association focus on? Arabian and Half-Arabian horses. Do you have a Nat’l. affiliation? Not at this time. How many events do you hold each year? Four shows. Where are they normally held? Locations vary. Is there a youth division? We do not have a Youth Division, but do offer classes broken out by age group. Is there an amateur division? No, classes are split by age groups and owner-to-ride and we also offer open classes that allow trainers to compete. Are there daily high points? We offer weekend highpoint for main arena and dressage classes. Are there year end awards? We provide year-end awards for almost every class we offer. We also have special traveling trophies for high point mare, stallion, etc.
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Do you have an annual banquet? Yes, in November. Do you have an annual fund-raiser? No. Do you have a Stallion Service Sale or Futurity? No. Do you have monthly meetings? Yes. We have a monthly board of directors’ meeting, members are welcome to attend. We hold a General Membership meeting in April, to cover all new items before the start of show season. Do you have monthly minutes? Yes. Do you have a newsletter? Yes. We publish a newsletter every month during show season, and bi-monthly in the off months. Members choose the way they receive newsletters: by email or from the website. What is your association website? www.emaa.org Who should be contacted with questions? Email us at: email@example.com or visit our website to find a board member. What goals would you like to see your association obtain in 2018? To continue to offer affordable, friendly horse shows for our members.
2018 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
Fort Custer Horse Friends Association
Come ride some of the most beautiful trails in Southern Michigan! • Over 20 Miles of Horse Trails • 6 Creek Crossings • Separate from Bikes
Name Address City Phone
I hereby release FCHFA from any and all liabilities for personal loss/injury and/or property damage of any kind. I accept all responsibility for myself, family members and personal property.
Mail completed form with check made payable to: FCFHA FCHFA / Toni Beth Hess 20875 Division Drive, Marshall, MI 49068
DATES TO REMEMBER May 17-20, 2018 Annual Spring Equestrian Campout
Fort Custer Recreation Area is a 3,033 acre State Recreation Area located between Battle Creek and Kalamzoo, MI
September 13-16, 2018 Annual Fall Equestrian Campout
Does your association have a Mission Statement? Fort Custer Horse Friends Association is a non-profit (501-c-3) equine trail club that works with the DNR to maintain and improve the trails for everyone. What year was the association founded? Non-profit status since 2000, founded in 1997. What is the average number of members? 80 Does your membership run January to December? Yes. What breed/discipline does the association focus on? We welcome all breeds to enjoy our trails. What events do you hold each year? Two annual campouts, one in May and one the third week of September. We also have ride/potlucks and trail work days. Where are they normally held? Campouts are at the Whitford Lake Event Area in the Fort Custer Recreation Area. The ride/potlucks and work days are at the equestrian trail head. Do your shows have a Nat’l affiliation? N/A Is there a youth division? N/A Is there an amateur division? N/A Are there daily high points? N/A Are there year end awards? N/A Do you have an annual banquet? Yes, our annual Christmas Party is held in December.
Do you have an annual fund-raiser? Yes, our Annual September Campout. Do have a Stallion Service Sale or Futurity? N/A Do you have monthly meetings? Yes. Held at 4:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month May through September at the pavilion at the equestrian trail head. Meetings in October and November are held at the Galesburg Library. No meeting in March due to the Annual Meeting (TBA), and no December meeting due to the Christmas Party. Do you have a newsletter? We post our monthly board minutes in Saddle Up! Magazine What is your association website? http://fchfa.org Who should be contacted with questions? Nancy Simmonds (269) 967-3613, Toni Hess (269) 781-9688 or Toni Strong (269) 649-4310 What goals would you like to see your association obtain in 2018? Hold annual campouts in May and September, work on trail improvements and to work with the Park towards future goals.
Fort Custer Horse Friends Association
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HIGHLAND TRAIL RIDERS Association Dedicated to preserving & expanding the presence of equine activity at the Highland Recreation Area
2018 Membership Application Membership is for one year and expires each year on December 31st New Member
$15.00 Per Household 1 Year
Check # Total Paid Make checks payable to:
HIGHLAND TRAIL RIDERS Association (HTRA)
Mail signed applications to:
WAIVER: “I hereby release the Highland Trail Riders Association, its membership and officers, of any and all liabilities resulting in physical injury, property damage or personal loss to myself or my family members in connection with any activities sponsored or organized by the Highland Trail Riders Association. I realize that horses can behave unpredictably and I agree to participate in these activities fully aware of the potential risks involved.”
Please visit our website: highlandtrailriders.com or catch us on Facebook!
Joyce Love 1795 Stonecrest Milford, MI 48381
HTRA EVENTS May 18, 2018 September 7, 2018 Organized Camping Weekends Fridays & Saturdays Pre-registration required
Does your association have a Mission Statement? The Highland Trail Riders Association is dedicated to preserving and expanding the presence of equine activities at the Highland Recreation Area in White Lake, Michigan. What year was the association founded? 2000 What is the average number of members? 50 Does your membership run January to December of each year? Yes What breed/discipline does the association focus on? All breeds - we are a trail riding group. If breed association, is there an Incentive Program? No How many events do you hold each year? 2 workbees and 2 events Where are they normally held? Highland Recreation Area Is there a youth division? N/A Is there an amateur division? N/A Are there daily high points? N/A Are there year end awards? N/A
Do you have an annual banquet? No Do you have an annual fund-raiser? We have an art contest titled “It’s All About The Horse.” Do you have a Stallion Service Sale or Futurity? N/A Do you have monthly meetings? Yes Do you have a newsletter? Yes If so, is it mailed or emailed? Both as needed What is your association website? highlandtrailriders.com Who should be contacted with questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org What goals would you like your association to obtain in 2018? The Highland Trail Riders future goals include expanding membership and trails, and reinstating an equine only campground.
Visit us online at:
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Come show with us in 2018! HWSC Show Grounds: 3856 61st Street Holland, MI 49423 Email: email@example.com HWSC is an all-breed open horse show. Classes include Halter, Showmanship, Western and English, and Extreme Mountain Trail. Members accumulate points at each show towards annual awards that are given at our HWSC Annual Banquet each fall. Points are accumulated after your membership dues have been paid. A member must show in at least three shows and complete their work/show credits to qualify for year end awards. Everyone is invited to join the competitive, family-oriented fun! For more information about HWSC, you can check us out online at www.hollandwestern.net or on Facebook.
2018 SHOW DATES May 12th • May 19th • June 9th • July 21st (double judged) August 4th • (Rain Date August 18th) 2018 YEAR END AWARDS plus Two Saddles: High Point Adult & High Point Youth (you do not have to be a member for saddles) AGE GROUPS • 13 & Under Walk Trot • 14 & Over Walk Trot • 14 & Under • 15-18 • 19-34 • 35 & Over 5 Sweepstakes Classes with Added Money • HWSC has High Point and Reserve High Point Awards at Every Show • HWSC Offers Trail Classes and Ranch Riding Pattern Classes
Visit us online at www.hollandwestern.net for complete membership information.
HWSC Show Grounds 3856 61st Street, Holland, MI 49423 Facebook: HWSC Extreme Mountain Trail www.hollandwestern.net Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LOOKING FOR NEW, EXCITING & EXTREME? Our wooded environment offers a natural setting of mountain trail obstacles, which were created using logs, sand, wood and crush concrete. It is perfect for ALL riders and breeds and taking your relationship with your horse to the next level. If it's a yearling that needs in hand first time experiences, or an off track race horse, we have the challenges for you! It doesn’t matter if you have show horses, or that you are an avid trail rider, this Extreme Mountain Trail will make the difference in your life that you have been looking for. Bring your trainer or a friend, our environment is family friendly. ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JANUARY 2018
IMPROVED! • Clubhouse Refurbished • New Appliances • Show Grounds Tiled • Arena Footing Improved • New PA System • New Bleachers • New Water Hydrants • Trees and Wooded Trails
HWSC has built West Michigan’s first
EXTREME MOUNTAIN TRAIL!
2018 Pay & Play: Member $20, Non-Member $30 May 12, May 19, June 9, July 21 & August 4 (All start times 2:30 p.m.)
We also offer group events, clinics & competitions! (8)
IONIA HORSE TRAILS ASSOCIATION (I.H.T.A.) www.IoniaHorseTrailsAssociation.com 2018 Membership Application Membership (please check one) q New q Renewal q Single $15.00 q Family $20.00 Name
(Only used for notification of meetings, distribution of minutes and/or event notices.)
Names and ages of minor Family Members
WAIVER AND RELEASE: I HEREBY RELEASE Ionia Horse Trails Association of any and all liabilities for personal loss/injury and/or property loss/damage of any kind. I accept all responsibility for myself, family members, and personal property. Signature
Please make checks payable to: I.H.T.A. and mail to: I.H.T.A. SPECIAL INTERESTS c/o Ionia State Rec Area, 2880 W. David Hwy., Ionia, MI 48846 Please check all interests q Assist with Events Renewals can be paid to PayPal: donate.to.IHTA@gmail.com q Work Bees/Trail Projects by noting the primary members name, family or single, and q Board Member “send to a friend.” Fees stated above. q Committee Member
OFFICIAL USE ONLY Ck #
IONIA HORSE TRAILS ASSOCIATION (I.H.T.A.) Ionia Horse Trails Association officially began on July 5, 1986 with a meeting being held at the Horsemen’s Campground at the Ionia State Recreation Area. Les and Kay Fawley of Ionia were the contact people. The goals were to create a group for a united voice to communicate with the DNR, and to protect and promote the use of the Ionia Recreation Area by horsemen. These targets obviously took as the group continued to grow and apply itself to the Ionia Park. In 1999, Ionia Horse Trails Association was formally granted 501c3 status by the IRS. Since that time, there have been both changes and improvements in the horse trails at Ionia. We’ve had a few different park supervisors, as well as changes in the leadership of our 100% volunteer group. In very early 2016, our current supervisor, Trevor McGinn was appointed to the Ionia State Recreation Area. This has signaled a new era at Ionia. We now have a park supervisor dedicated to growing horse usage at Ionia and doing all he can to improve the facility to create a destination that truly engages horsemen of all levels. Ionia Horse Trails Association has developed a strong partnership with McGinn, and we strive to engage our peers with fun, uncomplicated, yet interesting events to bring more of them to our park. We will continue the original mission of this organization: To Preserve and Protect the Horse Trails and Campground at the Ionia State Recreation Area.
www.IoniaHorseTrailsAssociation.com See our Facebook page: Ionia Horse Trails, or come to a monthly meeting the second Tuesday of each month. We meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Park’s Headquarter Office. Please join us...every membership counts! ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JANUARY 2018
MICHIGAN GREAT LAKES QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION
www.MIGLQHA.com POINTS ACCUMULATE WHEN MEMBERSHIP IS RECEIVED Any Membership received after July 31st will not count towards year end rewards
2018 Membership Application
Membership Type: (please check one) q Individual $20.00 q Spouse $10.00 q Lifetime $100.00 q Youth $10.00 (12 & over) q Youth $8.00 (11 & under) Age determined as of Jan. 1 of current year Member Name
(DOB) If Youth
Membership coverage includes the state of Michigan, the UP and all bordering states and countries
Other Family Members Joining (please use additional piece of paper if necessary) Youth
Please mail application and payment to: MGLQHA Nancy Sinko | 4400 W Jackson Road | Alma, MI 48801 Email: email@example.com
FOR OFFICE USE: Amt. Paid Cash
Date Paid Check #
Does your association have a Mission Statement? The purpose of the MGLQHA is to promote the American Quarter Horse; provide avenues for advancement of the American Quarter Horse within the state, provide an opportunity for youth, send a youth team to Congress, and for educational opportunities. What year was the association founded? 2006 What is the average number of members? 50 Does your membership run January to December of each year? Yes What breed/discipline does the association focus on? Quarter Horse If breed association, is there an Incentive Program? N/A How many events do you hold each year? 3-5 Where are they normally held? Locations vary Is there a youth division? Yes Is there an amateur division? Yes Are there daily high points? Yes, when we have open shows. Are there year end awards? Yes Do you have an annual banquet? Currently no, but we have had them in the past.
Do you have an annual fund-raiser? Yes, a silent auction. Do you have a Stallion Service Sale or Futurity? No Do you have monthly meetings? No, we have 3-4 meetings per year. Do you have monthly minutes? Yes, monthly minutes are prepared. Do you have a newsletter? No What is your association website? www.miglqha.com Who should be contacted with questions? Nancy Sinko, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Yvonne Meyer at 231.468.8068 What goals would you like your association to obtain in 2018? We would like to add to our membership and get more membership input and participation.
MICHIGAN GREAT LAKES QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION Visit us online:
www.miglqha.com ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JANUARY 2018
MICHIGAN HORSE DRAWN VEHICLE ASSOCIATION 2018 Membership Application Membership Type New
Annual Dues: $30.00 for Individual or Family
Please send check payable to: MHDVA and this form to:
Farm Name Address City
Linda Aloyo 4123 S. Portsmouth Rd. Bridgeport, MI 48722 Membership questions can be directed to: Linda Aloyo (810) 397-1586 email@example.com
Visit us online at: Breed of Horse
Does your association have a Mission Statement? The by-laws for MHDVA states, in part, that it shall be the purpose of the association to aim for the preservation and maintenance of carriages; carriage literature and related items; the exchange of information regarding horse-drawn vehicles and the development of the driving horse; to serve as an accurate and technical source of information for the benefit of its members and the general public; to encourage the use of carriages and other animal-drawn vehicles for the promotion of public interest in their contributions to our cultural, social and economic history; and promote knowledge of, and safety in, horse related activities. What year was the association founded? 1972 What is the average number of members? Over 60 families Does your membership run January to December of each year? Yes. What breed/discipline does the association focus on? Open to all breeds, our club was founded to promote carriage driving. How many events do you hold each year? We host one pleasure driving show and several pleasure driving events. Please refer to our website at www.mhdva.org for more details. Is there a youth division? N/A
Is there an amateur division? N/A Are there daily high points? N/A Are there year end awards? N/A Do you have an annual banquet? Yes, our annual banquet is held on the first Sunday in November. Do you have monthly meetings? No, our meetings are held in December, January, February, June and November. Do you have a newsletter? Yes, we publish it four times a year. What is your association website? www.mhdva.org Who should be contacted with questions? Please contact Linda Aloyo (810) 397-1586 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit us online at:
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MICHIGAN HORSE COUNCIL www.michiganhorsecouncil.com Membership Application Calendar Year Membership January 1 – December 31
Michigan Horse Council is organized for the following purposes: a.
To provide individuals and organizations with a central authority that will support, encourage, supplement, and coordinate the efforts of those presently engaged in the constructive conservation, development, and promotion of the horse industry and horse community in the State of Michigan; To educate and inform individuals and organizations through all available media, education programs, and cooperation; To advocate the conservation and promotion of the horse industry and community
Benefits of Individual Membership in Michigan Horse Council • •
Receive a monthly email newsletter, keeping you informed of events that are happening in the state, current health issues, pending legislation affecting the equine industry, trail issues, and more. Being a member of an organization that is working to promote the Michigan Horse Industry - assimilate information about and promote all aspects of the equine industry in the state, including all breeds and disciplines, including trail riding and racing. A chance to attend monthly, open board meetings (except during June, July and August), many with informational speakers. Having the opportunity to become a member of one of the standing committees of the Michigan Horse Council, including Communications, Membership, Legislative/Land Use, Expo, Special Events (all events in which MHC participates, including Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show, 4-H Horse Jamboree, MSU Autumnfest and more); Education; Horse Sports (including 3 subcommittees: Trail, Exhibition, Competition) and Philanthropy. Being associated with people who are working towards the enhancement, safety, preservation and enjoyment of both the horse and owner, whatever their individual interests may involve. Reduced individual membership in the American Horse Council with all benefits, $40 with coupon (normally $50)
Classes Of Memberships –
Please check one
ENSURE YOU, YOUR SPORT, AND YOUR EQUINE ARE REPRESENTED IN WASHINGTON, DC IN ADDITION TO YOUR STATE...
$15.00 Basic Individual: All of the above benefits $35.00 Enhanced Individual: All of the above benefits, plus
JOIN THE AMERICAN HORSE COUNCIL! Visit www.horsecouncil.org to join
$1,000,000 excess liability insurance through Equisure Insurance *Use discount code: SHC10 to receive $10 Off $35.00 Basic Family: (2 adults, all children under 18) All of the above. a Legislative Membership (*normally $50) Disclaimer: coupon valid only for members of state horse councils. $60.00 Enhanced Family: All of the above benefits, plus $1,000,000 Not transferable. Only one coupon valid per transaction. 2018 membership only. excess liability insurance through Equisure Insurance $35.00 Business Membership: Open to all businesses engaged in any type of horse related activity, and/or who support the goals and purposes of the Michigan Horse Council. Liability insurance not included.
Business Name (business members only) Street
Email Please type or print clearly!
Return with check payable to: Michigan Horse Council Michigan Horse Council Membership P.O. Box 22008 Lansing, MI 48909-2008 ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JANUARY 2018
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MICHIGAN INTERSCHOLASTIC HORSEMANSHIP ASSOCIATION MIHA is a non-profit organization providing interscholastic equestrian competitions for over 2,000 riders/grooms from over 300 schools. Teams are organized based on their school affiliation – private, public, charter, alternative, Christian, online and home school students are welcome to compete. For information on how to start a team or to find out if your school has a team, visit: www.miha.org
Over $10,000 in Scholarships will be awarded in 2018! Junior division competition occurs from April through July with riders/grooms in grades 5th-8th. High School riders/grooms in 9th-12th grades compete in district, regional and state competition August through October.
H 2017 State Champions H Oxford (Div A), Ludington (Div B), Williamston (Div C), Sacred Heart Academy (Div D) The logo competition highlights our riders/grooms artistic creativity each spring. Logo winners’ artwork is displayed on various media types and apparel.
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2017 Logo Contest Winner: Alaynah Pelton, Reed City – D8
OUR PURPOSE The purpose of this organization is to promote continuous growth in programs fostering horsemanship education, sponsor activities to encourage interscholastic participation and to have cooperative adult-supervised leadership (coaching) for all students in grades 5 through 12 who are desirous to participate regardless of race, creed or national origin and meet the Association rules and regulations (By-Laws).
OUR GOALS Throughout Association leadership and coaching, it is our goal that the student members derive whatever enjoyment and benefits possible as a result of participating as riders in horsemanship education programs and interscholastic competition. The MIHA and Coaches will involve each equestrian student (male and female) to the extent possible in team competition. The MIHA and Coaches will provide situations where each equestrian team member can be exposed to cooperative working experience that leads to common group goals. The MIHA and Coaches will provide each equestrian team member with the opportunities to experience good leadership, fair play, horsemanship, sense of honesty, character, pride and good sportsmanship at all times. The MIHA and Coaches will always provide, conduct and host equestrian interscholastic programs with proper instructions, coaching methods, conditioning rules, health, safety and welfare of each participant.
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MOUNTED ARCHERY – The domestication of the horse 5000 years ago has carried us through many miles, many labors, and many disciplines. Our partnership with the equine for transportation, labor, as hunters and warriors is nothing short of remarkable. Mounted archery has a rich tradition and history of over 2,000 years that spans the globe. In North America, our revitalized tradition is that of Native American Plains hunters and warriors. Across the globe, even further back, mounted archery originated with the Mongols and other cultures throughout Eurasia . While horses as transport, and arrows as weaponry have been transformed in modern times to vehicles and bullets, the strength of our steeds and formidable art of primitive archery can never be replaced. In a world where technology seemingly connects while simultaneously dividing us from our rich history, many of us choose horseback archery. Today the sport is practiced in dozens of countries. Compete with mounted archers across the globe without ever leaving your home course in an online international rank system. And you may also compete in person. The sport of mounted archery, founded in the U.S. in 2007 by Lukas Novotny, focused largely on representing the United States in international horseback competitions in places like Turkey, Korea, Poland and others. In the U.S., the sport had largely been fixed in the southwest throughout the last decade. It is only recently that it was established in the Midwest through marketing, outreach, training, events, and competitions sponsored by Midwest Mounted Archers and Michigan Mounted Archers, otherwise known as MMA; named after mixed martial arts and our Michigan and Midwest roots. Mounted archery is considered the mixed martial art of the equestrian world. MMA has hosted over a dozen mounted archery events in the last two years – the first to do so, bringing mounted archery to the masses in Michigan, Indiana and more, training aspiring mounted archers from five states to grow the sport safely and ethically. MMA has also created the first progression of training for those not only aspiring to play and compete, but to teach in the field, utilizing best practices of leading organizations. Mounted archery uses live ammo. We utilize safety practices of national organizations with demonstrated success across industries of archery, horseback & mounted archery. While we all learn archery on the ground and practice on the ground, the translation from ground to saddle is not without variation. Not only must you become an archer, but your horse must also accept the vibrations, sounds and feelings of a bow and arrow being carried and shot from the saddle, along
with a quiver, and the mistakes we all make along the way. The rider and horse must be comfortable riding rein-less as you drop your reins when shooting. Your form when shooting a Korean course is typically a modified two-point, but there are more complicated shooting forms. And then there are multiple ways in which to draw, nock and release. The most widely used by ranked and winning competitive mounted archers in the U.S. is thumb draw, which is said to be the most ancient form. However, those who come into horses and horseback archery as three fingered or “Mediterranean” release archers find it is easier to stay with what they know, rather than learn another method. The divisions in the sport often center along these different practices as well as purposes. Some are mostly focused on national and international competition, others on recreation. MMA welcomes both, emphasizing safety, training, education, preservation, and performance. The bows used in horseback archery are different than traditional recurves. Horse-bows, as we call them, are shorter, lighter and have no shelf. There are as many variations on where one shoots as there are on form in riding and shooting. There are internationally standardized competitive tracks, field tracks, or 3D tracks. And now MMA is proud to have founded the first ever Mounted Archery Performance Team in the U.S., combining the drill elements of martial arts, hunt and war across horseback cultures, to the modern sport of mounted archery. The MMA Performance Team will be doing demonstrations at the Michigan Horse Expo March 2018. We will also have a booth to share information and opportunities. You will find mounted archery clubs recently established in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and more. The overwhelming majority got their start with MMA. For MMA has hosted hundreds at Indiana's Hoosier Horse Fair for the first time ever in 2017, as well as training since 2016 in Michigan. If you would like to know which leaders have trained as ground instructors and mounted archery instructors through MMA, or book a demonstration, performance, or training, contact us. MMA maintains the highest standards in the industry for safety and training and we pride ourselves in being all breeds, all speeds, ensuring horsemen and horsewomen their trusty steed, whether they walk, trot or canter – can learn, train, and play in this ancient and modern art form. We’re thrilled with the growth of the sport and will continue to support those whose safety and community standards include a commitment to horsemanship/sportsmanship in and out of the saddle. By Heather Grace, Founder MMA | www.MidwestMountedArchers.com
MICHIGAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 278, Greenville, MI 48838 • 616-225-8211 • Fax: 616-225-8313
www.MIQUARTERHORSE.COM MQHA Membership Application* q New
Youth Date of Birth ( / / ) q Individual (12 months) Adult q Individual (12 months) q Adult with Spouse q Addition of Spouse (to existing membership) Other q Farm, Ranch, Corporate or Partnership (12 months) q Individual Lifetime
A few benefits of your MQHA Membership: • Nearly 50 AQHA Shows Annually • Youth World Show Team & Youth Congress Team • Stallion Service Sale • Michigan Quarter Horse Breeders Futurity • Queen Contest • Various Clinics • Annual Convention and Year End Awards
$30 $45 $65 $20 $45
Please make checks payable to MQHA and mail to:
MQHA, P.O. Box 278, Greenville, MI 48838 For office use only:
MQHA ID No.
Spouse (if applicable)
Spouse’s MQHA ID No.
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Email Credit Card Information: q Visa
Payment Type: q Check if unlisted
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Account Number Exp. Date / Zip Code: Tax Tip: Contributions or gifts to the MQHA are not deductible as charitable q Credit card billing address is NOT the same as above. If not contributions for federal income tax; however dues and advertising payments the same, please write the billing address on the back of this form. may be deductible by members as an ordinary and necessary business expense.
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Does your association have a Mission Statement? The MQHA/AQHA Partnership will unite American Quarter Horse owners to develop and provide beneficial services for all horse owners which enhance and encourage American Quarter Horse ownership and participation. To generate growth of affiliate membership via the educational programs, recognition, monitoring public policy, marketing, promotion and publicity of the American Quarter Horse. What year was the association founded? Incorporated in 1955. What is the average number of members? 800 Does your membership run January to December of each year? Membership runs for 12 months from receipt of your payment. What breed does the association focus on? Quarter Horse. Is there a Breeder’s Incentive Program? No. How many events do you hold each year? MQHA manages seven horse show circuits and approves an additional six circuits. We also have our Convention in January and host a tack sale in conjunction with the 4-H Benefit Clinic held in February. We are also a major sponsor of the 4-H Jamboree. Where are they normally held? Lansing, Ludington, Berrien Springs, and Midland, MI. Do you have a Nat’l. affiliation? All are AQHA approved. Is there a youth division? Yes. Is there an amateur division? Yes. Are there daily high points? Each show is unique, but all typically have a circuit high point.
Are there year end awards? Yes. Do you have an annual banquet? Yes, held in January. Do you have an annual fund-raiser? We have fund-raisers year round. Do you have a Stallion Service Sale or Futurity? Yes, we have both. The MQHA Breeders Futurity is held in September at the MSU Pavilion in East Lansing, MI. The Stallion Service Sale starts at our annual banquet in January. Do you donate funds for scholarships? Not currently. Do you have monthly meetings? Yes, except in July and October. Do you have monthly minutes? Yes, we have minutes for every meeting. Do you have a newsletter? Not at this time. What is your association website? www.miquarterhorse.com Who should be contacted with questions? The MQHA Office in Greenville, Michigan 616-225-8211 or email email@example.com
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Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc. 2018 Membership Application New memberships are $35. Renewal memberships are $25 until March 31, 2018 and then will be $35. A Lifetime Membership is $440. All memberships are “Family Memberships.” If you are single, a membership includes just you and any children. Family Memberships consist of a husband, wife and children under the age of 18. The membership year is from January 1st to December 31st. Maps and Guide books are included with the New Member fee. If you would like to purchase the maps and guide book only, please remit $10. No bicycles are allowed on this trail. We are a non-profit organization, therefore, all membership income over and above expenses is used to improve and promote the Michigan Riding-and-Hiking Trail.
Membership must be in effect for 30 days prior to ride date. Name:
Would you prefer to receive the newsletter by mail? o Yes Would you print your newsletter from the MTRA website to save printing and postage? o Yes Would you want the newsletter emailed to you? If yes, please list your email address below:
Phone Number: Children’s Names/Ages:
Please mail check with completed application to:
Michigan Trail Riders Assoc., Inc. P.O. Box 72, Ovid, MI 48866
Jan Wolfin (989) 723-1425 Secretary
Does your association have a Mission Statement? We have a section of our GuideBook which states: Aims and Goals – The MTRA wants to help you enjoy the sport of horseback riding and your love of the outdoors in a unique way, by riding the Michigan Shore-toShore Riding & Hiking Trail. This trail provides nearly unlimited riding in wilderness areas and provides a way across the state of Michigan through the more civilized areas. Do you have monthly meetings? No – four board meetings a year, one annual general membership meeting. Do you have monthly minutes? No, but minutes from the meetings listed above. Do you have a newsletter? Yes - both available thru regular mail and email. What is your association website? www.mtra.org Who should be contacted with questions? Jan Wolfin (989) 723-1425, email: firstname.lastname@example.org What goals would you like to see your association obtain in 2018? MTRA goals for 2018 are to continue working with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and the United States Forestry Service (USFS) to keep the Michigan Riding and Hiking Trail open for equestrians and hikers. We are working on having two Shore To Shore trophy rides in June and a Criss Cross (trophy x2) in September, along with our non-trophy rides in May, August and September.
What year was the association founded? 1963. What is the average number of members? 2500-3000. Does your membership run January to December of each year? Yes. What breed/discipline does the association focus on? Trail Riding. How many events do you hold each year? Five organized Trail Rides. Where are they normally held? On the Michigan Shore-to-Shore Riding & Hiking Trail. Is there a youth division? No – but we have incentives for youth involvement. Is there an amateur division? No – we’re all amateurs! Are there daily high points? No. Are there year end awards? No. Do you have an annual banquet? Yes. Do you have an annual fund-raiser? No. Do you have a Stallion Service Sale or Futurity? No.
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2018 Membership Application Membership Type: (please check one) Single q Family q q 1 Year Single $20 q 2 Year Single $35 q 3 Year Single $50 q 1 Year Family $30 q 2 Year Family $45 q 3 Year Family $60 Membership is for the calendar year and will expire December 31st
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OREA – Ortonville Recreation Equestrian Association
Family Memberships Only: children’s names/ages please 1) 2)
RELEASE AND WAIVER: I HEREBY RELEASE Ortonville Recreation Equestrian Association (OREA), its members and officers, and the State of Michigan any and all liability resulting in physical injury, death, property damage or personal loss to myself or my family members in connection with any activities with OREA and/or the Ortonville Recreation Area. I understand that equine activities/work bees may be risky and dangerous by nature. I take full responsibility for those risks to myself and my family members. This Release and Waiver constitutes a waiver of liability beyond the provisions of the Michigan Equine Liability Act, 1994 PA 351. ALL ADULT MEMBERS MUST SIGN THIS RELEASE.
Please make check payable to: Ortonville Recreation Equestrian Assoc. Mail to: OREA Membership • 3090 Papadelis Court • Oxford, MI 48371
How did you hear about OREA?
Does your association have a Mission Statement? To promote, maintain and improve the bridle trail system, day use area and equestrian campground in the Ortonville Recreation Area and to promote the use and enjoyment of the Ortonville Recreation Area by horseback riders and their families. What year was the association founded? 1998 What is the average number of members? 50 Does your membership run January to December of each year? Yes. Memberships are available on a single or family basis with lengths from 1-3 years. What breed/discipline does the association focus on? All Breeds - Recreational Trail Riding If breed association, is there an Incentive Program? N/A How many events do you hold each year? 3-5 Where are they normally held? At the Ortonville Recreation Equestrian Area from our base in the equestrian campground pavilion. Is there a youth division? Our Judged Trail Ride held each September offers a Youth Division. Is there an amateur division? No. Our Judged Trail Ride offers two Adult Divisions, the Rough Riders and the Silver Spurs. Are there daily high points? N/A Are there year end awards? N/A Do you have an annual banquet? Our Annual Meeting is held in December in conjunction with a Christmas potluck/gift swap. Do you have an annual fund-raiser? OREA invites sponsorship support and offers several levels with varying recognition.
Do you have a Stallion Service Sale or Futurity? N/A Do you have monthly meetings? The board meets monthly and members are welcome to attend. Do you have monthly minutes? Yes, monthly minutes are prepared. Do you have a newsletter? OREA publishes occasional newsletters and communicates with its members through email and our Facebook page at: “OREA - Ortonville Recreation Equestrian Association.” What is your association website? www.hadleyhills.com Who should be contacted with questions? Karen DeOrnellas, President, at 913.660.8012 or at: https://www.hadleyhills.com/contact What goals would you like your association to obtain in 2018? 1. Approval of additional trail mileage 2. Continued membership growth with increased member involvement 3. More equestrian camping nights
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Pontiac Lake Horseman’s Association Making a difference for the future at Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area
2018 Membership Application Membership is for one year and expires each year on June 1st. Please indicate which membership you are applying for.
o Individual $10 o Family (includes children under 18) $15 o Business $35 Name Please make checks payable to:
Pontiac Lake Horseman’s Association (PLHA)
Children’s Names under 18
Mail signed application to:
Pontiac Lake Horseman’s Assoc. Attn: Membership Coordinator P.O. Box 798 Highland, MI 48375
I hereby release the Pontiac Lake Horseman’s Association, its membership and officers, of any and all liabilities resulting in physical injury, property damage or personal loss to myself or my family members in connection with any activities sponsored or organized by this Association. I realize that horses can behave unpredictably and I agree to participate in these activities fully aware of the potential risks involved.
Does your association have a Mission Statement? To promote, improve, and preserve the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area an its equestrian trails, while encouraging proper land management and equal access. To advocate and provide a voice of leadership with policy makers and a physical presence in regard to trail issues and improvements at Pontiac lake Recreation Area. What year was the association founded? 2000 What is the average number of members? 125 families Does your membership run January to December of each year? No, June 1st to May 31st. What breed/discipline does the association focus on? All breeds - we are a Trails group. If breed association, is there an Incentive Program? No How many events do you hold each year? Four Where are they normally held? Pontiac Lake Rec. Area Is there a youth division? N/A Is there an amateur division? N/A Are there daily high points? N/A Are there year end awards? N/A Do you have an annual banquet? Yes, in June. Do you have an annual fund-raiser? Yes, bi-annual fund-raiser events – one in June and one in September at the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area.
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Do you have a Stallion Service Sale or Futurity? N/A Do you have monthly meetings? No - 4 board meetings a year, held every 3 months. Do you have a newsletter? Yes, it is mailed. What is your association website? www.PLHA.info Who should be contacted with questions? Susie Sulla, PLHA Trail Boss: 248-933-6338 or by email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org What goals would you like your association to obtain in 2018? The Pontiac Lake Horseman’s Association and members are always trying to expand opportunities for the equestrian trail riding community. Positive actions, assistance and involvement by the PLHA and the equestrian trail riding community with recreational trails and parks planning, within our local and state government agencies, secures the safest and best equestrian trail riding opportunities available.
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I hereby release Pontiac Trail Riders Association, Inc., its membership and officers, of all and any liabilities resulting in physical injury, property damage or personal loss to myself or my family members in connection with any activities sponsored or organized by this Association. I realize horses can behave unpredictably and I agree to participate in these activities fully aware of the potential risks involved. Signature
For more information please email Nancy Efrusy at email@example.com Please make checks payable to: Proud Lake Trail Riders Association, Inc.
Please mail your application to: PLTRA Memberships, 3210 Red Fox Lane, Milford, MI 48381
Does your association have a Mission Statement? To Preserve, Promote, Improve, and Expand the horse trail network in Proud Lake Recreation Area and the State of Michigan by developing good communication and work relationships with the Department of Natural Resources and the surrounding community for horseback riding purposes. What year was the association founded? 1996 What is the average number of members? 65 Does your membership run January to December of each year? Yes. What breed/discipline does the association focus on? Open to all breeds. How many events do you hold each year? Five Where are they normally held? Proud Lake Staging Area Is there a youth division? N/A Is there an amateur division? N/A Are there daily high points? N/A Are there year end awards? N/A
Do you have an annual banquet? Yes, usually in February with a guest speaker. Do you have monthly meetings? No - we meet quarterly. Do you have a newsletter? Yes, it is mailed unless member has email, then it is emailed. What is your association website? www.proudlaketrailriders.org Who should be contacted with questions? For more information please email Nancy Efrusy at firstname.lastname@example.org What goal would you like your association to obtain in 2018? We would like to construct a pavilion in our staging area and further our donation efforts to horses in need.
Benefits of joining the PLTRA
PLTRA Annual Banquet February 9, 2018
• Meet new friends who love horses as much as you! • Participate in events that help your horse become more confident and a safer trail horse! • Receive newsletters for all upcoming events • Our goals are to promote horsemanship, educate and most of all, have fun!
Bakers of Milford, Milford, MI 6pm Doors Open, 7pm Dinner, $25 per person
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SHIAWASSEE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION www.shiawasseetrailriders.com Riding with Friends Since 1961
Shiawassee Trail Riders
2018 Membership Application Membership $15 (Email only) Membership $16 (US mail)
Type of Membership (please check one) Single q Family q New q Renewal q Member Name
If a Family Membership, list minor children in the home WAIVER AND RELEASE: I HEREBY RELEASE the Shiawassee Trail Riders Association, its membership and officers, of all and any liabilities resulting in physical injury, property damage or personal loss to myself or my family members in connection with any activities sponsored or organized by this association. I realize horses can behave unpredictably and I agree to participate in these activities fully aware of the potential risks involved. Signature
Mail completed application to: Shiawassee Trail Riders Association | Ellen VanSlyke | 1657 Rattalee Lake Rd. | Holly, MI 48442
SHIAWASSEE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Riding with Friends Since 1961 In 1961, a group of horse riders got together and decided to start a new organization. The purpose of this was to encourage, promote, and expand the wholesome sport of horseback riding for their own pleasure and for others to enjoy. To reach our goals, we schedule trail rides April through October. The Shiawassee Trail Riders ride in many different areas, from Ionia Recreation Area to Hadley Hills, and from the UP of Michigan to the Shawnee National Forest. We try to plan at least three rides in Northern Michigan, as well as rides outside of Michigan. Our rides are circle rides with occasional rides from one horse camp to another. The total camping experience is important to us. We often have potluck dinners together, plan shopping excursions, kayak adventures, poker rides and many other activities for all to enjoy. We have hosts for each ride which you can contact for information. We hold an annual meeting on the last Saturday in January, and sometimes a summer meeting at a scheduled ride. Our club is family and individual oriented, so no one is left out. We have active members in their eighties to children, and every age in between. You must be a member to participate.
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YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Southwest Michigan’s Beautiful Equestrian Trails Located Between Wayland & Hastings
www.ystra.org 2018 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
Horseman’s Camp Facilities • 25 Rustic Camp Sites w/Tables • 10 Miles of Trails in Rec Area • 9 Miles of Trails in Game Area • Day Use Staging Area • 4 Pit Toilets • Hand Pump Water • Picket Posts or Corrals • Community Pavilion
YEARLY MEMBERSHIP $20 | LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP $200 Name Address City
Please mail your completed application with check made payable to: YSTRA
Yankee Spring Trail Riders P.O. Box 352 | Delton, MI 49046 If questions call YSTRA President: Ronald Walker (269) 945-4556 or (616) 437-0747 cell
Directions to Yankee Springs Horseman’s Camp: From US 131 - Bradley exit #61. East on 129th Avenue, which becomes Chief Noonday Road, approx. 11.5 miles to Yankee Springs Road. Turn right or South 2.7 miles to Duffy Road. Turn right on Duffy, half mile to camp on the left. From Hastings - Travel West on Gun Lake Road to Yankee Springs Road. Turn left or South on Yankee Springs Road. Half mile to Duffy Road, turn right. Half mile to horse camp on the left.
YSTRA MISSION STATEMENT The purpose of the Yankee Springs Trail Riders Association is to preserve, protect, improve and expand existing horse campgrounds and the horse trail network in the Yankee Springs Recreation Area, and the surrounding areas, for use by horsemen, their families and the general public for horse riding and camping. To develop and maintain good communications and working relationships with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division, and/or its successors. To assist them in their efforts to maintain adequate horse campgrounds and riding trails and to help generate revenue that will enable horse campgrounds to become self-supporting. To promote horse riding and camping by providing information to the general public on the location of horse campground facilities, horse trails and the recreational benefits available. Our Association was founded in 1989 by a group of riders that had been using the trails for quite some time. They decided that much more could be accomplished by organizing, and we have grown to over a hundred family memberships since then. We are a calendar year organization, offering family membership of $20.00 that runs from January 1st to December the 31st. We also offer a lifetime membership as well. As a trail riding group we try to have at least 3 events per year, one being a fundraiser for another nonprofit organization, such as Cancer Families United. We also like to have a kid's FREE event once a year and then a club fund raiser for improvement's to camp and trails. Our events are held at our Horseman’s Campground on Duffy Road in the Yankee Springs Recreation Area. Our monthly meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of every month, usually with a potluck and the meeting to follow. Except for our annual banquet meeting, which is subject to new time and location as the board sees to change each year. Newsletters are biannual. YSTRA will continue to improve and create more equestrian trails for our trail system with the help of our public land managers. In 2016 YSTRA became an official friends group of the Yankee Springs Horseman’s Camp. We will continue to work to improve the campground and possibly bring electricity to our horse camp one day. Our website is www.ystra.org and we also monitor a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ystra.org. The current Officers of the club are: Tom Chaffee, V.P., Kathy Taylor, secretary, Jeanne Burger, treasurer, Ron Walker, president. Mailings should be to YSTRA, P.O. Box 352, Delton, Michigan, 49046. Any Questions should be directed to one of the officers or Ron Walker, 5780 Gun Lake Road, Hastings, Michigan 49058. Phone 269-945-4556, Cell 616-437-0747, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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\ ˌvä-lən-ˈtir \ noun 1. a person who freely oﬀers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task. synonyms: subject, participant, case, patient; informal guinea pig “each volunteer was tested three times” verb 1. freely oﬀer to do something. “he volunteered for the job”
People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it oﬀers the chance to give something back to the community or make a diﬀerence to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Horse associations and trail riding groups welcome volunteers with open arms. Find a local group within the pages of our annual Membership Drive, and contact them for volunteer opportunities near you!
Thank you for your support! Horses have been my passion and obsession for more years than I can count. I was the “crazy horse kid” when I was younger, and I still marvel at the grace and beauty of these wonderful creatures as I am now older. I have been privileged to own and live side by side with my family of horses over the years, and have developed amazing, rewarding friendships with them. Over the years, I have also developed many rewarding friendships with my advertisers, and members of many horse associations. I am privileged to work with such wonderful people on a daily basis. Thank you to everyone for your support over the years, and thank you all to whom participated in our annual Membership Drive. Your support is appreciated and irreplaceable. I look forward to serving you in 2018, Cindy Couturier, owner/editor
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Published on Jan 3, 2018
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