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Saturday rides begin at 10 a.m. and Sunday rides begin at 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted. We require that participants present proof of Negative Coggins in accordance with Arkansas State Law.
It is the rider's responsibility to check with the ride host in case of inclement weather and for the directions to the ride location.
(Rides vary in length and difficulty of terrain. If you have any questions, contact the ride host.)
       Note: You do not have to be a member to ride with us. Everyone please have a current
negative Coggins with you. Bring your lunch and drinks. Saturday rides begin at 10:00 am and Sunday rides begin at 9:00 am unless otherwise noted.  It's the riders responsibility to check with the ride host in case of inclement weather and for  directions to the ride location. The host should provide ride information to the reporter for the Roundup. To schedule or change a ride contact Tina Taylor at 501-470-3164, 501-339-8863. Our yearly family memberships are $15.00 this includes having the Roundup magazine delivered to your house every month, which is worth the membership fee.

  • Any horse that might kick should be identified by a red ribbon in their tail.
  • Stallions must be ridden by adults, identified by yellow ribbon front and back and be well in hand. When tie conditions exist, all stallions must be double tied at all times. The primary rope is tied in the normal manner, but the second rope must be secured around the stallion's neck, run through the halter ring and tied in the normal manner. If the rope around the neck is secured with a knot, it must be a bowline. The primary and secondary rope will not be tied to the same tie spot.
  • New rides are always welcome.
  • More information and directions can be found in the Horsemen's Roundup, or the ATRA Yahoo Group website.

ATRA 2014 Calendar of Events (last updated on 9/9/2014)

September 13-Saturday-Burns Park-10:00am--Little Rock, AR host Tina-501-764-8238 from I-430 North to I-40 East take the Burns Park Exit, turn right at the end of exit, go toward the North Little Rock Animal Shelter, just before the Animal Shelter take a right turn on Arlene Laman Drive, stay on Arlene Laman Drive, follow thru until you come to the red covered bridge on your left, approx. 4 to 6 miles until you come to bridge. If you are coming from Little Rock on I-40 West, take the Burns Park Exit, at the stop sign take a left and cross over bridge, going toward the North Little Rock
Animal Shelter, just before the animal shelter, you will turn right on Arlene Laman Dr., then continue with the above directions. You will go past the red covered bridge and at the next road turn left, and that is the horse trailer parking area.

 September 20-21- Cowboy-Up Trails- 870-830-6144 - host-Tina Taylor
501-764-8238.  This is a great riding area so come on up.
$20 campsite- water/elec. includes 1 horse stall.$10 primitive
camping.  There are picket lines in the camp for horses.  Bathrooms and hot
showers.  From I-40 get off at the Atkins exit. go north on Hwy.105 at Hector
the hwy will change to hwy.27n.Go 2.9 miles you will go over a bridge then
turn left before you go up the hill onto Nfm 1328/Old Hwy 27.Continue to
follow Old Hwy 27 for 12.5 miles. Keep left at the fork. Continue straight
onto Co Rd 1000/Victor Rd. Camp is on right side off the road. atra/tb
September 27-28 - Rafter D Ranch 7950 Central Ave, Rafter D Ranch Rd Mt.
Pleasant, AR
72561 - 870-291-1818 www.rafterdtrailride.com - For more
information call -Vivian Ashcraft (870-942-7286)
10:00 am—Trail Ride,1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Trail Obstacle Clinic ($15 entry
fee),4:30 pm Trail Obstacle Challenge($10 entry fee),6:30 pm—Dinner: $15,
Sept 28, 2013-9:00 am - Cowboy Church, Trail Ride after service.

October 11 -Saturday-Bear Creek Work Day-host Trudy and Charlie Kincade
501-940-7766 or 501-940-7769. We would like to put together small groups
of 2-4 riders to send opposite directions on each of the three trails and
the overlook spur. If you aren't familiar with the trails, we'll put you
with someone that is. Bring hand tools, loppers, small saws, etc. Since
there are three parking places to access the trails, please call ahead to
select a section of trail to work. By getting the trails cleaned up in
the fall, they should be nice for a long time. Directions-take I-30 West
to Hwy 70 west to Junction Hwy 128 and turn right, go 8
miles to Hwy 5 and turn left going west, go 4 miles to Hwy 7, that goes
north, go 18 miles and go thru Hot Springs Village, then you will go thru
Jessieville, go 6 miles north of Jessieville and turn left on Forest Road
11, there are signs once you turn on Forest Rd. 11(gravel road) to Bear
Creek Horse Trails

October 25-Saturday Hwy 65 Bridge Ride on the Buffalo River -host-Sherry
Resecker 501-350-6980.

November 1-2-BUFFALO RIVER AT WOOLUM - ST. JOE, AR - host Tina Taylor 501-764-8238 - The ELK should be bugling.
take hwy 65 north from Conway, take Greenbrier exit toward Marshall. Stay
on hwy 65 to St. Joe. Just past St. Joe Mercantile (on the right) you will
see hwy 374--turn left, there is also a park service sign to Woolum
there.  Hwy 374 is paved road only a short way- 1 to 2 miles then turns to
gravel and becomes County Road 14. Hwy 14 goes all the way to Woolum- it
is slow but a fairly good road and well traveled by horse trailers. At the
end of the road-before you go to the river area, turn left into a huge hay
field.  You can camp around the edge of field.  We will camp along the right
side as you go into the hay field.

November 8-9- Village Creek State Park-Wynne, AR 870-238-9406 host Suzanne Hicks 501-350-8099. The park is located 13 miles north of Forrest City,
AR. Take exit 242 from Interstate 40.go north on Hwy 284 about 13 miles look for signs and make a right turn into the park.  The horse camp is at the back area of the park.

November 15-Saturday-BROCK CREEK- Jerusalem, AR - Host Walter
Red-501-786-7145. ZING TRAILHEAD-Take I-40 West to Morrilton, AR
take the 2nd exit Hwy 95 North for about 10 miles At intersection of Hwy
124 turn LEFT.  Go about 9 miles at Jerusalem Hwy 124 will make a 90 degree
turn to left, BUT stay north (gravel road) on Conway County 32/Forest Road
1305 for 5.5 miles.  Turn RIGHT (east) on Forest Rd.1309 for .1 mile. Keep
LEFT as it becomes Forest Rd.1331.Continue EAST for about 1 mile and at
the fork go LEFT.  This road will take you along the west side of Brock
Creek Lake. Go to the ZING parking area. parking area will be on the LEFT.
this is a different parking area than we normally use.  THIS RIDE WILL LEAVE



(All rides are weather permitting – if you’re not sure, call the ride sponsor)


May 3- 14th Annual Benefit Trail Ride-Banks , AR
All proceeds go to the Arkansas Children's Hospital.
A meal will be provided. There is $15.00 donation fee. Horses and Wagons
are welcome.  Negative coggins Required.  For more information contact:
Marsha Pierce at 870-500-1783 or Scotty Griffin at 870-866-2753
May 22-25-several members are going to Natchez Trace State Park in
.  They will be staying at The Wrangler Campground.  Which is a
horse camp. This ride is with the Friends of Foxtrotters.reservations-731-968-3742.or for more information call Tina 501-764-8238
Trail Challenge Ride Series-
Tangled Mane Ranch-593 County Road 4220, Clarksville, Arkansas 72830
this will be a trail challenge with natural obstacles along the trail the
trail ride will be approximately 6 to 8 miles long and will have 8 judged
natural obstacles along the trail. You can ride in your own group. you
will be judged as horse and rider team. we will have a novice division
which is for folks that are just getting started in this type of
event, open division is for folks that have been in the event and is a
little more experience at this, and juniors is for 12 and under, (but if
we have juniors that feel they are ready for novice or open they can enter
that division), we will have ribbons and prizes for 1st thru 5th in each
class for the trail challenge.
after we do trail challenge awards we will do a walk through on the course
then start the obstacle course. we will have 8 judged obstacles on the
course. we will have novice, open and juniors division on this event and
will have ribbons for 1st thru 5th in each division.
lunch will be available for $5.00 a plate cost $10.00 for both course for
adults and $5.00 for both course for juniors. come on out and have a day
full of fun with us. Registration starts and 9:00 and we will ride out at
10:00 am. we will post more info as we get it figured out. for more info
call Linda @ 479-647-9748 or email horseheadtrailblazers@gmail.com
March 15,2014 Trail challenge and field obstacles
April 12,2014 Poker run
May 10,2014 Trail challenge
June 7,2014 Trail challenge
July 12,2014 Trail challenge
September 20,2014 Trail challenge
October 18,2014 Trail challenge
November 8,2014 Trail Challenge
We will also have obstacle practices we will announce when we are going to
have one on here.



2014 Rides

HARRISON ROUNDUP CLUB-- http://www.harrisonroundupclub.com/
for more info on any of these rides: Larry Graddy 870-743-3123,Jerry Clark

2014 Rides - All rides start at 9:30 unless otherwise stated


To get information on how to sponsor a ride contact:
Tina Taylor - (501)
764-8238, (501) 339-8863 or

Everyone who host's a ride please remember to submit your information about the ride a few days before the 9th of the month immediately after the ride so the ride can get in the Roundup.

Ride hosts also must get their rides to Tina at least a few days prior to the 9th of the month preceding the ride. For instance if you plan to host a ride the 17th of April you'd need to get it on the calendar a few days prior to the 9th of March. A ride the first week of a month may have to be posted on the calendar even earlier due to the timing when the Roundup hits mailboxes and stores.

Please be aware of the departure time for announced trail rides. As a courtesy to others, always arrive early enough to be saddled up and ready to go at the announced departure time. Note: You do not have to be a member to ride with us, just come and have a good time.  Everyone please have a current negative Coggins with you.  Bring your lunch and drinks.  Saturday rides begin at 10:00 am and Sunday rides begin at 9:00 am unless otherwise noted.  It's the riders responsibility to check with the ride host in case of inclement weather and for directions to the ride location.  Our yearly family memberships are $15.00 this includes having the Roundup magazine delivered to your house every month, which is worth the membership fee.

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