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ATRA Pleasure Rides

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 2016 Calendar of Events (last updated on 08/09/2016)


August 20, 2016 - Board Meeting 10:30  Membership Meeting  11:30
Place:  What's For Dinner Restaurant
14 S Church ST
Vilonia, AR  72173
 Directions:  Coming from Little Rock, or Conway, go east on Hwy 64,
if you are on the bypass, look for Church St, turn Left, go about 1 1/4
mile restaurant will be on the left, also there will be a small sign on the bypass for WHATS FOR DINNER.  Coming from the east going west, if you are on the bypass, you will turn right on Church St go the 1 1/4 mile restaurant will be on the left.  If you are on old Hwy 64 you will turn either right or left depending on the way you going on Church St. Restaurant is next to the post office.  You can order whatever you want for lunch, they have excellent Pizza and other things that are very good.  If you have any questions give Sherry Resecker a call 501-350-6980

Sept 17-Saturday-Bear Creek-Jessieville, AR host-Walter Red-501-786-7145
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.

Sept 24-Saturday-10:00am - Ross Foundation Ride-host Mike Woolly
870-692-2595.From I-30 West, take Social Hill exit 91, turn left onto
Hwy.84 West, go about 11 miles.  This will be 2 miles past the Bar50.  Address - 15338 Hwy 84.

Oct 1 - Saturday-Moccasin Gap Horse Camp-Dover, AR -host-Suzanne
Hicks-501-350-8099.From Russellville north on Hwy 7 go 14 miles north of
Dover, watch for horse cap sign, turn left, follow gravel road .25 mile uphill to the
trailhead/horse camp.  Turn left to go and park in day horse trailer parking
area.

Oct 8-9-Cowboy-Up Trails-Weekend Ride-Witts Springs, Ar - 870-830-6144 host-Tina Taylor-501-764-8238. http://www.cowboyuptrails.com - $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.

Oct 15-Saturday Ride-Hwy 65 Bridge-Buffalo River-10:00am-host-Sherry
Resecker 501-350-6980.We will ride to Bakers Ford.  Bring a lunch.  From the
south cross the bridge that goes over the Buffalo river on hwy 65 about 1/4 mile past will be dirt road on right.  Turn and parking will be along road.

Oct 29-30-Weekend Ride-BUFFALO RIVER AT WOOLUM - ST. JOE, AR-host Tina Taylor 501-764-8238 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.  THE ELK SHOULD BE BUGLING THIS TIME OF YEAR SO BRING YOUR BINOCULARS.

Nov 5-6-Weekend Ride-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.

Nov -13-Sunday Afternoon-Burns Park-North Little Rock, AR -1PM--host-Tina
Taylor-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 the new parking area will be about 1/4 mile on right side before you go over a bridge.
 

Jan 1-NEW YEARS DAY ANNUAL RIDE-Bear Creek-11:00am-host-Charlie & Trudie Kincade, 501-888-4876.  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.


 

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

OTHER RIDES

Sept.16-18-Bar 50-St.Jude Trailride - Bismarck, AR

Sept.24-Poker Run Trailride and Shindig-50% payback-Tangled Mane
Ranch-Clarksville, AR info-Linda Owens 479-647-0131

Oct.21-23 - Turning Leaf Trailride - Smithville, AR


 

TRAILBLAZERS RIDING CLUB

2016 Rides



HARRISON ROUNDUP CLUB-- http://www.harrisonroundupclub.com/
for more info on any of these rides: Larry Graddy 870-743-3123,Jerry Clark
870-741-9622

Sept 12 9:30 am Pruitt Down River
Oct 17 & 18 9:30 am Erbie
Nov 7 9:30 am Woolum
Dec 5 9:30 am Center Point

Horsehead Trailblazers Arena Challenge-10:00am Foothills Arena
Clarksville, AR Linda Owen-479-647-9748. Other Dates this year
Our dates for the 2015 year will be, Sept.26, Oct.24, and Nov.7.


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

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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