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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 2014 Calendar of Events (last updated on 8/14/2015)


Aug.16-Sunday Ride-1:00 pm-Burns Park host -Tina Taylor 501-764-8238

Aug.22-Hwy 65 bridge -Lets give it another try-We will have lunch at the
Gilbert café. host Tina Taylor

Aug.29- 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.

Sept.8-Tuesday 7:00pm--ATRA Fall Meeting -Winfield United Methodist Church
Little Rock, AR- 20100 Cantrell Rd Little Rock, AR 72223.Please try and attend.  This will be our Fall meeting and if you have any ideas that need to be addressed we hope to see you there.

Sept.12-13-Woolum-St.Joe, AR ATRA Woolum Campout Trailride host-Butch
PenneyBUFFALO RIVER AT WOOLUM - ST.JOE,AR 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.

Sept.19-20-Cowboy Up - ATRA Weekend Trailride-Cowboy Up-host Butch Penney 501-944-4332-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.

Sept.26-"Jackpot-Trail Challenge at 10:00amFoothills Arena in Clarksville, Arkansas The Horsehead Trail Blazers are hosting a Jackpot Trail Challenge on September 26th starting at 10 am. This event will consist of 6-8 natural obstacles located on an actual trail in the national forest. The obstacles will consist of things that are found naturally on trails or things that could eventually be encountered. There will be 3 different divisions offered being: Junior (17 and under), Open (18 and up), and Advanced ( 18 and up with sidepassing and etc). The Open and Advanced Division will receive a 60% payout for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placing while 4th, 5th, and 6th will receive a prize. 1st - 6th places will receive a ribbon. The Junior Division will receive 100% payout for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placing while 4th, 5th, and 6th will receive a prize, 1st -6th places will receive a ribbon. The more entries we have the higher the Jackpot so invite all yours friends and family and have them come join in on the fun. We will be sending riders out in groups of approximately 8-10 starting at 10:00 am sharp. Sign-Ups will start at 9:00 am. A current Negative Coggins will be required on all equine entering the grounds. (Please Note this event is still being organized and more information along with Rules and Regulations will be posted with in a couple weeks. We just wanted to start getting the word out so riders can get it on
their calendars.)
Entry Fees: Junior-$10.00 Open and Advanced: $20.00
Buddy Riders( rider who rides the trail with or without a friend but
doesn't compete) $5.00.
Lunch will be served after the trail challenge for $5.00 a plate. We will
be serving hamburger and hotdogs with the fixings.
Hookups and Stall are available for more information on them please
contact Linda Owen. Foothills Arena 9591 Hwy 103N, Clarksville, Arkansas
72830. (479) 530-6532

Oct.10--Hwy 65 Bridge-At the Buffalo River - host Tina Taylor-501-764-8238,Sherry Resecker 501-350-6980. Please bring lunch.  We will be riding on the west side of the bridge

Oct.31-BROCK CREEK- Jerusalem, AR host Suzanne Hicks-501-350-8099
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 keep RIGHT. Go ACROSS the Dam. The parking area will be on the LEFT


Mark you calendars as HHTB is having their 5th challenge out of the 8
obstacle challenge's for the 2015 season. We will have a total of 10
obstacles set up in a covered outdoor arena where there is usually a
decent breeze blowing along with room to get in the shade with your
horse. We have 2 Courses available to compete on with the 1st being more
Competitive and for riders who wants to compete on a higher level or for
riders competing for year end awards. (You DO NOT have to be a member of
HHTB to ride on any of the courses) The 2nd Course is a Fun Class where
riders are still judged and will ride the same course as the Competitive
riders with just a few adjustments but the points don't accumulate for
any year end prizes. Each course will be $5.00 to enter for adults and
$3.00 for kids 17 years of age and under. For example a rider may ride 1
horse in the Competitive Course and may ride the same horse in the Fun
Class for a total of $10.00 for adults or $6.00 for kids. Ribbons are
awarded in each division for 1st-5th place in all divisions. There is
divisions for everyone to enter regardless of age or level of riding. We
have Extreme Beginner for adults who have never seen an obstacle course
before to advanced where there is sidepassing and the course gets more
difficult. We have riders from the age of 4 to the young age of 75 that
compete. This will be the 5th challenge out of 8 for the 2015 season. The
dates for the rest of the challenges are Sept.26, Oct. 24, and Nov. 7.
After the challenge on November 7 we will have our awards ceremony for
the 2015 season.
(Unfortunately it is to late to start competing for year end awards with
having to attend 5 out of the 8 challenges but don't let that stop you
from coming as we hand out some really nice door prizes at each event)
There will be a post regarding concessions (Food and Drinks) at a later
date.

 

 

 

 

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

OTHER RIDES

Clarksville, AR Linda Owen-479-647-9748.Other Dates this year Our dates for the 2015 year will be March 21, April 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, and Nov.7.

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 March 21, April 25, May 30, June 27,
July 25, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, and Nov.7.

 

 


 


TRAILBLAZERS RIDING CLUB

2015 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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