ATRA 2014 Calendar
of Events (last updated on 8/14/2015)
Aug.16-Sunday Ride-1:00 pm-Burns Park host -Tina Taylor
Aug.22-Hwy 65 bridge -Lets give it another try-We will have lunch
Gilbert café. host Tina Taylor
Aug.29- Moccasin Gap Horse Camp-Dover, AR-host Suzanne
From Russellville north on Hwy 7 go 14 miles north of Dover, watch
horse cap sign, turn left, follow gravel road .25 mile uphill to
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
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.
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
Entry Fees: Junior-$10.00 Open and Advanced: $20.00
Buddy Riders( rider who rides the trail with or without a friend
doesn't compete) $5.00.
Lunch will be served after the trail challenge for $5.00 a plate.
be serving hamburger and hotdogs with the fixings.
Hookups and Stall are available for more information on them
contact Linda Owen. Foothills Arena 9591 Hwy 103N, Clarksville,
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
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
obstacle challenge's for the 2015 season. We will have a total of
obstacles set up in a covered outdoor arena where there is usually
decent breeze blowing along with room to get in the shade with
horse. We have 2 Courses available to compete on with the 1st
Competitive and for riders who wants to compete on a higher level
riders competing for year end awards. (You DO NOT have to be a
HHTB to ride on any of the courses) The 2nd Course is a Fun Class
riders are still judged and will ride the same course as the
riders with just a few adjustments but the points don't accumulate
any year end prizes. Each course will be $5.00 to enter for adults
$3.00 for kids 17 years of age and under. For example a rider may
horse in the Competitive Course and may ride the same horse in the
Class for a total of $10.00 for adults or $6.00 for kids. Ribbons
awarded in each division for 1st-5th place in all divisions. There
divisions for everyone to enter regardless of age or level of
have Extreme Beginner for adults who have never seen an obstacle
before to advanced where there is sidepassing and the course gets
difficult. We have riders from the age of 4 to the young age of 75
compete. This will be the 5th challenge out of 8 for the 2015
dates for the rest of the challenges are Sept.26, Oct. 24, and
After the challenge on November 7 we will have our awards ceremony
the 2015 season.
(Unfortunately it is to late to start competing for year end
having to attend 5 out of the 8 challenges but don't let that stop
from coming as we hand out some really nice door prizes at each
There will be a post regarding concessions (Food and Drinks) at a
(All rides are weather permitting – if you’re not sure, call
the ride sponsor)
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 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,
July 25, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, and Nov.7.
TRAILBLAZERS RIDING CLUB
HARRISON ROUNDUP CLUB--
for more info on any of these rides: Larry Graddy
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
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
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
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.