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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 2013 Calendar of Events (last updated on 3/25/2014)

April 4,5,6 -9:30am-Horse Trails & Camping Across America -Malvern, AR host-Donnie Draper-501-337-3064, leave out each morning at 9:30 return around 3:30. Breakfast Fri, Sat, & Sun. Supper Fri. (Chicken& baked potatoes) Sat. Supper (grilled burgers & chip/fries) . Primitive camping no cost, no stalls ( trees to tie a line on)  If you need any Info. Call Donnie Draper at 1-501-337-3064 location Malvern AR. 11 miles from interstate 30 exit 98 south on hwy. 9.

April 10-Thursday--10:00am Arkansas Trails Council meeting.  Pinnacle
Mountain State Park
.  Horse people come out if possible because they are electing the chairman this time and we need our horse interest represented
April 12 -12:00pm- Penneyville, USA - hot dog roast -Butch Penney -944-4332  From Interstate 430 take Hwy 10 (Cantrell Road) West and go 6 miles. At Chenal and Hwy 300 Junction (Wal-Mart), turn right on Hwy 300 and go 7 miles to Roland. Stay on Hwy 300, and go 6.1 miles to Penney Lane, turn left and go 2.2 miles to the house.
The ride at Penneyville on April 12th will begin at noon. We will ride until about 3:30 or 4:00 and then return to the house for a bonfire and hot dog roast. Food and drink will be provided and the only thing you will have to bring will be your appetite!  If you are not able to ride and just want to come for the food and fun be sure to arrive about 3:30. An RSVP would be nice so that the appropriate amount of food can be purchased.
Call Barbara at 944-4334, Butch at 944-4332 or email- barbarap711@gmail.com

April 19-20-Horsehead Lake-Clarksville, AR-host Linda Owen -479-647-9748
Take coal hill exit #47 highway 164 off of I-40( if coming from east be VERY CAREFUL it is a VERY sharp switch back) off of either exit you will go left (north) go through Hunt town approximately 5 miles you will go across a bridge and just past the bridge is county road 4100 on left (there will be a horsehead lake sign on the right) turn left on county road 4100) approximately a mile 4100 turns to the right stay on the asphalt road on around the lake. We will be at the 3rd camp on the left. There will be signs out.  There is no electric hookups so generators will be needed. There is a bath house and restroom a little ways up the road.

April 27-Sunday-1:00pm -Burns Park- North Little Rock, AR-directions see above-host Tina Taylor 501-764-8238.

May 3 -Camp Robinson-Mayflower, AR -host-Vivian Ashcraft-
870-942-7286.Benefit Trailride for the Sheridan Riding Club. multiple rides starting at 10:00am (fast, slow, short, long).  Bar B Que plates with all the fixings available from 1:00pm about $10.00.

May 17-18-Mt.View, AR-old Bob Roper horse camp-host-Dona Corley-501-982-3961 or 501-590-6485.THIS IS A NEW PLACE AND HOST-SO COME AND HAVE FUN. you can also come up a day early others will be riding.  Hwy 5 thru Mt. View to Hwy 14 (which goes to Blanchard Springs) go past Blanchard Springs. two miles to Fifty Six, just past Cody's Cafe (on the left) is Roasting Ear Road,  I believe there is a sign that says Industrial Road (not Roasting Ear) don't ask me why? go 4.2 miles and turn at Roper's Campground, (left) I will try and have a big sign out for everyone. His # is 870-746 4300, 870-746-4741 and 870-365-3505, he has three #'s because its hard to get phone service at different locations up there. ATRA/TB

May 31-June 1 Cowboy-Up Trails-870-830-6144- Annual Club Memorial Trailride -host-Tina Taylor 501-764-8238  We will have a potluck after the Saturday ride with the club providing the meat.  We will have pulled pork. EVERYONE please bring a side dish. 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. atra/tb

May 31-Arkansas Trails Day-Burns Park-North Little Rock, AR All trail users will be represented at this venue. Come out for a nice ride.  for more information
call: Vivian Ashcraft 870-942-7286


(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 r 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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