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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 2017 Calendar of Events (last updated on 03/09/2017)


Mar.11-Saturday - *CANCELLED* Cowboy-Up Trails - Witts Springs - host- Suzanne Hicks-501-350-8099, -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.

Mar.18-Cherokee Wilderness Area- Hopewell, AR hosts-Cindy & Lee Fonken
501-769-2917- email-foxtrottingtrails@yahoo.com Head north on Highway 5 thru Rosebud and then up thru Hopewell.  Just past Hopewell take Yuba road to the right.  There is asphalt road for a while.  Look for a tan metal building on the right with a Teepee Engineering sign on it.  A little past that tan building you will come to a fork in the
road.  Stay left at the fork and you will go past Big Wood Ranch which will be on your left. You will go down a bit and have curves before the asphalt turns into gravel.  As you begin to go up out of the valley you will turn right on T.J. Parker Road.  You will come to a small parking area which contains a big deal oak tree about 1.2 miles – park there or, if that lot is full, go just a little farther to the next cleared area with some seedling pines where you can park .from Church/Sale Barn; Sexton Creek Road is 2.4 miles on the right from there. Turn right on it and go 1.8 miles straight down it. to TJ Parker.
 
March 25-26-Weekend Ride - ATRA -Village Creek-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.

April 1-BROCK CREEK- Jerusalem, AR host-Walter Red-501-786-7145
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 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. atra/tb

April 8 -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.

April 7,8,9-St. Jude Weekend Trailride - Linda Owens-Lonesome D

April 15-Saturday-Tax Day Trailride and HotDog Roast-Penneyville, Little
Rock, AR
  (Butch & Barbara Penney)501-944-4332 - 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.  After the ride we will have a BONFIRE and COOK HOTDOGS WITH ALL THE FIXINGS.

April 21-23 - Flying R Ranch - Missouri - Hags on Nags.  This will be a ATRA ride
if anyone would like more information to go with us.  Tina or Sherry

May 14-Sunday Trailride-Burns Park-1:00PM-host-Tina Taylor-501-764-8238.
 Burns Park-North Little Rock, AR - 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.Go about .5 mile the horse trailer parking area is now on the right.

May 20-21-BUFFALO RIVER AT WOOLUM - ST. JOE, AR-host Tina Taylor, Sherry Resecker-501-350-6980. - 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.  We will camp along the right side as soon as you turn into the field.

 

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

OTHER RIDES

April -7-8-Missouri Foxtrotter- Camp Robinson
April 28-30-Dunwell Trail Ride-Camp Robinson
May 28-29-Spotted Saddle Horse of Arkansas-Camp Robinson

May 26-Annual Memorial Day Ride-Andrew Hendrix



 

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


 


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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