The Southwest Florida Water Management District has a 2016 edition of its Recreation Guide available! You can find a copy on our “Useful Documents” page, or download/order your own copy from http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/publications/search.php?id=13.
Do you dress your horse up for Christmas? Share a picture! This is Dicipulo de Barrio Fino (Dici for short), celebrating his first Christmas in his Lakeland home.
A friend and I were lucky enough to ride the Alston Tract this morning. This SWFWMD parcel is sandwiched between the Upper Hillsborough Preserve to the north and the Lower Green Swamp Preserve to the south and east. 16 miles of trails lead through pine and palmetto and are mostly sunny. While not a ride… Continue reading Alston Tract–a fine place to ride
It was a bit nippy with a cold wind as we started this morning, but there were a lot of riders at Colt Creek taking advantage of the newly mowed trails. Several “Whips” were out with their ponies and carts as well, causing some concern to the horses who had never seen one of those… Continue reading Colt Creek Club Ride Dec. 10, 2016
I love Horse & Pony News since I learn about events and news that I couldn’t get any other place, which is why I support the newspaper by renewing my subscription every year. One example of this is on page 4 of the December 2016 issue (which can be read online at http://www.horseandponynews.com/onlinepaper/Default.html), about the Office… Continue reading Florida Greenways and Trails System needs 2017 feedback
Doesn’t it seem like the show schedules diminish each year? When I was a teenager there were horse shows every day of the fair with all different breeds–draft, POAs, Pasos, Tennessee Walkers, mules, Quarter Horses, Arabians, and more. There were driving classes, hunter/jumper classes, and all kinds of Western classes. Sigh….
Five members had a lovely day to try the new trail at the Marshall Hampton Reserve on December 3, 2016. While not technically open yet, we were able to ride to the concrete bridge that leads to Lake Hancock. The new trail, while only one-way, adds an extra hour’s worth of trail to the Reserve… Continue reading Marshall Hampton Reserve Club Ride
This is a fine-looking group of people, eh? Back row: Charlie & Judy Cloninger, Sammie & Karen Turbeville, Ellie Crowder, Donna Fellers, Harold Williams, Paul Fellers, Danet delCastill0, Susie Jacobs, Jerre & Nina Wilson, Marty Losey, 2 guests, Susan Mayrant, Denis Charron, Richard Jones, guest. Front row:Mary Futch, Marsha, Janet Schneider, Barbara Lassiter, Melody Cazort,… Continue reading And one more Christmas party picture
We had a wonderful time at our Christmas party last night, which was graciously hosted by Mike and Barbara Charron. There was more food than was good for us to eat; many members, coordinated by Donna Fellers, brought gifts from which we all could pick. We welcomed Kay and Marty Losey, whom we haven’t seen… Continue reading Christmas Party!
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