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2014 Trail Ride Calendar

April

5          Piedmont Trail Ride - Fox Family Farm
            Where: Waxhaw, NC
            Contact: Valerie Fox
            Details: Come ride more than twelve miles of trails on 155 acres at Fox Family Farm just             outside of Waxhaw, NC - - most of the trails are great for easy, relaxing riding with a few             more challenging areas - - and then there are the open fields as well - - It's a beautiful               area very close to Charlotte and easy to get to, so mark your calendars for a great                     ride!  (Rain date: 4/12)

            Flyer: Piedmont Trail Ride Series 2014 #1

26        Piedmont Trail Ride - Carolina Classic
            Where: Garrison Arena, Clemson, SC
            Contact: Debra Kennerley
            Details: The Carolina Classic Webpage

May

31        Piedmont Trail Ride - Dupont State Park
            Where: Brevard, NC
            Contact: Candace Link, cell: 336-413-5204, email: pasolink@yadtel.net
            Website
            Dupont Park Trails Map
            Trail Ride Flyer
            Camping and Stalls available at Holly View Stables. or call Tracie Gant at 828-885-8431             Note:  This is the ONLY good place to stay with excellent access for rigs and safe stalls             for horses.
            Details: We will ride out of Guion Farm parking lot at 10 a.m. Contact Candace prior to               the ride date so she can expect you and plan for lunch. 

June/July

TBD    

August

16        Piedmont Trail Ride - Broad River Greenway
            Where: Boiling Springs, NC
            Contact: Paul Marlowe if you plan on attending to plan for lunch.            
            paul@elescuderopasofinos.com, ph: 336-250-5235
            Website
            Trails Map
            Details: The 1500 acre Greenway, running along both sides of the Broad River,                       beckons, nature lovers with a variety of animals and plants.

30        Piedmont Trail Ride - Raven Rock State Park
            Where: 1500 River Rd, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
            Contact: Carmalee Scarpitti or call 919-434-8051
            Website
            Raven Rock Park Trails Map

            Details: There are east and west loops. The east loop is prettier, but the west loop has             the creek crossing and steps. We will be meet to ride at 10am; ride one loop, break for               lunch and then ride the other loop starting about noon. Each loop is 4 miles; usually                   takes 60 to 90 minutes to ride each.

            There is a bathroom and a water fountain, but no horse water except creek crossings. If             your horse is a picky drinker you might want to bring some water and a bucket. There               aren't any picnic tables so you should bring a chair.

            The terrain is varied from creek bottom to ridge lines. At times, you feel like you could               be in the mountains. There are bridges, a wide creek crossing and a set of horse size               steps. Horses need front shoes or boots, because it's rocky in places.

September

27        Piedmont Trail Ride - Hitchcock Forest
            Where: Aiken, SC
            Contact: Katy Nichoalds or 803-673-2251
            Website
            Hitchcock Woods Trails Map 
            Details: Be ready to ride at 10 am. Overnight options are available. There are over 70               miles of sandy trails that provide access to the stunning variety of ecosystems in the                 2,100 acres of forestland.

            The Hitchcock Woods trail ride is Sat. Sept. 27. I would love to have people join us.                   According to Pam Graves, this is also the time of the Hitchcock Woods fall festival. So               there will be lots of people riding in the woods!

            Trail ride begins at 10 am, with a lunch break. Everyone meet at the Dibble Road                      entrance, because it has a lot of parking.

October

25        Piedmont Trail Ride- Umstead State Park
            Where: Raleigh, NC
            Contact: Lynn Gallup
            Website
            Umstead Park Trails Map
            Details: See the Trail Rides webpage

November

TBA     Piedmont Trail Ride - NC Beach
            Where: Topsail Island, NC
            Contact: TBA
            Details: See the Trail Rides webpage


Piedmont's Trail Ride Series - 2014 #1

logoDate:    April 5th, 2014. -- rain date:  April 12, 2014
Time:   10 a.m. until whenever!
Place:  Fox Farm, 7505 Sims Road, Waxhaw, NC
Host:   Valerie Fox. 704-243-0113 or 704-516-8060

Just bring you and your horse!

Come ride more than twelve miles of trails on 155 acres at Fox Family Farm just outside of Waxhaw, NC - - most of the trails are great for easy, relaxing riding with a few more challenging areas - - and then there are the open fields as well - - It's a beautiful area very close to Charlotte and easy to get to, so mark your calendars for a great ride!

We’ll have lunch (provided for you) at the barn so you can kick back and relax after riding in 155 acres of woods and fields - - twelve miles of well-marked trails through the woods, creek crossings if you like, open fields if you would prefer.

Stalls can be provided if you let me know ahead of time.

So, come on and have a great time with your friends!  Please let me know if you’re coming so I can plan for lunch - -  vfox@windstream.net.

Here is a Trail Ride Flyer to print off with directions.


Paso Fino Recreational Rider Programs

Piedmont Trail Rides at the Sandhills State Park, SC

Piedmont Pathfinders Program

Piedmont Pathfinders trail program is similar to Pasos For Pleasure at the National PFHA level, but is the Piedmont regional level recreational riding reward program. Award hours start at 50 hours and go to 1000 hours. For a one time join PP program fee of $25, you will receive a T-shirt and log sheets to track your hours.

Pathfinders Level Rewards:

50 hours- hat
100 - coffee mug
300 - cantle bag
400 - safety kit
500 - sweatshirt
1000 - jacket
Feedback requested: what are other reward options?

A special prize will be awarded to the rider with the most hours at the end of each year. Membership is open only to Piedmont PFHA members. Double points will be awarded for any sanctioned trail ride regardless of group/breed. Signature of trail host required. To join, send $25 and T-shirt size to:

Paulette Denault-Bryce
2235 Old Georgetown Rd. W.
Cassatt, SC 29032

PFHA Ticket to Ride Program

Prizes awarded to yearly drawing of tickets submitted by PFHA members participating in the Ticket to Ride program. Qualifying activities include trail competitions, parades, drill teams and benefit events, as well as other non-show events.Five documented qualifying activities make up one complete Ticket to Ride.Participants send in completed tickets by September 1 to be entered in a drawing held at the PFHA Grand National Championship show. Participants do not have to be present to win.

Update: A PFHA/regional activity can now be counted twice on the Ticket to Ride form. Non-regional activities will continue to only count as a single event. This means that if your region schedules a trail competitions, parade, drill team, etc., members may now count as two blocks on their Ticket to Ride form for this activity. We hope that this revamp will help to stimulate more participation in your region.

Print off PFHA Ticket to Ride Form to print off

PFHA Pasos For Pleasure Program

The PFHA Pasos for Pleasure Program rewards participating PFHA members for time spent riding registered Paso Fino horses.Earn cumulative hour patches and gift awards. Non-pointed riding activities such as everyday trail rides, arena work, saddle training, parade and drill team venues, etc., qualify. One time registration fee to join the program. Participants keep a log of time spent in the saddle and then submit their logs upon reaching specified cumulative hours for respective patches and gift awards. Top Ten awards presented annually with publication in the Paso Fino Horse World magazine.

PFHA Recreational Rider programs also include:

Competitive Trail, Endurance Trail, Pleasure Long Distance, American Endurance Ride Breed Award, North American Trail Ride Breed Award, Programs with yearly presentation of title with award presented to a participanting rider/horse with the most sanctioned points. For more information on these Recreational rider programs visit the PFHA website.


Piedmont PFHA Trail Ride Online Videos

Biltmore Trail Ride Video by Galopandotv.com
Blake-Cliff Trail Ride
by Galopandotv.com
Sandhills State Forest Trail Ride by Galopandotv.com

 

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