Country Roots and Cowboy Boots
Elbert Country Fair Parade August 2016
ANNUAL DECHC TRAIL RIDE
SATURDAY, September 30, 2017
Save The Date
This year’s ride will be on the beautiful private ranch belonging to Nancy Gooding, a lifetime
member of the Douglas Elbert Horse Council. Plum Creek Hollow Farm in a wonderful
horse place for breeding, training, eventing and jumping horses. It is often the site of the
Arapahoe Hunt Pair Pace. It is very generous of Mrs. Gooding to open her ranch to ourmembers and guests for our annual trail ride.
Arrive between 8:30-9:00 AM for signing a waiver and paying your fee. The trail ride is $10 for members. If you are not a member, you can join for $15 per family (this covers next
year’s dues through 2018), plus the $10 ride fee per person. This ride is a membership drive
and fund raiser to help defray DECHC costs for projects that benefit equine activities; i.e.,
the “courtesy” yield signs at trail heads and aid for displaced horses during emergencies.
We will ride out at 10:00 AM and return to the trailers around Noon. We will have great lunch in the gazebo at the stable. Very special!
Hope to see you all there. Directions and more details will be in the late summer newsletterso save the date...Saturday, September 30th.
Link to News Article here.
Here is a list of local trails in Douglas County
WHAT’S GOING ON IN DOUGLAS COUNTY
.. There have been cattle receiving pens installed at Greenland Open Space in addition to a
brand new arena installed for riders to enjoy.
.. The fence between the Horse Course and the arena is currently removed but is going to be
updated and replaced soon. The Horse Course is open.
.. The trails crews have been working hard. They have widened the trail at Greenland and
have filled in the water run-off ditch that used to run across the west side of the trail.
.. The mitigation work at Dawson continues.
.. The connection trail at Iron Horse is almost complete. A new fence is being installed
along the east railroad track and along the sand creek area.
.. Plans are being drawn to expand the parking lots at Dawson Butte and Spruce Mountain.
.. If you find any problems on the trails, or think any specific repair work needs to be done,
please contact Douglas County Open Space at 303-660-7495.
ELBERT COUNTY PARADE
The Douglas-Elbert County Horse Council will again participate in the Elbert County Fair
Parade. We are looking for volunteers to help us with this event. It is always fun to help
decorate and ride with the group in the parade. This year’s theme is “There is no place
like the Fair”. The date is Sunday, August 6th, and we meet next to the County Building
in Kiowa; otherwise known as the “Old County Court House”. If you would like to join us,
please contact Fred Wehrli at 303-688-0553.