Calendar of Events
Due to the large amount of activities planned by the various clubs and organizations,
please check their respective websites or contact person to get all information and news.
There are now 5 driving clubs in Texas. The websites for each club are: Brazos Valley
Driving and Riding Club, equinedriving.com (this website takes a bit of time to
download); Houston Area Carriage Association, houstonareacarriageassoication.org;
North Texas Whip, northtexaswhip.org.; Tejas Carriage Association,
tejascarriageassociation.com; and San Antonio Alamo Mini Harness Club;
If you are interested in attending Competitive Trail Challenges, please go to the actual
websites of the 2 organizations that put those events on. I do not have enough room to list
all the dates that are scheduled. The websites are: American Competitive Trail Horse
Association: www.actha.us and go to "rides" and then pick Texas (or which ever state
you want to ride in). Texas Trail Challenges: www.texastrailchallenge.com. Brazos
Valley Equestrian Trailriders is a local group and their website is: BVETR.com.
Aug. 10th - Deadline for getting the "Early Bird Special" on booths at the BVDRC's
Equestrian Market Day. For more information on this event, go to Aug. 20th.
Aug. 11th - BVDRC's monthly meeting. We will meet at the China King Buffet in the
Kroger Shopping Center in College Station, TX. We will gather around 11:30 in the back
room, and the meeting will start around 12:00. Contact Lee Fuermann (979) 279-6217 or
Aug. 13th - HACA's Annual Meeting and election of officers. The meeting will be at the
Brazos Belle Restaurant in Burton, TX. Send check for lunch to Sandra Smith. Her email
is: email@example.com. Check out the HACA website for the menu and schedule:
Aug. 20th - Equestrian Market Day sponsored by the BVDRC. Will be held at the Brazos
County Expo in the pavilion. Booth spaces are 10 x 10 and will be $25.00. The Early
Bird Special is 4 booths for $75.00 and the deadline for Early Bird is August 10th.
Contact Jan Stallone email: MarketDay@EquineDriving.com or Vita at (979) 690-0841.
You can also visit the club website: www.equinedriving.com.
Sept 2-4th - SDMS Annual Longears Fest at the Parrie Haynes Ranch outside of Killeen,
TX. More details to follow. Contact Lori Miller, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 3-4th - BVETR will be hosting a Despooking Clinic at Dick Freeman Arena in
College Station. Greg Sokoloski will be the clinician. Limited number of entries will be
accepted. Stalls can be rented for $10.00/day. Contact Trish Pannell at
Sept. 5th - HAPPY LABOR DAY!
Sept. 16-18th - PPHOT will be hosting a Trailride at Lake Somerville State Park, Nails
Creek Unit. You need to make your reservation immediately as this park fills up. Be sure
to reserve in the Bent Tree Equestrian Area if you want electric/water. You will need to
reserve your site through TXPWD at (512) 389-8900. Chef David will be cooking all
dinners and Sunday breakfast, compliments of PPHOT. For more information, contact
Mary. Edwards at her email: email@example.com
Sept. 17-18th - Longears Playday at Tom O'Carroll's Good Hands Training Center south
of Navasota, TX. There will be a drive at will on Saturday and the playday will be
Sunday. Classes will include Reinsmanship, Cones, Timed Obstacles, and a Mystery
Marathon. Cost will be $135.00 and will include both days, a stall, and shavings. Private
lessons are available with Tom. Contact Marlene (936) 870-6794 or email:
Sept. 17-18th - TCA HDT at the Black Star Farm in Rockwall, TX. This is ADS
sanctioned. Judge is Mike McLennan and the TD is Keith Yutzy. Contact the website:
Sept. 24th - NTW Fall Frolic Through the Foliage. This will include a Pleasure Driving
Show, arena games and a Poker run through the fall foliage. The rain date will be Oct.
1st. Contact Barbara Vanhoozer (817) 596-4470 or email: Barbara@vanhoozerfarm.com.
Sept. 24-25th - Oklahoma State Fair Miniature Donkey and POA show. Entry deadline is
August 15th. Contact Marc Pankow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 30-Oct. 2nd - PPHOT Trailride at San Angelo State Park. This ride is open to all
breeds. Make reservations thru TPWD (512) 389-8900. Contact Mary Edwards at
Oct. 4-9th - National Drive at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. This is a 6 day
event devoted to recreational driving. There are organized and free will rides along with
numerous clinics to enjoy. Contact Kathy Blank (270) 250-2581 or email:
email@example.com. Or, you can go to the website for more information:
Oct. 8-9th - State Fair of Texas Donkey and Mule show in Dallas, TX. This show is
sanctioned by GCDMA. For more information, contact the State Fair at their website:
www.bigtex.com or GCMDA at their website: www.gcdma.org.
Oct. 9th - NTW Fun show at Willow Point Arena. More information to follow. Contact
Shelle Privett (940) 748-2425.
Oct. 21-23rd - OHHA Cowboy Country CDE at Stillwater, OK at the Payne CO Expo.
Levels will include Training, Preliminary, and Intermediate. Classes will include Horse,
Pony, VSE, Singles, Pairs, and Teams. Contact the website: www.oklaharnesshorse.com.
Oct. 27-30th - James Shaw "Ride From Within" workshop to be held at Stillcreek Ranch
outside of Bryan, TX. The tentative schedule is to start around noon on Thursday. You
can go to the website for more information about the actual clinic - www.shawtaichi.com.
To register or get more information, contact Anna Perkinson (979) 492-5446.
Oct. 28-29th - SDMS Fall Festival Donkey and Mule show in Belton, TX. Contact
SDMS at southwesterndonkeymulesociety.com.
Oct. 28-30th - PPHOT Trailride at Cooper Lake Sulphur State Park. There will be a horse
costume contest. This ride is open to all breeds. Make reservations thru TPWD (512)
389-8900. Contact Mary Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 29th - BVETR's Fun Ride for the Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society at Peach
Creek Equestrian Center. Contact Trish Pannell at email@example.com.
Oct. 29th - ***CHANGE OF DATE*** NTW's Rockin TP ADT to be held at Tricia and
Mike Finney's Rocking TP Ranch in Sanger, TX. This is an ADS sanctioned event. Judge
will be Debbie Banfield and TD will be Keith Yutzy. Think Halloween!! Contact Tricia
finney (214) 608-2629 or email: Triciapfinney@yahoo.com.
Oct. 31st - HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Nov. 5th - Haven Hill Horse Driving Trial in Navasota, TX. Levels will be Training and
Preliminary. VSE, Pony, Horse, Multiples, and Longears. Cost is $65.00 for the day and
includes all activities. Stalls are $20.00/limited #. Francine Dismukes will be the judge
and private lessons with her will be available on Sunday. The lessons will be $65.00/45
minutes. Contact Marlene (936) 870-6794 or Tom (281) 73105202.
Nov. 5-6th - **CHANGE OF DATE - SEE NOV. 12TH** HACA ADT.
Nov. 5-6th - Texas State Championship Donkey and Mule Show to be held in Conroe,
TX. Hosted and sanctioned by the Gulf Coast Donkey and Mule Association. Contact
their website: www.gcdma.org.
Nov. 12th - **NEW DATE** HACA ADT. See HACA's website for more information:
Nov. 13th - ***NEW DATE*** BVDRC 's pleasure drive, pot luck lunch, and monthly
meeting at the Daspit's place in Madisonville. More details to follow.
Nov. 17-20th - Stock Horse of Texas Association will be having their Classic
Championship Show at the Brazos County Expo in Bryan, TX. There will be several
championship divisions, added money, Non-Pro incentives, etc. Go to their website for
more information: www.stockhorsetexas.org.
Nov. 23-27th - PPHOT Trailride at Lake Somerville, Nails Creek Unit. This ride is open
to all breeds. There will be a Thanksgiving Pot Luck Dinner. Make reservations thru
TPWD (512) 389-8900. Contact Mary Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 24th - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Dec. 10th - BVDRC's Annual Christmas party. To be held at the Hilton Hotel in College
Station, TX. More details to follow at a later date.
Dec. 24th - Santa is coming!
Dec. 25th - MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS!
Jan. 21-22nd - Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo's Donkey and Mule show. Will have
$1,000 payback for Coon Jumping Mule and Miniature Donkey; $250.00 payback for
Multiple Hitch Driving Champion in Donkey, Mule, and Miniature Donkey divisions.
Will also be special awards for English Donkey and Mule and other payback classes.
Points earned at this show will also count towards the 2012 SDMS Texas Hold 'Em
Series. The Texas Hold 'EM series is made up of 2 shows - the Fort Worth Stock Show
and the SDMS Texas Shoot Out. Contact Shirley Knott (214) 213-3847 or email:
email@example.com for SDMS information or Lauren Lovelace (817) 877-2400
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or the website: www.fwssr.com for information concerning
the Fort Worth Stock Show.
Jun 8-10th - SDMS Texas Shoot Out - 2nd (and last) show in the Texas Hold 'Em Series.
This show will be held at the Brazos Co. Expo in Bryan, TX. More details will follow,
contact is John Stallone (979) 589-3648 or email: email@example.com. The TSO website