Quarterly Meeting at Fort Braden – Oct 28th

Ride at 10am, Quarterly Meeting at 12:30

We will ride for about 2 hours and then meet at the picnic tables for lunch and a short meeting. Lunch will be provided but please bring your own beverage. RSVP to Wendy Trawick 850-509-3913 so we know how much food to provide.

The new design STA logo shirts will be available in both long and short sleeve styles for purchase.

Directions: From Tallahassee: Go west 8.7 miles on Highway 20 from Capital Circle Southwest. En-trance road will be on the right. There is a $2.00 entree fee for each person riding with an honor system envelope box on your left.

Fall Benefit Ride November 18th at Crowder Farms to benefit Triple R Horse Rescue.

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Quarterly Meeting and Pool Party!

Join us for some fun in the sun! The fun starts at 2:00PM so bring your swimsuit and cool off in the pool! Dinner will be served at 5:00PM. We are asking that you bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert, depending on the first letter of your last name. If your last name begins with A—D, please bring an appetizer. E—R: bring a side dish. S—Z: bring a dessert. Spiral ham, Iced tea, and water will be provided. Please RSVP via text or voicemail to Wendy Trawick at 850-509-3913 or wendy.trawick@gmail.com. Ask Wendy for directions.

Benefit Poker Ride Scheduled for Saturday May 6th

We will be holding a benefit Poker Run Ride on Saturday May 6th at the Rivers Road trailhead of the Apalachicola National Forest to raise money for Rainbow’s Edge Training Stable.  Registration fee is $10 per person and lunch will be available for purchase after the ride.  We will also have a Derby Hat contest since it is Kentucky Derby Day!

2016 Summer Social

What a glorious day for a pool party! A steady arrival of folks started at 3:00pm sharp! Some came early to float in the pool, and others arrived just in time for the feast! The weather was warm with a few light rain showers, but the sun stayed out and there was no thunder so we stayed in the pool! We had a few snacks before dinner and continued to “float” and listen to music. The food that people brought was off the chain! Some of which I must mention: Lyn’s sweet potato casserole and Luanne’s special blueberry cheesecake. Several familiar faces were there that I hadn’t seen in a while, like Wendy and Barry BoVee. I also had the pleasure to meet Ron’s wife Ann, and Wanda’s husband, Randy. It was really great to get together and enjoy each others’ company. Many of us were making plans for upcoming trail rides and looking forward to cooler weather.

I would like to especially thank the folks that showered me with gifts! It was a very nice surprise, and two of the gifts were actually home-made which makes them even more special. I know I had a wonderful time! — Wendy

Saturday afternoon started out with a quick rain shower, but fortunately it cleared and became a perfect day for a summer swim/social party. Many of us enjoyed lounging in the Trawick’s beautifully landscaped pool while others enjoyed munching snacks on the spacious deck. And of course dinner was delicious – we enjoyed spiral cut ham, along with a wide variety of side dishes and yummy desserts. Next time you see Linda V. ask her about her special experience at the party☺. Thanks again to Wendy and Curt for opening up your house to all of us. A great time was had by all!!! — Sharon

Saturday August 13th – Pool Party at the Trawick’s Place

Pool party at Curt and Wendy Trawick’s place. Humans only! Arrive at 3pm if you want to swim, 5pm if you want to visit and eat. A spiral ham will be provided, but please bring a covered dish and your choice of beverage. RSVP by August 8th to Wendy. See newsletter for details, or click on the Contact web page and send us an email!

Annual Dinner Meeting and Election of Officers and Directors

The Annual Dinner meeting has been scheduled.  It will be held Saturday, January 9th, 2016 at the Leon County Horseman’s Association Building, 188 Horseman’s Association Road, Tallahassee.  A Social Hour will begin at 5pm and with Dinner served at 6pm.  The business meeting and elections will follow along with a special guest speaker, Jed Dillard, from the Jefferson County Livestock and Natural Resources Office discussing Creeping Indigo.  Cost for the dinner is $15 and reservations are required.  Look for invitations coming via mail with an RSVP card to return, as well as an email with details.

Horse & Rider Cool Down at Lost Lake!

8/8/15  Saturday, 9:30 a.m. @ Lost Lake.  Come join Lyn at Lost Lake with a dunk with your horse in Sand Pond.  Due to the high heat and humidity, we decided to skip the riding part of the “ride” and go straight to swimming with the horses.  Be sure to park in the horse trailer parking lot – no charge. Bring a lunch and drink down to the pond with you. Lyn has some extra saddle bags if you supply the hay strings to tie them on. She also has some extra Cordura saddles if you want to ride in the water in them. Wear your swim suit or shorts under your jeans. Bring a halter and lead rope if you don’t have water-proof reins. Sand Pond has a nice sand bottom and very clear water. Most horses love standing and floating in it.

Directions: Go west down Springhill Rd. off of Capital Circle N.W.  Pass Dog Lake Tower Rd., about 3 miles. There is a brown wood National Forest sign on your right saying Lost Lake Motor cycle parking trail head. The parking area is at the end of the road. Horse trailers are free in this park  – just write “horse trailer” on the donation slip and put it in the box.  Park in the gravel at the far end of the parking lot.  Ride Contacts:  Katrina (850) 459-6276  and Lyn (850) 556-9730.