Sunday, October 16, 2011, Lovettsville, VA – members of the public will be invited to bring their
horses and ride at the Lovettsville Community Park. Since the park is not currently open to the
public, this trail ride will provide a unique opportunity to see the park property firsthand. This
event furthers ongoing efforts towards supporting construction of the equestrian facilities.
Three organizations — the Loudoun Horse Association, the United States Trail Ride, Inc., and the
Tri-State Riding Club — are combining resources to put on a fun event with a twofold purpose:
(1) to show the location of trails and facilities planned for the park once it is developed, and (2)
give the riders a look at the park’s future equestrian area. The 3 equestrian organizations will
donate all of the net proceeds from the ride to a special Parks & Recreation fund earmarked for
the park’s public equestrian facilities.
The ride itself will be designed as a BINGO RIDE. Each rider will receive Bingo cards upon
registering for the ride and will pick up Bingo markers at manned stations along the trail. Riders
will match up their markers and Bingo cards when they come in. Every participant will receive a
prize. “Bingo” winners will receive special prizes and all riders will be eligible for the Grand
Prize drawing at the end of the ride. Registration is $25 if received by October 7, 2011. After
October 8th mailed-in and day-of-ride registration will be $35 per rider. Junior riders may
participate if accompanied by an adult rider for the same fee as adult riders. Beautiful weather
is expected on October 16, but just in case, the rain date is Sunday, October 23.
Trailer parking will be in the field on the south side of Milltown Road, Lovettsville, just east of
the intersection with Lovettsville Road. The entrance to the Park is clearly identifiable by board
fencing off the road. The Registration Table will be in this area.
The Registration table will be open from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Day of ride registrations will
be accepted. Ride out may occur at any time between 12:00 and 1:30 p.m. This will be a 1 to
1½ hour walk/trot ride, rider’s choice except in designated walk-only areas for safety. All riders
must return by 3:30 p.m. A copy of each horse’s current negative Coggins report, a signed
liability waiver form and an approved helmet are required for all riders. Riders will be asked to
show their Coggins report upon arrival and carry it during the ride.
Check these websites for registration forms and liability waiver forms or more information:
www.loudounhorseassociation.org , www.tristaterc.org , and www.ustrialride.org or call Dru
Roia at 540-882-4421. Pre-Registration forms may be mailed to Loudoun Horse Association,
P.O. Box 403, Lovettsville, VA 20180.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Camp High Road Poker Ride August 14, 2011! We especially would like to thank Camp Highroad, Farm Credit, Southern States and Dover Saddlery for their generous donations.
Below are the winners of the Poker Ride, and the donated prizes they received:
- 1ST Place: Jessica Eads – $100 cash, 2012 Tristate Riding Club membership, Southern States Bucket, Farm Credit Halter and horse treats
- 2nd Place: Sharon Lopez – 2012 Tristate Riding Club membership, Southern States Bucket, horse treats and Farm Credit donation items
- 3rd Place: Michele Johns– 2012 Tristate Riding Club membership, Southern States Bucket and Farm Credit donation items
- 4th Place: Karen Ingerson – Tristate Riding Club hat and Farm Credit donation items
- 5th Place: Sabrina Hundley – Tristate Riding Club hat and Farm Credit donation items
- 6th Place: Deena Tiches- Tristate Riding Club hat and Farm Credit donation items
In addition Dover Saddlery donated a large box of horse treats and Southern States donated rider numbers.