Disclaimer: CT Horse Council does not represent or endorse events listed on this page. Events are posted solely for the purpose of helping our equine friends in Connecticut.
Saturday June 2nd & Sunday June 3rd
National Trails Day Events
The CHC encourages all equestrian organizations to plan an event to celebrate National Trails Day.
It can be a trail work day, trail ride, Meet and greet horse event, etc.
The CT Greenways Council kicks off the events on Friday June 1st and presents Greenways Awards and Trail designations.
Register your event on the CFPA website at www.ctwoodlands.org/ct-trails-weekend/2018-connecticut-trails-day-event-registration-begins-jan-4th
CHC Volunteer Horse Patrol Event
Saturday, June 2 & Sunday June 3 – Trail Rides / Blessing of the Mounts – Camp Out
Lost Silver Mine Horse Camp – Natchaug State Forest, Eastford, CT
Sponsored by the CT Horse Council – Volunteer Horse Patrol
Contact Diane Ciano
Saturday, June 2 Cockaponset State Forest – Chester, CT
Trail Preservation Group Work to Maintain Trail in Pattaconk reservoir
Picnic lunch to follow – This is a great opportunity to give your time to help maintain trails
Sponsored by the Lower Connecticut River Valley Horsemen’s Club (LCRVHC) and
the Bridle Path Conservancy (BPC)
Contact Melissa Evarts
Sunday June 3rd 2018
CTRA 3rd Annual Poker Ride at Machimoodus & Sunrise Resort State Parks Moodus CT
Parking will be in Sunrise Resort State Park, Moodus, CT and the ride will start from there.
Host – CTRA Area Vice Pres Ginger Tullia,
Sunday June 3, 2018 – RSVP Saturday June 2, 2018 to Ginger at phone # (860) 705-5573
Entry Fee – $10.00 per rider for club members and $15.00 per rider for non-members Donation to the CTRA Fund Raiser Weekend. First and second place teams will receive prizes.
10:00 am Arrival time. 10:30 am Mount up time 1st Team Out. Coffee, Donuts and bottled water, will be provided before the ride, with a Tailgate Lunch following the ride bring your own and a chair.
CTRA Poker / Obstacle Ride! (Please open and read completely.)This will be an approx. 2 hr +, slow ride. This includes the time allowed to perform the obstacles found along the trail at judged locations.
Because of the need to list Teams all Riders MUST contact the ride host by phone prior to the ride. Teams can be made up of 2-3 riders. If you would like to ride and do not have a partner you will be paired with another single rider or team by the ride host. In this way everyone gets a chance to ride.
Teams will be released at 5 minute intervals to follow a marked trail. 1 rider from each team must complete the judged obstacle for the team to receive a card. You will have 5 minutes to complete the obstacle from the time you arrive at the obstacle location. If you have not completed the obstacle in 5 minutes you will have to move on to the next obstacle along the trail. Faster horses will be asked to be among the first teams released so as to not over take slower horsed teams along the trail. If you arrive at an obstacle location that still has a team completing an obstacle you will be required to wait for that team to finish and move out before you can start.
There will be 7 obstacles for which you can receive a card. You will be able to discard two cards out of your hand for a maximum of 5 cards for a hand. Best Poker hand wins! All cards will be in sealed envelopes and must be opened in front of the ride host at the end of the ride at the Tailgate Lunch following the ride.
|From the North: I-91 south. Take Exit 22 (left exit) onto Route 9.South At the first set of traffic lights in Middletown (the lights are on Rt 9) Take a right onto Route 66 and follow Route 66 east. Take a right onto Route 151 go approx 5.8 miles When you see Cave Hill Resort on the left start looking for the driveway entrance to Sunrise Resort State Park it is on the right just a short distance up just after an open field. Go to the top of the driveway and turn right then left through gateway into large parking area. There will be CTRA signs.|
|From the South: I-95 north. Take Exit 69 onto Route 9 north. Take Exit 7 and proceed on Route 82 across the East Haddam Bridge. .1 tenth of a mile Turn Left onto Rt 149 go approx. 3.1miles and take a left onto Route 151. Follow Route 151 approx 1 mile past the entrance to Machimoodus to second driveway on left Go to the top of the driveway and turn right then left through gateway into large parking area. There will be CTRA signs.|
|From the East: I-395 South to Route 2. Follow Route 2 west to Route 16. Follow Route 16 west to Cobalt. Take at left onto Rt 66 West to Rt 151. Take a left onto Route 151. Follow Route 151 go go approx 5.8 miles When you see Cave Hill Resort on the left start looking for the driveway entrance to Sunrise Resort State Park it is on the right just a short distance up just after an open field. Go to the top of the driveway and turn right then left through gateway into large parking area. There will be CTRA signs|
|From the West: I-84 east. Take Exit 27 onto I-691 east. Follow I-691, which becomes Route 66 east. From Route 66. Take a right onto Route 151 and go approx 5.8 miles When you see Cave Hill Resort on the left start looking for the driveway entrance to Sunrise Resort State Park it is on the right just a short distance up just after an open field. Go to the top of the driveway and turn right then left through gateway into large parking area. There will be CTRA signs|
Friday June 1 through Sunday June 3, 2018
Connecticut Trail Rides Assocation’s Campout Fund Raiser for
The Friends of Machimoodus/ Sunrise Resort State Parks
Location – Sunrise Resort and Machimoodus State Parks, Rt 151 Moodus, CT
Hosts- Ginger Tullai CTRAArea Vice Pres and a Founder of Friends of Machimoodus, and Ruth Strontzer CTRA Treasurer
For questions contact: Ginger Tullia at 860-705-5573 or Ruth Strontzer at H# 860-345-2954 or
No Campers will be allowed entrance for the overnight prior to 2:00 PM on Friday June 1, 2018
Friday Afternoon – Setup and trail marking for Poker Ride
Friday Evening – Sunset Ride
Saturday Morning – Organized ride – 10:30 Mount up time
Saturday Afternoon – Free time –
Saturday Evening – Potluck Supper
Sunday – CTRA’s Third Annual Poker Ride – Overnight Camping is NOT REQUIRED to attend the event. See event posting for info Hosted by Ginger Tallia.
- There will be a 30.00 Camping Fee Donation to the fund raiser per trailer for the weekend or any part of the weekend. A $5.00 per person Daytrip Fee Donation to the fund raiser for people wishing to participate and ride on Sat only.
- All campers are responsible for providing an enclosure to contain horses, all feed and water for their animals as well as food and water for themselves.
- Above ground fire pits will be allowed but campers must supply their own firewood.
- There will be members only for Fri night and non-members may attend Sat night and a total of 20 trailers for the weekend.
- All campers must pre-register and submit their fee no later than Thursday May 23, 2018 Campers will be accepted on a first come bases. Once the total for each night has been met all others will be notified and fees returned.
- All areas must be cleaned of manure, loose hay and any debris prior to leaving
Name _______________________________ Phone#__________________________
Camping (Please check one) Fri Night_______ Sat Night________ Both Nights___________
Number of People _____ Number of Horses______ Reg #s Truck____________Trailer___________
Names of additional people in group camping together:________________________________________
Camping Fee $____________ Make checks payable to: CTRA
Saturday Daytrip (5.00 PP) $___________ Mail completed forms and releases to :
Additional donation $___________ Ginger Tullia, 17 Markham Road, East Hampton, CT 06424
Total Submitted $____________
Each Camper attending must sign a release. A parent or legal Guardian must sign for anyone under 18 yrs of age.
I acknowledge that I am riding and camping at my own risk and shall assume the risk and legal responsibility as such and agree to make no claim against the Connecticut Trail Rides Association, Inc. any member, officer, The Friends of Machimoodus nor against any owner of land which members are permitted to pass for any damage, or injury, or loss which may occur to myself, my horse, any vehicle or other article which I may send with my horse. In addition I acknowledge that I am responsible for all actions by myself and my horse.
Guardian Signature:______________________________ Date:___________________
Saturday, June 2, 2018
CAMP INSTRUCTOR’S CERTIFICATION SAFETY CLINIC