March Reminders … 3-14-2014

Spring is coming — I promise!!!! please check the Chesapeake Club calendar for more details, updates and other events being planned in between …

New memberships are accepted at events so you are welcome to bring friends – just give their membership form and payment to the ride host before unloading – better yet, mail at least a week ahead.

March 22 … free Obstacle Practice Party with the Tuckahoe Equestrian Center instead of their planned Cowgirl Weekend … bring your lunch and an obstacle to share … 11:00am … rsvp Joetta 410-490-5021 and check for more info and bad weather status

March 29 Cape Henlopen Beach Ride and Walk benefitting Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding … 302-644-1920 / (this is a change from our original plans in order to take advantage of another ride already scheduled on the beach)

April 4-5…Old Dominion Gaited Horse Show at the beautiful Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va…

April 11-13…Spring Fling Ride and Camp at the Tuckahoe Equestrian Center…

*** April 19-20 (Sat/Sun) … Southern Maryland Trail Rides

*** April 26-28…Gettysburg Weekend… have you made your reservations at Artillery Ridge Campground ? rides throughout the weekend, potluck dinner around the campfire, hanging out with friends and maybe a mini-clinic…reserve your own stall, paddock, cabin, trailer hook-up, etc at 717-334-1288 (be sure to say you are with Chesapeake Club)…RSVP for more on-going information Jen 410-279-4830 /
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May 2-4… Connected Riding Gaited Clinic with Diane Septregistration form attached (opens in new window)

*** June 27-29…Michaux State Park…The South Mountain Rangers are graciously allowing our use of their campsite for our Camp & Ride on June 28 & 29 in Michaux State Park (Pa between Thurmont and Gettysburg). Come for a day or for the weekend — Cost for camping overnight is $10 per night and includes electric hook-ups, flushing toilets, and water for horses & humans Bring your own means to safely secure your horse, ie high-line or a portable corral. All meals are on your own. Trails are rocky so your horse may need boots or shoes. Bring current negative coggins and own clean up and horse care tools. Please register with Kim Hawkins ( no later than June 21. (this is a change from the original plan of Corduras and Union Mills)

and don’t forget our Chesapeake Gaited Get-Away at Fair Hill – October 9-12, 2014

February 2014 Events and a sneak peek for the rest of the year

***Chocolate, Cheese and Wine Trail Ride and Luncheon

February 22 (Saturday)
Ride, eat, and celebrate our friendships and Jacquie’s birthday!  Conditions permitting we’ll take a short ride on easy trails suitable for barefoot or out of shape horses and cold temps, then retire to the house for the Three C’s – Chocolate, Cheese and Cheer that everyone will bring to share 🙂

Arrival 11:00 – Riding at 11:30
RSVP 410-923-6157  or


Bad weather or trail conditions may mean we just eat and party or postpone to the next weekend.
Last names starting with A-M, please bring Chocolate and Red Wine
Last names starting with N-Z, please bring Cheese and White Wine
Soup and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.  Please plan to keep in touch for condition updates if questionable.

Directions to 1218 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville, MD
From I-97 in Anne Arundel County – take exit 10 for Veteran’s Highway and Benfield Drive…right at light onto Veteran’s Highway…through light, up hill, past Gina’s Cantina and turn left onto General’s Highway/Rt 178…turn left at 2nd light at WAWA and onto Sunrise Beach Road…within mile, pass county park on right with tennis courts, left into driveway after the white board fence and cedar trees paralleling the road…look for wooden black walking horse at mailboxes and follow the parking signs.

*** (three stars) indicates a Club Event & Membership is required!

New memberships are accepted at events so you are welcome to bring friends – just give their membership form and payment to the ride host before unloading – better yet, mail at least a week ahead>

Pennsylvania Horse World Expo

February 27-March 2 (Thursday through Wednesday)
Diane Sept as the Gaited Clinician…
Help in the Pennsylvania Walking Horse Booth for a day pass…Contact Burl Latshaw

***Eastern Shore Trail Rides

March 29-30 (Saturday/Sunday)
Saturday on Henlopen Beach and Sunday on Wye Island…We are currently looking for over-night possibilities for those who would like to ride both days and minimize their driving…more details will be posted on the club site calendar.

There will not be a Delaware Horse EXPO this year – we hope it will come back next year.

Old Dominion Gaited Horse Show

April 4-5 (Friday/Saturday)
At the beautiful Virginia Horse Center in Lexington,

Spring Fling

April 11-13 (Friday – Sunday)
At the Tuckahoe Equestrian Center

***Southern Maryland Trail Rides

April 19-20 (Saturday/Sunday)
Saturday we’ll ride in Cedarville State Forest and Sunday at Jug Bay, both in Prince George’s County…camping is available in Cedarville (bring your own portable corral or picket line)…showers, bathrooms and water close by…never camped with your horse before?  Not to worry – help will be available.

Gaited Horse Show

April 26-27 (Saturday/Sunday)
At Diamond 7 Arena in Dillsburg, PA, offered by the Mason Dixon Paso Fino Club

***Gettysburg Weekend

April 25-27 (Friday-Sunday)
At Artillery Ridge Campground: ride on Saturday, dinner and hanging out with friends…reserve your own stall, paddock, cabin, trailer hook-up, etc at 717-334-1288…NO historian this year…more info/rsvp Jen 410-279-4830 /

Gaited Clinic with Diane Sept

May 2-4 (Friday-Sunday)
Offered by the Pennsylvania Pleasure Walking Horse Association…Jacquie 410-923-6157 or

***Rock Creek Trail Ride


***Northern Trail Rides

June 28-29 (Saturday/Sunday)
Cordorus Lake Park on Saturday and Union Mills Park on Sunday…ride either day or both days laying over at Artillery Ridge Campgrounds in Gettysburg…more details to come from Kim Hawkins

***Rockburn Park into Patapsco Valley State Park

July TBD
Trail ride from Howard County’s Rockburn Park into Patapsco Valley State Park where the temperatures are cooled by the trees and stream crossings…more details to come from Jacquie Cowan

***Catoctin Mountain Trail Ride

August TBD
More details to come from Sheila Gilbert

Ride for the Cure

September 6 Saturday
at Tuckahoe State Park

***Annapolis Rock Trail Ride

September 20 OR 27 (Saturday>
South of Lisbon, MD, with Suzanne Anderson

***Annual Chesapeake Fair Hill Get-Away Ride and Camp

October 9-12 Thursday-Sunday
Registration will be provided on the club calendar site and in the next newsletter edition…Jacquie Cowan 410-923-6157

***Rosaryville Fall Festival Trail Ride

October 18 (Saturday)
We’ll ride the trails in Upper Marlboro and tie horses for lunch at the Plantation Fall Festival featuring music, food, local wine and cheese, artisans, and tours.

Tuckahoe Equestrian Center Invitational

November 7-9 (Friday-Sunday)
…more details to come

*** Manassas Battlefields

November 29 (Saturday)
Thanksgiving Trail Ride through the Manassas Battlefields

***Lisbon All Horse Christmas Parade

December 6 (Saturday)
We will ride as a club vying for the Most Christmas Spirit Award…our theme will be decided and announced this fall

***Carolling on Horseback

Holiday Party!

*** (three stars) indicates a Club Event & Membership is required!

New memberships are accepted at events so you are welcome to bring friends – just give their membership form and payment to the ride host before unloading – better yet, mail at least a week ahead>

2012, Saturday Dec 8, Lisbon Ole Fashion All Horse Christmas Parade

Lisbon Ole Fashion All Horse Christmas Parade ….   Sat.  Dec8, 2012

  • parade begins and ends at the trailer parking
  • the club has paid our registration fee
  • in order to participate you must complete our registration form and turn in with your coggins to our coordinator, Suzanne Anderson by November 23
  • schedule:
  •    10:00 am check in with Suzanne on site —  look for the club banner 
       10:30 am  line up
  •    11:00 am  parade starts
  • attire:   decorate you and your horse in your festive holiday outfits (antlers, santa hats, bells, garland, etc)
  • banner carriers and side walkers are needed too
  • parade particulars:
  •    we will ride as a club group keeping a safe distance between (20-30 feet) between us and the group in front
  •    we must stay in our line-up order in order to be judged
  •    we may not throw candy or other objects into the crowds
  •    we must keep our horses under control at all times
  •    judges will be stationed across from the Lisbon Park on Rt 144
  •    awards will be given out 1/2 hour after parade completion
  •    food will be available for purchase at the staging area, town grille and fire department (or bring your own)
  • LISBONindividual club participation form

April 19-21, 2013 —- Spring gaited clinic with Elizabeth Graves

Save the date — Mark your calendar —-   April 19-21, 2013 —-   Spring gaited clinic with Elizabeth Graves … hosted by PPWHA at Diamond 7 Arena —  contact Jacquie Cowan for more information 410-923-6157

 Friday:    am …  private lessons

                  afternoon …  special touching session to gain your horse’s attention

  ****tack evaluation and fitting

 Saturday and Sunday:   riding sessions based on individual needs and wants

 **** — please invite your professional saddle folks to attend to learn more about how confirmation, saddle choice and fit affect gait

 AND — Liz will be the gaited clinician at the 2013 Pennsylvania Horse EXPO in February


2012 May 27, Annual Memorial Day Benefit Ride (USTR)

United States Trail Ride, Inc. (USTR) is pleased to announce the date for our annual Memorial Day Benefit Ride to be held at Glenwood Park, Middleburg, VA on Sunday, May 27th, 2012.

The Memorial Day Benefit ride is USTR’s largest fund raising event annually. 2012 marks the 18th running of this popular ride. Over the past 10 years alone, USTR has raised and donated over twenty five thousand dollars to local non-profit organizations. This year’s ride will benefit Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Foundation, The Gingersnap Girls Equine Education and Rescue Foundation, and The Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship.

Join us on a terrific ride over the wonderfully scenic and private trails rarely open for public riding. Ride 6 to 15 miles at your own pace on well marked trails that range from gently rolling mixed fields/woods to more aggressive hills and river crossings. Ride the trail(s) right for you – there is something for everybody! While you enjoy your ride and your lunch, remember you are helping the USTR help some very worthy causes. The ride registration form can be found on USTR’s website:

United States Trail Ride, Inc. a non-profit, Loudoun County-based volunteer organization, incorporated on March 30, 1987, is dedicated to preserving and creating multi-use trails for fun and pleasure. USTR presents a variety of educational programs throughout the year that are open to the public and that support and promote the local equestrian community.

For more information on USTR or to participate in this years ride, please visit our website: .

June 2, 2012 Hope House Ride

Ride is Saturday, June 2nd at Dr. Peter Stifel’s home – Hope House in Easton, MD 21601.  His telephone number is:  410-822-4826
In the saddle and ready to ride by 11:00 a.m.    He hasn’t told me whether or not he is feeding us or if we should bring something.  As soon as I know, I will send out the info to CPWC google group.
Directions:   25918 Voit Rd. Easton, MD 21601
Go across Bay Bridge and stay on Rt. 50
Righ on Longwood Rd. MD 662 -DO NOT TAKE 1ST 662 otherwise you will go to Wye Mills
After you turn right on MD 662 go Past red school house and turn Right on Sharp Rd.
Follow all the way to stop sign
Left on Todd’s Corner Rd. which TURNS INTO BRUFFS ISLAND RD.
Left on Copperville – VERY EASY TO MISS
Follow Copperville which will veer to the right – if you go straight you will end up at another farm
At the end of Copperville, turn Right this is the road to Hope House but do not make the sharp right on dirt Rd. with 2 big brick pillars
Once you  see a small home on Left – start parking – this is not the grand entrance to Hope House so don’t be deceived by what you see.