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 North American Plantation Classic Horse Show

Next weekend’s North American Plantation Classic Horse Show in Dillsburg, Pa just north of Gettysburg ….  registration for my versatility high point perpetual award and Sunday’s Gettysburg ride will be at the show office.

Jacquie is available until Tuesday to help decipher the rules and classes: or 410-923-6157







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…most shows will offer classes for all gaited breeds, adult beginners, youth and novice horses …some are versatility with barrels, dressage, jumping, driving, and trail obstacle.. for help in preparing to show or making sense of the rules (they can be different for each show) call Jacquie 410-923-6157 .  Class lists, directions, rules and regulations can be found on the sponsoring websites.  Dates and events are subject to change – check the appropriate websites.

April 16-18            Old Dominion Classic        Lexington, Va                        Old Dominion Gaited Horse Association

April 25                  Mason Dixon                        Delta, Pa                               Plantation Walking Horses of Maryland         

May 8-9                  Keystone Classic                Quentin, Pa                           Quentin Riding Club and Center

May 14-15             Garden State Classic         NJ new Dream Park           Pennsylvania Pleasure Walking Horse Association

May 16                   Harford Spring Show          Bel Air, Md                             Plantation Walking Horses of Maryland

May 30                   Fun Show                              Timberville, Va                     Old Dominion Gaited Horse Association

Jun 11-12              MATWHA Classic                Quentin, Pa.                          Mid-Atlantic Tennessee Walking Horse Association.

July 10                   PPWHA Fun Show              Wilson College, Pa             Pennsylvania Pleasure Walking Horse Association

July 24                   MATWHA Fun                       Wilson College, Pa             Mid-Atlantic Tennessee Walking Horse Association

Aug. 2 or 9             Howard County Fair            W.Friendship, Md                Plantation Walking Horses of Maryland

Sept. 3-4               NAPC   ***                             Dillsburg Pa                         Pennsylvania Pleasure Walking Horse Association

Sat. Sept 4 ..         Chesapeake Play Day at the NAPC … versatility and games … POC Jacquie/Chesapeake Club

Sun. Sept 5..         Gettysburg Historical Ride after the NAPC  POC Jacquie/Chesapeake Club

Oct 3                       Harford Fall Show               Bel Air, Md                             Plantation Walking Horses of Maryland

Oct 16                    Fall Fun Show                      Spring Valley, Pa Plantation Walking Horses of Maryland

****   Chesapeake Play Day and Gettysburg Historical Ride is a feature for all in association with the North American Plantation Classic Show Sept 3-6.                   National Walking Horse Association                    Plantation Walking Horses of Maryland

www.ppwhacom                  Pennsylvania Pleasure Walking Horse Association              Mid-Atlantic Tennessee Walking Horse Association                 Old Dominion Gaited Horse Association



Katy Hart, Karen Koback and Jackie Cowan. Karen won the Chesapeake Play Day 2010

The North American Plantation Classic (NAPC) is a fabulous versatility gaited horse show that runs Friday and Saturday of Labor Day Weekend at the Diamond 7 Arena in Dillsburg, Pa.  The Pennsylvania Pleasure Walking Horse Association ( has fine-tuned this show to offer a wide variety of classes for all 4-beat gaited horses and different levels of rider experience.  In addition to rail classes in many divisions, the show includes:

       Rail classes for novice and /or adult beginner and youth riders

       Trail Obstacle

       Gaming classes — barrels, pole bending

       Dressage classes – from beginner’s potential to upper levels


       Western Reining



       Side Saddle

       Musical Free Style

       Sip champagne while you watch the very special Carousel of Horses

       Take your chances to win at Pig Toss

       Over-night stabling and camping with a barn party for all after the show Saturday night

Last year the Chesapeake Play Day was introduced on Saturday of the show with a special prize donated by Jacquie and Gatsby to the Chesapeake Member with the highest cumulative points from these versatility classes.  Katy Hart won this Chesapeake award last year – it was her first show

     On Sunday we gather at Artillery Ridge for a very special guided historical trail ride through the battlefields of Gettysburg with our own expert, Sam Fuson.  This year we’re going to do it all again – more details will be forthcoming here and in  the newsletter and the Club BLOG.  In the mean time you may contact Jacquie for more insight to the show, the special Club award, and how to prepare.  We can even schedule a practice get-together over the summer … 410-923-6157.

Jackie and Gatsby on the battlefield