It’s that time of the year again!!!! Time to get those saddles cleaned.  Time to get the trail riding gear ready!

This year we will have some special events, some special meals, and maybe even some special prizes. Be sure to check our website for any updates, schedule changes, or additional scheduled rides.

Things to Remember:
1. All Rides Start at 10 AM
2. Bring your lunch unless otherwise specified.
3. Complete a trail ride release form and give it to me before we ride out
4. Review  trail ride etiquette rules prior to our rides
5. Check website for cancellations due to inclement weather. (Will try to have posted by 6 pm Friday night prior to ride)
6. Call Tony Bowing at 615-715-2925 if you have questions or concerns

March 9, 2013 – Williamsport Wildlife Management Area – Williamsport TN

Start Time 10 AM – Ride length approx. 10 miles

We will kick our first ride off on Saturday March 9, 2013 with Linda Grajewski’s  Gates to Heaven Benefit Ride at Williamson Sport Wildlife Management Area. (A $10 dollar per rider donation is suggested, but is not mandatory). Linda uses the proceeds from this ride to support her Gates to Heaven mission for her Cheyenne River Reservation work.  Linda always hosts one of our best rides at the beautiful Williamsport WMA.

Directions: From Columbia take HWY 50 toward Centerville.  Go approx. 10 miles. After crossing the Duck River Bridge in Williamsport, start looking for the WMA sign on the right. Take a hard right and drive up the road to the trailer parking area.

April 13, 2013 - Cedars of Lebanon – Lebanon TN – Bob Purvis, James and Lee Thompson Ride

Start Time 10 AM – Ride length approx. 10 miles

Directions: Take 840E toward Lebanon. Take Exit #65, HWY 452 (Race Track Road) Go approx. (4) miles to HWY 231. Turn left on 231N to Lebanon. Go approx. (4) miles and turn Right on E. Richmond Shop Road. Go approx. (1) mile and turn left to Cedars of Lebanon Stables. We will park at the stables. Bring your lunch or snack.

April 27, 2013 – Percy Warner – Nashville TN

Start Time 10 AM – Ride length approx. 8 miles

Directions:  From I-65 Take Exit 78B Old Hickory Blvd. towards Brentwood. Go 6.5 miles. Park entrance will be on the right. Pull in and follow road around to where the horse trailers are parked. Bring lunch or snack.

May 11, 2013 – Cordell Hull – Granville TN

Start Time 10 AM – Ride length approx. 12 miles

Directions:  From Nashville travel Interstate 40 east to the Carthage exit #258. Take TN #53 north and travel approx. four miles to US #70 east (right turn off 70). Travel #70 approx. 7.5 miles to US #53 Granville and Gainesboro direction left turn (this turn is in a curve and in front of a Post Office on right). Travel approx. 5.5 miles to Granville. Go through town and past a boat camping site. Parking for trailers will be on the left. Bring a lunch to have at the half way point. Very level terrain.

June 8, 2013 – Stones River / East Fork Recreation Area – Smyrna TN


Start Time 10 AM – Ride length approx. 12 miles – MEAL PROVIDED

Directions: From Murfreesboro take 840 toward Lebanon. Take exit 57 Sulphur Springs Road. Turn west (right) on Sulphur Springs and go seven tenths mile and turn right on Buckeye Valley. Travel 3 miles to East Fork Recreation  Area.

NOTE: We will ride toward Walter Hill and will stop at Laney Ware’s house for lunch which is adjacent to the trail. Laney, Vaughn, and PWHAT will provide a lite lunch and drinks. There will be picket lines, water buckets, and water troughs ready for your horses.  After lunch we will ride back to the East Fork Recreation parking area.

June 22, 2013 – Bowie Nature Center – Fairview TN [$2.00 day trail riding fee per rider]

Start Time 10 AM – Ride length approx. 10 miles

Directions: From Franklin take HWY 96 West toward Fairview TN. At the intersection of HWY 96 and HWY 100 take a left toward Fairview. Stay on HWY 100 for 6.7 Miles to Bowie Lake Road. Take a right on Bowie Lake Road toward the park entrance. From Nashville take HWY 100 and follow the directions above. When entering the park, look for the Horse Trailer parking sign.  Follow Road to trailer parking area.  I will collect the rider fee and turn it in after we ride. Bring a snack or lunch.
Be sure to call me or the park direct at 615-799-5544 if the weather is look bad as they may close the trails.

June 22, 2013 – Fountain Creek – Culleoka TN

Start Time 10 AM – Ride length approx. 12 miles

Directions: Take I-65 S to exit #37 (HWY 373). Turn west (left) towards Columbia. Go approx. (4) miles. After crossing Fountain Creek Bridge, make a right on narrow gravel road by the brown and yellow sign with Duck River Tail System emblazoned on it. The wide parking area is twenty yards down that road. Bring a snack or lunch.

July 13, 2013 – Laurel Hill Wild Life Management Area – Summertown TN

Start Time 10 AM – Ride length approx. 12 miles

Directions:  From Columbia Take HWY 43 (Columbia to Lawrenceburg HWY) toward Summertown.  Take a right on HWY 20 (at Summertown Shell and Sonic). Go approx. (1) mile and HWY 20 will merge with HWY #240. Stay on HWY 20/240 until 20 and 240 divide and follow 240 for 10 miles.  Turn right on HWY 241. Stay on 241 for 1 mile and turn left on VFW road. Go ½ mile and turn right on Fennie Road.  Stay on Fennie Road for 1 mile and parking area will be on the right. Bring lunch or a snack.

September 21 – Tom Moon Family Ride – Meal Provided

Note: The Tom Moon Ride (Voted Best Trail Ride for 2011 and 2012)

Start Time 10 AM – Ride length approx. 10 miles
From 840 take Exit 37 Arno Road towards Franklin.  Go approx. 8/10th mile take a left on Meeks Road. Go 8/10th mile and turn left into farm entrance and parking area.

October 26 – Normandy Dam/Lake Ride [New Ride for 2013]

Start Time 10 AM – Ride length approx. 12 miles

Directions:  From Murfreesboro take I- 24 towards Chattanooga.  Take Exit 105 HWY  41 S toward Normandy Dam and drive 1.7 miles to Blanton’s Chapel  Road and turn right toward Normandy Dam.  Stay on this road for 2.4 miles and bear left at the fork.  You will drive another 1.6 miles to a 4 way stop.  Turn left at the 4 way stop.  Drive another 1.9 miles.  At the bottom of the steep hill you will find parking on the right side of the road on a wide shoulder.  For those who are expert at turning trailers around in tight spots, there is a short lane on the right that you can enter and park. Bring snack or light lunch.

November  9 –  Short Mountain – Liberty TN (Most Challenging ride due to Mountain terrain)

Start Time 10 AM – Ride length approx. 12 miles

Directions:  From I-24 take Exit 81B/HWY 231 toward Murfreesboro. Take a right onto Rutherford Blvd. Go 3.6 miles and take a right on HWY 70S towards Woodbury TN.  Go 17 miles on HWY 70 through Woodbury and take a left onto Jim Cummings HWY# 53N (this road is just after crossing bridge Woodbury Co-Op. Go 1.3 miles and take a right at the Short Mountain Distillery sign.  Stay on winding road for 5.7 miles and turn left at stop sign at top of big hill.  Go 1.4 miles and turn left after the red rood house and barn. Go 3/10th mile to 3 way stop. Turn left and go 3/10th mile to top of hill. Turn Right into Cannon County Walking Horse Association Campground entrance. Follow gravel road to the parking area next to the horse arena.