BATTLE
GROUND
SADDLE
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2014 SCHEDULE
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"
Camp Host"

A camp host will
be named for each
BGSC ride.
 

The host will be
your contact for
questions & answers
and will be the
gathering place
for organized
dinners or campfires.
Link to 4H Fairgrounds Calendar
January
1
31~1

After Christmas Horse Sale - Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY

February
2
2 Flea Market : Tippecanoe Fairgrounds
8 Horseman's Forum - 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lynn Hall, Purdue University, 625 Harrison St., West Lafayette. 
$40.00 fee includes morning refreshments and box lunch  ($60.00 after Jan. 26). 
For schedule, see:   spa2010.itap.purdue.edu/extended/pdf/Documents/rf_12823.pdf  
Register on line at vet.purdue.edu/ce/workshops.php#horseman
16

11:00 a.m. - Brunch at The Trails. 
$16.95 -adults, $10.00 - 10 & under (plus tax), 3 & under free. 
Contact Rita Lockridge to make a reservation:   rita@bg-sc.com  
For menu, see:   thetrailsbanquets.com/?page_id=142   
You must RSVP  by FEBRUARY 12th if you want to sit with the group.

20

7:30 p.m. - Meeting at Battle Ground United Methodist Church. 
Jason Hickman, Assistant Property Manager at Tippecanoe River State Park, will talk to us about upcoming events and improvements at the park and will be selling bridle tags and park passes.

22

Tippecanoe County 4-H Horse & Pony Club tack auction, chili lunch and bake sale
Home Ec Building, Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds. 
Doors open at 11:30, bidding starts at 12:30

22

Salamonie Cowboy Gathering - 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Salamonie Interpretive Center, 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews, IN
Featuring presentation on riding in the Grand Teton Mountains, door prizes and a chance to win annual entrance passes and horse tags.  Sloppy joes and drink provided; bring your own table service and a dish to share. 
Registration required (limited to first 80 responders). 
Call the Upper Wabash Reservoirs Interpretive Services at (260) 468-2127
or e-mail Laura Whiteleather at: LWhiteleather@dnr.IN.gov
Contact Pat Dye if you are interested in riding over with her:  paridyes@aol.com

March
3
2 Flea Market : Tippecanoe Fairgrounds
2

Wooly Horse Meet & Greet
Gold Horse Consignment, 1273 N. Bluff Road, Greenwood. 
Doors open at noon.  Yvette Rollins will be speaking at 1:00 on trail safety and Indiana trails. 
See:  http://goldhorseconsignment.vpweb.com/Wooly-Horse-Meet---Greet.html  
Contact Pat Dye if you are interested in riding over with her:  paridyes@aol.com

13~16

Road to the Horse – Lexington, KY

15

ITRA Annual Meeting, Dinner and Silent Auction
Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 2003 E. Pleasant St., Noblesville.  Gather at noon; dinner at 1:00. 
Meat and drinks provided; bring a dish to share (A-M – salads and casseroles, N-Z desserts). 
Our own Rita Lockridge will be giving a presentation on first aid. 
(Always 3rd Saturday in March.)   Contact rita@bg-sc.com for carpooling!

15 Tack Swap and Chili Supper, Clinton County Fairgrounds, Frankfort. 
Sponsored by Clinton County 4-H Horse & Pony Club. Chili supper served 4:00-7:00. 
Booth space - $15.00 per table.
Contact Kaye Howard at (317) 432-9555 or ccbitsandspurs@yahoo.com for information and to reserve a table. 
(tentative date)
20

7:00 p.m. – Pitch-in supper (ham sandwiches provided; bring your own drinks and a dish to share)
 followed by meeting and white elephant sale at Battle Ground United Methodist Church.

28~30 Spring Trail Fund Raising Ride at O’Bannon Woods State Park.  
$12.00 per night primitive, $15.00 electric + $10.00 donation per person. 
Campfire social on Friday evening, guided trail rides on Saturday starting at 9:30, pitch-in dinner at 5:30 on Saturday (fried chicken provided), followed by dance 7:30-11:00. 
Call in camping reservations to park office at (812) 738-8232 on February 4th
Camp host:  Rita Lockridge: rita@bg-sc.com 
See:  http://www.oldcapitolsaddleclub.com/

April
4
4~6 Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo.  See:  http://hoosierhorsefair.org/
5~6 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Open Barn.  RX Acres Belgians, 8957 S. 300 E., Brookston, IN
See: http://www.rxacresbelgians.com/
6 Flea Market : Tippecanoe Fairgrounds
10~13

Equine Affaire, Columbus, OH  See:  http://www.equineaffaire.com

11~13

Campout at Tippecanoe River State Park.  Camp hosts:  Bill & Kim Dimmick (kldimmick@att.net

17

7:30 p.m. - Meeting at Battle Ground United Methodist Church

24~27

Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event – Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY.  See:  http://www.rk3de.org/

26 Vaccination Clinic (Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital)
Clinton County Fairgrounds, Frankfort.  Appointments begin at 9:00 - first come, first served.
Sponsored by Clinton County 4-H. 
For more information, call Purdue at 494-8548.  (tentative date)
26~27 ITRA Annual Spring Cleanup at Brown County State Park. 
Work day is Sat., with carry-in supper that evening (main dish provided).  
Get your name on the list for a free night’s camping by contacting
Bob McPheeters at (765) 683-0665 or bob@lighthousestables.com.
May
5
4 Flea Market : Tippecanoe Fairgrounds
10 Tippecanoe County 4-H Horse & Pony Open Show
15 7:30 p.m. - Meeting at Battle Ground United Methodist Church
16~18 Giddy-Up-Gals Get-A-Way Trail Ride (“Ladies Ride”), Blackwell Horse Camp, Hoosier National Forest. 
Contact GeGe Showalter at  gghow@ccrtc.com
Note: No water unless you bring your own or use the pond.  (Always the weekend before Memorial Day weekend.)

June
6
1 Flea Market : Tippecanoe Fairgrounds
7 National Trails Day. ITRA members work at state facilities. Pitch-in lunch or dinner at each location. Rita Lockridge (rita@bg-sc.com) will be hosting a campout (7-8) at Tippecanoe River State Park this weekend, and plan to help with any work day if one is scheduled there.
7~8 IHSRA Boone County Rodeo Bash at Boone County 4-H Fairground, 1300 E. 100 S., Lebanon. Performances at 7:00 p.m. on Sat. & 2:00 p.m. on Sun. $7.00 per person ($5.00 in advance); 10 and under free. Advance discount tickets available at Lebanon and Thorntown Dairy Queen locations or from The Arc of Greater Boone County. See: http://www./boonecountyrodeo.org/ or contact Marcia Clutter at 765-482-6815 or mclutter@thearcgbc.org
14

Tippecanoe County 4-H Horse & Pony Open Show

19 7:30 p.m. - Meeting at Battle Ground United Methodist Church
20~22

Campout at Yellowwood State Forest.  Lee & Dianna Ruse hosting:  ruseranch@aol.com

28

Tippecanoe County 4-H Horse & Pony Contesting Show

July
7
6 Flea Market : Tippecanoe Fairgrounds
12 Tippecanoe County 4-H Horse & Pony Open Show
17

7:30 p.m. - Meeting at Battle Ground United Methodist Church  

19~26

Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair.  Drill Team performance on Tuesday & Thursday @ 6:30 PM

August
8
1~17

Indiana State Fair

3 Flea Market : Tippecanoe Fairgrounds
5~10 Traders Point Hunt Charity Horse Show & Country Fair - Wild Air Farms, 7400 Hunt Club Road, Zionsville. All proceeds benefit Riley Children’s Foundation. See: http://www.traderspoint.org/
15

7:30 p.m. – Annual Horse Pull at Camden Park on James Street in Camden.  Sponsored by Camden Lions Club.  Food available.

16

Day at the track for thoroughbred racing.   Host:  Jean Horner (jhorner424@yahoo.com   Details coming. 

23 Monthly meeting moved to Saturday at Lazy AA Bed & Breakfast. Steve & Marilyn Auth hosting. Come anytime after noon, trail ride/drive about 1:00 p.m. Pitch-in dinner at 5:30. Pulled-pork sandwiches and table service provided; bring a dish to share and your own drinks. Also bring lawn chairs, musical instruments and swimsuits. Monthly meeting following pitch-in (approx. 6:30), followed by cowboy musicians. Pond for fishing, boating and swimming!
28~1

Campout at O’Bannon Woods State Park.  Camp host:  Rita Lockridge:  rita@bg-sc.com

September
9
5~7 Campout (primitive) - Middle Fork State Fish & Wildlife Area, Oakwood, IL. Proof of negative Coggins test required. Trail map can be downloaded from the BGSC web site. Camp hosts: Bill & Kim Dimmick (kldimmick@att.net) See: http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R3/MIDDLE.HTM
7 Flea Market : Tippecanoe Fairgrounds
12~14 ITRA Annual Fall Ride at Midwest Trail Ride near Norman, IN. Contact MTR to make reservations at (812) 834-6686 or www.midwesttrailride.com
13

Tippecanoe County 4-H Horse & Pony Open Show

13~14 Country Fair and Horse Pull at The Farm at Prophetstown. See schedule at http://prophetstown.org/fair. (Always second weekend in September)
18

7:30 p.m. - Meeting at Battle Ground United Methodist Church

19~21 Riders Rendezvous - Horseman’s Campground, Salamonie Reservoir. $2.00 per person for the weekend (excluding camping fees). Advance registration encouraged. Call the Upper Wabash Reservoirs Interpretive Services at (260) 468-2127 or e-mail Laura Whiteleather at: LWhiteleather@dnr.IN.gov For event details, go to: http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/sp-Salamonie_RidersRendezvous.pdf Camp host: Pat Dye: paridyes@aol.com (Always 3rd weekend in September)
26~27 Happy Trails Fall Fest – Natural Valley Ranch, Brownsburg, IN. Register starting at 6:00 p.m. on Friday. Overnight primitive camping available on Friday. Saturday has all-day riding with breakfast, lunch and chili dinner. Event will end at approximately 7:00 p.m. Saturday. Benefit is for the horse trail on B&O Rail Trail. Contact Karen Humphreys to register: kkh923@aol.com. Camp host: Pat Dye: paridyes@aol.com
October
10
4~6 Round-up Trail Ride at Prairie Creek Reservoir near Muncie. Hosted by Muncie Light Horse Club. Dinner, live auction, prizes, trail riding, scavenger hunt, poker run, bingo, concessions and more. $25.00 fee includes T-shirt and meal (12 & under free). Camp at $5.00 per trailer/per night. See: http://mlhc.webs.com
5 Flea Market : Tippecanoe Fairgrounds
9~12 Campout at Clark State Forest, Henryville, IN. Joan Wealing hosting: jwealing@hughes.net Primitive camping, pit toilets, water and dump station! First come/first serve for sites.
18 Fish Fry hosted by Lee and Dianna Ruse, 5361 Richardville Road, Lafayette. Arrive anytime after 3:00 to help set up. We will eat at 5:30, followed by our monthly meeting (approximately 6:30). Bring a dish to share, your own drinks, chairs and musical instruments.
25 ITRA Meet and Greet Ride at Tippecanoe River State Park. Group ride at 10:00 a.m. Chili, beans and corn bread provided for supper.
26 Annual Ride to the Rescue Trail Ride at Tippecanoe River State Park to benefit Indiana Horse Rescue. Food provided; door prizes and silent auction. Donations of cash, hay and gently used horse-related items accepted. RSVP to Melanie at gypsysoul1024@gmail.com Camp host: Pat Dye (paridyes@aol.com) (tentative date for ride) Campout dates October 24-26
30~2 Campout at Midwest Trail Ride near Norman, IN. Contact MTR to make reservations at (812) 834-6686 or www.midwesttrailride.com Camp host: Jake Hagenbush: chagenbush@gmail.com
November
11
2 Flea Market : Tippecanoe Fairgrounds
8~9 Fall Trail Fund Raising Ride at O’Bannon Woods State Park. $12.00 per night primitive, $15.00 electric + $10.00 donation per person. Campfire social on Friday evening, guided trail rides on Saturday starting at 9:30, pitch-in dinner at 5:30 on Saturday (fried chicken provided), followed by dance 7:30-11:00. Call in camping reservations to park office at (812) 738-8232. Camp host: Rita Lockridge: rita@bg-sc.com See: http://www.oldcapitolsaddleclub.com/
20 7:00 p.m. - Meeting at Battle Ground United Methodist Church, featuring pitch-in Thanksgiving dinner and election of officers
28~30 ITRA Annual Thanksgiving Cleanup at Brown County State Park. Carry-in supper Sat. evening. Get your name on the list for a free night’s camping by contacting Bob McPheeters at (765) 683-0665 or bob@lighthousestables.com.
December
12
7 Flea Market : Tippecanoe Fairgrounds
7 2:00 p.m. - Lafayette/West Lafayette Christmas Parade. Parade coordinator: Joan Wealing (jwealing@hughes.net) (Always on Sunday during first full weekend in Dec.)
13

6:00-10:00 p.m. - Christmas Party at Arrowhead Bowl

To make reservations at state campgrounds, call (866) 622-6746 or log on to:  http://indianastateparks.reserveamerica.com/

Reminder that you can make a reservation 6 months in advance!! Holiday weekends sell out FAST at popular camping locations! Many times, we found people making reservations 3-4 days in advance of the weekend just to get the reservation they want!!

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