Monthly Archives: August 2014

Pictures of NWTR Poker Ride Today 8/31/14

What a beautiful day we had for the Poker Ride! Some people travelled from Grants Pass, Cave Junction, and Ferndale! It was nice to see so many out enjoying a day with their horses (and mule)! Thanks for coming out to support the Northwest Trail Riders!

Northwest Trail Riders Poker Ride August 31


It is time for the Northwest Trail Riders annual Poker Ride on August 31! This is going to be at the Pala Staging Area and ride up to the horse camp, where after your ride there will be a nice lunch waiting for you. Sign up at the horse camp will start at 9:30AM. The first riders out will be at 10:00AM and the last riders will be at 11:00AM.The cost is only $8 for members and $12 for non-members (lunch is included in the price). You can purchase an extra poker hand for $3. Please note that no dogs are allowed on the trail. For more information, please contact Barbara Harkins at 707-465-4795 or 707-954-1289.

Mtn Trail Clinic & Practice Show Oct 4 & 5

This is a great opportunity to learn how to introduce your horse to trail obstacles. Our Fair Manager, Randy Hatfield, is going to create a trail course for this clinic.A lot of work will be going into creating the trail course (with heavy equipment), hoping it will stay awhile. The trail obstacles will be created near the rodeo arena called the “pit area”.  Randy is planning on creating hills, various size ditches, planks, step up and down platforms, bridges, dead brush, rock crossings, raised logs, ponds, and water boxes. He is planning on leaving the obstacle trail course up and available for riders as long as possible. Hoping it will remain intact through the winter.

The cost is only $100 (for Grange members) and $125 for non-members. This is for both days and lunch! Please contact Helen at 707-218-5769 or Linda at 707-954-5311 for more information and to reserve a spot.
Here is the flyer: Oct 14 Mtn Trail Clinic Flyer



Del Norte County Fair Horse Event Photos

Hope you all had fun at the Del Norte County Fair last week! On Saturday, July 27th, the kids from the Lake Earl Grange, FFA, and 4-H competed in a horse show. Here are a few photos:


On Friday, August 1st, the Lake Earl Grange sponsored a Jackpot Team Sorting Event. The first group to go was the Greenhorn division and then the Open division. We had over 40 teams competing and friends from Humboldt County and Curry County to join us. The cows were sticky and were a fun challenge…we all experienced a few DQ’s (disqualified sort)! Here are some shots of the action:


Saturday, August 2nd, was a busy day for the kids. They started the morning with the Jr. Rodeo and most of them had to be back to the livestock barns, as most of them were also showing market animals for the Jr. Livestock Auction. It was fun to watch from the barrel racing to the goat tying.

Hoover Clinic August 14-17

There are just a few spots left in this clinic!

Mitch & JoLinn Hoover will be teaching foundation horsemanship skills for controlling challenging situations with confidence and other tips to help your horse become fine-tuned, respectful, and a willing partner. Effective use of hand, rein, seat, and leg aides. Valuable, yet simple, tools to navigate trail obstacles. Lean to use the horse’s natural curiosity and draw to replace fear with confidence and courage. They will also demystify cattle working, from basic to advance…using live cattle and the Pro Cutter remote.

Check out their website at: or their Facebook page.

Here is the flyer on this clinic:2014.Hoover Clinic Flyer

Here is the form for the clinic:2014_HooverClinic.riderprofile

Please contact Kristy Young at 707-218-5385 for more information.