24th Annual

Judge’s List

2007 Trail Rides & Wagon Trains

Updates and additions will be added throughout the year

As of November 7, 2007
Marks rides added after printing

(The printed copy will be updated only a few times throughout the year,
check this main page to make sure you are getting the most current information!)
Click here to download a printable copy of the ridelist.
Please note that this is intended to print on LEGAL paper.

This list is based on information submitted by ride organizers to The Judge (Gerald Davis) as of

January 1, 2007.  We are not responsible for changes, mistakes, misinformation, omissions and/or cancellations.

The Judges Decree

I am excited to see several new rides listed this year especially since they are in North Carolina, South Carolina and along the eastern coast of Georgia.  For a long time, the trail riders in these areas were driving long distances to come to the rides listed here.  I look forward to these rides and hope to make as many as possible!

People often ask me why I do it; why I ride in the cold, the rain, the hot Georgia summers. I do it for the memories. I have had 100's of squealing children in the back of my wagon who enjoyed riding and some learned to drive my mules. Some even learned to "cuss" em, much to their parents dismay! These same squealing children are now all grown up with kids of their own and they are bringing them back to enjoy the same experience. It's these kids, and their kids and theirs that I do it for. The memories of how happy those kids are and were, that is what drives me out before daybreak to feed, load up and go! Creating memories is what is all about. I start off 2007 with a brand new wagon. I intend to load that wagon to overflowing with memories. But believe me, I didn't get rid of my other wagonload of memories! I hope you will join me in creating some lasting memories. And remember, be careful because You never know when you are making a memory” Rickie Lee Jones


SEE YOU ON THE TRAILS!

 

DATES

YEARS

SCHEDULED EVENT

CONTACT

CODE

Jan 19-21

4

Saddle Sore & Mule Poor Benefit Ride – Hazelhurst GA

912-325-2425

WTDC*

Feb 9-11

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC

910-770-1800

WTDC

Feb 10-13

National Trail Ride Winter Florida Ride – Milton FL

256-413-3529

WTDC

Feb 16-17

Cedar Creek Trail Ride - Nichols SC

843-392-0226

TCD

Feb 16-18

5

Broxton Bridge Trail Ride – Ehrhardt SC

800-437-4868

TC

Feb 16-19

 

Heart of Dixie Guided Trail Ride - Troy AL

334-670-0005

TD

Feb 17

GA Paso Fino Trail Ride - FDRoosevelt Columbus GA

404-932-4438

T

Feb 24

Sharon Ride at Clemmons Farm and Spring – Sharon GA

706-318-4076

T

Feb 27-March 8

27

Alabama Wagon Train - Boaz AL

256-593-9488

WTC

Mar 2-4

 

Ride with Ron and Adriane in Round Oak GA

478-986-4097

TD

Mar 3

Ride for a Cure - Ty Ty GA

229-392-1397

T

Mar 3-7

33

Forney Alabama to Montgomery Alabama Wagon Train

256-927-3544

WT

Mar 9-11

5

Broxton Bridge Trail Ride – Ehrhardt SC

800-437-4868

TC

Mar 12-17

5

St. Patty’s Day Week Ride – Cherokee AL

256-412-8480

TD

Mar 15-18

Best of America by Horseback at Lakeview Plantation – Fairfax SC

803-584-0689

WTDC

Mar 16-18

Cedar Creek Trail Ride - Nichols SC

843-392-0226

TCD

Mar 16-18

23

Manchester Spring Trail Ride – Wedgeville SC

803-773-1308

WTDC

March 17

GA Quarter Horse Assn Benefit Trail Ride - Conyers GA

404-843-2500

T*

March 17

15

GERL Poker Ride at Dawson Forest

404-405-4121

T*

Mar 17-18

3

Big Creek Trail Ride – Hawkinsville, GA

478-230-0591

T

Mar 19-24

5

Spring is in the Air Ride – Cherokee AL

256-412-8480

TD

Mar 22-26

America’s Trail Ride at Tuscumbia AL

256-390-3666

TDC

Mar 23-25

SC Equestrian Ministtires "Richard McDuffie" Spring Ride - Faifax SC

803-584-0689

T

Mar 24-25

11

Lewie Fortner’s Wonderful Weekend in Kite GA

478-469-5105

WTD

March 25

Chatham Mounted Patrol St. Jude’s Benefit Ride

912-964-1065

T

Mar 31

3

Terry Tankersley Memorial Ride at Bussey Point

706-359-7970

TC

Mar 30-Apr 1

12

Silver Spur Spring Ride – Dublin GA

478-275-4245

TDC

Mar 30-Apr 1

Ash Hill Trail Ride – Eutawville  SC

843-761-3533

T*

Apr 2-8

5

Easter Ride – Cherokee AL

256-412-8480

TD

Apr 6-8

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC

910-770-1800

WTDC

Apr 6-9

7

Lakeview Plantation Easter Ride – Fairfax SC

803-584-0689

WTDC

Apr 7

3

Pike County Poker Ride

706-567-4243

T

Apr 7

Backcountry Horsemen of Middle and South GA Annual Meeting - Rutledge

706-319-0239

Apr 9-14

15

Birdsong – Camden TN

731-584-9206

TC

Apr 13-15

Riding the High Trails- Benefit forGood Sheperd - Warm Springs, GA

706-655-2354

T

Apr 13-15

5

Broxton Bridge Trail Ride – Ehrhardt SC

800-437-4868

TC

Apr 14-15

37

New Ellenton SC Trail Ride

803-755-7613

TD

Apr 14-15

2

Doodle Hill Trail Ride -  Thomson GA

706-595-7345

WTDC

Apr 14-22

17

Buffalo River – Waynesboro TN

877-654-3164

T

Apr 16-20

34 Ranch – Herod IL

618-264-2144

Apr 16-22

Circle E Trail Ride – Belvedere TN

931-962-1790

Apr 19 - 22

Eastfork Annual Wildflower Ride

931-879-1176

WTD

Apr 20-22

6

Bell Farms Wonderful Weekend in Ward SC

803-685-7301

WTDC

Apr 20-22

5

Hadden Ranch Trail Ride – Gibson GA

706-598-2684

WTDC

Apr 20-22

 

Cedar Creek Trail Ride - Nichols SC

843-392-0226

TCD

Apr 26-30

America’s Trail Ride – Location to be announced

256-390-6366

Apr 27-29

2

Ride the Edge TN Horse Council Trail Ride – East Fork Stables, Jamestown TN

800-97-TRAIL

WTDC

Apr 27-29

 

Southern Trail Riders Trail Ride - Timmonsville SC

843-346-3878

WTDC

Apr 27-29

Triple A Trail Ride – Statesboro GA

912-682-3719

TDC

Apr 27-29

Plum Branch Saddle Club Trail Ride – Plum Branch SC

864-443-5394

TDC

Apr 28

42

Hillbilly Saddle Club Trail Ride and BBQ – Fyffe, AL

256-623-3276

WTDC

Apr 28

9

Highpoint Trail Ride – Perry GA

478-987-2035

T

Apr 28-29

18

Rockdale Trail Blazers Spring Ride at Fort Moutnain - Chatsworth GA

770-786-5572

TD

Apr 28-29

6

GHC Spring Ride at Silver Spur – Dublin GA

770-922-3350

TDC

May 1-5

Sand Mountain to Cullman AL Trail Ride - Begins in Albertville

256-878-5168

TDC

May 5-6

37

4 Diamond Spring Ride – Sparta GA

706-453-2548

TDC

May 5-8

4

National Trail Ride at Broxton Bridge Plantation– Ehrhardt SC

256-413-3529

WTDC

Apr 19 - 22

Eastfork Annual Spring Fling

931-879-1176

WTD

May 11-13

4

Cherokee Mother’s Day Ride – Cherokee AL

256-359-4423

TDC

May 12

BCH of NC Ride Yellow Ga (Wolf Ford Area Pisgah NF) Brevard NC

828-456-1818

T

May 12

Saddle Up for St. Jude - Portal GA

912-489-9414

T*

May 18-20

25

Warrenton Spring Ride and Wagon Train

706-465-3847

WTDC

May 18-20

Cedar Creek Trail Ride - Nichols SC

843-392-0226

TCD

May 18-20

GQHA Pigeon Mountain Ride - Lafayette GA

678-618-2282

T*

May 19

3

Third Annual Holland GA Trail Ride - Holland GA

256-422-6251

T

May 19-20

2

Mill Branch Hunting Club Trail Ride - Statesboro GA

912-547-4400

TC

May 21-22

Circle E Trail Ride – Belvedere TN

931-962-1790

May 25-27

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC

910-770-1800

WTDC

May 25-27

America’s Trail Ride at Houston MS

256-390-6366

May 25-28

6

Lakeview Plantation Memorial Day Ride - Fairfax SC

803-584-0689

WTDC

May 26

42

Hillbilly Saddle Club Trail Ride – Fyffe, AL

256-623-3276

WT

May 26-28

6

National Trail Ride at Big Sandy Memorial Day Ride - Big Sandy TN

731-593-5139

TDC

May 26-June 1

4

Cherokee Memorial Day Ride – Cherokee AL

256-359-4423

TDC

June 2-3

3

Shadydale Rodeo, Wagon Train and Trail Ride – Shadydale GA

706-485-6469

WT

June 4-9

Loretta Lynn Trail Ride – Hurricane Mills TN

931-296-7700

TD

June 9–10

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC

910-770-1800

WTDC

June 8-10

4

Broxton Bridge Trail Ride – Ehrhardt SC

800-437-4868

TC

June 8-10

13

Big Red Trail Ride – Saluda SC

864-980-9555

TDC

June 9-10

37

4 Diamond Spring Wagon Train - Sparta GA

706-453-2548

WTDC

June 9

GA Paso Fino Trail Ride - Fort Mountain State Park, Chatsworth GA

404-932-4438

T

June 9

BCH of NC Ride Tsali Rec Area (Fontana Lake Nantahala NF) Bryson City NC

828-456-1818

T

June 14-17

Eastfork Benefit for T.H.I.S. Cares

931-879-1176

WTD

June 15-17

Cedar Creek Trail Ride - Nichols SC

843-392-0226

TCD

June 16-17

Christina's Ride to Juliette from 1099 - Monticello GA

770-898-6423

WT

June 16-24

16

Buffalo River - Waynesboro TN

877-654-3164

T

June 18-23

14

Birdsong – Camden TN

256-359-4423

TC

June 23

42

Hillbilly Saddle Club Trail Ride – Fyffe, AL

256-623-3276

WT

June 25-July 4

Western North Carolina Wagon Train – Andrews NC

828-321-2376

WT

June 29-July 1

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC

910-770-1800

WTDC

July 2-7

4

Cherokee July 4th Week  Ride – Cherokee AL

256-359-4423

TDC

July 7

GA Paso Fino Trail Ride - Willis Knob Clayton GA

404-932-4438

T

July 14

BCH of NC Ride Harmon Den (Pisgah NF) - Haywood County NC

828-456-1818

T

July 20-22

Cedar Creek Trail Ride - Nichols SC

843-392-0226

TCD

July 21-29

17

Buffalo River - Waynesboro TN                                   

877-654-3164

T

July 23-29

10

Asotin Washington to Joseph Oregon Trail Ride

509-243-1312

TC

July 28

42

Hillbilly Saddle Club Trail Ride – Fyffe, AL

256-623-3276

WT

Aug 3-5

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC

910-770-1800

WTDC

Aug 3-5

5

Broxton Bridge Trail Ride – Ehrhardt SC

800-437-4868

TC

Aug 6-12

Circle E Trail Ride – Belvedere TN

931-962-1790

Aug 11

Kathy McNeely Benefit Ride at Culloden GA

706-472-3041

T*

Aug 11

BCH of NC Ride Standing Indian (Nantahala NF)- Franklin NC

828-456-1818

T

Aug 17-19

Cedar Creek Trail Ride - Nichols SC

843-392-0226

TCD

Aug 25

42

Hillbilly Saddle Club Trail Ride – Fyffe, AL

256-623-3276

WT

Aug 31-Sept 2

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC

910-770-1800

WTDC

Aug 31-Sept 3

America’s Trail Ride at Seven Springs Tuscambia AL

256-390-6366

WT

Aug 31-Sept 3

5

Cherokee Labor Day Ride – Cherokee AL

256-359-4423

TD

Sept 1

GA Paso Fino Trail Ride - GA International Horse Park - Conyers GA

404-932-4438

T

Sept 3-8

Loretta Lynn Trail Ride – Hurricane Mills TN

931-296-7700

TD

Sept 7-9

5

Broxton Bridge Trail Ride – Ehrhardt SC

800-437-4868

T

Sept 8-9

37

4 Diamond Fall Trail Ride - Sparta GA & BCHSG Fundraiser

706-453-2548

TDC

Sept 8-9

Plum Branch Saddle Club Trail Ride – Plum Branch SC

864-443-5394

TDC

Sept 8

BCH of NC Ride Cataloochee (GSMNP) - Waynesville NC

828-456-1818

T

Sept 10-15

5

Cherokee Seniors Week Ride – Cherokee AL

256-359-4423

T

Sept 10-16

Circle E Trail Ride – Belvedere TN

931-962-1790

Sept 14-16

Inman Creek Lodge Benefit Trail Ride - Lyons GA

912-293-5700

T

Sept 14-16

White Horse Ministries Statewide Trail Ride at Lakeview- Faifax SC

803-584-0689

T

Sept 14-16

Cedar Creek Trail Ride - Nichols SC

843-392-0226

TCD

Sept 15

5

GERL Scavenger Hunt at the Horse Park - Conyers GA

404-405-4121

TC*

Sept 15-16

AQHA/GQHA Ride Benefitd - Warm Springs, GA

706-655-2354

T

Sept 15-19

20

National Trail Rider Reunion – Land Between the Lakes KY

256-413-3529

WTDC

Sept 20-23

Eastfork Annual Golden Leaf Ride

931-879-1176

WTD

Sept 21-23

25

Warrenton Georgia Fall Trail Ride & Wagon Train           

706-465-3847

WTDC

Sept 28

42

Hillbilly Saddle Club Trail Ride – Fyffe, AL

256-623-3276

WT

Sept 28-30

Saddle Sore & Mule Poor Benefit Ride – Hazelhurst GA

912-375-2425

WTDC*

Oct 4-7

 

America’s Trail Ride – Location to be announced

256-390-6366

Oct 5-7

5

Broxton Bridge Trail Ride – Ehrhardt SC

800-437-4868

TC

Oct 5-8

6

Columbus Day Trail Ride at Lakeview Plantation SC

803-494-3460

WTDC

Oct 6

1

St Jude's Hospital Benefit Trail Ride - Ty Ty GA

229-387-8497

T*

Oct 6

9

Highpoint Trail Ride – Perry GA

478-987-2035

T

Oct 6-7

17

Rockdale Trailblazers Fall Ride – Ron and Adrianes in Round Oak

770-786-5572

TD

Oct 5-7

Hadden Ranch Trail Ride – Gibson GA

706-598-2684

WTDC

Oct 8-12

34 Ranch – Herod IL

618-264-2144

Oct 10-14

Eastfork Annual Indian Summer Ride

931-879-1176

WTD

Oct 11-14

America's Trail Ride at Longbow, Pontoc MS

256-390-6366

WT

Oct 12-14

Peyton South Benefit Trail Ride - Lakeview- Fairfax, SC

706-769-5721

TD*

Oct 12-14

Triple A Trail Ride – Statesboro GA

912-682-3719

TDC

Oct 13-14

GERL Fall Fest at Warwoman – Clayton GA

404-405-4121

T*

Oct 13-14

37

4 Diamond Fall Wagon Train - Sparta GA

706-453-2548

WTDC

Oct 13

BCH of NC Ride Road to Nowhere (GSMNP) Bryson City NC

828-456-1818

T

Oct 19-21

Southern Trail Riders Trail Ride - Timmonsville SC         

843-346-3878

WTDC

Oct 20

Ga Paso Fino Treasure Hunt Trail Ride, Watson Mill GA

404-932-4438

T*

Oct 20

25

John Wisdom Wagon Train and Trail Ride

706-232-8637

WTD

Oct 20-21

3

Big Creek Trail Ride – Hawkinsville, GA

478-230-0591

T

Oct 20-21

37

New Ellenton SC Trail Ride

803-755-7613

T

Oct 20-28

17

Buffalo River - Waynesboro TN

877-654-3164

TDC

Oct 22-27

15

Birdsong - Camden TN

731-584-9206

TC

Oct 27-28

12

Silver Spur Fall Ride – Dublin GA

478-275-4245

TDC

Oct 26-28

23

Manchester Fall Ride – Wedgefield SC

803-773-1308

WTDC

Oct 26-28

Cedar Creek Trail Ride - Nichols SC

843-392-0226

TCD

Oct 27

42

Hillbilly Saddle Club Trail Ride – Fyffe, AL

256-623-3276

WT

Oct 29 – Nov 3

5

Cherokee Halloween Week Ride – Cherokee AL

256-359-4423

T

Nov 1-4

Eastfork Benefit for T.H.I.S. Cares

931-879-1176

WTD*

Nov 2-4

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC

910-770-1800

WTDC

Nov 2-4

GQHA Western Saddle Club Trail Ride - Rome GA

678-618-2282

T*

Nov 3

Pike County Scavenger Hunt

770-567-4243

T

Nov 3-4

17

Lickskillet Farm Trail Ride - Toomsboro GA

478-676-3290

TDC

Nov8-11

America's Trail Ride TBA

256-390-6366

WT

Nov 9-11

7

Bell Farms Wonderful Weekend in Ward SC

803-685-7301

WTDC

Nov 9-12

5

Cherokee Veteran’s Day Weekend Ride – Cherokee AL

256-359-4423

T

Nov 10

BCH of NC Ride Big Creek (GSMNP) Haywood County NC

828-456-1818

T

Nov 16-18

6

GHC Fall Ride at Silver Spur – Dublin GA

770-922-3350

TDC

Nov 16-18

St Jude’s Benefit Ride at Lumber River - Evergreen NC

910-770-1800

WTDC*

Nov 16-18

Cedar Creek Trail Ride - Nichols SC

843-392-0226

TCD

Nov 17

14

South Carolina Horse Council Ride at Manchester Forest - Wedgefield SC

803-328-8450

T

Nov 21-25

Cherokee Thanksgiving Ride – Cherokee AL

256-359-4423

T

Nov22-25

America's Trail Ride at Stinkin Jim's Houston MS

256-390-6366

WT

Nov 22-26

6

Lakeview Plantation Thanksgiving Ride – Fairfax SC

803-584-0689

WTDC

Nov 23-25

Ride with Ron and Adriane at Thanksgiving – Round Oak GA

478-986-4097

TD

Nov 24-26

SC Equestrian Ministtires Fall Ride @ Croft State Park - Spartanburg SC

864) 585-1283

T

Nov 24-27

National Trail Ride at Broxton Bridge – Ehrhardt SC

256-413-3529

Dec 1

Toys for Tots at Reedy Creek Club House, Warren Co GA

706-597-8278

T*

Dec 8-10

5

Ride with Ron and Adriane in Round Oak GA

478-986-4097

WTD

Dec 8

BCH of NC Ride Harmon Den (Pisgah NF) Haywood County NC

828-456-1818

T

Dec 14-16

Cedar Creek Trail Ride - Nichols SC

843-392-0226

TCD

Dec 28-30

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC

910-770-1800

WTDC

Dec 28-30

5

Broxton Bridge Trail Ride – Ehrhardt SC

800-437-4868

T

Dec 28–Jan 1

 

America’s Trail Ride at Heart of Dixie -Troy AL

256-390-6366

WT

Dec 28-Jan 1

5

Lakeview Plantation New Years Ride – Fairfax SC

803-584-0689

WTDC

Dec 29-Jan 1

Ride with Ron and Adriane in Round Oak GA

478-986-4097

TD

Jan 18-20

Safe and Sober Trail Ride - Hazelhurst GA

912-375-2425

TD

         

CODES: T=Trail Riders Only WT=Wagons & Trail Riders D=Dance/Party Included C=Food Vendor on grounds  *=Proceeds go to Charity

 

From the Judges Desk

 

francis@athens.net  Most of you don’t know who she is.  She is Tina Maddox.  She is the one who gets the Ride List on the web, corrects it and keeps it updated.  I have known Tina for years.  She is one of my very best friends and I love her dearly.  Thank you Tina.

 

Just so happens, she is also the President of the Back Country Horsemen of Middle and South Georgia.  This organization is the organization whose mission is to keep public lands open for horse use.  Please take a few minutes to look at the information on their webpage at www.BCHSG.org and join this worthwhile organization.  If we do not take action now, our forests and state parks will not support horse trails and facilities.  Come on, be a part of the solution!

Please visit the links for more information

Backcountry Horsemen of America

Backcountry Horsemen of South Georgia

Backcountry Horsemen of North Georgia


Reminder: If you would like to receive a copy of the 2008 Judge’s List, please send a long, self addressed, stamped envelope to:
Gerald Davis, P. O. Box 3471, Eatonton, GA 31024 Please do not mail until after December 15, 2007
Notice to Ride Organizers: If you want your ride to be on The Judge’s 2008 List send all information to:
Gerald Davis, P. O. Box 3471, Eatonton, GA 31024 or via email at thejudge@communicomm.com or francis@athens.net
In an effort to produce the Ride List earlier, ride notices received after December 15, 2007 will not  be included in the
printed list but will be added to the website at www.JudgesRideList.com

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