23nd Annual

Judge's List

2006 Trail Rides & Wagon Trains

Updates and additions will be added

throughout the year

Marks rides added after printing

(The printed copy will be updated only a few times throughout the year, check the "As of" date to make sure you are getting the most current list!)

As of September 14, 2006

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, 2006.

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

The Judges Decree
I often sit and reflect back over a years worth of trail rides and count myself lucky to have seen so many marvelous places and made so many fantastic friends. I firmly believe that trail riding has led me to meet some of the most memorable characters in the Southeast. If you keep your eyes and mind open, there is no telling what you will discover on a trail ride. Sometimes it
's a new friend, sometimes a new story to tell around the campfire, but you always leave with more than you arrived with.

And y'all don't forget, it's Southern with a capital 'S'!

SEE YOU ON THE TRAILS!

DATES

YEARS

SCHEDULED EVENT

CONTACT

CODE

Jan 14

 

Chris Rowell Benefit Ride - Dearing GA

706-595-4146

WTD*

Jan 21-22

3

Saddle Sore & Mule Poor Benefit Ride -Hazelhurst GA

912-375-2425

WTDC*

Feb 17-19

4

Broxton Bridge Trail Ride - Ehrhardt SC

800-437-4868

TC

Feb 17-20

2

Lakeview Plantation Presidents Day Ride - Fairfax SC

803-584-0689

WTDC

Feb 18

William Bell Campaign for Commissioner of Agriculture for South Carolina Benefit Trail Ride - Ward SC

803-685-7301

T

Feb 18

2

Benefit Trail Ride for the Meriweather County Animal Shelter

770-927-2847

WT*

Feb 18-21

2

National Trail Ride at Heart of Dixie - Troy AL

731-593-5139

WTDC

Feb 25

1

Friendship Farm Trail Ride - Bartow, GA

478-625-3667

TDC

Feb 28-Mar 9

26

Alabama Wagon Train - Boaz AL

256-593-9488

WTC

Mar 4 - 5

Faye Whittemore Farms Trail Ride - Jasper AL

205-221-7557

T

Mar 4-8

32

Forney Alabama to Montgomery Alabama Wagon Train

256-927-3544

WT

Mar 10-12

4

Broxton Bridge Trail Ride – Ehrhardt SC

800-437-4868

TC

Mar 10-12

7

Relay for Life Trailride & Auction - Francis Marion National Forest SC

843-257-2390

T*

Mar 18

14

GERL Poker Ride at Dawson Forest

404-405-4121

T*

Mar 18-19

2

Big Creek Trail Ride – Hawkinsville GA

478-230-0591

T

Mar 17-19

22

Manchester Springs Trail Ride – Manchester SC

803-452-6356

TDC

Mar 25-26

10

Lewie Fortner’s Wonderful Weekend in Kite GA

478-469-5105

WTD

Mar 25

Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind Benefit Ride at Clark Farm - Portal GA

912-489-9414

T*

Mar 25

2

Chatham Mounted Patrol St Judes Benefit Trail Ride

912-754-3753

T*

Mar 25

2

Terry Tankersley Memorial Ride at Bussey Point

706-359-7970

TC

Mar 23-26

4

Cherokee Alabama Trail Ride

256-359-4423

TDC

Mar 23-27

 

America’s Trail Ride at Tuscumbia AL

256-390-6336

TDC

Mar 31-Apr 1

11

Silver Spur Spring Ride – Dublin GA

478-275-4245

TDC

Apr 1

2

Pike County Poker Ride

770-567-4243

T

Arp 1 - 2

Faye Whittemore Farms Trail Ride - Jasper AL

205-221-7557

T

April 1-2

4

Holliday Park Lodge Trail Ride – Washington, GA

706-293-4339

TDC

Apr 7-9

13

Good Shepard Therapeutic Benefit Trail Ride, Warm Springs GA

706-655-2354

TD*

Apr 7-9

5

Georgia Horse Council Spring Ride, Silver Spur, Dublin GA

800-922.0145

TDC

Apr 8

Back Country Horsemen of Middle and South GA Organizational Meeting

706-319-0239

Apr 8-9

1

Doodle Hill Trail Ride - Thomson GA

706-595-7345

TDC

Apr 8-9

36

New Ellenton SC Trail Ride

803-755-7613

TD

Apr 10-15

14

Birdsong – Camden TN

731-584-9206

TC

Apr 13-16

6

Lakeview Plantation Easter Ride – Fairfax SC

803-584-0689

WTDC

Apr 14-16

4

Cherokee Alabama Trail Ride

256-359-4423

TDC

Apr 14-16

4

Broxton Bridge Trail Ride – Ehrhardt SC

800-437-4868

TC

Apr 15-19

5

National Trail Ride Spring Reunion – Big Sandy, TN

731-593-5139

TDC

Apr 16-22

Golden Hills Spring Fling Trail Ride - Raymondville MO

417-457-6222

WTDC

Apr 15-23

16

Buffalo River – Waynesboro TN

877-654-3164

T

Apr 20-23

Eastfork Stables Wildflower Ride - Jamestown TN

931-879-1176

TDC

Apr 21-23

6

Bell Farms Wonderful Weekend in Ward SC

803-685-7301

WTDC

Apr 22

2

St. Jude Benefit Ride – Watson Mill State Park, Comer GA

770-775-7672

T*

Apr 22-23

4

Hadden Ranch Trail Ride – Gibson GA

706-598-2684

WTDC

Apr 22-23

41

Hillbilly Saddle Club Trial Ride and BBQ – Fyffe, AL

256-623-3276

WTDC

Apr 24-30

Bucksnort - McEwen TN

615-662-7512

T

Apr 28-30

Tenn Horse Council Spring Ride - Eastfork Stables Jamestown TN

1-800-97trail

WTDC

Apr 28-30

Golden Hills Wildflower Weekend Trail Ride - Raymondville MO

417-457-6222

WTDC

Apr 28-30

Eastfork Stables TN Horse Council Ride- Jamestown TN

931-879-1176

TDC

Apr27-May1

 

America’s Trail Ride Benefit Ride at Willow Creek - Cadiz KY

256-390-6366

TC*

Apr 29

3

Heart of Dixie Horse Lovers Cattle Roundup - Lizella GA

478-453-7015

TDC**

Apr 29

8

Highpoint Trail Ride – Perry GA

478-987-2035

T

Apr 29-30

17

Rockdale Trailblazers Spring Ride, Location TBA

770-786-5572

TD

May 1-5

Mule Days in Alabama Trail Ride - Crossville to Cullman

256-878-5168

TDC

May 1-7

4

Cherokee Alabama Trail Ride

256-359-4423

TDC

May 4-7

Eastfork Stables Spring Fling Ride- Jamestown TN

931-879-1176

TDC

May 4-7

Plum Branch Saddle Club Spring Trail Ride - Plum Branch SC

864-465-2626

TDC

May5-7

Saddle Up for the Rescues - Evergreen NC

910-770-1800

TDC*

May 6-7

Faye Whittemore Farms Trail Ride - Jasper AL

205-221-7557

T

May 6-7

36

4 Diamond Spring Ride – Sparta GA

706-453-2548

TDC

May7-13

19

Cross Country Trail Ride - Eminence MO

573-226-3492

TDC

May 13-17

National Trail Ride at Broxton Bridge Plantation– Ehrhardt SC

731-593-5139

TDC

May 19-21

24

Warrenton Spring Ride and Wagon Train

706-465-3847

WTDC

May 25-29

America’s Trail Ride at Houston MS

256-390-6366

WTC

May 26-29

Faye Whittemore Farms Trail Ride - Jasper AL

205-221-7557

TD

May 26-29

4

Cherokee Alabama Trail Ride

256-359-4423

TD

May 26-29

5

Lakeview Plantation Memorial Day Ride - Fairfax SC

803-584-0689

WTDC

May 27-28

1

Mossy Oaks Trail Ride in conjuction with Give a Kid a Wish (below)- Guyton GA

912-728-7611

T*

May 27

Wal-Mart Give a Kid a Wish Trail Ride - Guyton GA

912-659-0385

T*

May 27

St. Jude Benefit Ride at Hart Creek Farms - Thomson GA

706-597-8278

T*

May 27

41

Hillbilly Saddle Club Trail Ride – Fyffe, AL

256-623-3276

WT

May 27-29

Golden Hills Memorial Day Weekend Trail Ride - Raymondville MO

417-457-6222

WTDC

May 27-29

5

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

731-593-5139

TDC

May 26-29

Memorial Day Wagon Train with Ron and Adrianne in Round Oak GA

478-986-4097

WTD

June 3

1

Friendship Farm Trail Ride – Bartow, GA

478-625-3667

TDC

June 3-4

Faye Whittemore Farms Trail Ride - Jasper AL

205-221-7557

T

June 3-4

4

Holliday Park Lodge Trail Ride – Washington GA

706-293-4339

TDC

June 3-4

2

Shadydale Rode, Wagon Train and Trail Ride - Shadydale GA

770-464-2553

WT

June 4-10

Golden Hills Wildlife Nature Trail Ride - Raymondville MO

417-457-6222

WTDC

June 8-13

Eastfork Stables The Highlands Trail Ride- Jamestown TN

931-879-1176

TDC

June 9-11

3

Broxton Bridge Trail Ride – Ehrhardt SC

800-437-4868

TC

June 9-11

12

Big Red Trail Ride – Saluda SC

864-980-9555

TDC

June 10-11

36

4 Diamond Spring Wagon Train - Sparta GA

706-453-2548

WTDC

June 11-17

42

Cross Country Trail Ride - Eminence MO

573-226-3492

TDC

June 12-18

Bucksnort - McEwen TN

615-662-7512

T

June 15-18

4

Cherokee Alabama Trail Ride

256-359-4423

T

June 15-18

Eastfork Stables T.H.I.S Cares Charity Ride- Jamestown TN

931-879-1176

TDC*

June 17

2

HODHLC Scavenger Hunt on Horseback - Lizella GA

478-453-7015

TC

June 17-25

16

Buffalo River - Waynesboro TN

877-654-3164

T

June 24

Henderson Village Trail Ride - Perry GA

478-217-0350

T

June 19-24

14

Birdsong – Camden TN

256-359-4423

TC

June 24-25

41

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-July2

13

Cross Country Trail Ride - Eminence MO

573-226-3492

TDC

June 30-2

Golden Hills Independence Weekend Trail Ride - Raymondville MO

417-457-6222

WTDC

June 20-July 4

Faye Whittemore Farms Trail Ride - Jasper AL

205-221-7557

TD

July 1-3

3

Broxton Bridge Trail Ride – Ehrhardt SC

800-437-4868

T

July 1-4

4

Cherokee Alabama Trail Ride

256-359-4423

TDC

July 22-23

41

Hillbilly Saddle Club Trail Ride – Fyffe, AL

256-623-3276

WT

July 22-30

16

Buffalo River - Waynesboro TN 

877-654-3164

T

July 23-29

9

Asotin Washington to Joseph Oregon Trail Ride

509-243-1312

TC

Aug 4-6

4

Broxton Bridge Trail Ride – Ehrhardt SC

800-437-4868

TC

Aug 5-6

Faye Whittemore Farms Trail Ride - Jasper AL

205-221-7557

T

Aug 6-12

51

Cross Country Trail Ride - Eminence MO

573-226-3492

TDC

Aug 25-27

Golden Hills Summer's End Trail Ride - Raymondville MO

417-457-6222

WTDC

Aug 26

41

Hillbilly Saddle Club Trail Ride – Fyffe, AL

256-623-3276

WT

Aug 26

1

Friendship Farm Trail Ride – Bartow, GA

478-625-3667

TDC

Sept 1-4

Faye Whittemore Farms Trail Ride - Jasper AL

205-221-7557

TD

Sept 1-4

4

Broxton Bridge Trail Ride – Ehrhardt SC

800-437-4868

T

Sept 1-4

4

Cherokee Alabama Trail Ride

256-359-4423

TD

Sept 1-4

2

Lakeview Plantation Labor Day Ride – Fairfax SC

803-684-0689

WTDC

Sept 1-4

11

Cross Country Trail Ride - Eminence MO

573-226-3492

TDC

Sept 1-5

America’s Trail Ride at Tuscumbia AL

256-390-6366

TC

Sept 2-4

5

National Trail Ride Labor Day Ride – Big Sandy TN

731-593-5139

TDC

Sept 8-10

Plum Branch Saddle Club Fall Trail Ride - Plum Branch SC

864-465-2626

TDC

Sept 9-10

36

4 Diamond Fall Trail Ride - Sparta GA

706-453-2548

TDC

Sept 11-17

4

Cherokee Alabama Trail Ride

256-359-4423

T

Sept 15-17

5

Good Shepard AQHA Fall Trail Ride, Warm Springs GA

706-655-2354

TD*

Sept 16

Poker Run Trail Ride HODHLC - FS1099 Juliette GA

478-987-6927

T

Sept 16-17

Old Timers Wagon Train at Ron and Adrians - Round Oak GA

706-319-1234

WT

Sept 16-20

19

National Trail Rider Reunion – Land Between the Lakes KY

731-593-5139

WTDC

Sept 18-23

14

Birdsong - Camden TN

731-584-9206

TC

Sept 21-24

Eastfork Stables Fall Golden Leaf Ride- Jamestown TN

931-879-1176

TDC

Sept 22-24

24

Warrenton Georgia Fall Trail Ride & Wagon Train

706-465-3847

WTDC

Sept 23

41

Hillbilly Saddle Club Trail Ride – Fyffe, AL

256-623-3276

WT

Sept 29-30

St Jude Benefit Trail Ride - Friendship TN

731-677-4263

TD*

Sept 28-Oct 1

2

White Horse Equestrian Ministries Statewide Trailride - Lakeview Plantation SC

803-957-4829

T

Sept 29-Oct 1

Sate and Sober Saddle Sore and Mule Poor Wagon Train and Trail Ride - Hazehurst

912-375-2425

WTD

Oct 1-7

36

Cross Country Trail Ride - Eminence MO

573-226-3492

TDC

Oct 2-8

4

Cherokee Alabama Trail Ride

256-359-4423

T

Oct 4-5

Eastfork Stables Indian Summer Ride- Jamestown TN

931-879-1176

TDC

Oct 5-9

 

America’s Trail Ride at Houston MS

256-390-6366

WTC

Oct 6-8

Golden Hills Columbus Weekend Trail Ride - Raymondville MO

417-457-6222

WTDC

Oct 6-8

4

Broxton Bridge Trail Ride – Ehrhardt SC

800-437-4868

TC

Oct 6-9

5

Columbus Day Trail Ride at Lakeview Plantation SC

803-494-3460

WTDC

Oct 7

8

High Point Trail Ride - Perry GA

478-987-2035

T

Oct 7-8

Faye Whittemore Farms Trail Ride - Jasper AL

205-221-7557

T

Oct 7-8

16

Rockdale Trailblazers Fall Ride – Location to be Announced

770-786-5572

TD

Oct 7-8

Hadden Ranch Trail Ride – Gibson GA

706-598-2684

WTDC

Oct 9-15

Bucksnort - McEwen TN

615-662-7512

T

Oct 14-15

36

4 Diamond Fall Wagon Train - Sparta GA

706-453-2548

WTDC

Oct 14-17

National Trail Ride at Fall Trail Ride at Big Sandy

731-593-5139

TDC

Oct 14-22

16

Buffalo River - Waynesboro TN

877-654-3164

TDC

Oct 20-22

Golden Hills Golden Leaf Weekend Trail Ride - Raymondville MO

417-457-6222

WTDC

Oct 21-22

36

New Ellenton SC Trail Ride

803-755-7613

T

Oct 21-22

2

Big Creek Trail Ride – Hawkinsville, GA

478-230-0591

T

Oct 23-28

14

Birdsong - Camden TN

731-584-9206

TC

Oct 27-29

4

Cherokee Alabama Trail Ride

256-359-4423

TDC

Oct 27-29

22

Manchester Fall Ride – Wedgefield SC

803-773-1308

WTD

Oct 28-29

41

Hillbilly Saddle Club Trail Ride – Fyffe, AL

256-623-3276

WT

Oct 27-28

11

Silver Spur Fall Ride – Dublin GA

478-275-4245

TDC

Oct 19-Nov4

8

Cross Country Trail Ride - Eminence MO

573-226-3492

TDC

Nov 2-5

America’s Trail Ride at Double Springs AL

256-390-6366

TC

Nov 3-5

4

Cherokee Alabama Trail Ride

256-359-4423

TD

Nov 3-8

2

Way Down Upon the Suwanee Trail Ride - Live Oak FL

386-364-1683

TDC

Nov 4

Pike County Scavenger Hunt

770-567-4243

T

Nov 4-5

16

Lickskillet Farm Trail Ride - Toomsboro GA

478-676-3290

TDC

Nov 10-12

Faye Whittemore Farms Trail Ride - Jasper AL

205-221-7557

TD

Nov 10-12

Golden Hills Veterans Weekend Trail Ride - Raymondville MO

417-457-6222

WTDC

Nov 10-12

6

Bell Farms Wonderful Weekend in Ward SC

803-685-7301

WTDC

Nov 11

Suzy Chafin Memorial Benefit Poker Ride - GIHP Conyers GA

770-388-9891

T*

Nov 17

Georgia Horse Council Fall Ride Ride at Sivler Spurs, - Dublin GA

800-922-01450

T

Nov 17-19

13

South Carolina Horse Council Ride at Manchester Forest - Wedgefield SC

803-494-3460

TDC

Nov 17-19

22

SCHQA/AQHA Benefit Ride at Lakeview Plantation

803-353-8565

WTDC*

Nov 23-26

4

Aonia Thanksgiving Ride - Washington GA

706-293-4391

WTD

Nov 23-26

Western Saddle Club Thanksgiving Ride - Armuchee GA

706-233-9936

TD

Nov 23-26

5

Lakeview Plantation Thanksgiving Ride – Fairfax SC

803-584-0689

WTDC

Nov 24 - 26

Back Country Horsmen Benefit Ride at Round Oak GA

706-319-0239

TD*

Dec 2

Toys for Tots Benefit Ride at Hart Creek Farms - Thomson GA

706-597-8278

T*

Dec 9-10

4

Ride with Ron and Adrianne in Round Oak GA

478-986-4097

WTD

Dec 28–Jan 1

America’s Trail Ride at Troy AL

256-390-6366

WTC

Dec 28-Jan 1

5

Lakeview Plantation New Years Ride – Fairfax SC

803-584-0689

WTDC

Dec 28-Jan1

4

New Years Ride with Ron and Adrianne in Round Oak GA

478-986-4097

WTD

Dec 29 - Jan 2

2

Way Down Upon the Suwanee Trail Ride - Live Oak FL

386-364-1683

TDC

Dec 29-Jan 2

Broxton Bridge Trail Ride – Ehrhardt SC

800-437-4868

TC

 

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


From the Judge's Desk

I have been riding trails in the Southeast for longer than I care to admit. Those of you who know me, understand how much I enjoy getting on a good horse or driving a good set of mules and meeting new folks from all over the world. It is a way of life and one that I have enjoyed tremendously. What bothers me now is the increasing lack of land to ride on. Georgia has a 4 billion dollar horse industry and yet we are losing access to lands right and left. We have got to come together in some way to represent our way of life or it will cease to exist! Please visit the links below and educate yourself on the legislation that is removing our right to ride on many local, state and national lands. Please, take a moment to learn how you can help!

SEE YOU ON THE TRAILS!

National Forest Trails in Georgia are Closed to Horses

HR2966 Full Text ;

HR2966 Stalls in December 2005

AHC on Right to RIde ; BCH on Right to Ride ; AQHA on Right to Ride

Backcountry Horsemen of America

Backcountry Horsemen of Georgia (North) and (South)


Reminder: If you would like to receive a copy of the 2007 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, 2005

Notice to Ride Organizers
: If you want your ride to be on The Judge’s 2007 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, 2006 will not
be included in the printed list but will be added to the website at www.JudgesRideList.com

Please let me know how many years your ride has been going on when you send me the dates for 2007 as well as if you
have a dance or party for riders on Saturday evening. Also, please indicate if you provide a food vendor during the ride.

Be sure to visit www.LeroyBrown59.com for the Classes of Riders

This just in! OSPP has become LS for 2006. You will have to ask the Judge about that one.

 

Interested in a past ride list?

2005

 

Thanks for your continued support visitors
Thanks for your continued support!