26th Annual

Judge’s List

2009 Trail Rides & Wagon Trains

As of August 30, 2009

This is a work in progress, if you have rides to add or corrections,
please email
thejudge@communicomm.com or francis@athens.net

 

This list is based on information submitted by ride organizers to The Judge (Gerald Davis) as of January 1, 2009 .

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

 

The Judges Decree

Oh, the changes I see a coming! And yet, some things never change. I will never tire of seeing old and new friends at the variety of trail rides I go to each and every year. I am always excited to see a new trail ride appear on the ride list and regret that I cannot make each one.

Each year as I prepare this list, I am amazed at how quickly another year has passed. It seems I spend a lot of time planning for next month and sometimes fail to slow down and enjoy this month. This year, I hope to see more folks out on trail rides, more folks enjoying time with family and friends and more people just having a good time. See you out there!

"Slow down. The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all you are traveling for."
~ Louis L'Amour - "Ride the Dark Trail"

SEE YOU ON THE TRAILS!

 

 

CODES: T=Trail Riders Only WT=Wagons & Trail Riders D=Dance/Party C=Food Vendor on grounds

P=Potluck Dinner  *=Proceeds go to Charity

DATES

YEARS

SCHEDULED EVENT

CONTACT

CODE

Dec 31-Jan 4

3

New Years Ride with Ron and Adriane in Round Oak GA

478-986-4097

WTDP

Dec 31 - Jan 4

 

Luck Farm Trail Ride - Coward SC

843-210-7934

TDC

Jan 1-4

6

Lakeview Plantation New Years Ride – Fairfax SC

803-584-0689

WTDC

Jan 2-4

 

Lumber River New Years Bash & Trail Ride - Evergreen NC

(910) 654 - 9985

WTDC

Jan 9-11

 

Saddle Trails Trail Ride - Twin City GA

478 494-5690

T

Jan 17-18

6

Saddle Sore & Mule Poor Trail Ride - Hazlehurst GA

912-218-0710

WT*

Feb 6-8

Luck Farms Trail Ride - Coward SC

843-210-7934

TC

Feb 13-15

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC

910-654.9985

WTDC

Feb 13-16

3

Heart of Dixie Trail Ride - Troy AL

334-670-0005

WTDC

Feb 21-22

Saddle Sore & Mule Poor Ice Out Trail Ride - Hazlehurst GA

912-218-0710

WT*

Feb 24 - Mar 5

Alabama Wagon Train - Boaz to Montgomery

256-593-9480

WT

Feb 28

Rockdale Trail Blazers Poker Ride and Vet Day - Conyers GA

404-234-9993

T*

Feb 28

Charle Stewart Ride new

478-763-2233

TC*

Feb 28

Evans County C.A.R.E.S. Benefit Ride - Claxton GA

912-739-2139

TC*

Mar 6-8

Luck Farms Trail Ride - Coward SC

843-210-7934

TC

Mar 7

Hodges Plantation Trail Ride - Claxton GA

912-739-2935

TC

Mar 12-15

30

Manchester Spring Trail Ride - Wedgefield SC

803-773-1308

WTDC

Mar 14

3

Annual State Wide State Parks Work Day - AH Stephens, FDR, HLC, Watson Mill & Charlie Elliot

770-653-1139

March 14

 

GERL Poker Ride @ Dawson Forest

770-867-0760

T

Mar 14-15

Suggs Mill Ride - Reynolds GA

888-267-3130

WT

Mar 20-22

5

Big Creek Trail Ride - Hawkinsville GA

478-230-0591

T

Mar 20-22

 

Big Guns Ride - Circle E in Belvidere TN

931-962-1790

TDC

Mar 20-21

 

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC

910-654-9985

WTDC

Mar 20-22

 

Relay for Life Benefit @ Francis Marion NF - SC

843-257-2390

TDP

Mar 21

2

Louisiana Equine Council Spring Ride - Kisatchie Natl Forest LA

337-898-4335

T

Mar 26-29

Spring SC Equestrian Ministries Trail Ride - Lakeview Plantation SC

803-584-0689

WTDC

Mar 27-29

13

Lewie Fortner’s Wonderful Weekend in Kite GA

478-469-5105

WTD

March 27-29

 

Ride with Rylie 3rd Annual March of Dimes Fundraiser - Loris SC cancelledrescheduled for April 10 -11

843-532-9119

TDC*

Mar 27-29

 

Big Red Trail Ride - Saluda SC

864-980-9555

WTD

Mar 28

5

Terry Tankersley Memorial Ride at Bussey Point - Lincoln Co GA

706-359-7970

TC

Mar 28

1

Relay for Life Trail Ride - Metter GA

912-531-1378

TDP*

Apr 3-5

39

4 Diamond Spring Wagon Train - Sparta GA

706-453-2548

WTDC

Apr 3-5

 

Southern Trail Riders Spring Ride - Timmonsville SC

843-346-5192

WTDC

Apr 3-5

Ash Hill Weekend Trail Ride - Eutawville SC

843-761-3533

TC*

Apr 3-5

14

Stem Wagon Train and Trail Ride - Stem NC

919-528-3140

TCD*

Apr 4

Back Roads Riders Benefit for 4-H Ride - Claxton GA

912-739-4006

TC*

Apr 4-5

14

Silver Spur Spring Trail Ride - Dublin GA

478-296-7885

TD

Apr 4-5

39

New Ellenton Trail Ride - New Ellenton SC

803-645-6372

TD

Apr 4-5

Western Saddle Club - Rome GA

706-233-9936

T

Apr 6-12

 

Circle E Spring Ride - Belvidere TN

931-962-1790

WTDC

Apr 9-11

 

Owsley County Saddle Club - Booneville KY

606-593-6797

WTDC

Apr 9-12

Lakeview Plantation Easter Ride - Fairfax SC

803-584-0689

WTDC

Apr 10 - 11

 

Ride with Rylie 3rd Annual March of Dimes Fundraiser - Loris SC

843-532-9119

TDC*

Apr 10 - 12

3

ALQHA Trail Ride new

334-670-0005

WTDC

Apr 11

 

Back Country Horsemen of Middle/South GA Annual Meeting and Ride

706-319-0239

TP

Apr 11-12

 

Saddle Valley Campground Overlook Ride - Jamestown TN

931-879-6262

T

Apr 13-19

17

Birdsong - Camden TN

731-584-9206

TC

Apr 16-17

 

Muleshoe Stables Roads and Trails - Rentz GA

478-984-4048

WTP*

Apr 16-19

 

Eastfork Mardi Gras Ride - Jamestown TN

800-97TRAIL

WTDC

Apr 17-18

4

Doodle Hill Spring Trail Ride - Thomson GA

706-595-7345

WTDC

Apr 17-19

 

Cattle Drive at the BarW Ranch - Hazlehurst GA new

912-539-9774

WTDC

Apr 17-19

9

Bell Farms Wonderful Weekend in Ward - Ward SC

803-685-7301

WTDC

Apr 17-19

 

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC

910-654-9985

WTDC

Apr 18

 

Ride for a Cure Cancer Benefit Trail Ride - Fort Valley GA

478-361-3376

WT*

Apr 18

 

Relay for Life Benefit at Saddletrails - Twin City GA new

478-763-2233

T*

Apr 18-19

11

Highpoint Spring Trail Ride - Perry GA

478-957-0813

T

Apr 23-26

 

BCH of North GA Benefit Ride at East Fork - Jamestown TN

800-97TRAIL

WTDC

Apr 24-26

 

Hadden Ranch Spring Trail Ride - Gibson GA

706-598-2684

WTDC

Apr 24-26

6

Triple "A" Trail Ride - Statesboro GA

912-682-3719

TD

Apr 25

 

Spring Benefit Trail Ride for Gabriel's Key - Conyers GA new

404-932-4438

T*

Apr 30-May 3

 

Eastfork Kentucky Derby Ride - Jamestown TN

800-97TRAIL

WTDC

May 1-3

39

4 Diamond Spring Trail Ride - Sparta GA

706-453-2548

TDC

May 1-3

1

1st Annual Gene Ensminger Memorial Ride GERL - Round Oak

770-867-0760

T

May 1-3

 

Plum Branch Saddle Club Trail Ride - Plum Branch, SC

803-640-2765

TDC

May 2

 

Saddle Up for St. Jude Benefit Trail Ride - Jacks River GA new

706-581-9072

T*

May 2

 

Quail Count Plantation/Burning Bush Ministry Benefit Trail Ride - Arlington, GA new

229-725-4645

TC*

May 2

 

Piney Woods Horsemen Inaugural Trail Ride - Neches Bluff, Crockett TX new

936-546-5240

WT

May 2

 

Rhinestone Rodeo Chics Drill Team Fundraiser new

678-469-6285

T*

May 9

 

Saddle up for St. Jude Benefit with Foothills Indian Horse Club - Iva, SC new

864-940-7447

TC*

May 9

 

Circle of Friends Trail Riderz Spring Trail Ride - Tuskegee AL new

706-289-5981

TC

May 11-17

 

Circle E Spring Ride - Belvidere TN

931-962-1790

WTDC

May 15-17

 

Rockdale Trail Blazers Spring Ride - Round Oak GA

404-234-9993

WTDP

May 15-17

27

Warrenton Spring Ride and Wagon Train - Warrenton GA

706-465-3847

WTDC

May 15-17

 

Wet n Wild Weekend at Double J Ranch - Whitmire SC new

803-466-8173

TDC

May 16

 

Saddle up for St. Jude - Cobbtown GA

912-587-9845

TDC*

May 16

 

Benefit Trail Ride for Brandon and Keely Wicker - Lynches Woods, Newberry, SC newcancelled

803-276-1275

WTDP*

May 16

 

Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride @ Watson Mill - Comer GA new

678-234-0642

T*

May 22-23

 

Sealy Soul Riders Trail Ride and Campout -- Sealy TX new

979-885-6033

TDC

May 22-25

 

Circle E Trail Ride - Belvidere TN

931-962-1790

WTDC

May 29-31

 

Ctigo Creek Wagon Train and Trail Ride - Monroe County TN new

865-455-1668

WT

May 30-31

 

South GA Youth Park Fund Raiser Trail Ride - Nicholls, GA new

912-383-2034

WTC*

June 4-7

3

Americans Trail Ride @ Heart of Dixie - Troy AL

334-670-0005

WTDC

June 5-7

3

Shady Dale Rodeo Wagon Train & Trail Ride - Shady Dale GA

706-485-8401

WTC

June 6

 

Benefit Trail Ride for Brenda Sryock Goodrich @ the Gamelands - Houston County GA new

478-244-9470

TC*

June 12-14

 

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC

910-654-9985

WTDC

June 13

 

Saddle Trails Benefit for Twin City Lions Club Trail Ride - Twin City GA new

478 494-5690

T

June 12-14

 

Dilane Plantation Benefit Ride for Karis Delaigle - Waynesboro GA new

706-551-0798

T*

June 15-21

 

Buffalo River Trail Ride - Waynesboro TN

877-654-3164

TDC

June 20-21

 

Go Bar Hunting Club Trail Ride & Campout new

912-547-0230

TC

June 20-21

 

Saddle Valley Campground Overnight Ride - Jamestown TN

931-879-6262

T

June 27-July 4

 

Western NC Wagon Train - Andrews NC

828-321-2376

WT

July 2-7

 

Cowboy Challenge and Trail Ride - Bryson City NC new

828-788-3648

TDC

July 3-5

 

Circle E Trail Ride - Belvidere TN

931-962-1790

WTDC

July 3-5

 

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC

910-654-9985

WTDC

July 3-5

 

Pig Picking on the 4th of July at Double J Ranch - Whitmire SC new

803-466-8173

TDC

July 20-26

 

Buffalo River Trail Ride - Waynesboro TN

877-654-3164

TDC

Aug 7-9

1

Annual Summertime Trail Ride - Social Circle GA new

678-294-4628

TC

Sept 4-6

 

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC

910-654-9985

WTDC

Sept 4-7

2

Saddle Up for St. Jude Weekend Ride - Mineral Bluff GA new

706-374-4962

WTDC*

Sept 11-13

39

4Diamond Fall Trail Ride - Sparta GA

706-453-2548

TDC

Sept 11-13

 

Plum Branch Saddle Club Trail Ride - Plum Branch, SC

803-640-2765

TDC

Sept 11-13

 

NATRC Trail Ride - Jamestown TN

800-97TRAIL

WTDC

Sept 11-13

 

Wet n Wild Weekend at Double J Ranch - Whitmire SC new

803-466-8173

TDC

Sept 14-20

 

Circle E Trail Ride - Belvidere TN

931-962-1790

WTDC

Sept 17-20

 

Eastfork Luau Ride - Jamestown TN

80097TRAIL

WTDC

Sept 18-20

Fall Public Trail Ride @ R-Ranch - Dahlonega GA

706-864-6444

TDC

Sept 19

 

Saddle TrailsTrail Ride - Twin City GA new

478 494-5690

T

Sept 26

 

Calvin Equestrian Center Benefit Ride - Hampton, GA new

770-946-4276

TC*

Sept 24-26

27

Warrenton Fall Wagon Train and Trail Ride - Warrenton GA

706-465-3847

WTDC

Sept 24-27

 

Americans Trail Ride @ Seven Springs Lodge - Tuscumbia AL new

256-390-6366

TDC

Sept 25-26

Go Bar Hunting Club Trailride and Campout - Brooklet GA new

912-687-3474

T

Sept 25-27

Sparkleberry Farms Camp Out and Trail Ride - Metter GAnew

912-687-3222

T*

Sept 26-27

NATRC Trail Ride new

334-670-0005

T

Oct 1 - 4

4

Lakeview Plantation Trailride hosted by White Horse Equestrian Ministries

803-584-0689

WTDC

Oct 2-4

 

Rockdale Trail Blazers Fall Ride & Wagon Train- Saddle Horse Camp - Monticello GA

404-234-9993

WTDC

Oct 2-4

 

Hadden Ranch Fall Trail Ride - Gibson GA

706-598-2684

WTDC

Oct 2-4

 

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC

910-654-9985

WTDC

Oct 2-4

 

Eastfork Fall Trail Ride - Jamestown TN

800-97TRAIL

WTDC

Oct 3

 

Highpoint Fall Trail Ride - Perry GA

478-957-0813

WTDC

Oct 3

 

Ride for Kids benefit for Good Shepard new

706-655-2354

TC*

Oct 4

Saddle Trails Ride - Twin City, GA cancelled

478-494-5670

T

Oct 7-11

 

Eastfork Fall Oktoberfest Trail Ride - Jamestown TN

800-97TRAIL

WTDC

Oct 9 - 11

Mingo Trail Ride - Toombsboro new

478-933-5238

TD

Oct 9 - 11

Hoofin' for Heroes Benefit Ride - Cheraw SC new

803-236-4976

WTDC*

Oct 9-12

 

Saddle Valley Campground Overnight Ride - Jamestown TN

931-879-6262

T

Oct 9-11

6

Triple "A" Trail Ride - Statesboro GA

912-682-3719

TD

Oct 12-18

 

Circle E Trail Ride - Belvidere TN

931-962-1790

WTDC

Oct 15-18

 

Eastfork Matchmaker Trail Ride - Jamestown TN

800-97TRAIL

WTDC

Oct 16-18

5

Big Creek Trail Ride - Hawkinsville GA cancelled

478-230-0591

T

Oct 16-18

 

SCEM Fall Ride at Camp Croft - Spartanburg SC new

803-240-3979

T

Oct 17-18

39

New Ellenton Trail Ride - New Ellenton SC

803-645-6372

TD

Oct 17-19

 

Owsley County Saddle Club - Booneville KY

606-593-6797

WTDC

Oct 17

 

Saddle TrailsTrail Ride - Twin City GA new

478 494-5690

TC*

Oct 19-25

17

Birdsong - Camden TN

731-584-9206

TC

Oct 23-25

 

Southern Trail Riders Fall Ride- Timmonsville SC

843-346-5192

WTDC

Oct 24-25

14

Silver Spur Fall Trail Ride - Dublin GA

478-296-7885

TD

Oct 24-25

Western Saddle Club - Rome GA

706-233-9936

T

Oct 29-Nov1

30

Manchester Fall Trail Ride - Wedgefield SC

803-773-1308

WTDC

Oct 29 - Nov 1

 

Americans Trail Ride @ Longbow Trails - Pontotoc MS new

256-390-6366

TDC

Oct 30 - Nov 1

2

Rockdale Trail Blazers Reunion Ride @ Warwoman - Clayton GA

404-234-9993

WTDC

Oct 30 - Nov 1

 

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC

910-654-9985

WTDC

Oct 30 - Nov 1

3

Southern Trailriders at Heart of Dixie - Troy, AL new

334-670-0005

WTDC

Oct 30 - Nov 1

 

GERL Fall Fest - Location TBA

770-867-0760

T

Oct 30 -  Nov 1

Saddle Sore & Mule Poor Fall Trail Ride - Hazlehurst GA

912-218-0710

WT*

Nov 6-8

9

Bell Farms Wonderful Weekend in Ward - Ward SC

803-685-7301

WTDC

Nov 7-8

19

Lickskillet Farm Trail Ride - Toomsboro GA

478-676-3290

TDC

Nov 14

 

Saddle TrailsTrail Ride - Twin City GA new

478 494-5690

TC

Nov 26-29

2

Circle E Thanksgiving Ride with Shorty - Belvidere TN

931-962-1790

WTDC

Nov 26-29

Lakeview Plantation Thanksgiving Ride - Fairfax SC

803-584-0689

WTDC

Nov 27-29

 

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC

910-654-9985

WTDC

Nov 27-29

 

Western Saddle Club Thanksgiving Ride

706-676-5614

TDP

Dec 26-Jan 1

New Years at Sprit of the Suwanee - Live Oak FL

386-364-1683

TDC

Dec 31 - Jan 3

 

Circle E New Years Ride - Belvidere TN

337-684-6751

WTDC

Dec 31 - Jan 3

Lakeview Plantation New Years Ride - Fairfax SC

803-584-0689

WTDC

Jan 1 - 3, 2010

 

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC

910-654-9985

WTDC

 

 

 

 

 

 

CODES: T=Trail Riders Only WT=Wagons & Trail Riders D=Dance/Party C=Food Vendor on grounds

P=Potluck Dinner  *=Proceeds go to Charity

 

From the Judges Desk

 

So many people riding horses today have no way of finding other horse people to ride with or places to go. This ride list was formed to let people know about organized rides but there are many private and public places to ride. I am working to come up with a current list of clubs, private riding facilities and public riding facilities and hope you will help by providing information that I am missing!

 

Here is the beginning of this "list of lists"

Horse Clubs in Georgia

Public Riding Facilities

Privately Owned Riding Facilities

to add or correct these lists, please email francis@athens.net or thejudge@communicomm.com

 

Leroy's wisdom is always welcome and we will be expanding his page this year as well. Take a look at the classes of riders here.

 

And, remember to ask The Judge about LPR becoming WIHS for 2009!

 


Reminder: If you would like to receive a copy of the 2010 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, 2009
Notice to Ride Organizers: If you want your ride to be on The Judge’s 2009 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, 2009 will not  be included in the
printed list but will be added to the website at www.JudgesRideList.com

 

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