27th Annual

Judge’s List

2010 Trail Rides
& Wagon Trains

Updated November 29, 2010

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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 10, 2010 .

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

 

The Judges Decree

Every year, as I sit down to begin to compile the ride list, I think back over the thousands of folks I have met while on a wagon train or trail ride. Each one of these people has impacted me to some degree and I am the person I am today because of these chance meetings. Some of these folks have turned into lifelong friends, many are friends I wish were around more often and a very few, I was happy to see the lights of their trailer as it drove away! No matter if I ended up in constant contact, email contact or a wave as we passed on the trail, each of these people have enriched my life. Without the opportunity to travel the Southeast and ride some of the most beautiful country around, I would be incomplete. To each and everyone I want to say thank you and I hope to see you on the trails this year.

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty well preserved body, but rather to slide to a stop, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, guns a blazin. and loudly yelling, "Wow, what a ride!"

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 

Jan 2-4

Lumber River New Years Bash & Trail Ride - Evergreen NC 

910-654-9985

WTDC

Jan 9-10

Saddle Trails Trail Ride - Twin City GA 

478 494-5690 

Jan 30

Audubon SC Trail Ride and Fundraiser at Biedler Forest - Dorchester SC

834-462-2150

Jan 30-31

Freddie's Trail Ride & Wagon Train - Davisboro GA

478-232-3206

WT

Feb 6

Saddle Trails Ride - Twin City, GA 

478-494-5690

T

Feb 12-14

Lumber River Valentine's Trail Ride - Evergreen NC 

910-654.9985 

WTDC

Feb 11-15

4

Heart of Dixie Trail Ride - Troy AL 

334-670-0005

WTDC

Feb 20

Back Country Horsemen of Middle/South GA Annual Meeting at Hard Labor Creek Park

706-319-0239

TP

Feb  27

Rockdale Trail Blazers Morning Ride and Vet Day - Conyers GA 

404-234-9993

T*

Mar 2-11

Alabama Wagon Train - Boaz to Montgomery 

256-593-9488

WT

Mar 5-7

Darlington County Sheriffs Office Benefit Ride - Timmonsville SC

843-858-6038

WTDC

Mar 5-7

Oakland Hills Trail Ride - Saluda SC

864-993-3072

WTDC

Mar 6 

Audubon SC Trail Ride and Fundraiser at Silver Bluff - Jackson SC

834-462-2150

Mar 6

Saddle Trails Ride - Twin City, GA 

478-494-5690

T

Mar 12-14

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC 

910-654.9985 

WTDC

Mar 13

St Jude Childrens Hospital Benefit Trail Ride - Carrolton GA

770-301-7696

WTC*

Mar 13

GERL Poker Ride in Dawson Forest - Dawsonville GA

770-867-0760

T

Mar 13

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

770-653-1139 

Mar 19-21

Mingo Trail Ride & Wagon Train - Toombsboro GA

404-274-9188

WTDP

Mar 19-21

31

Manchester Spring Trail Ride - Pinewood SC

803-968-0106

WTDC

Mar 20

Saddle Trails Ride - Twin City, GA 

478-494-5690

T

Mar 20-22

Big Guns Ride & Showdown - Circle E in Belvidere TN 

931-962-1790

TDC

Mar 26-28 

14

Lewie Fortner’s Wonderful Weekend in Kite GA 

478-469-5105 

WTD 

Mar 26-28 

Big Red Trail Ride - Saluda SC 

864-980-9555

WTD

Mar 27 

Ride with Rylie 4th Annual March of Dimes Fundraiser - Loris SC 

843-532-9119

TDC*

Mar 27 

Western Saddle Club Monthly Ride 

706-252-4169

TDP

Apr 1-4

Lakeview Plantation Easter Ride - Fairfax SC 

803-584-0689

WTDC

Apr 2-4

15

Silver Spur Spring Trail Ride - Dublin GA 

478-296-7885

TD

Apr 2-4

Southern Trail Riders Spring Ride - Timmonsville SC 

843-346-5192

WTDC

Apr 2-4

15

Stem Wagon Train and Trail Ride

919-528-4059

Apr 3

Smith's Wagon Train Ride - Idler AL

256-605-4654

WTD

Apr 9-11 

40

4 Diamond Spring Wagon Train - Sparta GA 

706-453-2548 

WTDC 

Apr 9-11 

Saddle Trails Ride - Twin City, GA 

478-494-5690

T

Apr 9-11 

39

New Ellenton Trail Ride - New Ellenton SC 

803-507-4132

TD

Apr 9-11 

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC 

910-654-9985

WTDC

Apr 9-11 

Ash Hill Trail Ride - Eutawville SC

843-61-3533

TC

Apr 10

Ride for Kids - Spring Trail Ride at Bar Rest Ranch - Warm Springs, GA

706-655-2354

T*

Apr 12-18

Circle E Spring Ride - Belvidere TN 

931-962-1790

WTDC

Apr 15-18

Eastfork Mardi Gras Ride - Jamestown TN 

800-97TRAIL

WTDC

Apr 16-18

10

Bell Farms Wonderful Weekend in Ward - Ward SC 

803-685-7301

WTDC

Apr 17-18 

5

Doodle Hill Spring Trail Ride - Thomson GA 

706-595-7345

WTDC

Apr 16-18

Mingo Trail Ride - Toombsboro 

404-274-9188

WTDP

Apr 17-18 

Saddle Sore & Mule Poor Spring Trail Ride - Hazlehurst GA    CANCELLED

912-375-2425

WTC*

Apr 19-25

Buffalo River Trail Ride - Waynesboro TN 

877-654-3164

TDC

Apr 23-25

3

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

706-374-7025

TC*

Apr 23-25 

Hadden Ranch Spring Trail Ride - Gibson GA CANCELLED

706-598-2684

WTDC

Apr 23-25 

7

Triple "A" Trail Ride - Statesboro GA CANCELLED

912-682-3719

TD

Apr 24

Saddle Trails Benefit Ride for Cowboy Church Food Pantry - Twin City GA

912-687-1614

T*

Apr 24

Western Saddle Club Monthly Ride 

706-252-4169

TDP

Apr 26-May 2

Bucksnort Trail Ride - McEwen, TN

615-419-6536

WTDC

Apr 29-May 2 

Eastfork Kentucky Derby Ride - Jamestown TN 

800-97TRAIL

WTDC

Apr 30-May 1

2

2nd Annual Gene Ensminger Memorial Ride GERL - Round Oak 

770-867-0760

T

Apr 30-May 2

Plum Branch Saddle Club Trail Ride - Plum Branch, SC 

803-640-2765

TDC

Apr 30-May 3 

Eastfork Kentucky Derby Ride - Jamestown TN 

800-97TRAIL

WTDC

May 1-2

40

4 Diamond Spring Trail Ride - Sparta GA 

706-453-2548 

TDC 

May 1-2

Highpoint Trail Ride for Cancer - Perry GA 

478-957-0813

T*

May 7-9

Wet n Wild Weekend at Double J Ranch - Whitmire SC 

803-466-8173

TDC

May 8

Saddle Trails Ride Benefit for Cowboy Church Food Pantry- Twin City, GA 

478-494-5690

T

May 8

I Ride so that Others May Live - Poker Run @ McCulley Farms - Jasper FL

229-630-4940

WTDC*

May 11-17 

Circle E Spring Ride - Belvidere TN 

931-962-1790

WTDC

May 14-15

28

Warrenton Spring Ride and Wagon Train - Warrenton GA 

706-465-3847

WTDC

May 14-16 

Rockdale Trail Blazers Spring Ride - Jake Mountain - Dahlonega GA

404-234-9993

TDP

May 14-16 

Sweet Water Trail and Wagon Train Ride - Gray Court SC

864-979-1739

WDTC*

May 14-16 

Todd Daniel Trail Ride & Clinic at Mullet Hall - Johns Island SC

843-926-4795

T

May 14-16 

Oakland Hills Trail Ride - Saluda SC

864-993-3072

WTDC

May 22

Western Saddle Club Monthly Ride 

706-252-4169

TDP

May 22

Stampede of Dreams Benefit Ride for Evans Co 4-H - Claxton GAsmallclover.JPG

912-739-4006

TC*

May 22 

Doodle Hill Trail Ride - Thomson GA 

706-595-7345

WTDC

May 22-23

Save the Horses Trial Ride - Murphy NC

678-362-5752

TDC*

May 28-30

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC 

910-654-9985 

WTDC

May 28-31

Eastfork Memorial Day Ride - Jamestown TN 

800-97TRAIL

WTDC

May 28-31

Circle E Memorial Day Ride - Belvidere TN 

931-962-1790

WTDC

May 28-31

Bucksnort Memorial DayTrail Ride - McEwen, TN

615-419-6536

WTDC

May 28-31

Mingo Trail Ride - Toombsboro 

404-274-9188

TDP

May 29

Smith's Wagon Train Ride - Idler AL

256-605-4654

WTD

June 4-5

Saddle up for St Jude Charity Ride at HK Farm- Cobbtown GA

770-915-1655

TC*

June 5

3

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

706-319-1234

WTC

June 7-13

Bucksnort Trail Ride - McEwen, TN

615-419-6536

WTDC

June 10-13

Eastfork T.H.I.S. Cares Benefit Ride - Jamestown TN 

800-97TRAIL

WTDC

June 11-13

Lumber River St. Jude Benefit Trail Ride - Evergreen NC 

910-654-9985 

WTDC

June 11-14

Thomas Settlement Divide Trail Ride - Bryson City NC

828-788-3648

TC

June 12

Saddle Trails Ride - Twin City, GA 

478-494-5690

T

June 21-27 

Buffalo River Trail Ride - Waynesboro TN 

877-654-3164

TDC

June 25-27

Eastfork Arabian Horse Association Trail Ride - Jamestown TN 

800-97TRAIL

WTDC

June 26

Embracing Eli Benefit Ride - Lincolnton GA

706-319-2150

T*

June 26-27

Classic South Equine Full Moon Trail Ride & Camp Out - Bussey Point - Lincolnton GA

706-318-3385

T

June 27-July 4 

Western NC Wagon Train - Andrews NC 

828-321-2376

WT

June 28 - July 3

Smokey Mountain Wagon Train - Andrews NC to Franklin NC

828-361-9279

WT

July 2-4

Lumber River Independence Day Trail Ride - Evergreen NC 

910-654-9985 

WTDC

July 3

Smith's Wagon Train Ride - Idler AL

256-605-4654

WTD

July 19-25

Buffalo River Trail Ride - Waynesboro TN 

877-654-3164 

TDC 

Aug 21

Smith's Wagon Train Ride - Idler AL

256-605-4654

WTD

Aug 28

Western Saddle Club Monthly Ride 

706-252-4169

TDP

Sept 3-5

Oakland Hills Trail Ride - Saluda SC

864-993-3072

WTDC

Sept 3-5

Lumber River Trail Ride - Evergreen NC 

910-654-9985

WTDC

Sept 3-6

Saddle up for St Jude Benefit Ride - Mineral Bluff GA

706-374-4962

WTDC*

Sept 3-6

Bucksnort Labor DayTrail Ride - McEwen, TN

615-419-6536

WTDC

Sept 10-12

40

4Diamond Fall Trail Ride - Sparta GA 

706-453-2548

TDC

Sept 10-12

Plum Branch Saddle Club Trail Ride - Plum Branch, SC 

803-640-2765

TDC

Sept 10-12

Wet n Wild Weekend at Double J Ranch - Whitmire SC 

803-466-8173

TDC

Sept 13-19

Circle E Trail Ride - Belvidere TN 

931-962-1790

WTDC

Sept 16-19 

Eastfork Luau Ride - Jamestown TN 

80097TRAIL

WTDC

Sept 18

Saddle TrailsTrail Ride - Twin City GA 

478 494-5690 

Sept 23 – 26

America’s Trail Ride at Seven Springs Lodge – Tuscumbia ALnew.gif

256-390-6366

TDC

Sept 24-27

Thomas Settlement Divide Trail Ride -  Bryson City NC

828-788-3648

TC

Sept 24-26 

28

Warrenton Fall Wagon Train and Trail Ride - Warrenton GA 

706-465-3847

WTDC

Sept 24-26 

Sweet Water Trail and Wagon Train Ride - Gray Court SC CANCELLED

864-979-1739

WDTC*

Sept 25

Western Saddle Club Monthly Ride 

706-252-4169

TDP

Sept 25

Calvin Center Benefit Ride - Hampton GA

770-946-4276

TC*

Sept 25

Back Road Riders Benefit Ride for Lois Anderson - Claxton GA

912-682-3789

TC*

Oct 2

Doodle Hill Fall Trail Ride - Thomson, GA new.gif

706-825-8465

TC

Oct 2

Breast Cancer Ride – Peters Creek Farm – Social Circle GAnew.gif

770-466-0570

T*

Oct 2

Lowcountry Saddle Club Benefit Ride for Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding Academy at Nemours Plantation new.gif

843-557-1784

T*

Oct 1-3

Rockdale Trail Blazers Fall Ride @ Fort Mountain - Chatsworth GAnew.gif

404-234-9993

TD

Oct 4-10

Bucksnort Trail Ride - McEwen, TN

615-419-6536

WTDC

Oct 6-10 

Eastfork Octoberfest Trail Ride - Jamestown TN 

800-97TRAIL

WTDC

Oct 7 – 10

Heart of Dixie Buy, Sale or Trade Weekend – Troy ALnew.gif

334-670-0005

WTC

Oct 8-10 

Mingo Trail Ride - Toombsboro 

404-274-9188

TDP

Oct 8-10 

7

Triple "A" Trail Ride - Statesboro GA 

912-682-3719

TD

Oct 8-10 

3

Hoofin for Heroes Benefit Ride - Cheraw SCAmerican-Flag-Wall-Art.jpg

803-236-4976

WTDC*

Oct 9

Good Shepherd Trail Ride Benefiting GA Baptist Children’s Home – Warm Springs GAnew.gif

706-655-2354

TC

Oct 9-10

Highpoint Fall Trail Ride - Perry GA 

478-957-0813

WTDC

Oct 9-10

Saddle TrailsTrail Ride - Twin City GA 

478 494-5690 

Oct 11-17

Circle E Fall Trail Ride - Belvidere TN 

931-962-1790

WTDC

Oct 15-17

40

New Ellenton Trail Ride - New Ellenton SC 

803-507-4132

TD

Oct 16-17

7

Saddle Sore and Mule Poor Trail Ride – Hazelhurst GAnew.gif

912-218-0710

WTD*

Oct 18-25

Buffalo River Trail Ride - Waynesboro TN 

877-654-3164 

TDC 

Oct 22-24

15

Silver Spur Fall Trail Ride - Dublin GA 

478-296-7885

TD

Oct 22-24

Trail Ride - Timonsville SC

843-346-3878

WTDC

Oct 23

Western Saddle Club Monthly Ride 

706-252-4169

TDP

Oct 23-24

Classic South Equine Full Moon Trail Ride & Camp Out - Bussey Point - Lincolnton GA

706-318-3385

T

Oct 28-31

America’s Trail Ride at Bolo Club – Sherwood TNnew.gif

256-390-6366

TDC

Oct 29-31

GERL Fall Fest - Jakes Mountain - Dahlonega GA 

770-867-0760

T

Oct 29-31

31

Manchester Fall Trail Ride - Pinewood SC

803-968-0106

WTDC

Oct 29-31

Lumber River Halloween Trail Ride - Evergreen NC 

910-654-9985

WTDC

Nov 3-7

29

Heart Association Beach Ride - Myrtle Beach SCnew.gif

866-915-6238

WTDC*

Nov 6-7

20

Lickskillet Farm Trail Ride - Toomsboro GA 

478-676-3290

TDC

Nov 12-14

10

Bell Farms Wonderful Weekend in Ward - Ward SC 

803-685-7301

WTDC

Nov 13

Saddle TrailsTrail Ride - Twin City GA 

478 494-5690 

TC 

Nov 13

Smith's Wagon Train Ride - Idler AL

256-605-4654

WTD

Nov 18-21

SC Horsemen's Council Fall Ride at Lakeview Plantation - Fairfax SC 

803-584-0689

WTDC

Nov 25-28

Lakeview Plantation Thanksgiving Ride - Fairfax SC 

803-584-0689

WTDC

Nov 26-28

Lumber River Thanksgiving Trail Ride - Evergreen NC 

910-654-9985

WTDC

Nov 26-28

Western Saddle Club Thanksgiving Ride 

706-676-5614

TDP

Nov 28

Circle E Relay for Life Benefit for American Cancer Society - Belvidere TN 

931-962-1790

WTDC

Dec 3-5

Southern Trail Riders "Caring for Candace" Benefit Ride - Timonsville SC new.gif

843-346-3878

WTDC

Dec 11

3

Parade of Horses Benefit Ride for the Children of Laurens County - Laurens SC new.gif

843-991-2567

T*

Dec 30 - Jan 2

Lakeview Plantation New Years Ride - Fairfax SC 

803-584-0689

WTDC

Dec 31 - Jan 2 

Circle E New Years Ride - Belvidere TN 

337-684-6751

WTDC

Dec 31 - Jan 1

New Ellenton New Years Trail Ride - New Ellenton SC 

803-507-4132

TD

Dec 31 - Jan2

Trail Ride - Timonsville SC CANCELLED

843-346-3878

WTDC

Dec 31 - Jan 2 

Lumber River New Year's Bash & Trail Ride - Evergreen NC 

910-654-9985 

WTDC

Dec 30 – Jan 2

America’s Trail Ride New Years Ride – TBAnew.gif

256-390-6366

TDC

Dec 30 – Jan 2

Heart of Dixie New Years Eve Trail Ride and Party – Troy ALnew.gif

334-670-0005

WTDC

Jan 14-16, 2011 Seminole ATV Park Trail Ride and Wagon Train - Cobbtown GA new.gif

912-682-0255

WTC

 

     

 

 

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.

 


Notice to Ride Organizers: If you want your ride to be on The Judge’s 2011 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,please send in ride notices by December 15, 2010

Ever heard of a Judged Trail Ride?

This is a fun way to "compete" with your friends as you enjoy a trail ride. Take a look at the American Competitive Trail Horse Association for complete details and a link to rides in the southeast!

  Join the Lowcountry Saddle Club for an Extreme Trail Competition on September 18, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

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