Outback Trail Riders

"To ride a horse is to ride the sky"

Welcome ya'll !!

We are the Outback Saddle Club.  Just a small horse trail riding club, that enjoys trail riding and being with friends.  Please feel free to look at the site and we would love to have new members.  We try to ride about every other weekend at different places around Alabama - and sometimes further.  We do day rides and some weekenders.  Enjoy the site and new pictures will be coming soon. 

Outback Members - Lots to do here.....news, trail pictures to look at, advertise that great horse, or no longer needed tack.  Remember - take those pictures on the trail and send to Jamie.

See ya on the trail....

 

  for any additions or pictures you would like on here at jdaniels@nsr-inc.com

(Please note this is a new email address)

Dear Outback Members:

The Bankhead National Forest Ride scheduled for November 19th has been cancelled.  We were unable to secure a guide to lead us and being unfamiliar with the location/trails, we will cancel this ride.  Hopefully we can reschedule it at a later date.  The good news is Paul M. Grist Park is hold a benefit ride on the same day, Nov. 19th.  There is a $20 donation required to ride, this includes the entry fee and lunch.  All funds go to benefit the park.  This is a lovely place to ride and Roger and Friends of Paul M. Grist park have devoted a lot of time and effort to make this ride special.

Plus, remember our Thanksgiving Weekend ride, November 25 - 27, 2016.  Details of both rides below.

Have a great weekend and I'll see you at Paul Grist!

Sheila





Bring a copy of your Negative Coggins to all rides!

Paul M. Grist Park - Benefit Ride
November 19, 2016
1546 Grist Rd. Selma, Al 36701
They are asking a $20 donation per person for the event, to include ride and lunch. The Friends of Paul M. Grist would like to raise money to purchase camping supplies so we can start holding events for the children in the community and teach them how to camp. Hope y'all will consider putting us on your schedule of rides. We have been doing a lot of work on the trails and hopefully the bridge will be completed by then. If you plan to camp: Camping $25.00 + 3.00 Convenience fee Plus 4% Lodging tax a night.
Call 334-872-5846 for camping reservations. For more information on this park please visit this website http:// alapark.com/paul-m-grist-state-park

November 25 - 27, 2016 – Wind Creek State Park
Thanksgiving Weekend; Friday - Sunday
256-329-0845
4325 Alabama Highway 128 Alexander City, AL 35010
Come enjoy the long Thanksgiving weekend. You will be able to camp or just ride for the day. The cost is $3.00 per day ride and $22 per night to camp and ride. You can camp in the horse camp ground and Section E. We will ride out from the camp ground.
Directions280 East toward Sylacauga. In Alexander City turn right onto AL 63 to AL 128, turn left to Wind Creek. Stop at the Welcome Center to register. http:// alapark.com/wind-creek-state-park

Outback Trail Rider’s Saddle Club

Tales of the Trails

Hello Trail Riders:

Thank you to everyone who attended the Outback Saddle Club Meeting on September 17, 2016 at Golden Corral in Pelham. Bobby Whaley reported that the bathhouse/pavilion at Oak Mountain State Park is almost complete. They’ve also added a ramp for easier removal of manure to help keep the stalls clean.

Pam Dyar wanted everyone to know that when making reservations tell Oak Mountain you want the Equestrian Campground and if you use a credit card, you will be able to check-in at the front gate. The price of camping at Oak Mountain includes TWO stalls, and they are on a first come basis. There are now FREE Horse Trail Maps available at the front gate. Plus, there is a $3 Senior Citizen discount for those age 62 and older.

We also want to say thank you to Delbert Shaw for his service as your club president for 2015-2016. It’s been a busy year and we appreciate his time and talent. Due to his busy agenda, Delbert has requested that he not continue in this role for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. At this time there is a vacancy for the position of Club President.

Schedule of Rides & Event October - November 2016

*Outback Riders will meet at 8:30AM ride out 9:30AM unless otherwise stated.* Bring a copy of your Negative Coggins to all rides!

We ask you to do your best to be on time as most of our members make plans to return home at certain times based on our riding out at certain times. It is important to start rides on time so we will be able to finish on time.

 

Choccolocco National Forest - Warden Station Horse

Camp - Heflin, Alabama October 1, 2016

The Warden Station Horse Camp, popular with equestrians, is located less than 10 miles from Coleman Lake. The campground includes 45 campsites with pit toilets and drinking water but no hitching posts, rails or stalls. Primitive camping. Plan to pack in and pack out everything you use and need when staying overnight in undeveloped camping areas.

Directions - Take I20 East to the Heflin Exit #199. At the top of the ramp, turn left onto Hwy. 9. Drive to Hwy. 78 East, turn right. Go thru Heflin to Edwardsville. See sign on right “Coleman Lake, Game Warden Station” and a blue building. On left, see sign “Talladega National

Forest Recreation Area”. !

Turn left onto Cleburne Co. 61 which becomes Forest Road 553. From the turn off Hwy. 78, travel 7.6 miles to Forest Road 500. See sign “Coleman Lake Warden Station, Pine Glen”. Turn right and go 1/10th of a mile. Turn right into horse camp.

If you pass a sign “Talladega National Forest Horse Camp”, you have gone too far.

 

McCurdy Annual Fall Ride

October 1, 2016 - OPT

Location: Pouncey Farm

Pleasant Hill Alabama
160 CR 499
/ Sardis, Alabama 36775


Hatchet Valley Farms

Oct. 8, 2016 - OPT Oct. 22, 2016 - OPT Nov. 5, 2016

2571 CR 95 Rockford, Alabama

(256) 377- 2656 A commercial trail operation which provides three organized rides in the spring and three in the fall. The trail is well-marked with a variety of terrain. All rides start at 9:00 am., only the mileage varies. The riding time varies with the trail. Normally, trails are 8-10 miles in the morning (2-3 hours depending on your speed) and 6-8 miles in the afternoon (1.5-2.5 hours depending on your speed). A hot lunch with a dessert of homemade apple cobbler made in a Dutch oven in an open fire is served. The trails are different for each ride. 3.5 miles northwest of Rockford off of Highway 22. Rockford is 45 miles from Montgomery, 25 miles from Clanton, 20 miles from Alexander City, and 20 miles from Sylacauga.

Directions to Hatchet Valley Farms:
From the North: 
Take I-65 south to exit 205. Take US Hwy. 31 south approx. 4 miles to AL Hwy 22. Turn left, go 20 miles and then turn left on CR 18 at cemetery. Go 0.8 miles and take right fork on CR 95. Follow signs to campground, 2.6 more miles.

From the South: Take I-65 north to exit 200. Turn right on CR 59 and go about 4 miles, through Verbena to stop/T on US Hwy 31. Turn left, north, and go about 1.5 miles to AL Hwy 22. Turn right, go 20 miles and then turn left on CR 18 at cemetery. Go 0.8 miles and take right fork on CR 95. Follow signs to campground, 2.6 more miles. 

 

Back Country Horseman

November 5, 2016 - Oak Mountain


Hope Hull Benefit Ride - Benefit Ride

November 12, 2016
No details yet; update pending.


Bankhead National Forest
November 19, 2016
The club is planning to ride from the Pine Torch trail. Directions are not yet available. Update pending.


Paul M. Grist Park - Benefit Ride
November 19, 2016
1546 Grist Rd. Selma, Al 36701
They are asking a $20 donation per person for the event, to include ride and lunch. The Friends of Paul M. Grist would like to raise money to purchase camping supplies so we can start holding events for the children in the community and teach them how to camp. Hope y'all will consider putting us on your schedule of rides. We have been doing a lot of work on the trails and hopefully the bridge will be completed by then. If you plan to camp: Camping $25.00 + 3.00 Convenience fee Plus 4% Lodging tax a night.

Call 334-872-5846 for camping reservations.

November 25 - 27, 2016 – Wind Creek State Park
Thanksgiving Weekend; Friday - Sunday

256-329-0845
4325 Alabama Highway 128 Alexander City, AL 35010

Come enjoy the long Thanksgiving weekend. You will be able to camp or just ride for the day. The cost is $3.00 per day ride and $22 per night to camp and ride. You can camp in the horse camp ground and Section E. We will ride out from the camp ground.

Directions280 East toward Sylacauga. In Alexander City turn right onto AL 63 to AL 128, turn left to Wind Creek. Stop at the Welcome Center to register