Telegraph Creek Trail Ride May 12 (Public Welcome)

Gates will open at 8:00am and riders must be in saddle ready to ride by 9:00 am. Gates will be locked at 9:00 am.

This is a special event arranged through Caloosa Saddle Club with Conservation 20/20 staff. Tentatively Telegraph Creek Preserve is scheduled to have a small trailer parking area and trail system finished by the end of 2014 and officially opened for hiking and equestrian use.

Description: Seven mile ride on disked sandy firelines and grass trails. This ride travels through prairie with limited shade. Multiple cross fencing (barbed wire) and gates exist on-site and cattle may be encountered.

Entrance location: Entrance drive is on the north side of North River Road approximately 2 miles west of the Franklin Lock entrance drive and approximately 1 mile east of Armeda. The entrance drive is on a sharp bend with no turn lane. This entrance is not the primitive trailhead entrance located between River Estates and the entrance to Franklin Locks.

Things to know:
- No dogs allowed on ride.

- Participants must ride on designated fireline and mowed trail and not off-trail across the prairie or interfere with cattle on-site.

- No restroom facilities, designated parking, potable water, mounting blocks or trail improvements.

- Trailer parking will be in a pasture which may have hog ruts. The pasture has old furrows/ditches to navigate.

- Access into the Preserve is via a one lane road so drivers will need to use caution when entering and exiting.

- Cattle are present along trails and could be encountered at any time. 

- Horses will walk through several gates to access trail. All gates must remain in the open/closed position you find them in.

- Proper trail attire should be worn.

- WALK/TROT only! Those who do not follow the rules will be asked to leave and banned from future rides.

- Riders must be 8 years of age or older and able to competently handle their horse in a group ride situation. No ponying or riding double.

- Riders should have Coggins paperwork in their possession.

- Riders participating in this event must remain with trail boss and follow the designated trail.

- Only registered participants will be allowed on this ride. Anyone not registered showing up at the gate will be turned away.

- Signing of hold harmless waivers will be required on day of ride.

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  • Ericka D.

    Freda a million thanks for helping us out and leading the ride! Hope today went well and you get to relax and enjoy Mother's Day now :)

    May 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Ericka, you are very welcome. I enjoyed it. Sunday went great and had a great afternoon with my Family.

      May 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you for coordinating.

      May 13, 2013

  • Alison S.

    Thanks Freda for a great ride.

    May 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Your welcome. Really enjoyed riding with everyone.

      May 13, 2013

  • Annette

    I will be doing the ride on 5/11/13 instead....

    May 8, 2013

  • Cindy J.

    Again, I signed up for the Saturday ride on this one and now it's showing me on Sunday. The two ride days have been flip flopped. Bummin... :/

    May 7, 2013

    • Ericka D.

      I think everything is corrected now. Let me know if it is not.

      May 8, 2013

  • Barbara K C.

    Jan Fifer and Barbara Carlin

    April 28, 2013

  • Denise E.

    I'll be there! :)

    April 25, 2013

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