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IFTHA National Trail Ride @ Bay Creek Ranch
Jun 23 – Jun 24 all-day

Sponsored by Illinois Fox Trotter Horse Association June 3-24, 2018 at Bay Creek Ranch, Shawnee National Forest, Simpson IL. Facilities: Water and Electric hookup available for $30 per day (2 adults and 2 kids) $3 additional person per night. Primitive camping available. Lodge with fully equipped kitchen, 13 miles from Vienna IL. Potluck dinner on Saturday evening. Covered stalls at $10, turnout pen for $5 per day or highline your horse. There is a daily rider fee of $2. Trail Information: Ride the new, improved trails through beautiful woods, rock bluffs, caves and creeks. There are multiple trail heads leaving camp. The trails vary from peaceful pine forests to the more challenging bluff areas. Shoes are recommended for your horse/mules. Trails are well marked and detailed maps are available. The trails are shared with hikers, rock climber and fisherman. Access to: River to River Trail, Maxwell Ford, Peter Cave, Jackson Falls, Colorado Gulch, Flat Rock, Cove Hollow, Crow Knob, Sand Cave, Fern Cave, Bay Creek, Hayes Creek, Soldier’s Grave, Petticoat Junction, Miller’s Grove and Buffalo Rock. Please have your horses registered name and registration number and your MFTHBA member# for the reporting form. Participants are responsible for making their own camping arrangements. Call Chuck or Linda Kesul, 78 Cedar Grove Church Road, Simpson IL 62985 Phone: 618-695-2670

Southern Classic Fox Trotting Horse Show @ Bar None Cowboy Church Arena
Jun 23 all-day

This is an all-day fox trotting show. There will be preliminary classes first, followed by a break and then the championship classes.

MFTHBA Annual Election Candidate Nominations Open
Jul 1 all-day
MFTHBA Hall of Fame Nominations Due
Jul 1 all-day
52nd Annual Gaited Horse Show, bolivar Saddle Club @ Bolivar Saddle Club
Jul 7 all-day

This is a Gaited Horse Show for both Walking Horses and Fox Trot horses. There will be separate DQP for each type of horse. Show Bill can be found at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OeU1e3VDFtn82pqsxhLb3UXEidrpacqa/view?usp=sharing