The Old Dominion Gaited Horse Association is organizing a group trail ride for Sunday, July 29th, 2012, at Sky Meadows State Park, in Delaplane, VA. Bring your gaited horse of any breed, any tack preference, and enjoy a beautiful ride in the rolling foothills of Virginia!

When? Sunday, July 29th. No rain date, check http://www.odgha.net/ for weather updates.

Time? Meet up at 9am. Be ready to ride at 9:30am, for approximately 2 hours. Bring your own lunch and folding chairs if you’d like to chat and lunch together afterwards around the trailer area.

Fee? There is a vehicle fee of $4, horse trailer fee of $3, plus $2 per additional horse. So if you are pulling a 2 horse trailer with 2 horses, your fee for the day would be $9.

Where? Sky Meadows is on Rte 17, in Delaplane. Take US Rte 50 to 17 South; or take I-66, Exit 23, then go 7 miles North on Rte 17. The bridle trails are on the opposite side of the road from the main park entrance, so watch for Bridle Trail signs. Meet up at the Paddock parking. More details on this location at this link:
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/sky.shtml

Difficulty? Easy, no major challenges. Walk and gait at varying speeds, as footing permits. There are 6 miles of trails, two different loops. The terrain is gently rolling hills, forest and open meadows.

Details? Riders are required to bring a negative Coggins report and sign our release of liability form. Horses that are very green should wear a green ribbon in their tail. Biters and kickers should wear a red ribbon on their tail to warn other riders to stay back. Loose dogs are not allowed, so please leave your dogs at home.
Friends with trotting horses are welcome to join.

Please RSVP to Elizabeth@elimarfarm.com   by July 25th.

Come on out, pack a lunch, make some new friends & enjoy a smooth, pleasure ride!