Atascadero Horsemen's Club
PO Box 2756 - Atascadero, CA 93423-2756
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Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month 508 North Main St., Templeton, California. An optional dinner begins at 6:00 p.m., the Program begins at 7:00 p.m., and the General Meeting begins at 8:00 p.m. (There are no meetings in the months of August and December). Depending on the Program, some meetings are held at other locations such as a local arena. It is best to contact someone in the group to make sure where the meeting is. 
                                            March     14, 2017   -  AJ Spurs
                                            April        11, 2017  -  AJ Spurs   
                                            May         09, 2017  -  AJ Spurs​

March 2017 - Vice President’s Message:

More and more rain. The reservoirs and rivers and streams and underground basins continue to fill. It is rather glorious but I believe I am ready for a break. The first two rides of the year have been cancelled but there are plenty more for the remainder of the year.  

In February, I participated in a public forum regarding the El Chorro Regional Park. Three of us representing equestrians, trail runners and mountain bike riders presented an option for expanding the uses of the Park. The park is currently operating at a sizeable deficit, and County Parks is looking for ways to bring in an additional $500,000 per year to make the park self-sufficient. The hope and goal is to find ways to add trails (perhaps eventually into the Los Padres National Forest), RV camping, equestrian camping, and facilities for mountain bikes and equestrians. Stay tuned!

Last fall, a roundtable of in-the-dirt, non-motorized trail users was started including equestrians, mountain bike riders, hikers and trail runners. We now have a name: Trail Alliance of SLO County. Our Vision Statement is “Collaborating and Advocating for Trails,” and our Mission Statement is “We provide a forum for non-motorized trail users to advocate for sustainable trails in and around San Luis Obispo County.” We may not always want (or need) the same projects, but we will always project a unified front where appropriate.  

AHC had a booth at the Horse Expo at the Madonna Expo Center on February 21. The event was well attended. People enjoyed our photo display and the opportunity to learn more about the club – I’m sure we’ll get a few new members. I got a big hug and thanks for the club donating to the Railhead Arena in Santa Margarita. Thanks to Kaye Bruns, Kris Pimentel, and Mike Romelfanger for helping out. BIG THANKS to: Kathe Hustace for preparing and printing informational flyers that were handed out to interested folks (and that we can continue to use), and to Jody Smith and Eve Coady for setting up the booth and manning it (check out the booth photo on our Shutterfly account). It was a great effort.  ​
Happy Trails
Kathy Redden

P.S. We’re still looking for a President!