Things we LOVE…
Champaign County Chapter of the Ohio Horsemen’s Council “LOVES“…
…PEOPLE (especially our long-standing, faithful members) and NEWCOMERS!!! We know how to make new folks feel like they’ve been a part of us forEVER … just ask a few of our newer members!! Linda Imke (Pres), Lori Long (V Pres), Pam Caudill (Sec) and Janet Roop (Treas) all KNOW HOW to take care of people first!! Just take ONE day-ride with us or attend one monthly meeting and you’ll be hooked.
…EQUINES of ALL types…and, believe ME…we DO love our “buddies”. Whether on the trail or just sitting around the campfire at one of our camp-outs, we take care of them FIRST, because THEY take care of US on the rides!! We never camp or ride where the comforts of our equines cannot be met, so you’ll never have to “worry” about THAT!!
…RIDING…no matter who we’re with, where we are…our first commitment is ALWAYS to the safety of ALL (people AND equines). We don’t “get crazy” and do stupid things. We are a great group of Horsewomen and men, who are safe and FUN to be on a trail with!! We always have our GPS going, first aid items with us…and someone ALWAYS has a cell phone for emergency use.
…BEING TOGETHER, even without our Equines occasionally (like our annual Christmas Party, lunches out or at someone’s home together, monthly potluck meetings). We have members who are interested in so many different things from getting together for riding, to going out for an occasional lunch at someone’s home together, having dinner together before our monthly meetings…we simply ENJOY being together.
…WORKING TOGETHER…we feel GREAT about maintaining Kiser Lake Bridle Trails!!!!! And we CAN’T stress that ENOUGH. Now, you may not be “able” to help due to health issues (we have members who don’t ride any longer & a few elderly members who perhaps can NOT help with physical trail maintenance), but there is always a way to be a part of trail maintenance (like bringing a package of hot dog buns for lunch for the worker-bees)…check us out to see where you might fit in as a potential member.
…KISER LAKE…we simply feel we have the best trail area all round!! We definitely have the MOST DIVERSE trail riding in one location. In one day you can ride flat meadows, to piney woods, to STEEP up and down terrain, water, wide trails and narrow trails. It’s ALL at Kiser (personally I like to think of Kiser as almost a mini-Hocking Hills in some places)…it’s THAT DIVERSE. And you can “choose” the type of trail you want to ride. Our Executive Board (along with members and their families) have worked diligently and consistently to keep our trails open, moved away from mud and “problem” areas (while those areas “heal” and are restored to “new” again) and generally speaking…they work HARD to keep Kiser Bridle Trails READY FOR RIDING!! We have great maps that make it easy to navigate (thanks again to our dedicated Executive Board and Members), as well as VERY well-marked trails. (I’m “directionally challenged”, but I can ride alone at Kiser and NOT get lost!! AMAZING!!)
So, please come out and give us a try at one of our monthly meetings, check out our site “scheduled” rides and join us, or come to one of our camp-outs with your equine and give Champaign County Chapter of the Ohio Horsemen’s Council a try…you’ll LOVE it…
And please feel free to call or text me (Dee Silliman) any time at 719-659-3024. You’ll find out soooooo much, as I LOVE to talk about Kiser Lake AND Champaign County’s Ohio Horsemen’s Council (OHC) Chapter and how it changed MY life “forever, for the better”!!!
If you prefer not to use the online system to join or renew with our chapter, print our chapter’s membership form (click on blue type) and mail it with payment to the chapter treasurer at the address shown on the form.
If you are a primary member of another chapter and want to be a secondary member of our chapter, you can print a secondary membership form (click on blue type) and mail it to the chapter treasurer. Please refer to the treasurer’s address on the primary membership form and add any chapter charges shown to the secondary membership fee of $3 Individual or $5 Family.
Past Events › Champaign County Chapter Ohio Horseman's Council
Come and find out......what you've been missing out on!! By the time this meeting takes place, we'll have all been shut in for so long that this will be a fun evening to get back together and catch up on events happening within our local OHC, as well as all that is happening State-wide. We'll be meeting at our normal time of 6 pm at Lori Long's home (call Dee for address information...see below), so get your potluck recipes fired…Find out more »
Hey Ladies and Gents...May 15-17 horse camp-out at Blue Rock State Park... ...remember, you need to make your own reservations on this one (just call Blue Rock State Park at 740-674-4794, and tell them you want to camp with Karen Holland's group). Also, this is a primitive camp (no electric or water hook-ups)...there is water available for horses. Join us for one of the best campfires you've EVER SEEN (courtesy of Janet Roop, our Treasurer)!! Don't hesitate to call or…Find out more »
YAAAAY!!! SUMMER IS HERE!!! And we are ready to get together for a POT LUCK!!! On June 4th, at 6:00 pm, Champaign County OHC will be holding our monthly meeting at the Kiser Lake Pavilion-Shelter (right across from the horse-trailer parking area). Hoping this pretty weather will have EVERYONE coming out for good food and fun together! Our meeting will follow our meal, and it will be packed with good information (such as upcoming day-rides, camp dates, latest-&-greatest with our…Find out more »
We'll be riding out from the Horse-trailer Day Parking area. Please come early enough to tack up and be ready to RIDE OUT AT 10 am SHARP! And remember to bring food/snack and drink as we'll likely eat, as we ride along the trail. Bring a comfy chair for after, so we can "set a spell" while our equines cool down!! And please remember our next Monthly Meeting is July 2 at 6pm (Kiser Lake Pavilion-Shelter...would love for you to…Find out more »
Please be advised: There will be a marathon run Saturday, September 16th from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at West Branch State Park. The race starts and ends at the swimming beach on the south side of the lake. The halfway point will be the day parking lot with parts of the red trail being utilized. We suggest that horseback riders use the parking areas under the powerlines and avoid the red trail until 1 p.m. It is unclear how…Find out more »
Glow Stick Moonlight Trail Ride Meet at West Branch State Park (Horse Day Parking Lot) at 6 p.m. so horses and riders can acclimate to the glow stick lit path. Upon arrival, volunteers will direct you to parking, which is limited, so hitch a ride with a friend if possible. Bring your camera or phone to capture this amazing night ride, and a flashlight or headlamp to help see the trail. Have fun decorating yourself and your horse with glow…Find out more »
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