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Chautauqua County Trail Riders
The Chautauqua County Trail Riders was formed on October 16, 1946 by a group of people who were interested in horses and trail riding. Thirty acres of land was eventually purchased at 3560 Gerry Levant Road in Falconer, N.Y. as a place where the club could meet and ride. Over time, a clubhouse, a horse stable and a riding arena were built on the property. The members of the club set up events every year from May through October for the riding enjoyment of club and non- club members.
For our 2016 season our C.C.T.R.’s Club has seven events scheduled. On May 15 we have a Poker Ride at our grounds. On June 19 we have a Judged Ride at our grounds. On July 16 we are hosting our Supreme Horse competition (a very inventive versatility competition) again at our grounds this is followed by another Judged Ride on July 17-so plan to attend our Supreme Horse Event and camp over and compete in the Judged Ride the next day! On the weekend of August 19-21, is our “Big Weekend”. This includes an Open Arena and Obstacle course fun on Friday evening, a Saturday trail ride with dinner and music and on Sunday, a morning ride with dinner following… Camping, Riding, Food and Fun.
On September 25, there will be a Fall Color Benefit Ride (this ride benefits our Chaut. County 4-H) at the former Cockaigne Ski Center in Cherry Creek, N.Y.. The last ride of the year is on Oct. 02, at Camp #10 at Allegany State Park at 11:00.
For more information on joining the club or any of the rides and events, contact Dave Schauman at (716) 487-9650, Kelly Rhinehart at (716) 287-3788 or Anne Lynch at (716) 287-4474.