Working Equitation Clinic Registration

UPDATE: CLINIC IS FULL.  All spots are now booked for the Introduction to Working Equitation, a special clinic for Haney Horsemen Members, presented by Sandy Lang

Call for Volunteers: Larry Bremner Trail Work Party

Volunteers needed to help remediate this important horse trail on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th

Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Location: Thornhill Trail system, on 256th Street
Meeting point: drive up the gravel road to the upper Tower Trail entrance, which is just below TELUS tower; roadside parking is available there. Alex will have the lower gate open for access.

Work: includes dismantling of decaying jumps/dealing with safety issues along Larry Bremner trail, sign installation at upper intersection and possibly other delineation efforts to better route oncoming traffic at the Blue Suede/Tower/Larry Bremner intersection.
Tools: Alex will bring needed tools as well as possibly the Trails UTV. Please feel free to bring your own tools as well – digging spades, hard garden rakes, etc.

Alex will be your City contact for the duration of the workbee this Sunday. His phone number is 604-323-4956. He will also have a volunteers sign-in sheet that should be signed by all involved. It would be great to get between 5 and 8 volunteers out!

Tell Us What You Want for the Fall 2023 HHA Clinic

We’re getting organized to offer HHA members another great clinic this fall. What kind of clinic do you want to attend?

Share your preferences with us via this super-short survey (link below) before Monday, September 18th.
Quick Survey about Clinic Theme:  https://forms.gle/X8y4d7nXHuwaDrp76

New Venue, Date and Time for Monthly Meetings

We have changed the location, date and time for our monthly meetings.

Starting with the June 2023 meetings, our meetings will be held on the THIRD TUESDAY of the month, starting at 7:15pm (doors open at 7pm) and finishing at 8:45pm. The new location is:

Room 5
Maple Ridge Leisure Centre
11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6G2

New Venue for Monthly Meetings at Maple Ridge Leisure Centre

Spring Clinic with Linda Hamm

HHA has organized two days of members-only clinics this spring with Linda Hamm, taking place on Sunday, April 23 and Sunday, April 30 (just added, due to high demand). Theme for the spring clinics is: “Building Confidence with Obstacles; Groundwork and Riding”.  The clinics will be held at an indoor facility, sponsored by Haney Horsemen Association. No worries about the rain!

Earlybird Special Price: $50/person, if booked before March 15; after that date, $60/person.
A $25 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold your spot.
For all the details and any updates about these events, visit the HHA Calendar of Events page.

NOTICE: Upgrades Finished to Vernon Trail

The upgrades made to Vernon Trail earlier this fall by the City of Maple Ridge, at the request of Haney Horsemen, are now complete.

What an amazing transformation!  What was once a mucky mess of knee-deep mud and hogfuel is now a beautiful and sturdy trail!  Thank you to all the HHA members who advocated for the refurbishment of this vital off-road route connecting the west Maple Ridge trails to the Pitt Meadows dyke network.

 

 

 

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Building Sherman Olson Trail

Volunteers are needed for trail building on Friday, October 7, 2022 to complete the new equestrian-primary trail in the Thornhill area. All users of the municipal horse trail network are invited to help finish this important new route. NOTE: We ask that volunteers please contact us via email (volunteer@haneyhorsemen.com) to sign up for this workbee.

Time: 9am-2pm
Place: Meet at 104 Avenue & 256 Street in Maple Ridge; we will walk in to the site from there

This new trail, which is being developed in cooperation with the City of Maple Ridge, will be named in honour of Maple Ridge’s trails pioneer Sherman Olson (1928-2013). Sherman Olson volunteered a lifetime of effort and commitment to Canada’s equestrian and trail-building community. His devotion to trails and trail-riding was evident in his volunteerism — among the many ways he contributed was as director and president of Trans Canada Trail Foundation, director and vice-president of Canadian Equestrian Federation, and as the founding president of Horse Council BC, which he started to help recreational riders build, map and maintain trails in the province. Learn more about Sherman Olson’s legacy to the Canadian equestrian community at Trails BC.

Postponed: HHA Playday on July 30th

POSTPONED due to heat wave.
This event will be rescheduled.

HHA will be hosting a public Playday at Allco Park for equestrians on Saturday, July 30th, to introduce the new trail agility obstacle course. The park gate will be open 10am-4pm for those wishing to haul over. Refreshments available (coffee, treats, and BBQ’d hotdogs). HHA t-shirts and our handy trail maps will be for sale.

Join us for a fun afternoon of horse-play! Please RSVP to Dianne at dstoesz6@gmail.com

August 2022 Allco Campout

HHA members’ camping weekend August 12-14, 2022. Cost is just $10 per person, per night. Potluck to be held on Saturday evening.

Earliest arrival at the Allco camp site is noon on Friday, August 12; departure is on Sunday, August 14.

Riders must be Haney Horsemen members to join this campout. One non-riding significant other of a participating HHA member is permitted; contact Lynn for specifics on this.
Click this link to join HHA.

HHA requires a $20 deposit to hold your spot, e-transfered to Lynn Byer.
Limited number of spots available, so please contact Lynn asap to book your horse camping weekend!

NOTICE: Intermittent Trail Closures

Intermittent trail closures of Centennial Trail will begin Monday, July 11, as the City of Maple Ridge starts work in the area that is expected to last for several months.

The City of Maple Ridge will be expanding a pump station at the corner of 236 St and 132 Ave, beside the Centennial Trail (just north of Wildplay and the dog park). Part of this work will include some trail closures while work is underway in the vicinity, including to construct a new retaining wall and make water line connections.

The first of these trail closures will happen on Monday July 11th, for a few days while some tree removal work is completed. This work will be ongoing, with intermittent trail closures as required by the project contractor over the next number of months and into 2023. Signage will be installed at the trail heads to provide notice of the trail closures when in effect. The trail will be left open and in a safe condition during most of the construction if the contractor is not working in that direct area.

The work area is shown in the map below. (The dashed red line is Centennial Trail.)