Posted by: mcclearyriders | October 6, 2010

Free Practice Horse Show Classes

Free Practice Horse Show Classes

Thursday Oct 21, 2010 – For children 15 years and under. Pavilion
Arena—Grays Harbor Fair Grounds

5:30- 6 PM Registration
and Warm-up/ Open Arena Time

6:30- 8:30 organized games and activities.

Children must be accompanied by their parent or legal
guardian. Helmets required for all riders.This is a non-competitive practice event sponsored by McCleary Riders

Posted by: mcclearyriders | July 11, 2010

update on the prize ride list

Please note prize ride info for the Tahoma Chapter Prize Ride:
Sept 11 Tahoma Chapter Prize Ride, Maple Valley (Landsburg), Nancy (206) 786-3726 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (206) 786-3726      ,

The Warmth Of A Horse

 When your day seems out of balance
 and so many things go wrong …
 When people fight around you
 and the clock drags on so long …
 When some folks act like children
 and fill you with remorse …
 Go out into your pasture and wrap
 your arms around your horse.
 His gentle breath enfolds you as he
 watches with those eyes …
 He may not have a PhD but he
 is,oh so wise!
 His head rests on your shoulder
 you hug him good and tight …
 He puts your world in balance
 and makes it seem all right.
 Your tears will soon stop flowing,
 the tension will be eased …
 The nonsense has been lifted.
 You are quiet and at peace.
 So when you need some balance
 from the stresses in your day …
 The therapy you really need
 Is out there eating hay!
Posted by: mcclearyriders | May 11, 2010

Annual Spring Ride

McCleary Riders Annual Spring Ride 2010

Please click on above link to see the info on our annual ride, hope to see you all there.


  • Be sure to check with the ride host whether or not weed free feed is required by law, also any required parking permits.
  • If you are going to any of the events, be sure to contact the ride host to check for updates.   Sometimes dates change and I don’t hear about.
  • Please clean up around your trailer.  We want the ride host able to use the land again next year.
  • If you find changes or additions, please let me know.  If you want an updated version, contact me (Peggy Wolf) at e-mail  This is the March 2010 (updated) version.


Feb 12-14            Spirit of the West, Ellensburg, WA, (888) 925-2204

Feb 20                  Mossyrock Mountain Man/Woman Ride, Marsha (360) 880-4684, Jim 481-6449,,

Mar 7                   4-H Tack Sale, Monroe (425) 308-2815

March 14             Rattlesnake Ridge Riders Chili Feed and Ride, Richland, (509) 967-5359,

March 19-21        BCHW Leadership Training, Auction, Dinner and Dance, Kittitas Valley Event Center (fairgrounds), Ellensburg,

March 21             Mossyrock Mountain Man/Woman Ride, Marsha (360) 880-4684, Jim 481-6449,,

April 18               Mossyrock Mountain Man/Woman Ride, Marsha (360) 880-4684, Jim 481-6449,,

April 23-25          Methow Valley Spring Ride, Twisp,, Nancy Palagruti, (509) 997-4802,

May 1                  Horse-N-Around 4-H Club Prize Ride, Pack Forest,, Robin Harris (360) 832-8192

May 1                  Patterned Speed Horse Association (PSHA) Prize Ride at South Seattle Saddle Club, Maple Valley,
                  ,, Roxanne Christianson (360) 825-3043

May 3-7               Washington Outfitters and Guides Ride to Rendezvous 2010, Methow Valley,, 1-877-ASK-WOGA

May 7-9               Packers Rendezvous, Twisp,, 1-877-ASK-WOGA

May 8                  Lewis County Chapter Ride at Burnt Ridge, Onalaska, Larry Davis (360) 262-9132,

May 8                  Inland Empire Chapter Ride at Fishtrap Lake, Ken Carmichael (509) 466-2225,,

May 15                Alpine Lakes Chapter Ride, Joe Watt Canyon, Karen Bailey (509) 304-8701,,

May 21-June 6     John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders cross-state ride,

May 22                King County Posse Prize Ride at Bridle Trails, Kirkland,

May 22                Oakland Bay Chapter, Kennedy Creek, Rollin or Debbie (360) 426-1998,,

May 30                Roslyn Riders Ride at Playfield SR 903, Roslyn, Maria Fisher (509) 649-2640

June 6                  McCleary Riders, Capitol Forest Evergreen Club, Barb (360) 482-4197 / Laura 581-0081

June 6                  Eastern Washington AQHA Prize Ride, Silver Ridge Ranch, Easton;; camping info at

June 12                Kitsap Saddle Club Prize Ride at Camp 1421,, Trina Rhoton

June 12                Wenatchee Chapter Steak Ride, Eagle Creek, Leavenworth, Darlene Walton (509) 663-8615

June 19                Ellensburg Rodeo Posse, Joe Watt Canyon,, Punk Bender (509) 925-5215,

June 19                Willapa Hills Chapter Oxbow Hills, Eva (360) 934-5500,

June 19                Grays Harbor BCHW Ride, Mary M. Knight School in Matlock, Mary Owens, (360) 482-8375

June 20-25           Gentlemen on Horseback, Kalispel Basin, Ken Carmichael (509) 466-2225 or Scott Wiggins (509) 868-1641

June 26                Treasure Hunt at Silver Ridge Ranch, Easton,

June 26-27           Celebrate the Horse, Puyallup Fairgrounds,

July 10                 NW Region Summer Fest (Skagit/Traildusters/Whatcom/Cascade/Island Chapters BCHW) at Les Hilde Trailhead,
                            Lyman, Jenny McCall (360) 568-2045

July 16-18            King County Fair, Enumclaw

July 16-18            Olympic Chapter Western Dream Ride at Flying Horseshoe Ranch, Cle Elum, Lynne Smith (360) 895-0127,

July 17                 Sea Spots Appaloosa Club Scavenger Hunt Trail Ride, Belfair, Sue (360) 372-2827,

July 23-25            Ferry County Steak/Poker Ride at Lambert Creek Horse Camp, Republic,, Gail Downs (509) 775-3218

July 24                 Mt. St. Helens Ride at Kalama,, Judy Smith (360) 687-2336,

August                 Renaissance Fantasy Faire, Buckley, three weekends,, 1-800-587-0172

August 7              Enumclaw Chapter Ride at Buck Creek,

August 7              C-B’s Charity Ride at Silver Ridge Ranch,

August 14-15       Vashon Island Sportsmen’s Club, Brad (206) 567-5943,

August 20-22       The Ride at Springwood,, or

August 27-29               AQHA Golden Harvest Charity Ride 2010 at Flying Horseshoe Ranch (near Cle Elum), Tina Laguna,, or

August 28            Peggy Bolling Memorial Scholarship Foundation Ride, Hunter Tree Yard, Shelton, Tom or Kris (360) 426-3771,,

August 28-29       Pierce County Poker Ride, Sahara Camp, Elbe, Caryn Pekarek (253) 846-7488,

Aug 26-Sept 6      Evergreen Fair, Monroe

Sept 10-26           Puyallup Fair

Sept 11                 Trails of the West, Tahoma Chapter,

Sept 12                 Meridian Riders Ride at Buck Creek, Shannon (253) 740-6170

Sept 12                 Cherry Valley Riders Ride, Pilchuck Tree Farm at Braken Road, Arlington,, Lisa (360) 794-7392

Sept 18                 Island County Chapter “Annual Russell Maugan’s Raffle Ride, Whidbey Island, Treasure Hunt and Chili Cook-Off,” Diana (360) 321-5631, Sharon Vanderslice (360) 321-2069

Sept 18                 Cascade Horse Club Ride at Pilchuck Tree Farm, Arlington,, Barbara S. (360) 691-5226

Oct 2                    Silver Ridge Ranch Charity Ride, Playday on Sunday, Easton,

Oct 23                  Traildusters Chapter Halloween and Costume Prize Ride at Pilchuck Tree Farm at Bracken Road (360) 435-3910 (425) 330-3543

Oct 23                  Silver Spurs Halloween Prize Ride at Green Mountain, Kitsap County,

Oct 30                  Purple Sage Riders Red Mountain Winery Halloween Costume and Ride, Benton City,




Competitive Rides


See website for    Washington State Horsemen ( / North American Trail Ride Conference (,
Kathryn Lewandowsky (360) 403-8471,

See website for    Washington Competitive Mountain Orienteering,

See website for    Happ’s Trail Challenge, Ethel, WA,\Happs_Calendar.htm




Not planning for 2010 – maybe 2011?


                            Pierce County Sheriff Ride at Nicholson Trail System, Elbe,

                             Capitol Forest, WSU Ride for Research (360) 352-5883 –

                            Save a Forgotten Equine (SAFE), Bridle Trails Park, Bellevue, (206) 265-3721

2011                    Ride The West Horse and Ranch Expo, FAB Quarterhorse Ranch, Spokane,

Memorial Day Wkend Sunsations Mounted Drill Team, Nile old sawmill site near Naches, Val (509) 952-4183,

Posted by: mcclearyriders | April 29, 2010

calender of events coming up!

Cowgirls and Cowboys~

 Hope all is going well! This coming Friday April 30th some of us are heading to Burke Lake till the 4th of May, it is very beautiful over there if anyone interested in going send me an email. Then at the end of May is Memorial Day Weekend and we go to Debi and Gary’s sister Julene’s for a campout with our horses, there is plenty of parking and room for portable fencing for your horses, the river is right there. We will be enjoying trail rides, a fun day in the arena, lots of good food, and a great campire with good friends and family and anyone that would like to join us for a great time. Then come June 6th will be our fun ride in Little Rock at the Evergreen Gun Club, everyone welcome to camp with us. July 10th is Bear Festival in McCleary and we will be riding in the parade, everyone of every age please come to watch there will be lots to see and to do after the parade, also let us know if you plan on riding in the parade.

Take care and hope to see you all at the next meeting which is 2nd Saurday in May! TBA

Posted by: mcclearyriders | April 16, 2010

Spring is here!

At least we hope it is here!!!  Anyways it has been awhile for sure. We just had a club meeting and all went well, we decided to donate to the McCleary Bear Festival, check out there web page at and you can find us on there too. We will be riding in the annual parade which will take place on July 10th, but remember there will be things going on all weekend long so please check it out.

 This weekend some of us will be going down to Mossy Rock to camp and do there prize ride on Sunday, if anyone would like to go just send me an email at and I will send you the directions. It is a great ride, beautiful area and lots of room to park. Also there is a gaming series starting in Oakville at the Rodeo grounds on Sunday April 19 start time is 9am. On  April 25th is the last gaming series for some of us, and also Roseann’s retirement party at her place in Olympia, Congrats girl! She will also be doing a trip around the Peninsula this summer we will need to keep her in our thoughts as she makes this great journey. 

If anyone interested in trail riding let me know I pretty much ride as much as possible, oh don’t forget the Burke Lake trip is also right around the corner so hope all can join us over there.


Posted by: mcclearyriders | February 16, 2010

Spring Ride

We have a date for our annual  Spring Ride! Due to no functions untill June in Capital Forrest our first ride of the year for the Club will be June 6th @ the Evergreen Gun Club as usual, sad to have to push so far back, but we have to follow the rules!  So everyone please mark your calenders for the date. Remember you and your horse are welcome to come and camp with us for the whole weekend if you like, will put the price on here as soon as find out what it is, I think it is $3 per horse and $5 per camper vehicle. Hope to see you there!


Posted by: mcclearyriders | February 15, 2010

Bug going around

Hello riders~ just wanted to let you all know we had a great time on Saturday which was supposed to be our Valentines Day ride,  just 3 guys bared the rain and did the ride in an hour 25 min. which it normally takes 2 hours. We had also decided not to ride most of our horses do to a nasty bacterial infection going around in most of these horses so please keep an eye on your animals and if your going to be riding somewhere please make sure they do not have a cough or runny nose, so that we can stop this wild bug from infecting all our animals. Hope to all ride soon and looks as if we will have some nice weather this week.


Posted by: mcclearyriders | February 8, 2010


To all just a reminder horse club meeting at:

Laura and Gary’s place February 12th, 2010, @ 7:30 p.m. With the Valentines Day ride to the Logger’s Bar & Grill the next day ride out at 10 am from Panhandle just past the 4-H camp. Also don’t forget to where a heart or to decorate  your horse.

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