The Delaware County Chapter of the Ohio Horseman’s Council Inc. will have an open house at Alum Creek State Park’s horseman’s campground on Sunday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Equine enthusiasts and the public are invited to attend, say organizers.
In addition to riding the Alum Creek bridle trails, equestrians can learn about first aid on the trail, camping with your horse, and safety while riding the trails from presentations by guest speakers.
A raffle and silent auction will be held, and free food and drinks will be available. Riders can bring their horses and enjoy the variety of scenic trails with friends and members of the Delaware chapter.
There are 40 miles of bridle trails at Alum Creek State Park offering four established trails: Winterhawk, Maple Glen, Hunter’s Hollow and The Flats.
Each trail has its own challenges and offers a diversity of surroundings and terrain. The Flats offer the beginner rider the chance to experience the beauty of Alum Creek on an easy-rated trail. The horseman’s camp has 25 primitive camp sites with water and high lines for horses, picnic tables, fire rings and restroom facilities.
The members of the Delaware Chapter volunteer their time to maintain the Alum Creek trails so all horseback riders can safely enjoy the area.
The horseman’s campground is located on the north side of Howard Road, west of Interstate 71 via U.S. 36/State Route 37 and North Old State Road.
For details about the open house events, contact Kim Vorbau at 614-595-4256 or Kathy Bruno at 614-208-7059. A rain date of Sunday, Aug. 23, has been established.
The Ohio Horseman’s Council is a non-profit corporation organized to provide a positive environment for equine owners and supporters to share ideas and suggestions for horse related issues through education, organized trail rides, and other social and service functions. OHC provides financial resources and services to fellow organizations that support equine-related activities. About 4,300 members in 70 counties volunteer their time and resources to promote the building and maintenance of 1,800 miles of bridle trails throughout Ohio.
The Delaware County Chapter of OHC meets the first Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Tri-Township fire station, on routes 36/37 in Delaware. Horse owners of any age, breed of horse or riding discipline is welcome to attend the monthly meetings. The Delaware chapter has a Facebook page at Delaware County Ohio Horseman’s Council.