State Fair Trails Chapter

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Staci Harrison – Leader      spcuwsedalia@gmail.com           573-434-6925

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The State Fair Back Country Horsemen chapter was started because members in the local community saw a need to assist the Missouri’s Equestrian Trails in order to insure that public lands remain open for equestrian use.  This commitment consists of yearly dues and volunteerism for work days. The hours worked are used to reflect the dedication our Equestrian family has to the Federal and State legislators to keep the funding coming.  We cannot do this alone.  If you were a prior member and still interested, please remember to pay your dues. Either send it in directly, or bring to the next meeting. If you attended a meeting and would like to be part of this group, please complete application and bring it to the next meeting.


State Fair Trails has been busy representing Back Country Horsemen of Missouri. We participated in the Veteran’s Day Parade in Sedalia on November 10, 2017. We also rode in the Sedalia Chamber Christmas Parade on December 2, 2017. Jake Willard, land manager from the Missouri Department of Conservation at Big Buffalo Creek, and Theresa Ramsey, naturalist from Department of Natural Resources, joined us in the festivities, riding in the chuck wagon.

Chapter Leader Staci Harrison is working on the idea of creating a 2018 horse event for Whiteman Air Force Base. We plan to do Leave No Trace (LNT) training, trail etiquette, as well as introduce folks to horses including equine dentistry, and the utilization of horses to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This is a seed of an idea that we are beginning to feed. We have also presented to our local Junior ROTC the idea of holding a horse event with them, which will give them an opportunity to be exposed to a horse, trail etiquette and LNT. This came about during the Veterans Day parade when several youth mentioned they would love the opportunity to ride a horse and learn more about horses.

 


State Fair Trails Chapter upcoming work dates and meetings:

April  8th 

Work day at Knob Noster State Park starting at 9 am and ending at 1 pm.  We will be working on the MacAdoo Trail off DD Hwy.

 

May 20th

Work day at Big Buffalo Creek. Start at parking lot at 9:00 am

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Here are a few pictures of the work getting done on the newly acquired MDC property at Big Buffalo Creek on March 18th.

         

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See more at https://www.facebook.com/State-Fair- Trails-Back- Country-Horsemen

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Check out this great article in the Sedalia Democrat!

http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/15094/missouri-state-fair-opening-day-parade-marches-on-despite-heat

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Check this out to read more about the State Fair Trails Chapter.

http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/9402/state-fair-trails-back-country-horsemen-focusing-on-maintaining-local-trails

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Working on the Macadoo Trail at Knob Noster State park                    Crew cooling off at Big Buffalo Trail work day

Macadoo Team May 14       Team Cooling Off Big Buffalo

Left to Right (Angie Gentry, Lori Berger, Liz Yelton,

Evelyn Hick, Kim Kindle, Jason Kindle)