Calendar:  


Nov. 2:   ATR monthly meeting, 7PM, refreshments


Nov. 4:  ATR day ride at Sawgrass Preserve, off Thomas Boat Landing Road, Umatilla, ride out at 10AM


​Nov. 21-26:  Campout with AHOOF at Doe Lake, make reservations through AHOOF


​Nov. 25:  ATR day ride at Doe Lake, $5 fee to day ride to AHOOF, ride out at 10AM, bring lunch to eat after ride


Dec. 7:   ATR monthly meeting, 7PM, refreshments,


Dec.  9:   Umatilla Parade, 8:30AM staging


​Dec. 10:  ATR Christmas party, buffet, Lake Receptions, 4425 N. Hwy 19-A, Mt. Dora,  3-6 PM,  must have reservations


Dec. 29 - Jan. 1:   ATR New Year's Campout at McCulleys,  everyone to make their own reservations with McCulleys.

$25 per person per night for elec. site and stall, $60 for New Year's Eve dinner and party and next day lunch.  



Altoona Trail Riders Newsletter          
Message from your President:

There is a coolness in the air and someone has turned the lights off!  I would like to leave daylight savings in year ‘round but it is not to be.  I don’t like it when it is dark at 7PM when I am still outside working and I certainly will not be happy when it is dark at 530 PM. It is such a waste of good outdoor time.  Oh well, March will be here before I know it.

     We had a nice ride to the Carr Cabin on the 21st with the Wildlife Festival.  We had 14 riders on that trip.  And we are all looking forward to the Fall Ride out of Trailhead Ranch on the 28th.  I want to thank all those who went to the Alzheimer’s Ride on Oct. 14.  I was out of town and could not attend so I was glad to see a good group representing the Altoona Trail Riders.  Over $7,400 was raised for the cause.

     Our thanks to Caren Risley who spoke at our October meeting.  Her stories of her trip to the Tevis cup ride were informative.  And thanks to Karen Szabo and Jackie Richie for providing refreshments.  Our November meeting is coming up quickly.  We do not have a speaker, so will do an infomercial of some sort.  And our new T-shirts should be in for that meeting.  So, come out and get one before they all sell out.  

     We will be camping at Doe Lake over Thanksgiving with AHOOF.  The cost is $40 to camp for the week per person.  And you can have Thanksgiving dinner with them if you want.  You just need to bring a covered dish to share.  They will have a dinner on Sat. night for $15 per person.  For more info contact Paula, 352-327-2877.

     We will have our Christmas party on Sunday, Dec. 10, 3-6PM at Lake Receptions in Mt. Dora.  This will be a buffet and will cost members $34 and non-members $40. The club will pay for the room rental and for the cash bar set-up. As in past years, we are asking all attendees to bring cat, dog or horse feed as a gift for animals at the shelter.  Please help me to fill up the bed of my truck.  All food collected will be delivered to the Lake County Animal Control. 

     And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Umatilla Christmas parade on Dec. 9.  We will again participate in the parade.  We do not yet know what the theme is, but remember we need to be dressed to the theme when we ride out.      Two things to remember that are coming up soon – first, daylight savings time ends on Nov. 5.  Prepare to turn your clocks back one hour.  Second – general gun season opens in the Ocala Forest on Nov. 11.  I suggest staying out of the forest the first two weekends to give locals their time in the woods.  They have been waiting all year for this date and are anxious to get that deer.  Be careful out there and dig out your orange vests for when you do ride.   

     We will be camping at Doe Lake over Thanksgiving with AHOOF.  The cost is $40 to camp for the week per person.  And you can have Thanksgiving dinner with them if you want.  You just need to bring a covered dish to share.  They will have a dinner on Sat. night for $15 per person.  For more info contact Paula, 352-327-2877.

     We will have our Christmas party on Sunday, Dec. 10, 3-6PM at Lake Receptions in Mt. Dora.  This will be a buffet and will cost members $34 and non-members $40. The club will pay for the room rental and for the cash bar set-up. As in past years, we are asking all attendees to bring cat, dog or horse feed as a gift for animals at the shelter.  Please help me to fill up the bed of my truck.  All food collected will be delivered to the Lake County Animal Control. 

     And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Umatilla Christmas parade on Dec. 9.  We will again participate in the parade.  We do not yet know what the theme is, but remember we need to be dressed to the theme when we ride out.      Two things to remember that are coming up soon – first, daylight savings time ends on Nov. 5.  Prepare to turn your clocks back one hour.  Second – general gun season opens in the Ocala Forest on Nov. 11.  I suggest staying out of the forest the first two weekends to give locals their time in the woods.  They have been waiting all year for this date and are anxious to get that deer.  Be careful out there and dig out your orange vests for when you do ride. 























 

    








​Thanks to Linda and Jerry Harrington for hosting a great FALL ride and luncheon on Oct. 28.

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Mission Statement:


The Altoona Trail Riders are dedicated to the preservation of equestrian trails, participation in community service and promotion of family fun.