Our Riding Club Always Welcomes New Members!
Happy Anniversary, Myakka River Riders! 30 years!
Looking for a horseback riding club to join? We are a group of horse enthusiasts who enjoy trail-riding and the companionship of our equine and human friends. We are dedicated to the preservation of the natural beauty of the land.
Our club holds monthly meetings as well as trail rides and camping in many of Florida's beautiful state parks. Members and non-members alike are welcome to participate in our rides and other activities.
In addition to our weekly trail rides and our monthly meetings, we also plan special events such as fun shows, trail challenges, holiday parties and participate in parades.
We are active in opening up new areas for riding and assisting with the maintenance of existing trails. Rides and other activities are planned for almost every weekend. Our monthly newsletter includes a schedule of events and maps to trail riding locations. Our website, myakkariverriders.com, contains all the latest club news and other useful information.
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of every month, 7:30 p.m. at Quattlebaum House, just off S.R. 64 southeast of Ellenton, Florida. Our meetings are fun and educational for the new horse owner and the experienced rider alike. Monthly speakers discuss topics like horse behavior, training, equine health, nutrition and care. Refreshments are served (we take turns bringing food and drink).
Dues: $20 per year - individual membership, $30 per year - Family membership. All dues payable in January.
Membership: The only requirement is that you must be 18 years of age or older. Children's memberships are free with paid parent membership.
How to join: Print and complete the form below and mail it to the address at the bottom. Be sure to enclose your check, payable to Myakka River Riders.
Membership application <-- Click to download
We look forward to seeing you!
Trail Riding Etiquette
- Conduct yourself in a safe, courteous and sportsmanlike manner at all times.
- If you are riding a horse that might kick, tie a red ribbon in its tail. If you are riding a stallion, tie a yellow ribbon on his bridle or in his tail.
- Keep a reasonable distance between horses.
- Never gallop up to, away from, or past a rider or group of riders. Always tell the rider in front of you that you are passing on his right or left. Always pass in the same gait as the person you are overtaking.
- If you are riding a young or inexperienced horse, please let the group that you are with know.
- Be conservation-minded: Don't litter; don't destroy property; and don't disturb wildlife.
BOX FAN RECALL MAY AFFECT HORSE OWNERS
Lasko Products Inc., manufacturer of home appliances such as fans and heaters, is recalling approximately 4.8 million box fans (similar to those frequently used in barns by horse owners) after an electrical problem in the fan's motor has caused some of these fans to catch fire, reportedly causing several house fires and a barn fire.... For more, follow this link.