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4 weeks ago

Parker Trail Riders

Feedback Needed!!!

Since our Shot Clinic with the Spook Proof had to be cancelled due to the closure of Salisbury to equine clubs for May, we are looking into an option to still offer the ability to get spring shots done if we can find a location.

Who might be interested in a drive up shot clinic for spring shots administered by Dr. Rice with Three Peaks Veterinary? Please comment if interested and let us know the # of horses that would need shots.
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2 horses if in Parker or not too far out

I am very interested

🙋🏻‍♀️ depending how soon it could be done, and 1 horse 1 pony.

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1 month ago

Parker Trail Riders

Well folks, bad news. Douglas County has informed me that, because of Stay Safer at Home PHO implications, they are revoking all Open Space group permits through May and will re-evaluate June status at the end of May.

Therefore, as a result of this decision by DOCO the PTR 5/9 Dawson Butte trail ride has been canceled. Since the June permit status is undetermined at this time, it isn’t clear if we can ride then or even where we can ride but I will keep you posted as I get new information.

I’m disappointed and I know you guys are too. Thanks for your understanding!
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You know for us horse people it just like VS from last year all over again. Sucks.

The Equestrian Skills Course in Colorado Springs is open for groups and individuals. The pond has not been filled yet this year but all other obstacles are available.

People can still go to the open spaces as individuals to ride correct? Without a permit? Just not as a group with others?

Yeah, it makes perfect sense that we can share aisles at supermarkets, but can't be in the fresh air respecting reasonable distances. Lora Thomas for Commissioner. Where is the rationality in this?

thank you for keeping up on this

Lora Thomas for Commissioner - thanks for your quick response. Don't the Commissioners have the final word on governance?

Have you looked at homestead park near peyton?

Tri-County Health Department - what say you?? Where is the rationality?

Bummer

Tri-County Health has all of the authority to make decisions about how the county begins to open up. As a commissioner, all I can do is ask and beg. That’s it. I have no control. TriCounty will not allow beverage carts on the golf courses. People are passing out from dehydration but the answer is still NO.

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1 month ago

Parker Trail Riders

No word yet from Douglas Cnty regarding our permit to ride the 9th at Dawson Butte and it’s 630pm. But I’m an optimist so I’m still cleaning tack, grooming my horse, and planning to ride 5/9. When I know the status I’ll let everyone know. How can I disappoint the boys, look how anxious they look! ... See MoreSee Less

No word yet from Douglas Cnty regarding our permit to ride the 9th at Dawson Butte and it’s 630pm. But I’m an optimist so I’m still cleaning tack, grooming my horse, and planning to ride 5/9. When I know the status I’ll let everyone know.  How can I disappoint the boys, look how anxious they look!

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The tri county health call is still going on, so maybe they are waiting for that to end..?

Following

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1 month ago

Parker Trail Riders

I’ve been asked more than a few times recently will PTR be riding 5/9 and, if so, where will we be riding, Lincoln Open Space or Dawson Butte? Ok, here’s the info; when the April ride at Dawson had to be canceled because of the Covid 19 issue, I rescheduled it (Dawson) for 5/9 and moved Lincoln Open Space to a later date, September, in fact. I am expecting we will be riding Dawson the 9th at 10am, ready to ride 1030. But, always a but these days, I will be hearing from Douglas Cnty Open Space management on 4/30 regarding whether our permit is good or revoked due to continuing Covid 19 concerns. So, tomorrow I’ll know, and later tomorrow you will know. Until then I’m cleaning tack, grooming my horse, and planning to ride! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for the update!

Thxs !

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1 month ago

Parker Trail Riders

May Show Updates!

We have been notified by the Town of Parker that Salisbury Equestrian Center will be closed through the month of May in order to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will need to defer our May shows to their scheduled rain dates.

The May 16th Gymkhana show will be held on August 8th.

The May 31st Pleasure show will be held on July 12th.

We do not have a rain date for our spook proof clinic that was scheduled for May 23rd. We will try to find a date that we can move it to.
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1 month ago

Parker Trail Riders

Thank you to everyone who attended our first (and hopefully last) virtual meeting via Zoom last night! Here is the list of attendees that we compiled.

We will do our best to keep everyone updated on the status of our events as everyone navigates the evolving social distancing requirements. Please keep an eye on our website and this Facebook page for updates. It is possible that updates may not be posted to the Parker Trail Riders Facebook group.

Stay safe and keep riding!!!
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Thank you to everyone who attended our first (and hopefully last) virtual meeting via Zoom last night! Here is the list of attendees that we compiled.

We will do our best to keep everyone updated on the status of our events as everyone navigates the evolving social distancing requirements. Please keep an eye on our website and this Facebook page for updates. It is possible that updates may not be posted to the Parker Trail Riders Facebook group.

Stay safe and keep riding!!!

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Thankyou for doing this. It was great to hear voices and see peeps.

I really liked being able to attend virtually

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1 month ago

Parker Trail Riders

Just a reminder in case you want to attend tomorrow evening. I'll be able to respond to requests to attend until right before the board meeting at 6:00.

Due to the continued closure of the PACE Center, we have moved our monthly general meeting to a Zoom web conference. A dial in option is available for those who would prefer to telephone in.

This meeting WILL count toward the two meeting requirement for a year end award.

Please email our communications director Marty Zulkoski at martyz@art-by-marty.com and he will send you the information you need to participate!
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2 months ago

Parker Trail Riders

Just a reminder, the April 4 trail ride at Dawson Butte has been canceled. It has been rescheduled for May 9.
The previously scheduled ride at Lincoln Open Space on that date will be moved to a future date. I’m sorry for any inconvenience this may cause!
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Fixed! Date should have been May not March. Long ride today!

Did you mean May?

March 9th ?

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2 months ago

Parker Trail Riders

Announcing The PTR Youth Ambassador program!

This is an opportunity for our younger members to
take an active role in our club!

There are several duties that an Ambassador would be responsible for. Some of these duties would be during general meetings and would include greeting current members, welcoming new members, helping board members during meetings (pass out raffle tickets, handle the sign-in sheet, help guest speakers get organized, serve ice-cream during the ice cream social, whatever other needs arise). Other duties would be during shows and would include welcoming new members and encouraging all contestants. Lastly, we would require help with other events as needed such as the Mystery Silent Auction, Banquet Prep, and Fun Shows.

In order to be considered for the Youth Ambassador Program you need to meet the following requirements:

• Must have been a member in good standing for a least one year
• Must be between the ages of 10-17 (as of January 1, 2020)
• Must attend at least 50% of the meetings
• Must fill out an application
• Must be comfortable talking to new peers and adults

We don’t want the program to be all work and no fun, so there would definitely be some benefits to being an Ambassador. Some of those benefits include:

• 4 volunteer hours
• It looks great on resumes
• It’s a great way to be an active member in the club

**Our Ambassadors would need to understand that they are representing PTR at all times. They would be expected to have a positive attitude, great sportsmanship, and be very friendly to each participant at our events.

Two Ways to apply:

1. Fill out the online form on our website: parkertrailriders.com/youth-ambassador-program

2. Print and fill out a PDF Application form here: parkertrailriders.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PTR-Youth-Ambassador-App.pdf and bring it with you to the next meeting held at the PACE Center. Hand it in to our social chair, Cindi Zulkoski or any one of our board members in attendance.
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2 months ago

Parker Trail Riders

These are crazy times! I have some scheduling updates and would appreciate comments from the PTR members that participate in our trail riding events. I’ve announced that Dawson has been pushed to 5/9. Lincoln Open Space will be rescheduled as the future begins to clear up. Maybe we replace Hidden Mesa with Lincoln? 8/22 we’ve scheduled Indian Creek, a ride I’d really like to do with the group. But, the date I picked for Sandstone conflicts with the Grand Opening of Sandstone, the area we are going to ride! Thus, I’ve been offered 8/29 or 10/10 by Douglas County. Now, 10/10 conflicts with TaTas. So, it looks like 8/29 for Sandstone. The trouble is I’ll be asking PTR riders to ride Indian Creek on 8/22 and then Sandstone the next Saturday. Now, we’re big time trail riders, so riding two weeks in a row is no problem, but some of you have lives that don’t involve following me around Douglas County Trails every week. Here’s the question, since both Indian Creek and Sandstone are must see trails, and most would hate to miss either, how many would like to go ahead and ride back to back rides on fairly long trails, ~7+ miles each. If it’s too much you can either not ride Indian Creek, a great trail, or, give up a hard to get chance to ride Sandstone. Just so you know, I’m riding both the trails on the dates scheduled. Thoughts? There are no bad ideas! Thanks. ... See MoreSee Less

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It all works for us. Flexibility. Thanks for all the time you have spent trying to reorganize and shuffle the dates so we still have opportunities to ride together. Always great experiences.

It all sounds great. Appreciate you doing all this.

Back to back works for me! Thank you for all of the time you have spent working on this.

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