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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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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 weeks 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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2 weeks ago

Parker Trail Riders

Well folks, you may have read on the PTR website that the Dawson Butte April 4 trail ride has been canceled. It was a difficult decision but it was the right one given the Covid 19 crisis. Barring the need for further scheduling adjustments we will move Dawson Butte to May 9th and move Lincoln Open Space to another date. I’ve been looking forward to our first PTR group ride of the year, as I know you have, but it’s important that we take care and stay safe! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Parker Trail Riders

Unfortunately the decision had to be made to cancel the Elizabeth Stampede and all events surrounding it including the parade. ... See MoreSee Less

Unfortunately the decision had to be made to cancel the Elizabeth Stampede and all events surrounding it including the parade.Image attachment

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Please don't do this, the rodeo isn't until June!!!!

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2 weeks ago

Parker Trail Riders

Volunteers wanted to serve on committees for Trot for Ta Tas!

Ordinarily we start this process during the summer but we have come to the realization that it is too much work to do over 2-3 months! With this in mind, we have decided to begin the process of soliciting for prospective volunteers to serve on the various committees to plan and run this great event. As many of you know, there are a lot of moving parts to an event of this scale. Here is a sampling of the areas that need to be handled:

• General event planning and operations
• Registration (pre and day of)
• Finding and contacting sponsors
• Obtaining prizes and awards
• Obstacles
• Food vendors
• Judges
• Decorations
• Porta-potties
• Arena and site logistics

Don’t worry, we are not asking you to be in charge of anything (unless you want to). We do not currently have a schedule for committee meetings, so this is not something that we are expecting people to start working on immediately.

If there is something you’d like to do to help out, please let us know via Facebook message or at parkertrailriders@gmail.com.

Let’s make this year’s Trot for Ta Tas event the most successful yet!!!
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I will help. But I plan to compete so can’t be a judge this year. I can help with planning, registration and porta-potties.

You know I'm interested. :)

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3 weeks ago

Parker Trail Riders

Just a reminder that our general membership meeting for tonight is CANCELLED!

Due to the closure of the PACE center for the remainder of March, the regular monthly membership meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th is cancelled. If you have any questions regarding club activities or policies, feel free to private message the board on Facebook or send an email to: parkertrailriders@gmail.com.

The board will be meeting this evening via teleconference. We will keep everyone informed as to any changes to upcoming events on Facebook and our website.

Stay healthy and keep riding!!!
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You could do zoom calls and people can log on that way.

Zoom all the way. Why not?

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3 weeks ago

Parker Trail Riders

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1 month ago

Parker Trail Riders

Most of you know what today is, right! It’s exactly one month ‘til our first PTR Trail ride! Oh, I can’t wait! Anyway, the PTR calendar has been posted with all of our events and the trail ride schedule. So, get your tack out of storage, or clean it up from your winter riding, start brushing off that winter coat on your horse, make sure the trailer is ready to go, and start the count down to April 4th!

Now, we have permits in for greater than 25 riders, but let’s try to get our trailer count down to around 10. Dawson Butte has plenty of parking but, as a courtesy to other riders let’s leave room for their trailers, too.

This is just the first notice of the Dawson ride since after another winter of plowing and shoveling snow, cold mornings feeding the gang of eight, and riding into cold headwinds, I’m ready for warm weather and good friends to ride with and I’m more than a little excited!

So, no need to RSVP yet, just be making your plans. Someone suggested we stop at that nice picnic area about halfway on the trail and have lunch. That sounds good to me, what do you guys think?

All for now. I’ll be sending out more notices, so be looking for them. If you have any questions at this point my email address is johnson.beyer@gmail.com or comment through Facebook. Oh, and toward the end of March I’m going to go for a pre ride at Dawson and wouldn’t mind some company. There are some volunteer points available for that so think about it!

Bye for now, John
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Hi I too would like to volunteer for pre-ride Dawson Butte with Deb and Anne weather permitting. Thxs Pam

This is a great group to be involved with!

I would love to preride with you! 303-883-6370. Anne email: VanNattaAnne@gmail.com.

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2 months ago

Parker Trail Riders

Our 2020 calendar of events is now available!!!

A PDF of the schedule is on our website at the following address: parkertrailriders.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2020-PTR-Calendar.pdf

We also have the 2020 membership applications ready as well. You can access both the online and downloadable paper versions on our website at: parkertrailriders.com/join-us

Our first club event will be the general meeting at 7:00 (new time) on February 18th at the PACE Center. See you there!
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Our 2020 calendar of events is now available!!!

A PDF of the schedule is on our website at the following address: https://parkertrailriders.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2020-PTR-Calendar.pdf

We also have the 2020 membership applications ready as well. You can access both the online and downloadable paper versions on our website at: https://parkertrailriders.com/join-us

Our first club event will be the general meeting at 7:00 (new time) on February 18th at the PACE Center. See you there!

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Thanks for posting! Looking forward to events in 2020 (especially the Spook Proofs 😄)! ☺️

Bring on 2020!

Do all shows count for year end?

Kate Royston

👍🏻

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