NHH Ladies Trail Ride

Calamus Outfitters Ladies
Calamus Outfitter Ladies Ride
Calamus Outfitter Ladies Ride

Hello!

I hope everyone is enjoying summer! We have had some beautiful weather =)

Vicki Krecek  has once again put together a fabulous Ladies Trail Ride! She suggested Calamus Outfitters in Burwell for this years adventure. April Goettle and  Libby Christi put together a menu of tasty meals. We ate like Queens all weekend.

Calamus Outfitters  is located on Switzer Ranch which is 12,000 acres of rolling Sandhills. We rode to our hearts content. The weather was absolutely perfect. No wind (well barely), no humidity, no bugs and not too hot, not too cold (said Goldilocks).

The camaraderie was so much fun! The riding was really just about perfect. The horses were well behaved and if there were a few issues, we all waited while the horse and rider pulled it together. We didn’t have any ground testers!

It was such a huge success (I think it even made money $) that Vicki reserved the same weekend for next year June 28-July 1. Mark your calendars!

The main lodge
Kitchen in the lodge at Calamus Outfitters
Kitchen in the lodge at Calamus Outfitters

The kitchen

Ladies ride dining
Ladies ride dining
Kebabs for the Ladies Ride
Kebabs for the Ladies Ride
horse accommodations
first day of riding
we had two groups riding at different paces

Fire pit at Calamus Lodge
Fire pit at Calamus Lodge
second day of riding-photo curtesy Sherry Jarvis
Mary Curran
Aloma and Remie
Aloma and Remy
That little spot at the top of the hill is Sherry Jarvis
quenching their thirst (just a little vegetation in that tank)-photo courtesy Sherry Jarvis

photo courtesy-Sherry Jarvis

photo courtesy-Sherry Jarvis
horse ladies =)
After lunch, some went tubing down the Calamus River
others went to the local brewery-Photo courtesy Joanna Gale
Photo courtesy-Joanna Gale
photo courtesy-Joanna Gale
photo courtesy-Joanna Gale
we cleaned up and ate MORE food at the Sandstone Grill
parking at Mary Lynn and John’s Burwell home
we rode to Whoopee Wagon Hill
came back to their house for a light meal before loading up and heading home

The Farm at Butterflat Creek

The Farm is a Hunter/Jumper facility that specializes mainly in Foxhunting and hunts with the North Hills Hunt. We compete in "B" and "A", as well as schooling shows. Carine is also a USEF licensed ‘r’ Hunter course designer. Our facilities include the main barn with indoor arena, box stalls, viewing/tack room, and restroom. There is also a large outdoor arena and 1 mile track that surrounds the hay field. Including the indoor stalls, there are also outdoor runs with shelter, as well as one large mare turnout and two large gelding turnouts.