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January 2017
Launch of the CAA Driver Proficiency
Program

The intent of this program is to help carriage
drivers increase their awareness and knowledge
of driving, ensure they're driving safely and
correctly, and earn a CAA Driver Proficiency
Certificate.
Click here for more information!
Highlighted items denote
WRCA sponsored event.

inform members of other
events they may be
interested in.
Click here for more
info on using a SMV
sign on your vehicle -
what it is and when you
must use it

SMV INFO
INFORMATIONAL (not WRCA events)
August 6. 2017 Brecksville Horse Show http://www.brecksvillekiwanis.org/horse_show.htm
August 9-13, 2017  Walnut Hill Farm Driving Competition http://www.walnuthillfarm.com/
January 22, 2017  WRCA Annual Meeting &  Tack Swap)
DO NOT BRING HORSES!
Meet at 11:30 am, potluck lunch at noon
Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center, 16497 Snyder Road, Chagrin Falls, Ohio  44023
www.fieldstonefarmtrc.com
Contact: Kim Stegh  216-903-5226 kstegh@yahoo.com or Henry Rish 216-288-4734 hrish@stratos.net
Meeting. Introduction of officers and appointees, introduction of new members, old business, new business.
We will judge picnic table settings before lunch, then have a short annual meeting after the potluck, then tack swap
Tack Swap: Members may sell their items. Plenty of tables will be available. Larger items such as trailers, carriages,
etc. can be brought and parked in parking lot, or bring a picture.

Picnic Table Setting: Get creative, horse themed, or not! Brighten the day and you may win a prize! 1st and 2nd place
prizes!!
Directions:  Take 271 north from 71/77 to  Rt 422 toward Warren for 9.9 miles.   Exit at OH Rt 306 and go north 0.1 miles
to Bainbridge Rd. Turn right and go 1.6 miles to Snyder Rd.  Turn left and drive 2.2 miles to Fieldstone Farm.
Informational (not WRCA events)
March 24 & 25 Indiana Haflinger Horse & Draft Pony Sale
March 31-April 2nd GLADS ADT @ Windy Knoll Farm
March 31-April 1, 2017 Buckeye Morgan Hose Sale - Ashland
http://www.buckeyemorganhorsesale.net
April 6-9, 2017 - Equine Affaire www.equineaffaire.com/ohio/  
April 28-30, 2017 GLADS ADT @ Windy Knoll Farm
April 28-30, 2017 Martin's Auction
Informational (not WRCA events)
June 1-4, 2017  National Drive Spring Fling
June 9-10, 2017 Driving Clinic with Frank Luetz - Magic Meadows Stables Heath Ohio (hosted by Central OH
Carriage Driving Club
June 16-17, 2017  G.L.A.D.S HDT @ Windy Knoll Farm, Sullivan OH
https://www.facebook.com/Arenadrivingtrials/
June 18, 2017 G.L.A.D.S. Pleasure Show @ Windy Knoll Farm, Sullivan OH https://www.facebook.com/Arenadrivingtrials/
June 30- July 2, 2017 CAA Carriage Festival - Kentucky Horse Park
May 7, 2017 Spring Zoar Pleasure Drive              (WRCA Event)
Zoar Historic Village,  Zoar, OH - Old Zoar School House
Meet @ 11:30  Potluck at noon.

Contact:        Jon & Nancy Roemer  330.364.5808        330.340.1853
 roemerjn@aol.com
A dressy pleasure drive through the picturesque village of Zoar. This drive is not for green horses. Paved roads with
some traffic, hills; police to help at crossings.
 SMV (Slow Moving Vehicle) sign REQUIRED.

Directions:  Take I-77 to exit 93, go east on SR 212. As you enter the old part of town, you will see a fire station and a
large parking area on the left. Pull in and park there. Behind the fire station is the Old School House where we eat.  
Signs posted.
                                                      
July 2, 2017 Howe Meadow / Indigo Lake Pleasure Drive
Meet @ 11:30AM at Howe Meadow.  Potluck @ noon.  Hitch & drive after the potluck dinner.
Facilities: •Picnic tables •Electric •Restrooms •Plenty of parking

Howe Meadow is located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park at 4140 Riverview Rd , Peninsula , OH .  DO NOT USE
THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO HOWE MEADOW IF YOU HAVE A LONG TRAILER BECAUSE YOU WILL BOTTOM OUT ON
THE RAILROAD TRACKS.  PROCEED NORTH TO THE NEXT ENTRANCE, MARKED WITH WRCA SIGNS.

There will be a marked course around the meadow.  And a marked trail to Indigo Lake through the woods.  Or just drive
at will around the meadow!  No road driving.

Contact Henry & Kay Rish 216.288.4734 or
hrish@stratos.net
September 24, 2017 BSDC/WRCA Coohhunters Pleasure Drive (WRCA Event)
Sandusky River Coon Hunters Lodge 7575 TR131 Tiffin, OH 44883-9342
Meet @ 11:30   Potluck @ noon in the lodge
Contact:        Roger and Sue Murray 44883-9342        419.447.0076    
ram2andsue@thewavz.com

Driving is on public roads so a SMV (Slow Moving Vehicle) sign on the carriage/cart is required. Plenty of parking,
restrooms etc. Drinks will be provided. The drive will be between 4.5 and 6.5 miles (your choice or routes) along the
Sandusky river on country roads.  

Directions:  From east or west, take US 224 to SR 53 just South of Tiffin. If coming from the North, take turnpike or US 20
to Fremont interchange, which is SR 53 and follow that until you have gone through Tiffin and come to US 224. Go south
on SR 53 for 5.0 miles to CR 6 and go .8 miles to TR 131. This will be the second right. You will see Camp Glen signs,
plus a Walnut Grove Campground sign. Travel on TR 131 for 1.5 miles. Sandusky River Coon Hunters Lodge (7575 TR
131) is the big barn on the left.
December 4, 2016 Holiday Dinner (WRCA Event)
The Oaks Lakeside Restaurant  5878 Longacre Lane, Chippewa Lake, OH
By reservation/  Gather at 12:30, lunch @1:00

Contacts: Nancy Roemer 330.364.5808/ 330.340.1853   
 jnroemer@aol.com  or  Deb Svoboda 216.534.0500  
debsvoboda@sbcglobal.net
Click here for directions
Informational (not WRCA events)
May 20, 2017 Zoar 200th anniversary celebration - contact Jon & Nancy Roemer
Facebook!

Did you know that
our Facebook page
even if you aren't
active on Facebook?
Tour of Hossfeld Carriage & Appointments Collection (WRCA Event)
11698 Handle Rd., Strongsville, Ohio 44136

Come see the Hossfeld Family's carriage and appointments collection. We will also talk
about clothing and hats appropriate for turnouts at pleasure shows.

Meet at 11:30 am, potluck at Noon

Directions: I-71 N, exit at the OH-82/ Royalton Rd. exit #231, then turn right onto Royalton
Rd/OH-82. Turn left onto Valley Pkwy. Turn right onto Handle Rd.. Their farm is on the left at
the top of the hill.

Contact: Kim Stegh  216-903-5226 kstegh@yahoo.com
February 10, 2017 - Weaver Leather Facility Tour (WRCA Event )
7540 Co Rd 201, Mt Hope, OH 44660  Contact: Henry Rish 216-288-4734 hrish@stratos.net  
Meet at 11am for tour of the company  Those interested, can join us for a delicious Amish lunch after
the tour at Mrs. Yoder's Kitchen in Mt. Hope. (self pay)
.
DO NOT BRING HORSES!
October 23, 2016 Fall Foliage Hilltopper Drive (WRCA Event)

Star Sky Fjords       1803 Johnstown Rd, NE, Dover, OH    
meet at 11:30, Potluck at noon followed by driving at will.

Contact:        Jon & Nancy Roemer  330.364.5808  330.340.1853  
 roemerjn@aol.com
This drive is a member favorite!  Driving trails on hilly terrain.  Spectacular views, especially if fall foliage is peaking.

Directions: From I-77, take the OH-212 Zoar/Bolivar exit (Exit 93).  Turn EAST on OH-212 for 5.8 miles to SR-800.  Turn
RIGHT.  Drive 4.1 miles to SR-416.  Turn LEFT. Cross the creek and turn an immediate LEFT on the White Bridge Road.  
We will be parking in the hay field on the right, across from the river – NOT at Roemer’s main house. Watch for WRCA
signs.
October 6-9 2016 Kentucky CDE
October 11-16, 2016 National Drive
October 14-15, 2016 Martins Auction
October 19-23, 2016 CAA Driving Weekend @ Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on Johns Island SC
July 23, 2017  Byers Woods Drive with BSDC
Ashland County West Holmes Career Center 1783 State Route 60, Ashland, OH 44805

Meet at 11:30, Potluck at noon.  Lunch will be in the covered picnic shelter about 300 ft south of the parking lot by the lake.
Contact:  Mary Thomas & Jeff & Mary Ann Tock 615-589-6765
mtock133@hotmail.com or 567-215-7999
tockjeff@gmail.com
Excellent drive for horses at all levels!  Drive the Byers Woods trails that range from small loops of 1.5 miles to
combinations of over 6 miles.  Trail surface is a combination of gravel roads and open fields that wind through wooded
areas and around ponds.  There are a few bridges to cross on the long route but none on the short route.  

Directions:  From I-71, take the US 250 exit (exit 186) toward Wooster/Ashland.  Turn Left onto US 250,  Gi 1.5 miles,
under the bridge.  Turn Left to take the US-42 ramp.  Tuern Right onto US-42.  Go 1.3 miles.  Turn Left onto OH-511.  
Turn Left to stay on OH-511.  Turn Right onto OH-60 for about 3.4 miles.  The Career Center will be on the left.  
Informational (not WRCA events)
Sept 16-18 G.L.A.D.S. Horse Driving Trial - Windy Knoll Farm, Sullivan OH info at
https://www.facebook.com/Arenadrivingtrials/
February 26, 2017 Sleigh Festival (WRCA Event)  
CANCELLED due to lack of snow

NOTE THIS EVENT IS DEPENDENT UPON SNOW CONDITIONS.   Check WRCA Facebook or
with the organizer to confirm before heading to the event.

Location- Chagrin Valley Hunt Club Polo Field - The polo field is located on the southwest corner
of Epping Road and Main Street in the Village of Gates Mills, Ohio.  No GPS address for the polo
field is available.  The address of the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club clubhouse is 7620 Old Mill Road,
Gates Mills, Ohio.  (The event is NOT being held at the Cleveland Metroparks polo field in
Moreland Hills, Ohio.)
Arrive at 11:00 am drive at noon, delicious lunch available after in the CVHC Clubhouse (by
advanced reservation).  Note that reservations must be made in advance and paid by cash or
check the day of the event.  
Contact - Louise Fraser 440-669-0420 click here for additional information

SATURDAY January 28, 2017 Sleighs at Lake Farmpark Ice Festival (WRCA Event)
CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF SNOW

NOTE THIS EVENT IS DEPENDENT UPON SNOW CONDITIONS.   Check WRCA Facebook or with
the organizer to confirm before heading to the event.

8800 Euclid-Chardon Rd., Kirtland, Ohio 44094
Contact: Ann Petersen 440-479-0972 AEP2004@peoplepc.com
Arrive by 11am, trailers will be directed to the rear parking lot upon arrival.
Members will drive at will on designated snow packed farm roads.
Info about the rest of the event go to
http://www.lakefarmparks.com/ events-activities/events/
farmpark-ice-festival
April 21-23 WRCA sponsors CAA Driver Proficiency at Lake Farmpark
Kirtland Ohio
Participation in this program will help to increase your awareness and knowledge of driving, how to do
so safely and correctly, and earn you a CAA Driver Proficiency Certificate.  Level 1 is The basic level
(but not for complete beginners) for those ready to drive away from home. This is a competence
evaluation and will confirm that you are doing things safely. Learn more about preparing on the
CAA
website

Jerry Trapani will be the evaluator

Any questions call or email Henry Rish  216-288-4734
hrish@stratos.net  or
Ann Peterson (440) 968-3161 aep2004@peoplepc.com

           CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS and Registration Form
UNDER CONSTRUCTION
CHECK FOR UPDATES SOON!
June 24, 2017 Carlisle Reservation Pleasure Drive (WRCA Event)
Carlisle Equestrian Center (in Carlisle Reservation) 13650 Nickle Plate Diagonal Rd, LaGrange OH 44050
Meet at 11:30 Potluck at noon in the picnic shelter across the parking lot from the riding ring

Contact - Cathy Rhodes
Driving on 7 miles of wide, groomed trail wide with a fine granular surface, always dry enough to drive on (Suitable for
antique vehicles). Note that there may be trail riders and pedestrian traffic
NOTE DATE
CHANGE!
INFORMATIONAL (not WRCA events)
July 28-30 G.L.A.D.S. HDT @ Windy Knoll Farm, Sullivan OH https://www.facebook.com/Arenadrivingtrials/
SATURDAY May 27, 2017  Infirmary Mound Pleasure Drive   (WRCA Event)
Infirmary Mound Park  Licking Park District  4309 Lancaster Rd. S.E.  Granville, OH 43023

Meet at 11:30AM  at Shelter # 5 in the horesman's day area.   Potluck at Noon,  Followed by driving around the park on
marked trails only.  .  Electric and water are available at the shelter and primative privies are near by.  Lots of parking.  

NOTE- CHECK TRAIL CONDITIONS THE MORNING OF THE DRIVE BEFORE LEAVING HOME. IF THE
TRAILS ARE CLOSED THE DRIVE WILL BE CANCELLED AND RESCHEDULED FOR ANOTHER DATE
 
Trail Hotline # is 740-349-4823 or check the Licking Park Website  or Licking Park DIstrict Facebook Page
Contacts: Sherry Olecki  440-823-9452  horsechic1949@aol.com   Michele Steven  330-769-5014  oldehckry@iglide.net     
Information on Infirmary Mound Park can be found at: www.lickingparkdistrict.com

Directions:  Take I-77 South to (Exit 44B) I-70 West towards Columbus.  Go 53.6 milesto Exit 126, OH-37 towards
Lancaster/Granville.  Turn RIGHT (north) onto OH-37
(Lancaster Rd, SW).  Go 5.9 miles; park entrance is on the right.