Feeling lonely? No rides scheduled? Listed below are people who would like someone to ride with. If you want to be listed, send your information to Cheryl Bryant, 2chalkie@gmail.com. List your preferred method of contact and times/days you are not able to ride.

Name Contact Information Days/times inconvenient to ride
Nancy Rude 439-8528 or deanrude1@msn.com No time is a bad time
Cheryl Bryant 458-6165 or 2chalkie@gmail.com Whenever its not cold. 
Cheryl Schmidt 458-3913 Anytime I'm not sick
Tom Roffe tjroffe@gmail.com 406-589-5213 Anytime
Alli Nelson 623.670.8906 text is best Anytime
Chris Warren dizzywarrenusa@yahoo.com chris.warren@fib.com my preferred method would be email or text 406-461-6257 Anytime after 3 PM and most weekends.
Perri Knize Call or text 406.880.1640 or email pknize@montana.com Will ride just about anywhere, any time.
Sheri Scurr 406-431-6433, sheriscurr@mt.net Text messages preferred Mostly just Saturdays or holidays
Bill Inama 406-235-0234 or text, mtezrider@aol.com Can ride most anytime
Chris McGonigle 443-7624, cell is 422-8325
I lease a gentle gelding in the summer but he will only load in a slant load trailer, and we will need a ride. However, we're very convenient, he's boarded right next to the Lewis and Clark Fairgrounds.
Can ride with anyone, almost anytime.


Ride Schedule 2018        Trail Rules      Release of liability     2016 O-Mok-See Schedule

Please check the dates of the ride to avoid confusion. The Ride Schedule will be updated as information about the rides is received. Questions regarding trail rides please contact the trail rider director.

If you have pictures of a ride, please send to Cheryl Bryant at 2chalkie@gmail.com. Its best if the pictures are unedited and information about the people/horses in the photo is included, as well as the location of the ride. Thank you.

Date and Location Contact
4 aces Plains BCH poker ride 5/19
Chris Warren, 461-6257, dizzywarrenusa@yahoo.com
Horse sticking his tongue out May 22-4:30pm John G Mine - Travel N on Green Meadow Dr turning left onto John G, traveling west until you get to the trail head or parking below for ease of access for trailers Chris Warren, 461-6257, dizzywarrenusa@yahoo.com
4 aces
Virginia City poker ride 5/26 Drive takes about 2+ hours from Helena, lunch is provided with your fee.
Chris Warren, 461-6257, dizzywarrenusa@yahoo.com
Horse sticking his tongue out June 5-4:30pm McMaster trailhead off Eagle Bay Dr. Travel East on Canyon Ferry road to Eagle Bay, turn left, traveling about 2 miles and trailhead sign will be on the left, follow the toad to the parking area (note travel past the home on the right) Chris Warren, 461-6257, dizzywarrenusa@yahoo.com
4 aces
RMEF poker ride 6/9
Chris Warren, 461-6257, dizzywarrenusa@yahoo.com
Horse sticking his tongue out June 16-10am Crow Creek. Travel HWY 12 E towards Townsend, take a right at Indian Creek, turn left to Eagle Guard Station, always staying right. Parking is above the Forest Service cabin. I will travel up before hand to see how bad the road is as we have had folks blow trailer tires on this road. Chris Warren, 461-6257, dizzywarrenusa@yahoo.com
July 1 O-Mok-See entries for the July 1, 2018 point show at the Helena Trail Riders west arena, need to be texted to Patsy Althof at 439-8916 or emailed to Patsy Althof@Helenaschools.org. Last minute entries need to be in before 9:00 a.m., July 1st, the day of the show. Patsy Althof at 439-8916 or emailed to Patsy Althof@Helenaschools.org
4 aces
Gallatin BCH poker ride 7/7
Chris Warren, 461-6257, dizzywarrenusa@yahoo.com
4 aces Upper Clark Fork BCH 7/14 Chris Warren, 461-6257, dizzywarrenusa@yahoo.com
4 aces Virginia City poker ride 9/1 Chris Warren, 461-6257, dizzywarrenusa@yahoo.com

HELENA TRAIL RIDER TRAIL RULES

1. Every ride has a trail boss that will lead or give directions. If you donít know the exact route, donít get too far behind or too far ahead. Be sure to look out for each other. Another rider will also be designated to ride ďdragĒ so no rider will be unaccounted for.

2. Dogs and stallions are not permitted on rides.

3. Smoking and drinking are limited to scheduled stops. Intoxication will not be tolerated.

4. Be courteous about running your horse around others.

5. If your animal is a kicker, be sure to flag its tail with red or orange flagging.

6. If your horse has a cough, let him drink downstream or after others have finished.

7. Be prepared for adverse weather and for other unforeseen circumstances. Take the necessary equipment and supplies with you.

8. Any guests (non HTR members) shall pay the sum of five dollars ($5.00) for a one day temporary HTR membership and sign a waiver prior to the ride. (waivers are available from the trail ride director or ride leader)

9. And last but NOT least, bring something to snack on or lunch and a canteen. Some of the rides can be long and water is not always available. There is always a scheduled lunch stop but the time and duration may change per trail ride leaders.

10. All riders on a trail ride will sign a liability waiver before each ride.

11. A tail-gate safety briefing will be held immediately before all trail rides, discussing safety hazards unique to that particular ride, and all pertinent Sections in Article V: Trail Rides. The group will be quizzed by the Trail Boss for any rider that has special needs for horse and/or rider.

12. The trail ride will not start until all riders are safely mounted and ready to go.

13. The trail ride will progress only as fast as the slowest rider. The Trail Boss will enforce this Section by controlling the pace of the ride.

14. All riders will stay behind the Trail Boss, unless specifically asked by the Trail Boss to go ahead for a specific reason.

15. Riders will not be allowed to lope their horses around and through other trail riders. Loping horses may be allowed at breaks if it can be done safely without causing undue stress on other horses and riders. The Trail Boss will make this decision.

16. All trail riders will hold their horses and not move from gates until the gate opener is safely mounted and ready to go. This applies at any time a rider must dismount for any reason.

17. A quick stop will be made after a short distance into the ride to see if all riders are accounted for and that all are OK and safe to proceed. If a rider must return for any reason, at least one rider will accompany him back.

18. If your horse is a kicker, be sure to flag its tail with red or hunter orange ribbon.

19. Do not bring a sick horse on a trail ride. If your horse develops a cough or starts to show signs of possibly having some other transmittable disease during the ride, have him drink downstream or after others have finished.

20. Be prepared for adverse weather and for other unforeseen circumstances. Take the necessary equipment and supplies with you.

Section 21. It is each riderís responsibility to bring his own snacks, lunch, and water to drink. Some rides can be long and water is not always available.

22. It is each riderís responsibility to provide for their own safety and to help others as needed. It is everyoneís business to look out for the safety of each other and our horses.

23. Loose horses will not be allowed at any time at the trail head, at lunch stops, at breaks, or on overnight rides.

24. Abusing stock will not be tolerated. Anyone abusing an animal at the trail head will be asked to immediately leave. The Trail Boss will be responsible for stopping anyone from abusing an animal during a ride, and they will be told they are not welcome on future trail rides.

Hereís to another safe and fun trail riding season!

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