New Years Day Ride
January 1, 2022
The WHA annual banquet is a great opportunity to break up the winter doldrums and get together with your trail riding pals for dinner, DJ, dancing and a prize raffle where almost everyone is a winner (thanks to our many generous sponsors). You'll also hear an update on WHA's activities and achievements for the year and any news from the DNR about the Waterloo trail system from Gary Jones, Park Manager for the Waterloo Recreation Area.
Stallion Expo at the MSU Pavillion
Green Lake Trail Ride
Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day Weekend -
The weekend starts with a Poker ride on Saturday, followed by a potluck dinner at 6:00pm. WHA provides the meat, usually chicken and pork grilled on-site. Bring a dish to pass or make a small donation and join us for dinner. Dinner is followed by an auction of donated horse tack and other 'horsey or non-horsey' items. If you have items in good condition to donate, bring them to dinner or take them to the camp host anytime during the day. The auction helps raise money for campground and trail maintenance.
Labor Day Weekend
You don't want to miss this event!
It is fun for the whole family!
Labor Day Poker Ride -
This is another fun filled weekend you don't want to miss! Camp fills fast, so get there early. On Saturday, we start the day with a Poker Ride*. Sign up begins at 9:00am and riders have to be back and have their hand drawn by 4:00pm. A potluck dinner** starts at 6:00pm. The WHA provides the meat which is usually chicken breasts and boneless pork loin chops that are grilled on site by club members. A passing dish is appreciated.
*This is a fun way to spend a vacation with family and friends that share a common bond - the horse. Just a reminder, you don't have to be a member of WHA to participate in this event, everyone is welcome to join in the fun.
Also, there will be a Poker Run on Saturday!
All proceeds from this and all events go to the maintenance of the WHA campground and trails.
The rules for this ride are very simple. First you sign up at the booth located at the Waterloo Horsemen's Campground, pay a $5.00 donation, receive a map of the trails with five predetermined spots highlighted, that mark where containers filled with different colored plastic straw pieces are located. Then you ride out and find all of the containers, take a straw from each one and return to camp. Once you are back at camp, you will turn in your straws and from a deck of cards draw, at random, five cards. The best three hands will win cash. The amount won is determined by how many people play. The payout is as follows, 50% of the entry fees go to the club, 30% goes to the best hand and 20% goes to the second best hand drawn. The third best hand gets a Waterloo Horsemen Association gift bag and a WHA t-shirt! Good Luck to all!
**Potluck Dinner and Auction
The dinner and auction are held at the Burns Cabins located within the campground. Just follow the signs.
Turkey Ride -First full weekend in November
May & August