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  1. #1
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    Smile Urban Trail Ride through Historic Fredericksburg 11/20/10

    Urban Trail Ride through Historic Fredericksburg

    Saturday, November 20, 2010 (Rain or Shine*)

    9:30am - 12 noon

    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    (Meet at Old Mill Park on Caroline Street. You will be directed to trailer
    parking)

    ROUTE: Ride through downtown Fredericksburg, visiting many of the City's
    points of interest. The pace for the group will be a walk. We

    provide coffee beforehand and after the ride we'll have snacks and drinks
    for riders, as well as water for horses. The ride, which is all on

    asphalt, should take approximately 2 hours to complete. We will walk
    together as a group the entire time.

    WHERE & WHEN: Trailer parking is located at Old Mill Park, which is located
    on Caroline Street, on the Rappahannock River. The ride

    will begin promptly at 9:30am (the Ride waits for no one)! Please be at the
    park no later than 9:00am.

    *WEATHER: The event is held rain or shine - unless extreme weather. In the
    event of extreme weather, listen to Fredericksburg radio

    stations for cancellation information or call our cancellation line at
    540-372-1086 (hear recording start, press 2 then press 1). Or sign up for

    alerts at www.FredericksburgAlert.com to receive an alert via email or on
    your mobile device.

    REQUIREMENTS: All riders must bring their own horse. Proof of negative
    coggins test is required for all horses. No stallions. No

    children under 15 years, regardless of experience. All riders 15-18 years
    old are required to be accompanied by an adult. Please mark any

    horses that have a tendency to kick, with a red ribbon on the tail. Please
    note that ride will take place in urban and residential

    Fredericksburg. The ride might encounter cars, motorcycles, trains, buses,
    or other vehicles, dogs, pedestrians, and a variety of other

    typical city sights and sounds. If you or your horse are not of the
    temperament to handle these types of situations safely, it is advised that

    you do not participate in this Urban Trail Ride.

    -- For your safety, we recommend that ALL riders wear helmets. -

    REGISTRATION: $15 per horse and rider by November 15th. $20 per horse and
    rider after Nov. 15th and on-site. Members of

    police mounted units may ride in uniform for free. No refunds will be given
    in the event of bad weather. Proceeds from the ride are given to

    the Virginia Recreation and Park Society for their scholarship program.

    Checks payable to: City of Fredericksburg

    Mail to: Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg,
    VA 22401

    Click
    <http://www.fredericksburgva.gov/uplo...n_and_Public_F
    acilities/GeneralContent/2010%20UTR%20form.pdf?n=5529> here for flyer and
    registration form.


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    2. Urban Trail Ride, 11/20/2010, 12:00 am
    Posted by: "Vahorsetrails@yahoogroups.com" Vahorsetrails@yahoogroups.com
    Fri Nov 5, 2010 10:03 pm (PDT)


    Reminder from: Vahorsetrails Yahoo! Group
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Vahorsetrails/cal

    Urban Trail Ride
    Saturday November 20, 2010
    All Day
    Location: Downtown Fredericksburg

    Notes:
    Ride through historic Fredericksburg.
    Rain or shine.
    9:30 to noon, but arrive by 9am.
    Must be over 15yrs old to ride.
    Call 540-372-1086 for info and registration form.
    Appy Trails,
    Kathy & Cadet
    member CDCTA www.cdcta.com, TROT www.trot-md.org & Free State Appaloosa Horse Club freestateaphc.org



  2. #2
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    Default Fredericksburg

    Oh my God what a great idea! I love that town. So wish I could be involved in this.



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    Sounds like a lot of fun! I'm envious.

    A few years back Old Sturbridge Village in MA. http://www.osv.org/
    Opened the facility before the usual time and an Equestrian club got to ride through the old dirt streets and village with their horses...How cool would that be?

    It is about an hour away from me and I found out after the fact...



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    I've done this ride three times now, this year will be my 4th. Always have a blast!
    Owned by a Paint/TB and an OTTB.
    RIP Scoutin' For Trouble ~ 2011 at 10
    RIP Tasha's Last Tango ~ 2010 at ~23
    RIP In Sha' Allah ~ 2009 too young at 5



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