ABOUT OUR CHAPTER
We meet the first Tuesday of the month. Meeting topics are varied. We invite guest speakers, we get updates from the Oregon State Parks, Tualatin Valley Soil Conservation District, Metro, and Oregon Department of Forestry in regards to horse camping and trail building, and of course, planning camp outs and trail rides!
We have assisted other OET Chapters, USFS, Oregon State Parks and Recreation, BLM and local agencies through out Oregon with non-motorized trail building, maintenance, and building and maintaining equestrian camps. We are dedicated to preserving equestrain recreation for future generations.
- Quartermaster: Betty Wold
- Trail Boss: Janarry Vaughn
- Chapter Chair: Micheale Gordon- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice Chair: Steve Emory
- Secretary: Siobhan Barker
- Treasurer: Chet Wolter
- Field Services: Dennis Monson
Chapter Publications and Links
Calendar of Guest Speakers for 2013
- February 5, 2013-Stephanie Beall, ODF: Stephanie will be updating our group on what we are responsible for in working with ODF, update us on the Step Creek Project, and report on what we will be working on during this coming 2013 year.
- March 5, 2013-Steve Kruger, LL Stub Stewart State Park: Steve will be updating our group on what we are supposed to be doing in/for the park as well as reporting on new projects that our group may be able to help out with.
- April 2, 2013-John Barnes, ODF, Policy and Planning Specialist: Mr. Barnes will be speaking about the Salmonberry Project located in the Tillamook Forest.
Some of Our Activities
Annual New Years Day Ride/Buxton, Oregon Banks Vernonia Linear Trail 2013
New Years Day 2013 was chilly, but dry. We had a great turn out! About 20 members braved the weather for a ride and meeting. Our new trail boss, Janarry Vaughn set up the ride and provided the warm chili afterward. The rest of our members filled in with other yummy goodies to snack on and there was warm coffee and hot cocoa too! The first meeting of the year was held after the ride. We all huddled around the propane heaters while we conducted the meeting. The coming 2013 year is going to be busy and we have some great projects to look forward to.
SOLV DAY 2013
We met at Reehers Camp in Timber, Oregon for a day of clean up and corral repair. The day was cool, but dry and we had a great turn out! Steve Emory asked a group of scouts to come out and help with camp clean up, they were a great group of kids and adults! Chapter members worked on strapping for the horse corrals and even more members worked on clearing the area of scotch broom and blackberry vines. After the work was done, we had a pot luck with a lovely fire to boot! We have more strapping to do at Stagecoach, but that will be another project!
April 22, 2012
The destination for this trail ride was Camp Wilkerson in Rainier, Oregon. The goal? To meet up with members of the Columbia County Chapter of OET and hit the trail! With the help of Heidi Stir, we coordinated a ride and barbeque. We had a TON of people show up and the day was gloriously warm. The Columbia County Chapter has worked hard in Camp Wilkerson and it really shows. Of course we had some yummy food and good friends to share it with.
May 12, 2012
Our chapter members met at the Buxton Trail Head for a nice ride down the Banks/Vernonia Linear Trail. Some of us headed up into the park and took a nice meander thru/down the trails. The horse camp looked a little lonely, not many campers out right now. That will soon be remedied when the weather turns nice ;o)
June 23, 2012
The days ride at Northrup turned out to be WET! Despite that, NW Chapter members did show up for the ride and some warm hot dogs afterward. Northrup is a great little place to camp and do some riding. It does traverse some logging roads and does have some nice sturdy bridge crossings.
September 22, 2012 (First Day of Fall)
Our Chapter fundraiser was held at the Flying M in Yamhill, Oregon. We raised funds for the Step Creek Trail in the Tillamook Forest. The day was perfect for riding! There was a threat of bees, but most everyone went “bee free” down the trail. We had a great turn out and are THANKFUL that riders showed up to support our project.