About Our Chapter
Our Chapter meets the first Tuesday of each month at El Campadre Mexican Restaurant in Warrenton, Oregon, with no-host dinner and social hour at 6pm, and meeting at 7pm. We service the area from Westport all the way downriver to Astoria, and then down the coast to Seaside. We have an active chapter that enjoys day rides and campouts with group potlucks. Come join us at our meetings and get to know us!
We’ve come a long way since we were first founded as a chapter of Oregon Equestrian Trails in February of 1994. Our chapter is a cohesive bunch – our original slate of officers from back in 1994 are still active members of our chapter! That says a lot about the dedication of the people who founded this chapter.
Our original mission as a chapter was to get a horse camp approved at Fort Stevens State Park, and that was accomplished in 2002 when the Master Plan for Fort Stevens was approved with a horse camp in it.
To raise money for the work we do, and the planned projects we undertake, in 1996, our chapter started the Surf’s Up Prize Ride out at Fort Stevens State Park. It is still an event many equestrians in the local area and beyond look forward to participating in year after year.
After 2002, we set our sights on our next project, which will be open for business June of 2006 – Northrup Creek Horse Camp. Situated at the end of Northrup Creek Road in the Clatsop State Forest, this horse camp is a joint effort with the Oregon Department of Forestry.
We are understandably proud of the working relationships we have developed with the various land use agencies in our area. They know they can rely on our ability to take on a project and see it through to the end.
Our chapter has a large base of long-time members, and we all enjoy working, riding, and relaxing together all year long. We have a great ride schedule every year, and try to schedule day rides and campouts throughout the riding season, as well as work parties to build the projects we’ve undertaken.
Come ride with us on the beaches at DeLaura or Ft. Steven’s State Park, or inland on our area’s large inventory of public and private timberlands. If you’re going to be in our area, please contact our chapter chair. You’ll find we’re a friendly bunch and are a great resource for places to ride! We’ll be here fulfilling OET’s Mission Statement for the good of equestrians in our area for a long, long time to come. Happy Trails!
- Chapter Chair: Ashley Lertora
- Vice-Chair: Diane Berry
- Field Services (ODF): Ashley Lertora & Charles Conrow
- Field Services (State Parks): Charles Conrow
- Secretary: Lisa Clapp
- Treasurer: Charles Conrow
- Trail Boss: Open
We will be having work parties at the trail system at Fort Stevens State Park in Warrenton and Northrup Creek Horse Camp in the Birkenfeld/Jewell area. If you’d like to help out, please contact our field services representative at email@example.com for more info.
Annual Prize Ride Fundraiser
2014 Prize Ride: Sunday, September 14 at Northrup Creek Horse Camp
This is a change of venue for us this year and pre-registration will be paramount as space is limited at the camp. Watch this space for further details. You can e-mail us for a registration form @ firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be campsites available and we will have the day use area and rock pit areas available for overflow. We look forward to showing off the work ODF has done in the past few years to improve and enlarge the trail system. You will not be disappointed! This camp is a hidden gem in the Oregon Coast Range about half way between Astoria and Hillsboro. There will be a choice of a short easy loop, or a longer, more challenging loop with bridges, elevation changes and a water crossing. Our Prize Rides are always well attended and a fun-filled day with other equestrians.
Northrup Creek Project Is Completed!
Northrup Creek Horse Camp is now complete and is open from March until the rains close it in the winter. Located between Jewel and Mist on Northrup Creek Road off of Highway 202, Northrup Creek Horse Camp is the first horse camp in the Clatsop State Forest. It is located in the non-motorized area of the Forest. We are currently working on developing trails and a loop system. We made a large commitment to ODF of funds, materials and volunteer hours on this project, and we had fun at all the work parties!