September 2013 Hags on Nags Newsletter

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A Note from your Happy Herdmare
I want to thank everyone for being so patient while I transitioned into the Herdmare position. A special thanks to Sandy Rogers, DeDe Nelson and Donna Meyer. These three ladies went out of their way to answer questions and help me out whenever needed. Another huge “Thank You” to all of you for responding back to the test emails I sent out. I almost have the list updated with everyone’s current information.
I have been still stalking my inbox for member pictures and bios. I have only received a handful of new ones. We have 186 members but we only have 53 bios on the web! Thank goodness for cell phones, we may have to start getting candid pictures! (Just kidding, but I would really like to get everyone on the Meet our Members page so new members can meet you through our website.) Speaking of our website. Wow, Sandy has done as awesome job with it and it’s only the beginning. There should be some more cool stuff coming, so keep checking it out!

It’s really important to me that everyone receives club emails. If you hear of a member that does not get my emails. Tell them to contact me directly. I will gladly make the change to get it fixed.
Mark your calendars – Our 2014 annual club meeting. It will be January 18th in Johnstown Community Center.
I hope to see you at Hagmania.
Have a safe, fun month full of happy trails!

Noteworthy news:
Our website It’s taken awhile, but the website finally seems to be working with all browsers! If you haven’t visited our site, I encourage you to check it out. You can get there with either or There are lots of resources available through the different dropdowns menus, so do some exploring of the site! If you don’t see your bio under the “Meet Our Members” tab, please consider sending me a little write up and picture of yourself. I’d be happy to do updates, also. If you don’t remember the login and password for the member database, just contact me…no problem. If you have something you’d like to see added to the site in general, please let me know. To steal a line from 50 Shades of Grey…. “We aim to please!” It’s been a lot of fun for me to work on the site, so suggestions are always welcomed. You can contact me through the website or at

Baraboo Area Proposed Trails need Equestrian Feedback!
Even though you may have already heard this message, we are sharing this again. It is possible that the DNR Parks office isn’t hearing from trail riders that they would like to have horseback riding trails in the proposed Sauk Prairie Recreation Area (former Badger Ammo Plant near Baraboo). If you haven’t taken the on-line survey, please do so ASAP. The deadline is THIS FRIDAY 8/30.
The link to the survey
The survey is a discussion type. Please take the time to address questions 4 and 9.

HON Christmas Party Update
The Christmas party will be at the Countryside Inn in Milton, off of 94, December 14th. Watch for details.

When Nature Calls (Submitted by Sandy Rogers)
The Southern Kettle Moraine trails are popular with many horse riders, including most Hags on Nags. If you’ve ridden out from Horse Riders’ Campground in Palmyra towards Eagle, you are probably familiar with a grassy area with a picnic table and hitching post. It’s a nice spot to take a break, stretch, maybe have a snack. Now, thanks to a joint effort between the Southern Kettle Moraine Horse Trail Association and our club, this rest spot is even better! For the next two months, you will find a PORTA POTTY there for your personal comfort. No more hiding behind the bushes when nature calls! The porta potty will only be there on a trial basis, so please let park rangers and club officers know how much it is appreciated. A special thanks to Ada Duffey for the time and effort it took to make this project happen. Enjoy!

Hagmania Fun Show / Pink Ribbon Ride Fundraiser Fair
This is the ONLY PRR fundraiser of 2013
We will have awards for the oldest, the youngest, the pinkest, the most monetary donations collected, and farthest traveled.
High Point award will include a free 2014 club membership!

We have a fun action packed day planned on September 29th. A few of our members have been really hard at work making the plans for this event. Please come and support a good cause. We are planning 10 fun classes. If you have a new or young horse, it’s a great event to bring them too. Last year’s high point winner was a yearling! This fun show is truly made for everyone! We will also have a silent auction, raffles and some carnival type games. Loads of great prizes, Food & Fun. There will also be sales tables from vendors who are club members. If you’re interested in a sales table. Please contact me ASAP at
We do need volunteers and donation items

New Members!
Here’s a big welcome to the newest HONs herd members. There are many club events and rides to choose from! I look forward to meeting each of you! If you have questions, concerns or confusions, your herd mare is just an email away! Feel free at any time to email me at If you haven’t already, please submit a photo and we can either use your paragraph below or you can submit a new one for the member’s bio on the website. Thank You, Sheri Roberson

Faith Kandler, Rubicon WI
I live in Rubicon, WI and have owned horses for 42 years. As far back as I can remember, I had always wanted a horse so my parents decided to surprise me with my first horse for my 8th grade graduation present and I’ve had at least one horse ever since. I have been married for 33 years and have two adult children. I currently work full time for the Village of Hartland and hope to retire in about 5 years or so. I currently own 3 senior horses: Barney is my 30 year old Paso Fino gelding, Coco is my 29 year old Paint mare and CB is my 24 year old Quarter Horse gelding. Due to health issues, all 3 are now “pasture ornaments” which they don’t mind at all! I absolutely love trail riding! I used to haul my horses to the Northern and Southern KM trails, Loew Lake and also did one trip to Spur of the Moment Ranch in Mountain which was a blast. Hopefully, some day I will be able to do that again when I get another riding horse. My reason for joining HON is to enjoy the friendship and camaraderie of other horse loving ladies and to hopefully hit the trails with them in the future. Happy Trails!

Classifieds (send ads to:, please specify if you want the ad run continuously)

Don’t forget to check the website for the HONS classified ads

16″ seat saddle very good shape
I believe it’s a full quarter horse bar.
Call Audrey at 815-703-4465

Barrel Saddle for Sale
15in. Seat
FQH bars
Located in Brodhead, WI.
$400. Firm
Was used for maybe a half hour otherwise Brand New.
Been sitting in den looking pretty.
Email for pictures or information on it.
Email Rhonda Kuschel

Hags on Nags License Plate Frames – custom Hags on Nags license plate frames are available for only $5 each! Put one on your truck, one on your trailer, one on your tractor… Contact Sheri

Tote bags made out of feed bags: including horses,
cattle, chickens, sheep, dogs, cats, etc., in sizes large,
medium and small. Contact Karen Reider at or 920-296-8383

I am a fellow Hag member and dealer for Trailer Eyes Camera
Systems, and make and sell the Quick Picket picket line kits.
Audrey Kawlewski
7881 Prairie Hill Road
South Beloit, IL 61080

Upcoming Events
This is a tentative calendar of events and details or dates may change! Be sure to contact the person organizing the event to stay updated, and if possible, join/decline/maybe the event on Facebook so you have it on your calendar and stay informed. As always, you don’t have to camp to join in one of our camping weekends, dropping in for a day ride or potluck is just fine! Each ride is different, but you can usually plan on groups riding out around 9-10 am and getting together for a pot luck dinner on Saturday around 5-6ish pm. Often there will be other rides and activities going on, such as group movies, campfires, swimming, fish fry, etc, See the event coordinator for details. *NOTE* some events may be found on the “other events” section of our website calendar, if they are not a HON event.

Please watch our Facebook site for any updates and new events if possible, and use this great resource to connect with other riders, campers and just for fun events in general!

Sept 6-8th Camping @ Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest – Palmyra WI – SKMHTA Annual Fall Roundup Cookout and Fundraiser Registration Form

Sept 20-22nd Best of America by Horseback at Big Valley Ranch

Sept 27-29th Camping @ Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest – New Prospect Horseriders Campground, Campbellsport WI, NKMHTA Poker Ride and Obstacle Course Challenge

Sept 29th Hagmania 2013! The Hags on Nags Fun Show for members and close friends/family is back! Hagmania returns to Kenda Shotliff’s Farm, 9402 N Berg Road, Evansville, WI 53536. 10 games on horseback with awards for 1-6th place. Classes start at 10am sharp! Entry fee is $10 per person or $25 per household family unit. A CURRENT NEGATIVE COGGINS is required for every horse entering the properly and a copy must be left with the show management. A wavier of liability must be signed for every rider. Please contact Karen Ulven at (630)881-2550 or for more information.

Oct 11-13th Camping at La Riviere – Prairie du Chien, WI

Oct 11-13 The Natural Gait – Marquette, IA

Oct 17-20th Wildcat Mountain State Park – Ontario WI

Oct 18-20th Matthiessen State Park, Utica, IL Matthiessen is located near Starved Rock State Park on Highway 78 South. There are 15 miles of gently rolling to moderate, mostly single lane dirt trails. They have 25 camp sites, pit toilets and water.

Oct 25-27th Halloween Weekend @ Ukarydee – – Arkdale, WI

Oct 26-27th SKMHTA Halloween Campout & Costume Ride through Palmyra – Palmyra WI

Nov 2nd – Chili Dump

Dec 7th – Wish & Wine at West 20 Ranch & Saddle Company – East Troy, WI, contact Bernie Meagher for more information

Dec 14th – HON Christmas Party

January 2014
Jan 18th – Annual Meeting