THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Clip-Clop Trail Riders Receive $4100 Donation
The Clip-Clop Trail Riders met in January to start plans for the 2017 riding season and camp improvements at the Middle Inlet Equestrian Trail System near Lake Mary. Working with Marinette County Forestry and Parks Department, club members developed a 5-year plan for improvements at the camp area and for trails. Specific goals discussed for this 5-year plan was to install a pit-toilet, high lines used to tie horses, add more picnic tables and fire rings, and a well.
The Great Northern Paint Horse Club was present with members Jerry and Donna Damitz, Mary Westburg, and Diane Huffman. They presented Clip-Clop club with a check for $4,100 to assist with the projects.
Donna Damitz stated, "The Great Northern Paint Horse Club was formed in the 1980's by Debbie Schroeder from Green Bay area, a paint horse breeder. Debbie formed it to have horse shows for paint horses as well as other breeds. Through the years, the club continued to have shows, also sanctioned shows with other clubs such as Northeastern Wisconsin Pleasure Horse Association, Wisconsin Paint Horse Club, and Tri-County Horse Association in Norway, Mich. As of 2016, the club decided they no longer wanted to put on horse shows. So, we decided because we are a non-profit club, we still wanted to keep the monies in the Equine interest. After hearing that the Clip-Clop Trail Riders needed monies to put into trails, privy, well and picnic tables, we decided this is where we would like the monies to go."
The Clip-Clop Trail Riders Club was established in January, 2016 with their vision to work with the State, County, local and private land owners, and land management organizations to make and maintain trails for horses and non-motorized use. In 2016, the club established a horse camp and trail system at Middle Inlet area. New members are welcome.