Wisconsin Trail Quest

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Back by Popular Demand from the Wisconsin Horse Council Ride/Drive Program! Trail Quest 2017!

The following are the Wisconsin trails chosen for the 2017 year.

District Trail WI Trail Guide Page # Comments

1

Holy Cross Horse Trails

32

Camping by permit. Contact Price County Forestry Department.

2

Popple Ridge

84

Rough camping at trail head. Alternate camping at 9 Mile All Sport Resort.

3

Reforestation Camp

106

Rough camping at the nearby Machickanee Forest.

4

Southern Kettle Moraine

146

 

5

Eagle View Trail

200

Trempealeau County


Trail Quest Rules:

  1. You must have a clear picture of you and your horse by the trail head sign or kiosk showing the name of the trail.

  2. You must send all five (5) pictures to me, Carrie Quatsoe via the Wisconsin Horse Council office or email them to me at carriequatsoe@gmail.com by January 1, 2018.

  3. You must be a member of the Wisconsin Horse Council and the Ride Wisconsin program to be eligible.

  4. You must be available to pick up your award at the Midwest Horse Fair April 2018. 

    We will have a wildcard to replace one of the listed trails.  If you cannot get to one of the trails, you can replace it with six (6)  hours of trail work for a recognized  riding club.  The work must be done on one of Wisconsin's horse trails.  Just download the form from the Wisconsin Horse Council - Ride Wisconsin site.  Fill it out completely and have it signed by one of the officers of the riding club you have chosen to assist.  Send this form along with your pictures.

    For more information on the trails chosen for Trail Quest, go to Trailmeister.com.


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Trail Quest 2016

The following are the Wisconsin trails chosen for the 2016 year.

District Trail Wisconsin Horse Trails Book Page #
1 Eau Galle Recreation Area (AKA Highland Ridge Equestrian Camp) Page 58
2 Bush Lake Flats Page 72
3 High Cliff State Park (closest camping is Northern Kettle Moraine) Page 112
4 Yellowstone Wildlife Area (closest camping is Governor Dodge) Page 176
5 Kickapoo Valley Reserve (camping at Willow Camp) Page 192


This year, due to the fact we have two trails where camping is not allowed, we will have a WILDCARD!
You may choose to not ride ONE of the trails where camping is not available. Instead you may ride anywhere else in Wisconsin, have your picture taken by the trailhead sign or kiosk, and submit that picture to me.

Trail Quest rules are as follows:

1. You must have a clear picture of you and your horse by the trailhead sign or kiosk showing the name of the trail.

2. You must send all five (5) pictures to me: Carrie Quatsoe, 2719 Greenwald St., Green Bay, WI 54301 by January 1, 2017.

3. You must be a member of the Wisconsin Horse Council and the Ride Wisconsin program to be eligible for awards.

4. You must be available to pick up your award at the Midwest Horse Fair in Madison in April 2017.

Good luck on your Quest!

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WHC Trail Quest 2015 Award Recipients

Congratulations to 2015's Trail Quest participants!  Thirteen people completed the Quest and received awards for their perseverance.  This year's award was an insulated coffee mug decorated with the Ride Wisconsin logo and a picture of the rider with their horse. Below are a few pictures of some of the award recipients. 

LEFT: Diane and Lee Sackett ..........................................RIGHT: Rich and Linda Ernsberger

ABOVE: Sue List, Carol Reinhard, Carrie Quatsoe (program director), Sharon Phimister, Irene Petrik, Sandy Misco, and Peggy Butler. 
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WHC Trail Quest 2015 Information

Trail Riding/Driving Award Program

Ride Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Horse Council Ride/Drive Program is pleased to announce the third year for its Wisconsin Trail Quest contest! The Wisconsin Trail Quest requires that the participant ride at 5 trails, which are chosen by the Ride/Drive Committee, with one being in each of the 5 districts. You must ride all 5 trails in the 2015 riding season.

The following are the Wisconsin trails chosen for the 2015 year.

District Trail Wisconsin Horse Trails Book Page #
1 Dugan's Run Page 38
2 Horseshoe Falls Not in the Book - See Directions Listed Below*
3 Northern Kettle Moraine Page 120
4 Black Hawk Unit Page 166 - Please read update below**
5 White Mound County Park Page 189

To receive your award for completing the quest, participants must have a picture of themselves with their horse at the trail sign at each park. Pictures must be date stamped. When the rider has ridden in all 5 district parks and has all 5 pictures, they need to send their personal information and pictures to:

Wisconsin Horse Council
Attn: Carrie Quatsoe
P.O. Box 72
Columbus, WI 53925

There is no extra fee to participate in Trail Quest 2015, but you must be a member of the Wisconsin Horse Council and Ride Wisconsin, the WHC Ride/Drive Program.

For more information on this quest call Carrie at 920-609-2516 or visit the Wisconsin Trails booth at the Midwest Horse Fair®. Good luck and good riding!

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**UPDATE! Please read!

Trail Quest Changes for 2015

Hello Trail Quest riders!  It has come to my attention that the parking lot at Blackhawk is too small to accomodate today's larger rigs.  Therefore, in the interest of safety, I am changing the requirements of District 4.  For those of you who have already been to Blackhawk, the changes will not affect you at all.  The picture at the trail head will be accepted by me as District 4's site.  The rest of you who can't get into the parking area I'm offering a bit of a twist.  It's the Wildcard addendum.  You can go to any trail system in District 4 and submit a picture of you and your horse by the trail head sign.  My suggestion is to try to go somewhere you have not been before.  I would love to hear from the riders about the trails they've gone to and why or why not they would go back.  Also suggestions for next year's Trail Quest sites would be appreciated as well.  Have fun with this!  Blue skies and good riding!

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* DIRECTIONS: Horseshoe Falls is one of the areas on the Trail Quest and it seems to be difficult to find. To make it easier for everyone, here are some directions. Coming from the North - If approaching from the north, take Hwy 141 south to Pembine, Wi. Travel south on Hwy 141 for 3.8 miles to Beecher Lake Rd. Turn right onto Beecher Lake Rd. and follow for 1.5 miles to Smeester School Rd. Turn left and follow for .6 miles. Turn right onto Trout Haven Rd. and follow west for 4.8 miles. Turn left onto Forest Road 511. Day parking is on the left. To camp overnight follow FR 511 for 2 miles. Turn left onto 12 Foot Falls Rd. and follow for .5 miles. Turn right and follow road to the end. Coming from the West - Take US Hwy 8 east to Dunbar, Wi. Travel east past Dunbar 3.3 miles to Lily Lake Rd. Turn right and travel south for 4.6 miles to Trout Haven Rd. Turn right. Travel .7 miles on Trout Haven Rd. to Forest Road 511. Turn left. Day parking area is on the left. For overnight camping, follow FR 511 for 2 miles. Turn left onto 12 Foot Falls Rd. and follow for .5 miles. Camping area is on the right side. Follow the road to the end. Coming from the South - Take Hwy 141 north past Amberg, Wi. for 4.6 miles to Beecher Lake Rd. Turn left onto Beecher Lake Rd. and follow for 1.5 miles to Smeester School Rd.. Turn left. Follow for .6 miles and then turn right onto Trout Haven Rd. Follow road west for 4.8 miles. Turn left onto Forest Road 511. Day parking is is on the left. To camp, follow FR 511 for 2 miles. Then turn left onto 12 Foot Falls Rd. Travel .5 miles to overnight camping area which is on the right side. Follow this road to the end for the camp area. Camping is rustic. No amenities, so bring water for you and your horse.

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Here are some of the Trail Quest award recipients from 2014...Congratulations!


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