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Don’t fret if you didn’t get a chance to visit the equestrian center this summer. There are still plenty of happenings at the equestrian center planned well into September!
After-School Group Lessons:
These are two-hour group sessions offered on select Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Open levels for ages 8 and up. Students will groom, saddle, ride and unsaddle in each session. You can reserve group lessons online by visiting our ShopTD website.
Date: Starts Aug. 26 and will run through September 29, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Excludes Friday, Sept. 6, due to a special event.
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Members $70 per session; Non-members $75
Weekend Equestrian Camps:
For ages 8 to 14, these weekend equestrian camps are open level for English or Western, beginner through intermediate riders. Each two-day camp will offer a mix of arena work and trail riding. Students will learn the fundamentals of horsemanship, safety and riding skills. Please call 530-587-9470 for ride times and reservations. More details here or reserve online at shopTD.
Date: Sept. 14-15, Sept. 21-22 and Sept. 28-29
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Equestrian Center
Cost: $190 per person for members; $200 per person for public
The equestrian center is open Thursday through Monday through Labor Day and on weekends through September for pony rides and trail rides. One- and two-hour rides are available at set times. These are guided, scenic walking rides in Western saddles. Riders must be at least 7 years of age and 4 feet tall to go on a trail ride. For the younger children we offer pony rides here at the Equestrian Center on our pony trail. Private lessons are available for all ages on the weekends. Reservations are strongly recommended. Please call 530-587-9470 for ride times and reservations.
“Public Services Together…One Neighborhood at a Time” visits Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Donner residents and homeowners, mark your calendar for Saturday, September 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and plan to attend this FREE event to learn about the various programs and services offered by local public agencies.
NOTE: This event will happen rain or shine.
Come to Northwoods Clubhouse and meet local public agency staff and get direct access to programs from:
- Truckee Donner PUD
- Truckee Sanitary District
- Tahoe Forest Health System
- Truckee River Watershed Council
- Nevada County
- Town of Truckee
- Truckee Police Department
- California Highway Patrol
- Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District
- Truckee Tahoe Airport District
- Truckee Fire Protection District
Walk away informed with money-saving measures that could improve your home:
- Pick up FREE light bulbs, blue bags and a new bike helmet for your kids;
- Feel what it’s like to fly in the Sierra Nevada with the Airport’s flight simulator;
- Bring old electronics including TVs and computers and recycle them for free; and
- Learn about rebates available for improving your landscaping, purchasing energy star appliances and switching out that old water guzzling toilet.
There will be a free barbecue lunch, too. We hope to see you Saturday, September 21, at the Northwoods Clubhouse to take advantage of all the free services and important information that local public agencies have available for you! This program was developed as a collaborative effort to provide our community with better access to important programs and services. Click here to view a flyer with more details. For more information, call 530-582-3931.
Management urges all members and guests to respect our wildlife neighbors including bears, mountain lions, bobcats, deer, etc. and protect them as well as your homes and yourself by limiting interaction with them and not unknowingly or knowingly inviting them into your home, garage or decks. Follow a few key best practices to reducing conflict with the wildlife here in Tahoe Donner:
- Keep all garbage, food and other items like laundry detergent, lotions, etc. locked in enclosed containers
- Clean out food and food wrappers from cars and secure vehicle and close windows
- Secure house at all times and do not leave your garage door open with trash and/or other items available for animals
- Keep barbecue grills clean;
- Keep bird feeders off decks and inaccessible to bears
For more bear and wildlife awareness information you can visit, Town of Truckee’s Bear Awareness site www.townoftruckee.com/index.aspx?page=1277 and Tahoe Wild Bear Council’s site www.tahoewildbears.org/.
Downtown Truckee Thursdays are now in full swing and Tahoe Donner will be providing a free shuttle service to and from the event. Downtown Truckee Thursdays is a great community event with live music, great art, Foothills Farmers Market, children’s activities, a beer garden and a variety of vendors. The event takes place in Downtown Truckee for 11 weeks starting June 13 until August 29 from 5 – 9 p.m.
The complimentary shuttle service for Tahoe Donner members will run to and from the event. The shuttle will leave from Trout Creek Recreation Center starting at 4 p.m. and will run continuously every 15 minutes, with the last shuttle departing Trout Creek at 9 p.m. Shuttles from downtown returning to Trout Creek will begin at 4:15 p.m. and will run continuously every 15 minutes, until 9:15 p.m. We will adhere to this schedule as best as possible, unforeseen traffic issues may cause delays.
Truckee Thursdays Shuttle Schedule:
Service from 4 – 9 p.m.
Shuttle leaves Trout Creek every 15 minutes from 4 p.m. (last shuttle departs at 9 p.m.)
Shuttle leaves downtown every 15 minutes from 4:15 p.m. (last shuttle departs at 9:15 p.m.)
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