Horsemen group hosts Black Friday Ride, potluck 

Published 9:21 am Tuesday, November 21, 2017

HARRODSBURG — Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen (FHBCH) invites horse enthusiasts to forego Black Friday shopping and saddle up for an afternoon ride at historic Shelby Manor at Arcadia Farm near Stanford. Riders must have their own horses and are asked to be saddled and ready to ride at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24.

A $10 fee will be charged and riders are asked to bring a dish for a potluck dinner following the ride at approximately 3:30 or 4. Table service, tables and chairs will be provided.

Historic Shelby Manor is part of the original Isaac Shelby property, presented to Shelby, the first Kentucky governor, by George Washington for Shelby’s military service. Arcadia farm is a working horse and cattle farm and a popular wedding and special event venue.

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“Arcadia Farm is quite scenic and many of our Fort Harrod members consider the historic property a favorite place to ride,” said Emily Dennis, FHBCH president.

The ride is relatively easy and includes farm roads and trails winding along pastures and rolling meadows. Arcadia farm is located at 1720 Ky. Hwy. 2141, Stanford.

Riders are asked to RSVP to Debra Sabia at (912) 541-5683 or About Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen

Based in Harrodsburg, FHBCH is a local (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America’s backcountry. The group helps maintain local trails and works to insure that public lands remain open for recreational stock use.

FHBCH also support local charities, including equine- related groups and youth organizations. The group meets at the Mercer County Extension office the first Thursday of every month except during the summer and hosts monthly trail rides when the weather permits.