Northern Kettle Moraine Horse Trail Association
Saddle Up for the Kettles

Saddle Up for the Kettles

Saddle Up for the Kettles - June 4, 2022

Saturday, June 4, 2022

We invite you, your family and your friends to join us in protecting, preserving and maintaining the 41 miles of scenic bridle trails in the Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. There are many ways you can get involved, but one of the best ways is to  Saddle Up for the Kettles.

Join us on Saturday, June 4, 2022, to support continual conservation efforts of the Northern Kettle Moraine bridle trails. During this self-guided ride, you will select your starting point along the 41 miles of scenic bridle trails, then wind your way to the New Prospect Horseriders Campground to join in a celebration with friends, food and music.  

It is not a race. Riders choose their start time and trailhead and can enjoy 41 miles of bridle trail. All routes end at the New Prospect Horseriders Campground. Buses will be available from 1:00PM to 4:00PM to shuttle drivers back to their trailer/trailhead.

This is our major fundraiser event for the year and all event registration fees will be dedicated to the Northern Kettle Moraine Horse Trail Association (NKMHTA) for trail maintenance and horse riders’ campground improvements. We need your help to keep our mission alive. Not only will your participation support continual conservation efforts of the Northern Kettle Moraine bridle trails, but you will also be able to connect with dozens of equine enthusiasts who share your passion for trail riding.

IMPORTANT UPDATES 

Advanced registration for this event is required. The deadline to advance register has closed as of Sunday, May 1, 2022.

Ride Packet Distribution Change

Ride packets will not be mailed as originally planned due to supply issues. Packets will be available before the event at the New Prospect Horse Riders Group Camp Shelter, W404 County Road SS. Campbellsport, Wisconsin.

  • Thursday, June 2, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday, June 3,  5:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 4, 7:00 AM-10:00 AM 
  • By appointment, calling 262-339-0531
  • The remaining packets will be mailed to participants after the event.

The ride packet will include your t-shirt, ride map, and perhaps most importantly, your wristband that will provide access to the lunch included with your registration.

Negative Coggins Required

The State of Wisconsin requires participants to provide hard copy proof of a current (within the last 12 months as of June 4, 2022) negative EIA (Coggins) before the event. Email a picture of your current negative Coggins to info@nkmhta.org or submit it at the event. Rider packets will not be released without proof of negative Coggins to comply with state regulations.

Schedule of Events

5 AM – 3 PM Self-Guided Trail Rides

  • Riders choose their start time and trailhead
  • All routes end at the New Prospect Horseriders Campground
  • Remember, it’s a ride not a race

12 PM – 3 PM Saddle Up Celebration

  • New Prospect Horseriders Campground
  • Music with Bob Welsch, aka “Flap” from Road Trip!
  • Lunch provided by Texas Roadhouse of West Bend

1 PM – 4 PM Shuttles Available

  • Shuttles will be available to transport drivers back to their trailer/trailhead.

Parking

All trailhead parking is first-come, first-serve. All routes end at the New Prospect Horseriders Campground for the picnic and afterparty.

Shuttle

Shuttles will be available from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM and will depart from the group shelter area. Riders are responsible for safely securing their horse and tack. Groups should have at least one person supervising horses/tack while drivers are shuttled back to their vehicles. NKMHTA volunteers will NOT be responsible for holding horses while drivers are shuttled back to pick-up trucks and trailers. Outdoor stalls, covered stalls and highlines are first come, first serve, and will be marked for your convenience.

Route Maps

There’ll be a copy of the route map in your ride packet, but if you’d like an earlier peek, click here for a PDF copy. We’ll also get the routes available digitally on Alltrails, for those hi-tech riders. Check out the links above for each route description. Please note: routes do occasionally need to be changed slightly to detour around unexpected construction or the like. Stay tuned for any final updates closer to the ride.

TrailheadSuggested
Start Time
Estimated
Miles
Estimated Duration
(Hours at a walk)
Parking
Spots
Hwy S Glenbeulah5:00 AM21.77.25-8
Hwy H6:30 AM16.05.34-5
Greenbush Group Camp6:30 AM16.65.52-5
Hwy 286:30 AM14.04.78-10
Hwy 677:30 AM12.64.23-5
Jersey Flats to Forest Lake/Crooked Lake Loop7:30 AM11.33.810-12
Campground to Forest Lake/Crooked Lake Loop8:00 AM9.43.110-12
Youth Camp Road8:30 AM8.32.82-3
Hwy G9:00 AM7.22.43-5
Campground to Forest Lake Loop9:00 AM6.52.210-12
Campground to Crooked Lake Loop9:30 AM5.31.810-12

Safety Reminders

Your safety is our biggest concern! Saddle Up For The Kettles is not a race. The trail will be open to the public so observe appropriate trail etiquette. 

Nearby Veterinarians In Case of an Emergency

Fredonia Veterinary Clinic
Fredonia, WI
262-692-2439

Monarch Veterinary Service
Gloria Harrison, DVM
Saukville, WI
262-483-2555 

Woodview Veterinary Clinic
West Bend, WI
262-338-1838 

Have A Blast

The goal of Saddle Up For The Kettles is to explore and enjoy a new route. Slow down, enjoy the view, and cherish time with an awesome community of riders. After all, it’s a ride, not a race! 

Other Questions? How can we help?

Contact us at 262-339-0531 or info@nkmhta.org. 

We look forward to an amazing day!

Late Registration

Are you interested in participating but missed the advanced registration deadline? You can still join us for a donation of $75.00. Please keep in mind late registration does not include a t-shirt or guarantee a meal, as food will be preordered based on the number of advanced registrations. You can late register the day of the event at the registration table or by clicking the late registration button below and late registering through Eventbrite.com.

  • Late registration after May 1, 2022, is $75.00
    • Late Registration Packet includes:
      • Welcome Packet
      • Shuttle Ride Ticket

Your $75.00 registration donation will go towards improved trail signage, enhanced maps, fill for washouts, fill for pens and group sites, electrical upgrades at campsites, trailhead improvements such as hitching posts and mounting blocks, and much much more!

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