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Junior Southern Kettle Moraine Horse Trails Association member Bailey LeRoy and her pony Odie worked on the Eagle obstacle course trail created by SKMHTA.

Southern Kettle Moraine Horse Trails Association will hold its ninth annual Fall Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Horseriders Campground in Palmyra.

Proceeds from the event help the group maintain and improve the horse trails and campground in the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest. Past improvements include the electrification of 29 campsites and the pavilion at Horseriders Campground, kiosk installation, purchase and maintenance of the Viele Loop portable toilet, hitching post and mounting block installation, and creation and maintenance of the Obstacle Course Trail at the Highway S trails in Eagle.

The group’s primary project this year has been the purchase and installation of new horse corrals at Horseriders Campground, with eight corrals already installed and four more ready for installation. Proceeds from this year’s annual fundraising event will be used to buy and install additional horse corrals at the campground in 2019.

Event activities include a Poker Ride (proof of negative Coggins required) starting at 11 a.m. A “Grab & Go” brat or hot dog lunch will be offered for sale while supplies last from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. From 2 to 3 p.m., Palmyra horse trainer Marianne Schultz from Cornerstone Reining Stable will present a complimentary “Ask the Trainer” hour where attendees can get professional training tips.

Preregistration is requested for the main event, which is dinner and starts at 4 p.m. Raffle prize drawings and silent auction bidding will take place after dinner. Cost of the dinner is $25. Current SKMHTA members receive a discounted dinner rate of $20 if registered by Sept. 1. All registrations received after Sept. 1 are $25. All attendees that register prior to Aug. 25 will receive a free T-shirt with dinner purchase.

Dinner reservations can be completed online through www.skmhta.com, through SKMHTA’s Facebook page, or www.eventbrite.com/​e/​2018-skmhta-fall-fundraiser-tickets-48211790764. Paper forms can also be printed and mailed with payment made out to SKMHTA.

Contact Event Coordinator Sandra Shorr at sshorr4155@yahoo.com or 414-828-3960 for more information.

SKMHTA offers a variety of equestrian activities in a social setting with support for horse trails and campgrounds in the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest. For more information, visit www.skmhta.com or contact Tara LeRoy, SKMHTA president, at 262-495-8742 or SKMHTAnews@gmail.com.