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A previous TRIAD Trail Ride in Limestone County.
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A previous TRIAD Trail Ride in Limestone County.

12th annual TRIAD Trail Ride set for Saturday

By Holly Hollman 340-2445

SALEM — Saddle up Saturday for a scenic horseback ride in Salem.

The 12th annual Limestone County TRIAD Trail Ride will be at the Dr. Belue Farm at Shoemake Branch.

TRIAD is an organization that matches law enforcement with seniors to provide better services for the elderly. The Sheriff's Department, Athens and Ardmore police, Limestone AARP and Seniors And Law Enforcement Together sponsor the ride.

"It's a beautiful way to spend the day, and it's enjoyable for the entire family," Sheriff Mike Blakely said.

Cost is $15 for adults or $10 for children and non-riders. Fee includes inclusion in a drawing for a registered paint quarter horse and a meal after the ride.

Gates open at 8 a.m. and the ride starts at 10.

No alcoholic beverages allowed. Property owner and ride sponsors are not responsible for any accidents.

Directions to the ride:

  • From Decatur and Athens — Take U.S. 31 North to Athens. Take U.S. 72 West to Seven Mile Post Road and go right. Go left on New Cut Road and then right on Baker Hill Road. Turn left on Elk River Mills Road and at the fork, go left on Lentzville Road. Go 5.5 miles to trail ride site.

  • From Salem — Take Alabama 99 and turn right on Cotton Belt Road. Turn left on Cairo Hollow Road and then right on Upper Snake Road. Turn left on Lovell Road and go 1.6 miles to the site.

  • From Owens community — Take Alabama 99 and go west on Elk River Mills Road. At the fork, go left on Lentzville Road and continue for 5.5 miles to the site.

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