8/15/2020 There are reports of confirmed cases of VSV in both Douglas and Ozark Counties. VSV is a highly contagious painful livestock virus passed by flies and contact with exposed surfaces. Information about VSV can be found here: USDA VSV. Information regarding confirmed cases and quarantined premises may be found here: Current VSV Cases Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Vesicular Stomatitus Situation report. Once you are on that report scroll to the bottom of the PDF for the latest map on counties. On 7/29/2020 there were three counties in Missouri with confirmed cases. Today, 8/15/2020, there are 9 counties with quarantined premises. Checking the situation reports daily, will keep you updated on the current reported cases. Rides may be canceled due to the changing status. We will do our best to stay apprised of the situation. Please check our facebook group and this website often.
Welcome to the Douglas County Fox Trotting Horse Breeder's Association Website! The DCFTHBA is a club dedicated to promoting the Missouri Foxtrotting Horse breed and enjoyment of horses in general. We are affilliates of the Missouri Foxtrotter Breeders Association and of the Show-me Backcountry Horseman's Association.
We are centered in Ava Missouri, the Official Home of the Missouri Fox Trotter and we host over fifty organized trail rides each year, the most of any MFTHBA affiliate in the country. Feel free to come ride with us on our weekly Wednesday rides or on one of our many National Trail Rides.
PLease Join us on Facebook for where you can chat with others about our weekly trail rides and other information about Missouri Fox Trotters. You can find maps to our trail rides in the files section of our facebook group and you may even occasionally find tack or horses for sale. Click here for our upcoming trail rides.
We will begin trail rides in the month of May while observing the new COVID-19 guidlines of the DHSS. Go to the Trail Ride Page for the current schedule.