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. 



Questions? email us at:  DCFTHBA@yahoo.com

Please note the many local businesses that help sponsor the Douglas County Fox Trotters. It is their generous support that makes possible the many services that we provide to the Greater Ava Community. Please support them with your business. Shopping locally makes us all stronger.  Click on the listing for more information.

Gold Ribbon Sponsors

Blue Ribbon Sponsors

State Farm Insurance

David Coday Agent

Ava MO  888-686-4141


FCNB Insurance

Carol Terry Agent

Ava Mo 417-683-2139


Signal Food Store

1012 NW 12th Ave

Ava, MO


Jay Loveland General Manager


Red Ribbon Sponsors

Mountain Springs Trout Park


H&S Heath and Son

Feed & Supply


Clinkingbeard Funeral Homes



Century Bank of Ava


FCNB Insurance

Frank & Mary Williams Agents



Ava Tire Shop

American Legion Post 112

Bob Wheeler Cattle Co

1st Home Savings



Work Horse Western Wear


KT's Fox Trotters


Home Pride Bank of Ava


Casper's Foxtrotters

George & Judy Casper


Ray's Electric


Shannon Heating and Cooling

Douglas County Veterans Memorial Association

Marriot Music

Craig and Megan Carter






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