February 20, 2017

Block & Bridle Convention coming up!


The 97th National Block & Bridle Convention is fast approaching. The meeting will be held March 31 to April 2 in Arlington, Virginia at the Crystal Gateway Marriott.

Not yet registered for the meeting?  Register today as space is filling up quickly! Also make your housing arrangements soon. Discounted housing rates end March 6.

Speakers and tour stops are being finalized now, so watch for more details on the meeting website and by email soon.

We have great social events planned for the evenings, including:

Friday, March 31 – D.C. Monument Tours
Join us for an evening of monument tours as we stop at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the U.S. Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial.  Enjoy visits to many additional locations, viewed from the bus, and accented by lights during the evening.

Saturday, April 1 – Evening at Spocott Farm
Our final tour stop will be at this historic location on Gary’s Creek, just outside Cambridge, Maryland. The house was built in 1663. Explore the wildlife management area with over 5 miles of trails among ponds and wetlands or meander among the 19th century buildings surrounding the Spocott Windmill.  As the sun sets on your day of tours, we will have a BBQ and dancing before we return to the hotel. Read the full history of this historic location.

Sunday, April 2 – Awards and Banquet
Join us on the final night of the meeting for the Awards and Banquet, featuring a DJ and dancing, as we bid adieu to the 97th National Block & Bridle Meeting.