October 30, 31 and November 1, 2015
This event is limited to the first 40 entries. Camp will open Friday, October 30 @ 10am.
Shoes or boots for horses is strongly recommended. All minors under 18 are required to wear a helmet while riding.
To enter the competitive event all riders must register online for each event they wish to enter. See each event for entry deadline.
$5.00 Judges Fee will be collected from each adult rider. All judge's fees are placed into a judge's jackpot for a drawing. Judge's names are entered into the jackpot once for each event they judge, one name will be drawn to take the jackpot.
$5.00 Poker Run Fee will be collected from each rider wishing to participate in the Poker Run. 100% of the rider fees will apply toward the best hand at the end of the ride. Each rider who enters will draw one card at each of 7 stations during the course of the ride. Best hand takes all. Any ties will be broken by highest card drawn among ties. Poker Run will take place on Sunday at approximately 2:30pm (after AOC, lunch & awards).
Riders who enter the Saturday CTC Searching for Sasquatch are eligible for a free "I Rode with Bigfoot" tshirt. Quantities and sizes are limited and will be dispersed on a first come first served basis.
MOONLIGHT RIDE & COSTUME CONTEST
On Saturday after supper we will be having a costume contest with prizes for Best Costume Adult and Best Costume Junior. Following the contest, we will head out on a moonlight ride covering about 3 miles. The trail will be very safe and lined with 100 glowing 'jackolanterns'. What better way to celebrate Halloween than a moonlight ride in costume?
SUNDAY RIVER RIDE POKER RUN
For those staying over or who wish to get in one more ride, we'll be enjoying a 7 mile ride down the river with 7 stops to draw for a Poker Run. Cost per rider is $5 - 100% will be awarded to the best hand drawn. Any ties will be broken by high card draws among those who tie.
Guests are welcome to provide their own meals. Portable grills are allowed. Please do not build fires on the ground. Guests are welcome to use the bonfire pit for cooking. Meals will also be prepared and available for purchase by the farm.
Friday: Pizza for supper (must place order at check-in)
Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch, Supper
Sunday: Breakfast, Lunch
Anyone staying over Sunday night are welcome to join us for supper in town.
Baron Fork Ridge has 6 box stalls - 12 x 12. Stall fees will be collected the day of the ride at check-in. Each stall will be provided one layer of fresh shavings. Riders must provide any additional shavings they desire. We do attempt to provide extra for purchase, but sometimes we use them all before you come so please be prepared. We'll do our best to have extra available for your convenience.
Highlining is allowed or bring your corral panels. Please bring your own feed, hay and buckets.
Baron Fork Ridge does not have water or electric hookups, but generators are welcome. If you are using a generator, please inform the person checking you in so they can direct you to parking. Community water is available at camp for drinking, cooking, watering horses. Water is also available at the barn.
- Cowboy showers with hot water
- Sawdust compost out house
- 6 box stalls
- tons of parking and lots of shade
- highlining or portable corrals welcome
- cleared trails
- water at camp and the barn
- 2 ponds
- bonfire pit
All campers are welcome to bring grills, generators, or anything else to make your camping experience comfortable. Please do not build fires on the ground other than the established fire pit.
QUESTIONS? Laurie Harris firstname.lastname@example.org
GREAT AMERICAN TRAIL HORSE FESTIVAL CARAVAN
Any riders planning to attend the festival in Mora, Missouri on the following weekend are invited to lay over at Baron Fork and caravan together to the Von Holten Ranch. We'll be heading out Wednesday morning bright and early with plans to arrive in Mora early afternoon (it's about 4 hours and 40 minutes drive). For more information about the festival, visit the website: www.actha.us/festival
Alcohol is prohibited during all competitive events and at anytime while on a horse or handling horses. Alcohol is permitted while at camp in moderation, however, drunkeness will NOT be tolerated on the property. Drunks will be required to leave and furnish their own designated driver for that purpose. This policy is strict out of consideration of children who may be present and others who may be offended. We are a family friendly farm.
Do not ever throw cigarettes on the ground, lit or otherwise. If you ride and smoke, carry a container with you for your butts. Do not ever smoke while riding through the forest. If you smoke at camp, dispose of your butts properly (never on the ground). Please and Thank you!