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Friday, March 27, 2020 at 7:00 AM MST

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Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 4:00 PM MST

 

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Bumble Bee Ranch 
23925 S. Bumble Bee Ranch Road
Bumble Bee, AZ 86333
 

 
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Carole & Gary Wilder 
Bethany's Gait 
602-686-2435 928-595-0428 
glwild@hotmail.com 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                   

 

 Bumble Bee Ranch

Wild Rose Horse Obstacle Contests 

THREE DAYS OF FUN ON HORSEBACK - MARCH 27-29, 2020

Friday, March 27 - Clinic with Mary Rose Anderson

Two Days of Trail Competition

Ride 1 - 2 - 3 days!!!

 

 

Gary and Carole Wilder are volunteers partnering with Bethany’s Gait in creating opportunities for our fellow equine enthusiasts.  Our goal is to create an enjoyable environment where we challenge ourselves and our horses to advance our skills while enjoying the friendship and camaraderie of other riders.  The upside of this is that 100% of the proceeds go directly to benefit a fantastic 501(c)(3) charity – Bethany’s Gait - to support their programs.

Bethany's Gait is dedicated to "Rescuing Horses, Restoring Lives".  The programs offered by Bethany's Gait were created specifically for active duty, reserve and veteran military personnel, first responders and their families.  One of the things that makes the program unique is that Bethany's Gait is also a horse rescue.  They have found that bringing the rescue horses together with the people offers a dynamic situation where horses and humans heal through a bond that is developed based on unconditional love, unwavering trust and a keen understanding of what the other has been through.  Bethany's Gait is a 501(c)(3) non-profit ranch in Prescott, AZ.  

----- WE RIDE TO GIVE BACK -----

100% OF PROCEEDS BENEFITTING BETHANY’S GAIT,  PRESCOTT AZ

Our events at Bumble Bee Ranch in Bumble Bee, AZ are a highlight for out-of-staters as well as valley residents -- and prove that Spring is just around the corner!!!  You will be in the upper  Sonoran Desert riding through saguaro, palo verde and mesquite while enjoying some of the best views in Arizona!!!

Friday, March 27 - OBSTACLE CLINIC PRESENTED BY MARY ROSE ANDERSON - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL:  

MARY ROSE ANDERSON is returning for the fifth year!   Mary Rose is a highly skilled horsemanship and obstacle trainer as well as competitor from Norco, CA.  During the past five years, she has competed in three "Ultimate Super Horse Challenges" and placed as Reserve High Point Champion in all three competitions, and in 2018 was the 2018 Western States Horse Expo EXCA Open Champion.   

Mary Rose is a very high energy clinician who will challenge you to go beyond your comfort zone to show what you and your horse can accomplish.  Be ready to give it your all.  This is an INTERMEDIATE  level clinic.

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Limit 15 riders – Cost $125.00 – Questions - call Gary at 928-595-0428. Reservations must be received no later than March 19.  Your participation is confirmed on receipt of payment. Sooner payment is received, sooner you are confirmed.  Make check payable to Gary Wilder and mail payment to Gary Wilder, P.O. Box 371, Waddell, AZ  85355.  

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SIX-MILE OBSTACLE TRAIL CONTESTS -Saturday, March 28  and  Sunday, March 29:     

Competition limited to 50 riders per day.  You will travel through Bumble Bee Creek lined with tall cottonwood trees, then up to the foothills of the beautiful and historical Bradshaw Mountains.  The Creek should be running.  The terrain is varied – there are hills, ravines, canyons, washes and rocky places - shoes or boots recommended.

COME AND ENJOY EARLY SPRING IN THE SONORAN DESERT WITH US!!

6 MILES X 6 OBSTACLES = 6 TIMES THE FUN!!!!!

PRIZES AND GIVE AWAYS FROM OUR SPONSORS!!!!

JOIN THE FUN - BLIND TEAM  JACKPOT EVENT - SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

 Here is how this will work:  $5.00 entry fee with $50.00 added money from Wild Rose.  We will randomly group up 3-4-5 riders to make a "team".  During the competition, you will NOT know who your team members are.  After the ride awards, we will announce team members and team scores and award the jackpot. 

RIBBONS FOR FIRST THROUGH SIXTH PLACE - THREE LEVELS OF COMPETITION

PICK YOUR LEVEL AND RIDE THAT LEVEL ALL DAY!!

POINTS EARNED FROM BOTH TRAIL COMPETITIONS COUNT TOWARD BUCKLE SERIES.

BUCKLE SERIES RIDER MUST RIDE SAME LEVEL ON SAME HORSE DURING COMPLETE BUCKLE SERIES.

 FEES:

NO MEMBERSHIP FEES!!!!

Online Registration Fees Payable until March 24:    Adult - $55.00 per day; Student - $25.00 per day; Companion - $25.00 per day.

Ride registration closes on March 24 or upon attaining 50 riders - whichever comes first.

Late Registration Fees - CASH ONLY - Payable at Registration Day:   Adult- $65.00 per day; Student-$35.00 per day; Companion- $35.00 per day.  IF LATE ENTRY, CALL GARY AT 928-595-0428 OR CAROLE AT 602-686-2435 TO SEURE EVENT SPOT AND PAY ON SITE.

ADDITIONAL FEES - CASH ONLY - PAYABLE AT REGISTRATION TABLE DAY OF EVENT:

BLM fee:   $5.00 BLM use fee per participant per day.

FOR THE FOLLOWING AMENITIES AT BUMBLE BEE RANCH:

Call Kelly @ Bumble Bee Ranch  623-694-1165  or go to the  Bumble Bee Ranch website, Events, Wild Rose Horse Obstacle Contests 2020 to reserve the following and pay at check-in:

Camping:   Day parking: $7 per vehicle per day.  Dry camping: $10 per vehicle per night. Electrical hookups:  $15 per vehicle per night (limited).

Stalls:     YOU CLEAN (YOU FEED AND CLEAN):  $15.00 per pen per night for the first horse.  $5.00 per each additional horse per night in the same pen.  There is a $20.00 penalty fee if you leave your stall dirty when you depart.

WE CLEAN (YOU FEED AND WE CLEAN):  $20.00 per pen per night for the first horse.  $10.00 per each additional horse per night in the same pen.  Some pens hold up to three horses.  You feed your own horses with your own feed.  We clean the pen once daily if you pick the "We Clean" option.

Hay is available to buy at $5.00 more than the Ranch paid for it.  Ranch has currently paid $15.00 for alfalfa and $16.50 for bermuda - just for your information.

Call 623-694-1165 to reserve a pen.       

Breakfast reservations (Saturday & Sunday):  $12.00 per person. Scrambled eggs, bacon, home fries, pancakes, fruit, yogurt, bagels, cereal, toast, orange juice, milk, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, soda and water.

Bag lunches (Friday, Saturday, Sunday):  $6.00 per lunch.  Roast beef or turkey sandwich with cheese, chips or granola bar, soda and water.  Bag lunches are limited so be sure to order your lunch ahead of time -- once they are gone, they are gone.

Dinner (Friday and Saturday):  $12.00 per person.  Friday:  spaghetti with meatballs, Caesar salad, Texas toast, brownie with ice cream, soda, water, cofee, tea, hot chocolate.  Saturday:  hamburger/hot dogs, boca burgers on request, cowboy beans, potato salad, chips, condiments, cookies, soda, water, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

Cash bar:  $2.00 domestic beer and wine; $3.00 for mixed drinks.

DOGS:  All dogs must be on a leash at all times.  If left unattended they must be kept in your trailer and not disturb other people.  Please pick up after your dog.  NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THE TRAIL.  This coyote country - do not tie your dog to the trailer and leave!!!

ONLY ONE HORSE PER COMPETITOR ALLOWED ON SITE.  

SHOES AND BOOTS RECOMMENDED.

NO ARRIVALS BEFORE NOON ON THURSDAY, PLEASE.

AGENDA:

We will use the large pavillion for all meetings, meals and award presentations.    

Friday, March 27 - Clinic by Mary Rose Anderson - Intermediate Level

7:30 a.m.         Sign in for clinic

8:30 a.m.         Be in Saddle  -  Ready to learn!!

Bag Lunch Reserve and pay with Bumble Bee Ranch

4:00 p.m. Clinic ends

6:00 p.m. Dinner - reserve and pay with Bumble Bee Ranch

Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 – Obstacle Trail Contests:

7:30 a.m.             Breakfast available – reserve and pay with Bumble Bee Ranch

7-8:00 a.m.         Check in, sign up for ride out time

7:00 a.m.     COWBOY CHURCH - Sunday

7:45 a.m.             Judges’ Meeting

8:30 a.m.             Riders' Meeting

10:00 a.m.           First Riders out on course

Bag Lunch          Take with you on ride – reserve and pay with Bumble Bee Ranch 

Awards                Half hour after last rider is back

6:00 p.m.            Dinner  (Saturday night) – reserve and pay with Bumble Bee Ranch

Questions call Gary @ 928-595-0428 or Carole @ 602-686-2435

Email:  glwild@hotmail.com

DIRECTIONS:  23925 S. Bumble Bee Ranch Road, Bumble Bee, AZ  86333.  Bumble Bee Ranch is located approximately 50 miles north of Phoenix, or 100 miles south of Flagstaff.  Take Interstate I-17 north from {Phoenix, south from Flagstaff.  Bumble Bee Ranch is about 5 miles north of Black Canyon City.  Watch for Wild Rose signs.  Take Exit 248 to Bumble Bee/Crown King.  From Phoenix make a left at the stop sign, from Flagstaff make a right.  Follow the road:  1 mile paved, 4 miles dirt.  After crossing the stone bridge, the ranch is 1/2 mile on the right.  Come on in, enter through the stone entrance, head for the office to begin your adventure.  Whew, you made it.  If you reach the Historical Twon of Bumble Bee, 6 cabins and the Old School House, you have gone a bit too far.