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Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7:00 AM MST
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Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 4:00 PM MST

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Patterson Ranch 
272 Sprague Road
Star Valley, AZ 85541
 

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

Patterson Ranch

Wild Rose Horse Obstacle Contests

APRIL 24 - 26, 2020

. 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  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'sGait 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

SPRINGTIME IN THE MOUNTAINS

AN EXCITING COWBOY DRESSAGE CLINIC

AND

TWO DAYS OF WONDERFUL RIDING ON THE "BEST" TRAILS IN ARIZONA

 ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

Friday, April 24 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Cowboy Dressage Clinic presented by Judy Mackenzie, Ambassador and Tessa Nicolet, Learner Clinician. 

INTRODUCTION TO THE ELEMENTS AND BENEFITS OF COWBOY DRESSAGE --Come to the arena with your horse saddled, halter on and carrot stick, as well as your bridle.  First hour will consist of Introduction to Cowboy Dressage and Theory - will be ground work.   Second hour you will be in the saddle.  Clinic limited to 24 participants.  Cost:  $30.00 pay on check-in.  To reserve your spot, call Gary at 928-595-0428.  Feel free to audit at no charge.  

Saturday, April 25 – 6-Mile Obstacle Trail Contest on the beautiful trails at Patterson Ranch.  Limited to 50 riders.

Sunday, April 26– 6-Mile Obstacle Trail Contest on the Beautiful trails at Patterson Ranch.  Limited to 50 riders.  

OBSTACLE TRAIL CONTESTS – SUN AND FUN IN THE MOUNTAINS!!!!

We utilize the Ranch and surrounding forest to provide challenging real life “trail situations” (like water and hills) for our obstacles.  Bring your pony and experience “trail obstacles in a natural setting”.  Three levels of difficulty.  You select your level of difficulty at time of registration.

Patterson Ranch, a beautiful working horse ranch, in Star Valley, Arizona is one of the most favorite scenic rides!  You will wander through the ponderosa pines, junipers, oaks and willows as you ride on wide decomposed granite trails with minimal rocks on well-marked trails crossing over serval small creeks and passing through the Ranch.  This ride is rated easy to light moderate.  Trails are 98% rock free – however, shoes and boots are recommended.

FOOD -- The Patterson Junior Cadets (riding group) will be selling sandwiches, hotdogs, fruit and baked goods on Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Support this local riding group!!

CONTEST Saturday night potluck – “Best Mexican Dish” wins $20 cash prize.

RIBBONS FOR FIRST THROUGH SIXTH PLACE - THREE LEVELS OF COMPETITION

PICK YOUR LEVEL AND RIDE THAT LEVEL ALL DAY!!!

LOTS OF PRIZES AND GIVE AWAYS FROM OUR SPONSORS!!

FUN TIMES!!!

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 April 21:    Adult - $55.00 per day; Student - $25.00 per day; Companion - $25.00 per day.

Ride registration closes on April 21 or upon attaining 50 riders - whichever comes first.

Additional Fees - CASH ONLY - Payable on site at Registration Table Day of Event :

Late Registration Fees:   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 SECURE EVENT SPOT AND PAY ON SITE.      

Dry camping only with horse water - $10 per night per rig – no reservation required.

Stalls (limited number available) - $10 per night per horse.  Call Gary to reserve a stall:  928-595-0428.

Facility Use Fee:  $10.00 per rider per day of competition

Lunch is available for purchase from the Patterson Junior Cadets - from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.   

Competition limited to 50 riders per day.    

ONLY ONE HORSE PER COMPETITOR ALLOWED ON SITE.

SHOES AND BOOTS RECOMMENDED.

DOGS:  All dogs must be on a leash at all times.  If left unattened, 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 is coyote country - do not tie your dog to your trailer and leave it.

No arrivals before noon on Thursday, please.


 

AGENDA:

Friday, April 24 - COWBOY DRESSAGE CLINIC

12:00 noon Check in for Clinic

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Introduction to Cowboy Dressage and Theory - on the ground

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cowboy Dressage Practice - in the saddle

 

Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26  – Obstacle Trail Contests:

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

Lunch                 Purchase from the Payson Cadets Riding Group or bring your own

Awards                Half hour after last rider is back

5:00 p.m.            Potluck, Saturday night  - Best Mexican Dish - $20 cash prize 

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

Email:  glwild@hotmail.com

 

DIRECTIONS:  272 Sprague Road, Payson, AZ  85541.    Turn east at McDonalds.  Take Hwy. 260 east about 4 miles to Star Valley.  Just past the Circle K on the left, you will see a large plastic bull near a restaurant/bar.  Turn right just BEFORE THE BULL/STEER on to Moonlight Drive.  Go south on Moonlight through theneighborhod, do not turn off of it in the neighborhood, just stay following the line down the middle of the road (at time the road will say Rainbow, as it curves, just ignore).  About 1 mile you will get out of the neighborhood, still on Moonlight and you will cross a cattle guard.  Shortly after this you will look for a sharp left, Sprague Road, follow signs.  Turn left, go down through wash/creek and up other side, keep going straight to the end.  You will turn right into the Ranch.