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Friday, October 11, 2019 at 7:00 AM MST
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Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM MST

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Rancho Rio Bonita Ranch 
27510 W. Gill Road
Morristown, AZ 85342
 

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

 

 THE RIDE IS CLOSED - BUT THERE ARE A COUPLE OF SPOTS STILL OPEN.  CALL GARY AT 928-595-0428 OR CAROLE AT 602-686-2435.  

Rancho Rio Bonita Ranch

(Uldrickson Horsemanship)

Morristown, AZ

Wild Rose Horse Obstacle Contests

October 11 - 13, 2019

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

FALL ALONG THE HASSAYAMPA RIVER

A HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC & TWO DAYS OF WONDERFUL RIDING IN ARIZONA

MONDAY SMALL GROUP LESSONS WITH BUDDY ULDRIKSON

   ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 - BASIC HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC presented by Buddy Uldrikson from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

 Be honest…. How well do you walk, trot, and lope on a loose, collected rein?  If you could use some positive pointers, don’t miss Buddy’s Basic Horsemanship Riding Clinic.  You will learn about balance, both yours and your horse’s, because balance is the foundation for graceful, natural riding as well as showing you how to softly yet effectively “whisper” instructions to your horse.  With your cueing like the gentle direction of a capable waltz partner, you two will be Dancing with the Stars.

Limited to 18 participants.  Cost:  $75.00 per person.  Registration must be prepaid by October 3.  Your participation is confirmed on receipt of payment.  Sooner payment is received, sooner you are confirmed.  Make check payable to Buddy Uldrikson and mail to Gary Wilder, P.O. Box 371, Waddell, AZ  85355.  Call Gary at 928-595-0428 or Carole at 602-686-2435 to hold your space now.   

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 - SMALL GROUP LESSONS WITH BUDDY.  What do you need help with? 
Two sessions:  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. or 12:00 noon -- 2:00 p.m .  Limited to 10 participants per session.  Cost is $50.00 per hour.  Registration must be prepaid by October 3.  Your participation is confirmed on receipt of payment.  Sooner payment is received, sooner you are confirmedl  Make check payable to Buddy Uldrikson and mail to Gary Wilder, P.O. Box 371, Waddell, AZ  85355.  Call Gary at 928-595-0428 or Carole at 602-686-2435 to hold your space now.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 – Each day a 6-Mile Obstacle Trail Contest on the beautiful trails at Rancho Rio Bonita Ranch.  We utilize the Uldrikson Ranch and surrounding area 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 at time of registration.


Rancho Rio Bonita Ranch is less than 10 miles from Wickenburg, AZ.  It is nestled in a pristine valley surrounded by hills decorated by red rocks and regal cactus.  And we trail ride right out our back door.  You will  ride decomposed granite trails with minimal rocks on well-marked trails crossing over serveral small creeks and passing through the Ranch.  This ride is rated easy to light moderate.   Shoes and boots are recommended.

JOIN THE FUN - BLIND TEAM JACKPOT - SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

EVERYONE CAN ENTER - NOVICE - PLEASURE - ADVANCED

Here is how this will work.  $5.00 entry fee with $50.00 added money from Wild Rose.  We will randomly group up to 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.  Sign up at reigstration table on day of ride.

All teams will have the same number of riders.  We will add the score of all team members together to create a team score - high team score wins the jackpot!

CONTEST Saturday night potluck – “Best Noodle 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 October 8:    Adult - $55.00 per day; Student - $25.00 per day; Companion - $25.00 per day.

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 (20 stalls available) - $10 per night per horse.  THERE ARE NO MORE STALLS AVAILABLE.  

Facility Use Fee:  $10.00 per day per rider for trail competitions.

Blind Jackpot Fee:  $5.00 fee for Saturday and $5.00 fee for Sunday

Lunch is on your own all three days. 

Competition limited to 50 riders.    

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 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 is coyote country - do not tie your dog to your trailer and leave it.     

NO ARRIVALS BEFORE NOON ON THURSDAY, PLEASE.

 

AGENDA:

Friday, October 11 -  Horsemanship Clinic.  1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Limited to 18 participants.

11:00 p.m. Check in opens

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.    Clinic

 

Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13 – Obstacle Trail Contests:

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

7:00 a.m.            SUNDAY - Cowboy Church

7:45 a.m.             Judges’ Meeting

8:30 a.m.             Riders' Meeting

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

Lunch                 Bring your own all three days

Awards                Half hour after last rider is back

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

Monday, October 14 - Small group lessons.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.   First Sessio - Limited to 10 participants

12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.  Second Session - Limited to 10 participants

Questions call Carole @602-686-2435

Email:  glwild@hotmail.com

 

Address:  27510 W. Gill Road, Morristownk, AZ  85342.  Ranch is located between Morristown and Wickenburg.

DIRECTIONS:  Turn off Route 60 on to McCarroll Road.  McCarroll Road is about one mile north of Highway 74 turnoff.   

If coming from south, McCarroll Road will be on your left past mile marker #119.

If coming from north, McCarroll Road will be on your right past mile marker #118.

From US 60 south of Wickenburg, turn left (south) on to McCarroll Road; turn left again and continue right on to North 275th Avenue; continue on to Gill Road and follow to the Ranch.  Ranch is about one-half mile from Route 60.