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Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 7:00 AM MST
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Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 4:00 PM MST

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Boyd Ranch 
Scenic Trail Loop
Wickenburg, AZ 85390
 

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

THE RIDE IS CLOSED - CALL TO BE PUT ON THE WAIT LIST -- GARY AT 928-595-0428 OR CAROLE AT 602-686-2435.

Boyd Ranch

Wild Rose Horse Obstacle Contests 

TWO DAYS OF HORSE CONTESTS - November 16-17, 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 the proceeds go directly to benefit a fantastic 501(c)(3) charity – Bethany’s Gait - to support their programs and to Boyd Ranch owned by the Desert Caballeros Museum.

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

 TWO DAYS OF EVENTS

November 16 -- 17, 2019

BENEFITTING BOYD RANCH IN WICKENBURG, AZ  & BETHANY'S GAIT IN PRESCOTT, AZ 

You pick your days to compete - one or two days!  

This is a joint venture between the Sandviks of Wickenburg, AZ and Steamboat Springs, CO and the Wilders from Star Valley, AZ and Waddell, AZ.  

 Boyd Ranch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, owned by the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ and managed by a Committee and volunteers. These volunteers have been instrumental in preserving and improving the ranch in hopes of extending the educational and recreational opportunities for others to enjoy for many years to come. Their mission statement: To provide a unique facility for educational programs and equestrian activities that preserves the Western lifestyle.

 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.  

ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17  - 6-Mile Obstacle Trail Contest - 6 miles, 6 obstacles, 6 X the fun.  Competition limited to 50 riders per day.

Potluck Saturday night, November 16.  Best Turkey Dish wins $20.00 - voted on by participants.

Ride all the events -- or pick and choose your events.  The rides on Saturday and Sunday include all natural obstacles as you are riding the beautiful Sonoran desert.  

Boyd Ranch is a 160-acre gem in the middle of the desert with the Hassayampa River running through it and surrounded by public lands.  Visitors to Boyd Ranch have a unique opportunity to fully explore the surrounding Sonoran desert, Hassayampa Wilderness and majestic mountains with staggering vistas.  Enjoy riding through magnificent saguaro and ocotillo cacti, on two track dirt roads, single track trails that weave in and out of sandy washes, hard pack and some rocky areas.  Enjoy being challenged with real life trail situations and obstacles much like the native Americans, miners and settlers were back in their day.  Join us for one or both days of 6 mile trails.  The Spring event will be in the hills and washes aways from the river.  Shoes/boots recommended.  Trails rated easy to light moderate.

OBSTACLE TRAIL CONTESTS

Three levels of difficulty at the obstacle trail contests on Day 1 and Day 2 - you decide which level suits you and your horse partner best.  Once you select a level of difficulty - novice, intermediate or advanced - you will ride that level for the day.

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 for 6-mile Obstacle Trail Contests until November 11:    Adult - $55.00 per day; Student - $25.00 per day; Companion - $25.00 per day.

Ride reigstration closes on November 12 or upon attaining 50 riders - whichever comes first.

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

LATE REGISTRATION FEES  after November 12 - CASH only:   6-Mile Obstacle Trail Contests: 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. 

BLM USE FEE - $5.00 per participant per day for trail competitions.

FACILITY USE FEE  - $10.00 per rider per day of trail competition.

 DRY CAMPING - No Hookups:  $30.00 for weekend. Dry camping includes use of bathrooms, showers and water for your horses.

 TWO BUNKHOUSES - $30.00 per weekend - with plywood bunks available - each bunkhouse holds ten people - one side holds six people and the other side holds four people.  The bunk is plywood --You bring your own MATTRESSES AND BEDDING.  Showers & restroom close by for your use.  Call Gary at 928-595-0428 or Carole at 602-686-2435 to reserve.

GENERATOR ELECTRICITY AVAILABLE 5:00 A.M. TO 9:00 A.M. AND 5:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M. DAILY.

 HORSE PENS:  57 pens available.   $30.00 for weekend.  Call Gary at 928-595-0428 or Carole at 602-686-2435 to reserve.

 You may secure your horse to your trailer or in your portable pens, hi-ties or electric corrals.  Hitching rails are available for your use if you wish. Water is available for your horse. 

 Manure will be picked up so please pile it in an area so it can be picked up easily  (4 feet from fence) by the ranch caretaker on a tractor.  DO NOT SCATTER MANURE.

There will be someone to assist you in finding a parking spot but please park wisely to accommodate other riders and rigs.   

 Lunch - bring your own all three days.  

SECOND HORSE ALLOWED AT EVENT BUT EACH HORSE MUST BE RIDDEN IN A COMPETITION..

SHOES or 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 coyote coutry - do not tie your dog to the trailer and leave.

 CASH PRIZE: Saturday night pot luck -  Best Turkey Day Dish wins $20.00 - voted on by participants

 LOTS OF PRIZES AND GIVE AWAYS 

 NO ARRIVALS BEFORE NOON ON THURSDAY, PLEASE.

NEED MORE INFORMATION - CALL VIKKI SANDVIK AT 970-846-3730 OR GARY WILDER AT 928-595-0428 or Carole at 602-686-2435 or email glwild@hotmail.com

AGENDA:

Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17 – Obstacle Trail Contests:

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

7:45 a.m.             Judges’ Meeting in Pavillion

8:30 a.m.             Riders' Meeting in Pavillion

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

Lunch                 BRING YOUR OWN ALL THREE DAYS

4:00 p.m.            Awards one-half hour after last rider in camp

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

DIRECTIONS

From Wickenburg:   Head NW on Highway 93 towards Las Vegas.  Look for a Mobile gas station.  Drive exactly one mile past the Mobile and turn right on Scenic Loop Drive.  If you get to a rounabout with two giant spurs in the middle, you have gone too far.  Circle back in the roundabout and go back the other direction.  Stay on Scenic Loop Road for 8.5 miles.  You will go over five cattle guards.  Follow signs to the Boyd Ranch.  Ranch will be on your right.  THIS IS A DIRT ROAD -- EXPECT A SLOWER SPEED AND ABOUT 30 TO 35 MINUTES OF DRIVING TIME ONCE YOU TURN OFF OF HIGHWAY 93.

 From Prescott or Kingman:   Traveling South on Highway 93 from Kingman make a left at the Boyd Ranch sign on to Scenic Loop Drive after marker 194.  From Prescott traveling on Highway 89, 10 miles south of Congress, go left on to Highway 93 at the Y towards Wickenburg.  Make a left after mile marker 194on to Scenic Loop Drive at the Boyd Ranch sign which is on the left.  This is shortly after the roundabout with the giant spurs. Stay on Scenic Loop Road for 8.5 miles.  You will go over five cattle guards.  Follow signs to The Boyd Ranch.  Ranch will be on your right.  THIS IS A DIRT ROAD -- EXPECT A SLOWER SPEED AND ABOUT 30 TO 35 MINUTES OF DRIVING TIME ONCE YOU TURN OFF OF HIGHWAY 93.