When

Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 7:00 AM MST
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Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 4:00 PM MST

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

 
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Contact

Mike & Susan Fredrickson (supported by Gary and Carole Wilder) 
Bethany's Gait 
208-669-0359 208-669-0358 
hihopesranch@gmail.com 
  
 
                                                                                                   

  

Rancho Rio Bonita Ranch

(Uldrickson Horsemanship)

Between Wickenburg/Morristown, AZ

Wild Rose Horse Obstacle Contests

October 22-23, 2022

The COVID Pandemic

Everyone needs to participate in creating the safest and best environment as per your understanding of best practices - masking when in the vicinity of other individuals, maintaining a 6-foot perimeter from other individuals when in a group setting, washing your hands and other common-sense protocols.  

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Mike and Susan Fredrickson (supported by 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

  ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 – 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, with the Hassayampa river flowing through it.  You will ride on a well-marked two-track trail with minimal rock .  You will ride the ridge with great views of the surrounding country and then drop into a very picturesque canyon.  This ride is rated easy to light moderate.   Shoes and boots are recommended.

POTLUCKS ARE BACK!!!  Please join us at 6:00 p.m. for a potuck on Saturday night.  Best noodle dish wins $20 - decided by participants.

 

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!!!

 

FEES:

NO MEMBERSHIP FEES!!!

Online Registration Fees Payable until October 18:    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 MIKE at 208-559-0359  TO SECURE EVENT SPOT AND PAY ON SITE.    

Dry camping only with horse water - $15 per night per rig – no reservation required.

Stalls - $15 per night per horse.   Limited number available.   ALL THE STALLS ARE RESERVED.

Facility Use Fee:  $15.00 per day per competitor for trail competitions.

Lunches are on your own each day.

Competition limited to 50 competitors per day.    

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.     

PLEASE - NO ARRIVALS BEFORE NOON ON FRIDAY.

Questions - call Mike at 208-669-0359.

 

AGENDA:

Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23 – Obstacle Trail Contests:

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

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 each day

Awards                Half hour after last rider is back

6:00 p.m.             Potluck - best noodle dish - $20 cash prize  

 

 

Address:  27510 W. Gill Road, Morristown, 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.

GREAT NEW SHORT CUT TO AVOID GOING TO CENTRAL PHOENIX, I-17 AND I-10:

Coming from south of Phoenix:  Use the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway West.  Get off I-10 at the Loop 202 San Tan Freeway and go west. You will exit the Loop 202 at I-10 atnd approximately 59th Avenue.   Go west on I-10 to 303 North to U.S. 60 (Grand Avenue) to go north to Wickenburg.

Coming from north of Phoenix:  On I-17 take the 303 Loop West and south to I-10.  Turn east on I-10.  Get off at the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway exit at approximately 59th Avenue if you want to continue south toward Tuscon.