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Friday, November 19 at 7:00 AM MST

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Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 4:00 PM MST

 

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Bumble Bee Ranch 

23925 S. Bumble Bee Ranch Road

Mayer, AZ  86333


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

 

Bumble Bee Ranch

Wild Rose Horse Obstacle Contests 

Saturday, November 19 and November 20, 2022 

Two Days of Trail Competition

 

 

 

COVID-19 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 all 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 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!!!

SIX-MILE OBSTACLE TRAIL CONTESTS -Saturday, November 19  and Sunday, November 20:     

Competition limited to 50 competitors per day.  You will travel through Bumble Bee Creek  and the terrain is varied – there are hills, ravines, canyons, washes and rocky places - shoes or boots recommended.

COME AND ENJOY FALL IN THE SONORAN DESERT WITH US!!

PRIZES AND GIVE AWAYS!!!!

RIBBONS FOR FIRST THROUGH SIXTH PLACE - THREE LEVELS OF COMPETITION

PICK YOUR LEVEL AND RIDE THAT LEVEL ALL DAY!!

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 the trailer and leave unattended!

SHOES AND BOOTS RECOMMENDED.

NO ARRIVALS BEFORE NOON ON FRIDAY, PLEASE.  

 FEES:

NO MEMBERSHIP FEES!!!!

Online Registration Fees Payable until November 15:    Adult - $55.00 per day; Youth - $25.00 per day; Companion - $25.00 per day.

Ride registration closes on November 15 or upon attaining 50 riders - whichever comes first.

ON-SITE REGISTRATION - CASH ONLY - pay at check in.

Late Registration Fees - CASH ONLY - Payable at Registration Day:   Adult- $65.00 per day; Youth - $35.00 per day; Companion- $35.00 per day. 

IF LATE ENTRY, CALL MIKE AT 208-669-0359 TO SECURE 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 competitor per day.

TO RESERVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS, GO TO THE BUMBLE BEE RANCH ADVENTURES WEBSITE, EVENTS, WILD ROSE HORSE OBSTACLE CONTESTS 2022 OR CALL KELLY AT 623-694-1165:  

You will pay Kelly at check-in for any of the following items.  

Lodging in the Big House:    Rent a bed in the Big House.  Cost is:  $375.00 per night plus tax (1-10 people); $425.00 per night plus tax (11-20 people) and $475.00 per night (over 20 people).  Call Kelly at 623-694-1165 for details and to reserve your spot.  

Parking and Camping:   Day parking: $7.00 per vehicle per day.  Dry camping: $15.00 per vehicle per night. Electrical hookups:  $30.00 per vehicle per night (limited).  Electrical hookup with water:  $40.00 per night.  Full Hookups:  $50.00 per night.  Dump station on site.

Stalls:    YOU CLEAN (YOU FEED AND CLEAN).  $20.00 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.  Place manure 4 feet outside of pen for tractor pickup.  

WE CLEAN (YOU FEED AND WE CLEAN).  $25.00 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.  

You can also use YOUR OWN high ties, electric fence, panels or tie to the Bumble Bee Ranch fence but not near a water spicket.  -- No fee for using your own equipment.  

Hay is available at $22.00 per bale - alfalfa or bermuda.

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:  $2.50 domestic beer; $3.00 wine and specialty drinks; $5.00 mixed drinks.

AGENDA:

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

Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20 – Obstacle Trail Contests:

7:00 - 7:45 a.m.   Breakfast available until 6:45 a.m. – reserve and pay Kelly at check-in 

 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

Bag Lunch          Take with you on ride – reserve and pay Kelly at check-in   

Awards                Half hour after last rider is back

6:00 p.m.            Dinner  (Friday and Saturday night) – reserve and pay Kelly at check-in

Questions call Mike @ 208-669-3059.

 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 Town of Bumble Bee, 6 cabins and the Old School House, you have gone a bit too far.

GREAT ROUTE TO AVOID GOING THROUGH 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 202 at I-10 at approximately 59th Avenue.   Go west on I-10 to 303 North which will take you back to I-17 north of Phoenix.