Spring Horse Lover’s Weekend
Date: May 11 – 13, 2018 ages 8+
Are you looking for a weekend adventure centered around a western atmosphere with qualified instructors to broaden your horsemanship skills? With many classes of horsemanship to choose from, this weekend is designed to have something for everyone; whether you are a beginner or a seasoned horseman. The weekend will give you insights into riding and training skills while developing a deeper relationship with Christ. Come join our qualified staff for a weekend of scenic trail riding, practical ground classes, and valuable horsemanship instruction. There will be some open fire cooking and many hands-on cowboy experiences that are all flavored with an ample portion of genuine western hospitality. Hope to see you there!
- Top Hand Quarters: $180
- Bunkhouse: $160
- RV Site: $140
Youth cost (8 – 12):
- Top Hand Quarters: $150
- Bunkhouse: $130
- RV Site: $110
(age 8-12) must come with adult
- Bunkhouses are bunk-style units with no linens provided.
Bathrooms will be provided via our new central restrooms.
- Bathrooms are provided at the top hand quarters
for top-hand quarter residents.
- All housing units are shared with others unless being housed as a couple or families.
- If you would like to bring your own horse, contact MMR to obtain the necessary forms, boarding cost, and vaccination requirements. There is a weight limit of 250 lbs. for all riders. It is highly recommended that you have the ability to mount and dismount a horse with minimal assistance.
Bring a group of five or more, and get $15 off per person!
Sample Horse Lover’s Weekend Schedule:
7:00 Check in and welcome
8:00 Message from the Mount (Rafter K)
9:00 Activity Sign-ups (Rafter K)
9:45 Hayride (Weather Permitting)
9:00 Activity Block #1 (2 hr. Trail, Class Set 1)
10:30 Activity Block #2 (Class Set 2)
11:30 Ground Options (See List)
1:30 Activity Block #3 (2 hr. Trail, Class Set 3)
2:30 Activity Block #4 (Class Set 4)
4:00 Message from the Mount
5:00 Ground Options (See List)
7:00 Activities in Town Hall (See List)
8:00 Campfire and singing (Ox Yoke)
9:00 Buckboard Store/Hayride
10:30 Silent Auction CLOSES!!!
8:30 Ride out for BTR (Santa Fe) Breakfast and chapel on the trail.
Sample Activities and Classes:
Classes offered: Saturday
Trail rides: 9:30 & 1:30 (2 hrs. each)
SET 1 ~ 9:00 am: Basic Riding, English Flatwork with jumping, Training 101 with Matt Cox, Intro to Reining
SET 2 ~ 10:30 am: Intermediate/Advanced Riding, Drill Team Riding, Games on horses
SET 3 ~ 1:30 pm: English riding with Jumping, Intermediate/Advanced Riding, Training 101 with Matt C, Games on horses
SET 4 ~ 2:30 pm: Basic Riding, Drill Team Riding, Intro to Reining
Ground Options: Saturday
11:30 ~ Buckboard Store, Vaulting, Ground Training/Driving, Round Pen & First Ride Demo, Trailer Loading Demo
5:00 ~ Buckboard Store, Advanced Horse Care/Training Equipment, Show Grooming Tips, First Aid Class, Driving
7:00 ~ Rope Halter Tying, Leg Wrapping, Knot Tying, Bits, Roping
Fireside Options: All Day!!!
– Roping & Branding
– Cowboy Coffee & Hot Chocolate
– Dutch Oven Treats!!!