SUNSET RANCH, SELIGMAN, AZ
Wild Rose Horse Trail Obstacle Contests, Arena Obstacles and Self-guided Trail Rides
MAY 27 – JUNE 1, 2021
Thursday, May 27 – Arrival after noon
Friday, May 28 – Self-guided Trail Rides (map provided)
Saturday, May 29 – 6-mile Trail Competition
Sunday, May 30 – 6-mile Trail Competition
Monday, May 31 – Funday Obstacle Competition
Tuesday, June 1 – Depart by noon
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.
— WE RIDE TO GIVE BACK —–
100% OF PROCEEDS DONATED TO BETHANY’S GAIT, PRESCOTT, AZ
Gary and Carole Wilder are volulnteers 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 – for support of their programs.
Bethany’s Gait is dedicated to “Rescuing Horses, Restoring Lives”. The programs 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 horse and human 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, Arizona.
Sunset Ranch is an amazing facility for trainings and competitions. In the past two years, they have continued to develop their facility. To see the improvements, go to the Sunsent Ranch website and check out the updated facilities.
This is by far the most “Arizona” ride we do. The rides on Saturday and Sunday include all natural obstacles as you are riding in beautiful juniper trees at a 5500 foot elevation – so expect the same weather as Paulden, AZ. You will be riding in the hills and varied terrain among cliffs and rock outcroppings.
Sunset Ranch offers boarding lessons, trail riding, camping with or without horses and special event hosting.
Seligman, Arizona is the birthplace of America’s Main Street – Route 66. In 1987 old Route 66 between Seligman and Kingman was declared Historical Route 66. Full of reto shopping, diners and motels, it is the perfect place to start a Route 66 road trip. Visit the Route 66 General Store – obviously it has Route 66 memorabilia but it is really a general store – your “one stop shopping” with everything you neeed from snack items, hardware, propane and souvenirs to hunting and fishing supplies.
TRAIL COMPETITIONS – RIBBONS FOR FIRST THROUGH SIXTH PLACE – THREE LEVELS OF COMPETITION
PICK YOUR LEVEL AND RIDE THAT LEVEL ALL DAY!!!!
THESE TWO EVENTS ARE RIDE #7 AND RIDE #8 OF OUR 2021 BUCKLE SERIES AND RIDE #5 AND RIDE #6 FOR OUR 2021 ACHIEVEMENT BUCKLE SERIES.
POINTS EARNED FROM BOTH TRAIL COMPETITIONS COUNT TOWARD THE BUCKLE SERIES AND THE ACHIEVEMENT BUCKLE SERIES.
CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR RULES OF THE 2021 BUCKLE SERIES AND THE 2021 ACHIEVEMENT SERIES.
NO MEMBERSHIP FEES!!!!
Online Registration Fees for Obstacle Trail Contests Payable until May 25: Adult – $55.00 per day; Student – $25.00 per day; Companion – $25.00 per day.
Ride registration closes on May 25 or upon attaining 50 riders – whichever comes first.
ADDITIONAL FEES – CASH ONLY – PAYABLE AT REGISTRATION TABLE DAY OF EVENT:
ON-SITE REGISTRATION – CASH ONLY – pay at check in.
LATE REGISTRATION FEES FOR OBSTACLE TRAIL CONTESTS – CASH only:
Adult- $65.00 per day; Student-$35.00 per day; Companion- $35.00 per day.
IF LATE ENTRY, CALL CAROLE AT 602-686-2435 TO SECURE EVENT SPOT AND PAY ON SITE.
MONDAY FUNDAY OBSTACLE COMPETITION – BLIND JACKPOT: $25.00. Here is how this will work. $25.00 entry fee. 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 competition, we will announce team members and team scores and award the jackpot. Sign up at registration 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 creata a team score – highest team score wins the jackpot.
RANCH USE FEE – $10.00 per competitor per day of trail competitions and arena obstacle competition.
YOU MUST RENT A STALL FROM THE RANCH. NO USE OF ANY PERSONAL TYPE OF CONFINEMENT – NO TYING TO YOUR TRAILER OVER NIGHT, NO USE OF PERSONAL STALLS, NO HI TIES, NO ELECTRIC WIRE, ETC. ALLOWED. CALL MEGAN AT 602-565-1514 TO RESERVE. The Ranch desires to minimize outside horses disturbing unspoiled soils on their facility.
Horse water available. Bring your own water tubs. Ranch will fill your tub – you fill your buckets from your tub.
Bring a cart to move your feed.
Big rig accessible. DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS WE WOULD LIKE TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF LQ’S AND HORSE TRAILERS TO 35. PLEASE COME WITH YOUR FRIENDS. Ranch will direct you where to park.
2 port-a-potties porvided on site.
CALL MEGAN AT 602-565-1514 TO RESERVE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS AND PAY HER AT CHECK IN. ALSO TEXT HER WITH YOUR STALL REQUEST AND CAMPING REQUEST. SHE WILL SEND YOU A CONFIRMATION. Megan runs a training facility and is quite busy during the day – so she may not respond to you immediately.
DRY CAMPING SPOTS: $10.00 per night per rig. NO HOOK UPS. Horse water available. Due to the heavy holiday traffice, you are welcome to come in Thurday after 12:00 noon and stay through Monday night.
STALLS – approximately 50 stalls available. Some pens will accomodate more than one horse. $15.00 per night per horse. YOU MUST RENT A STALL FROM THE RANCH. NO USE OF ANY PERSONAL TYPE OF CONFINEMENT – NO HI TYING TO YOUR TRAILER, NO PERSONAL STALLS, NO ELECTRIC WIRE, ETC. ALLOWED. The Ranch desires to minimize outside horses disturbing unspoiled soils on their facility.
HOUSE/CAMPERS FOR RENT: The Ranch has a cabin and some campers available for rent. You bring your own bedding. Call Megan for more information and rates.
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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.
TRAIL COMPETITION LIMITED TO 50 COMPETITORS PER DAY. FUNDAY LIMITED TO 40 COMPETITORS.
NO ARRIVALS BEFORE NOON ON THURSDAY, PLEASE.
Ranch elevation is 5500 feet – expect about the same weather as Paulden, AZ.
Thursday, May 27 – Arrival after noon. Check in with Carole and Megan,
Friday, May 28 – Self-guided Trail Rides – Maps will be provided for the self-guided trails rides. Ride on your own schedule.
Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30 – Obstacle Trail Contests:
7-8:00 a.m. Check in and 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 After your ride – on your own
Awards Half hour after last rider is back
THERE WILL BE NO POTLUCK – NO BBQ.
6:30 p.m. Campfire – music, commaraderie, special entertainment
Monday, May 31 – Obstacles in the Arena
8:00 a.m. Judges’ Meeting
9:00 a.m. Pre-Event Meeting
10:00 a.m. Let the Games Begin!!!
Questions call Gary @ 928-595-0428 or Carole @602-686-2435
DIRECTIONS: 43055 W. Layne Paulson Drive, Seligman, AZ 86337
30-minutes west of Seligman, AZ; 60 minutes East of Kingman on I-40. Take Exit 103, Jolly Road, turn right (north) at stop sign. PLEASE CALL MEGAN AT 602-565-1514 WHEN YOU GET ON JOLLY ROAD SO SHE CAN MEET YOU AT THE ENTRY TO THE RANCH TO GUIDE YOU. The road curves left and parallels the freeway West. Follow this road for roughly 4 miles (two miles old blacktop and two miles well-maintained dirt). Take a right off Jolly Road at the rearing horse statue. Then take the next right on to Gas Line Road which is in the center of the ranch. Due to space constraints, Megan MUST ASSIGN ALL PARKING SPACES for rigs.
If you use GPS, DO NOT TAKE Cross Mountain Exit 96. ONLY USE EXIT 103 – JOLLY ROAD.
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 and approximately 59th Avenue. Go west on I-10 to 303 North.
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 to Tucson.