By Ken Carmichael
Do you want to go on a fun ride with your friends, traveling at your own speed (no running please) through an excellent riding area and have the opportunity to win prizes? Then you want to come to the Ponderosa Back Country Horsemen Fall Fun Ride and Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, September 29. This is the third annual event held at the equestrian area of Riverside State Park near Spokane, Washington. This is a Discover Pass-free event.
This is a unique event designed to meet the needs of participants who wish to enjoy the great area we have in Riverside State Park. We hang 40 items in the trees, scattered through an area that has a spider web system of trails in a well-defined area. Participants ride out at their discretion in groups of one or two to find the objects. When they find them, they remove a number from the item, leaving the item hanging in the tree.
Each item has a point value from 1 to 40. Some are harder to find. When the riders return to registration their points are totaled and the ones with the highest count wins. The event also includes free pictures of each team, a hot chili lunch, door prizes, raffles, and music.
Riverside State Park is a great place to ride and camp. We suggest that your group ride the Scavenger Hunt on Saturday then stay overnight and have a group ride on Sunday. Make it a weekend––or longer––of great riding and camping together. The equestrian campground is on site.
Back Country Horsemen of Washington is a 501c3 organization with 32 chapters across the state. They are dedicated to keeping trails open for all users, educating stock users in Leave-No-Trace practices, and providing volunteer service to resource agencies. To find out more about BCHW go to www.bchw.org Keep up with BCHW, issues and events we are following on our state Facebook page www.facebook.com/public.bchw/
Upcoming BCHW Activities and Events
Most of the 32 BCHW Chapters have fun rides other events scheduled throughout the year.
Go to www.BCHW.org and click on Upcoming Activities and scroll down for the list.
October 27, 2018 – 17th Annual Winery Ride and Halloween Costume & Prize Ride – Zillah
2018 Board of Directors Meetings – Kittitas Valley Event Center, Ellensburg.
All members are welcome to sit in: September 15, December 1