If you like organized activities combined with a lot of fun then join us for our special events....we'll be looking for you.
Our goal for the River Valley Horsecamp is to provide a quality camping experience for you and your horse. For some, that means peace and quiet. For others, that includes organized events and the potential for a large gathering of horsemen, horsewomen, and horses.
This Special Events page will highlight an organized event open to anyone who would care to participate.
We hope to provide opportunities for everyone to enjoy, either quiet or a busy day of activities. You make the choice.
We want Happy Campers and Happy Horses!
ALL SEASON LONG: Practice roping and sorting every Thursday evening/night in the main arena. Come join us $20.
JUST A REMINDER...if you have already made 2017 reservations in 2016 please confirm these reservations just to be on the safe side. Call Carolyn at 319.878.3888.
April 27th - 29th - Ty Evans - Mulemanship and Trail Riding Clinic (horses are welcome) call 801.598.7465.
May 6th - Kentucky Derby Party - Ladies be sure to wear your best “Derby Hat”.
May 12th - 14th - Shayla Smock - Clinton Anderson Professional Clinician presents "Fundamentals". Call 254.459.0605.
June 1st - 6th - 10th Annual Cowboy Fun Colt Starting Competition. 1st prize of $2,000 cash. Peoples Choice Award, dance, wine tasting, food, cattle sorting, and much more!
June 9th - 11th - Pony Express Riders of Iowa. Includes trail ride, dance, kids fun show, mutton bustin’, poker run, food, and more. A Camp Sunnyside benefit. Special rates for primitive campsites.
June 16th - 18th - Third of the Ranch Horse Show series featuring Hully Gully Horse Race and the normal jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, dance, food concessions, and more.
July 1st - 4th - Bob Smith 4 day clinic - Natural Elements. Limited spaces so call 563.380.2131 now!
July 7th - 9th - All Around Ranch Horse Versatility Championship and All Around Youth Championship. Please note that these events are in a different time frame than in the past. You must be registered by July 1st to be entered.
July 9th - 14th - Youth Rodeo School. Call Chels at 309.368.4469 or Hailey at 309.368.9357 for details.
July 14th - 16th - The fourth of the Ranch Horse Show series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, dance, food concessions, and more.
July 27th - 30th - The “Old Cowgirls Never Die” presents a great trail ride. For more info call Laura at 563.210.3703.
Aug. 18th - 20th - The fifth of the Ranch Horse Show series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, dance, food concessions, and more.
Sept. 6th - 9th - Tri State Rodeo and Miss Rodeo Iowa Pageant at Ft. Madison. River Valley is a quiet camping location only 25 miles away.
Sept. 15th - 17th - Mule Festival at Kahoka, Missouri. Camp at quiet River Valley and take in this great event that is just across the state line. Entertainment Deluxe!
Sept. 22th - 24th - Sixth of the Ranch Horse Show series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, dance, food concessions, and more.
Sept. 28th - Oct. 1st - BFMFRW (Bentler Family Memorial Fall Ride Weekend). Dance, trail ride, food, wine tasting, and more. An annual event you don’t want to miss!
Oct. 7th - Sixth Annual Fall Horse and Tack Consignment Sale. Gary at 309.268.6948 or Terry 309.657.1602. For your convenience there will be a riding horse preview.
Oct. 7th - 9th
- Come camp with us for a long Columbus Day weekend.
Oct. 13th - 15th - Cornerstone Fellowship Ministry - All Girls weekend.
Oct. 13th - 15th - Check out the Van Buren Scenic Drive Festival.
Oct. 20th - 22nd - The finals of the Ranch Horse Show series. Don’t miss this final competition and awards. Don’t miss this Series Final Celebration...please join in.
Oct. 20th - 22nd - Welcome to ITREC!! Iowa Trail Riding Equestrian Challenges - Competitive trail challenges for all equine breeds, skill levels, and disciplines. For info call Terri Knipper at 319.560.1957.
Oct. 27th - Oct. 29th - The Spooky Halloween Weekend....trail ride, wine tasting, dance, contests, and much more fun. Don’t miss this last event of the season!
More events and clinics to be announced as dates and details become available so check back at this website often.
Keosauqua Vet Clinic, Dr. Bill Helling D.V.M. - 319.293.3580
Buford Dozing & Excavating - Bonaparte, IA - 319.470.1492
T. O. Haas Tire & Auto - Keokuk, IA - 800.257.5430
Big Bend Livestock Solutions - Keosauqua, IA - 319.293.9105
Shiloh Outfitters - Mt Pleasant, IA - 319.986.5156
L & M Ranch - Knox City, MO -
JMW Enterprises - The Original Gooseneck Easy Coupler - 319.931.5727
The Tack Room - Victor and Ashley Munford - Croton, IA
Rhinestones and Rawhide - 319.430.1148
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