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.
April 19th - Dr. Bill from the Keosauqua Vet Clinic will be providing Vaccinations, Coggins test, Castrations, etc. at reduced prices on the 19th. Also, both a farrier and equine dentist will be onsite for your convenience. No appointment is necessary but you can call ahead for a no waiting “fast pass”.
May 3rd: Kentucky Derby party - Ladies be sure to wear your best "Derby Hat".
May 9th & 10th: This Friday and Saturday Farmington is having their annual City-Wide garage sales and the biggest and the best will be right here at the River Valley Lodge. Don't miss this giant "Ga-Lodge" Sale!
May 16th thru 18th: Second of the Ranch Horse Show series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, Extreme trail course competition, dance, food concessions, and more.
May 24th & 25th - Colt Starting Clinic with Cody Keller. One on one training for you and your halter broke colt of any age. This clinic will be limited so sign up now. Your colt and you with a coach!
June 13th thru 15th: Pony Express Riders of Iowa. Includes trail ride, dance, kids fun show, mutton bustin’, poker run, food and more. All to benefit Camp Sunnyside. Special rates for primitive campsites this weekend.
June 20th thru 22nd: Third of the Ranch Horse Show series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, Extreme trail course competition, dance, food concessions, and more.
July 13th - 17th - Youth Rodeo School. Call Chels at 309.368.4469 or Hailey at 309.368.9357 for details.
July 18th thru 20th - The fourth of the Ranch Horse Show series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, Extreme trail course competition, dance, food concessions, and more. New in 2014 - Youth All Around Horse Championship. You must register by July 1st to be entered.
Aug. 15th thru 17th: Fifth of the Ranch Horse Show series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, Extreme trail course competition, dance, food concessions, and more.
Aug. 15th thru 17th: In conjunction with the above Ranch Horse Show we will also be having the Senior All Around Horse Championship which includes Conformation, Barrels, Breakaway Roping, Ranch Cutting, Ranch Western Pleasure, & Ranch Riding. First place is $1,000.00! You must register by August 1st to be entered.
Sept. 3rd thru 6th: Tri-State Rodeo and Miss Rodeo Iowa Pageant at Ft. Madison, IA. River Valley is a quiet camping location only about 25 miles away.
Sept. 19th thru 21st: Mule Festival at Kahoka, Missouri. Camp at River Valley and take in this great event that is just across the state line. Entertainment Deluxe!
Sept. 26th thru 28th: Sixth of the Ranch Horse Show series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, Extreme trail course competition, dance, food concessions, and more.
Oct. 3rd thru 5th: 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. 4th - 3rd Annual Fall Horse and Tack Consignment Sale. Gary at 309.268.6948 or Terry 309.657.1602. For your convenience there will be riding horse preview.
Oct. 11th & 12th: Van Buren Scenic Drive Festival - camp with us during this great event....see you then.
Oct. 17th thru 19th: 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. 24th thru Oct. 26th: The Spooky Halloween Weekend....trail ride, band, contests, and much more fun. Don’t miss this last event of the season!
Keosauqua Vet Clinic, Dr. Bill Helling D.V.M. - 319.293.3580
Shiloh Outfitters - Mt Pleasant, IA - 319.986.5156
Buford Dozing & Excavating - Bonaparte, IA - 319.470.1492
JGW Enterprises - The Original Gooseneck Easy Coupler - 319.931.5727
Denly Ag Service - Farmington, IA - 319.878.3344
Big Bend Livestock Solutions - Keosauqua, IA - 319.293.9105
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