If you like organized activities combined with a lot of fun then join us for our special events....we'll be looking for you.

Special Events 

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.

August 14th - 16th - fifth of the Ranch Horse Show Series


Aug. 14th thru 16th - 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. Note: you may change riders.

Sept. 9th thru 12th - Tri State Rodeo and Miss Rodeo Iowa Pageant at Ft. Madison. River Valley is a quiet camping location only 25 miles away.

September 12th & 13th - "Kick Your Fears" Clinic

Due to the great success of the June "Kick Your Fears" clinic Heidi McLaughlin will be coming back from California to give those who missed the June opportunity another chance to enroll in the clinic.


Sept. 18th thru 20th - 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. 25th thru 27th - Sixth of the Ranch Horse Show series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, dance, food concessions, and more.

Oct. 1st thru 4th - 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. 3rd - 4th 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. 8th through 12th - Iowa Parelli Savvy Fest - A 5 day level 3/4 Horsemanship Clinic with cattle. Your leader will be 5 Star Instructor Dave Ellis. For clinic information contact Diane Nitzell at 515.418.0598. For camping information call Carolyn at 319.878.3888.

Oct. 9th thru 11th - Camp with us for a long Columbus Day weekend.

Oct. 9th thru 11th - Check out the Van Buren Scenic Drive Festival during your Columbus Day Weekend.

Oct. 9th thru 11th - Cornerstone Fellowship Ministry - All Girls weekend.

Oct. 16th thru 18th - 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. 23rd thru Oct. 25th - The Spooky Halloween Weekend....trail ride, dance, contests, and much more fun. Don’t miss this last event of the season!

A Special "Thank You" to our Sponsors

Keosauqua Vet Clinic, Dr. Bill Helling D.V.M. - 319.293.3580

Buford Dozing & Excavating - Bonaparte, IA - 319.470.1492

Big Bend Livestock Solutions - Keosauqua, IA - 319.293.9105

Shiloh Outfitters - Mt Pleasant, IA - 319.986.5156

L & M Ranch - Knox City, MO - 660.341.8748

JMW Enterprises - The Original Gooseneck Easy Coupler - 319.931.5727

Denly Ag Service - Farmington, IA - 319.878.3344

Rhinestones and Rawhide - 319.430.1148


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