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!



BOOKING NOW FOR ALL THE FOLLOWING 2016 EVENTS

ALL SEASON LONG: Practice roping and sorting every Thursday evening/night in the main arena. Come join us $20.


SpecialCabins are Still Available for the Weekend of 05/20 thru 05/22!

Surprisingly we still have several cabins available for this weekend (some are not even shown on our website yet). This would be a great weekend to spend the weekend in one of these cabins at the campground. We have a Ranch Horse Show this weekend and also a dance Saturday night so come join us. Just call 319.878.3888 and reserve your cabin.



May 20th - 22nd - Second of the Ranch Horse Show Series

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May 28th and 29th - Cody Keller presents “Colt Starting Clinic”. Open to everyone. Getting your colt saddled and rode for the first time. Call Cody at 641.414.1195 for details.


June 3rd thru 5th - 9th 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 2nd - 3rd and 6th -7th - Two Clinics by Mark & Miranda Lyon

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June 10th thru 12th - 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 17th thru 19th - 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.


June 22nd thru 24th - Practical Horsemanship Clinic

Practical Horsemanship Clinic by Cornerstone Farm. This clinic is in preparation for both show and trail. This would be a great clinic to prepare you for the Showcase of Horsemanship Horse Show which will be held the following Saturday (see below). Call Greta Cummings at 319.931.1398 to enroll.

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June 25th - Showcase of Horsemanship

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July 4th Weekend - Bob Smith 4 day clinic - Natural Elements. Limited spaces so call 563.380.2131 now!


July 10th - 14th - Youth Rodeo School. Chels at 309.368.4469 or Hailey at 309.368.9357 for details.


July 15th thru 17th - The fourth of the Ranch Horse Show series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, Extreme trail course competition, dance, food concessions, and more.


July 15th thru 17th - In conjunction with the above Ranch Horse Show we will also be having the Youth All Around Horse Championship. This was new last year and was a great success so it is being repeated. You must register by July 1st to be entered.


July 23rd & 24th - Ranch Horse Clinic & Competition

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Aug. 19th thru 21st - The fifth of the Ranch Horse Show series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, dance, food concessions, and more.


Aug. 19th thru 21st - 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. 7th thru 10th - Tri State Rodeo and Miss Rodeo Iowa Pageant at Ft. Madison. River Valley is a quiet camping location only 25 miles away.


Sept. 16th thru 18th - 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. 23rd thru 25th - Sixth of the Ranch Horse Show series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, dance, food concessions, and more.


Sept. 29th thru Oct. 2nd - 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. 1st - 5th 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.


October 7th - 9th - Cornerstone Fellowship Ministry Cowgirl Retreat

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Oct. 8th & 9th - Check out the Van Buren Scenic Drive Festival during your Columbus Day Weekend.


Oct. 8th thru 10th - Camp with us for a long Columbus Day weekend.


Oct. 14th thru 16th - 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. 28th thru Oct. 30th - The Spooky Halloween Weekend....trail ride, dance, wine tasting, 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

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 - 660.341.8748

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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