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 2017 EVENTS

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.


February 25th - Heart for Hooves winter fund raiser for a great cause.


April 15th - 17th - First of the Ranch Horse Show Series

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April 15th - Dr. Bill from the Keosauqua Vet Clinic will be providing Vaccinations, Coggins test, Castrations, etc. at reduced prices on the 15th. 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”.


April 15th & 16th - This is really a BIG Easter weekend with all of the above plus Heart for Hooves, River Valley, and the Ranch Horse Show committee will be presenting the third annual Easter Bonanza which will include a dance, meal, and much more.


April 27th - 29th - Ty Evans - Mulemanship and Trail Riding Clinic (horses are welcome) call 801.598.7465.


May 5th - 7th - Saddle up for St. Jude

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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.


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


June 3rd & 4th - 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!


Exact date to be announced - Horsemanship Clinics with Mark and Miranda Lyons. Call 501.249.0117 for details.


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 Championship and All Around Youth Championship. The last three years these events have been a great success. 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.


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. 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.


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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