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 19th - 21st - Fifth of the Ranch Horse Show Series


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


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.

October 15th - ITREC Obstacle Challenge


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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