Registration opens for September 17-19 Riders Rendezvous at Salamonie Reservoir

Salamonie Reservoir will present the Salamonie Riders Rendezvous, Friday, September 17th through Sunday, September 19th. Participants can bring their horses and camp for the weekend or just visit during the day to enjoy the events. Individuals without a horse are welcome to enjoy music around the fire, browse the flea market or eat a “Prairie Steamer” dinner.

Patrick T. McCune from Bay Photography will be on sight to take pictures of you or you and your horse(s). There will be a small fee involved to cover costs.

There will be a variety of horses to view; however, no horse rentals or rides on horses will be available. Event price (excluding camping fees, if applicable) is $2 per person for the weekend. Advance registration by calling (260) 468-2127 is encouraged.

The Horsemen’s Campground is located in Lost Bridge West Recreation Area on Highway 105 in western Huntington County.

The schedule of events:

Sept. 17

Set-up and campfire time in the evening: After campers have set up their own site, they can stop in at the tent where Loop A and B of the horse camp meet to help others with set-up or sit around the campfire together.

Sept. 18

10 a.m. Trail safety clinic by accredited trainer Marry Morrow

11 a.m. Equine chiropractor Beth Draper will demonstrate an equine massage

12-1:30 p.m. Lunch break. Bring your own lunch

1:30 p.m. Mounted scavenger hunt: Ride your horse to find items using provided clues and take a photo of your find to document success

5:30 p.m. “Prairie Steamer” dinner made by camp chefs Dave and Pat Putt. Donations accepted; bring your own drink and table service

7:00 p.m. Music around the fire with Lucas Simpson of Goldmine Pickers

Sept. 19

10 a.m. Tack Flea Market. Table space available for $5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services.

See dnr.IN.gov/uwis/ for more information about Upper Wabash Interpretive Services programs or call (260) 468-2127. To let us know you plan to attend, call the Upper Wabash Reservoirs Interpretive Services.