Ride the Foothills of Appalachia and help
Elkins Creek Horse camp takes you back in time to a world of horses and mules, family friendly fun and the picturesque view of a little “cowboy” street where you can have access approximately 100 miles of trails, 60 electric sites, primitive camp facilities, 106 stalls, a tack shop, restrooms/showers and more.
April 18th to April 21st – Come for the Day or Weekend!
This yearly event helps us continue our rescue work with horses from Appalachia, spread the work on equine adoption to increasing larger crowds that come to ride and enjoy this wonderful camp ground (easily the best in the EAST).
Events will start on Thursday evening this year.
The full weekend will include an arena trail obstacle challenge, a fun show, poker run and a trail ride on the beautiful trails surrounding Elkins Creek Horse Camp in the Wayne National Forest, with the Red Buds in Full Bloom!
Ride at your leisure, or ride with friends and rescue volunteers on Saturday.
A Poker Run will be offered during the trail ride, a live band or Karaoke and Easter Egg hunt and Cowboy Church will complete your weekend!
This is one of Elkins Creek’s most Popular Events, and HOP always creates one of the first ride weekends of April once the trails open!
Register now, please at the event HERE
Make sure to Pre-register, and you get a free raffle ticket by doing so!
Have Questions? Contact event coordinator: Missy Walker.
Itinerary for Heart of Phoenix Ride For Rescue:
Daily Schedule of Events:
Thursday: April 18th
3:00 pm – Registration begins
4:00-6:00pm – Clinic: Training Your Horse to Stand Still For
Mounting by Krys Paskiet
Dinner on your own
8:00 pm – Movie/Popcorn/Campfire/S’mores)
Friday, April 19
-Breakfast and Lunch on Your Own
-Ride at Your Leisure
2:00 – Registration begins
3:30 – 4:30 Groundwork Demonstration by Nelson Detweiler
5:00 pm – Arena Obstacle Challenge (ribbons will be awarded) Please register before 4:45.
7:00 pm – Dinner and Welcome by Jill McCleese, Elkins Creek and Tinia Creamer, Director of Heart of Phoenix
8:00 -??? Live Music or Karaoke
Saturday, April 20th
7:30 am-9:30 am – Breakfast
8:30 am – Registration for anyone not registered
9:30 am – 10:30 am – Groundwork Demonstration Part 2 by Nelson Detweiler
11:15 am – Meet for pictures and ride information
11:30 am – Ride Out with friends and HOP volunteers who will show you their favorite trails or ride at your leisure. (Approximately 3 hour ride)
For those of you who wish to participate, there will be a Poker Run during the trail ride. (Prizes will be given for the first through third winning hands.)
3:30 pm – Registration for the Fun Show
4:30-7:00 – Fun Show (Ribbons will be awarded)
6:30 – Dinner
7:00 pm – Tinia Creamer, Director of HOP: The Mission of Heart of Phoenix and Questions/Answers
7:30 – Raffle Drawings and Silent Auction
Sunday, April 21st
8:00-9:30 – Breakfast
9:30-10:00 – Cowboy Church
10:30 – Easter Egg Hunt
Ride at Your Leisure