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, cabins, bunk wagons, bunk rooms, a tack shop, restrooms/showers and more.
The Ride For Rescue at Elkins Creek Horse Camp is one of our favorite events, and this is our 7th annual event.
This fundraising 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 Friday evening this year.
This is Derby Weekend, so we will have a DERBY THEME: HATS FOR HORSES
Vet Clinic by Brandy Jones. Time TBA
Dinner at 6:30 Spaghetti
Derby Bingo during dinner
Live Music at 730pm
Cowboy Challenge 9 am (there is an ALL NEW course in the woods)
Trail ride/poker run 12:00 noon
Stick horse derby race at 5:30 (bring your own stick horse)
Kids and adult division!!!
Dinner at 6:00pm.
There will be a derby hat competition: Hats for Horses, so be sure to bring your own hats.
Two divisions: funniest hat and classic derby hat.
Wear them during dinner because the judges will be judging.
PICK the Winner of the Derby! We will be selling split the pot tickets Friday and Sat. and have a jar for each of the derby horses. The person will put their tickets in the jar of the horse they think will win.
A drawing will be made from the winning horses jar.
7:00pm Saturday, we will watch the derby and serve Mocktail mint juleps (you can add your own “spirits, “ if you’d like) and after the race, we will announce the winner of the hat contest and the winner of the Pick a winner split the pot will be announced.
730. Live auction
Breakfast 8 am
Trail ride at leisure.
Erin O Neill will be doing demos on Friday afternoon and Sunday morning. She will also let people sign up for one on one help with problems they are having with their horses for a donation that will go to HOP.
This is one of Elkins Creek’s most Popular Events, and HOP always creates one of the best ride weekends once the trails open!
Make sure to Pre-register, and you get a free raffle ticket by doing so!
You do still need to book your camping spot, stall and hook up with Elkins Creek directly (and they charge / are paid apart from HOP’s event here)
Elkins Creek Horse Camp 223 Township Road, 245 East, Pedro, Ohio 45659, Ironton, Ohio