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Southern Manitoba Trail Ride and Camp September 23-25

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - September 25 @ 3:00 pm

$500.00

Southern Manitoba Trail Ride and Camp 

Intro 

A soft breeze gently stirs the grass at your feet. The Manitoba sun dips low in the distance burning yellow pink on the horizon, as the Assiniboine River snakes in and out of view from your vantage point up on this ridge. It’s the calm nicker of horse hobbled just beyond the campfire that reminds you of the distance and the peace that surrounds you. Across the valley, the stillness is broken, if only for a moment, as a coyote yips his mournful cry to the moon not yet in the sky.  Its the soothing calm of a guitar gently played in the coming moonlight.  An escape from the everyday.  A memory to last a lifetime.

Description 

Spend the weekend exploring on foot and on hoof.  Experience an overnight horseback excursion lead by award winning country music singer/songwriter Quinton Blair, and enjoy a guided hike exploring the scenic banks of the Assiniboine River with Vanessa Taylor.

Spend time learning animal husbandry, basic trail riding skills, and experience rustic transient camping in the woods with horses.  Focus on trail etiquette, animal safety, and enjoy the cooling weather and the campfire that accompanies any such memory.  Then get your hiking shoes on and spend time seeking out scenic vistas, and overlooks as the leaves along the Assiniboine begin to change colour with the coming fall.  Have your phone charged and lots of storage on your camera roll.

Day 1 (Friday)
Meet at Woodside Cabin 4 PM

Group A (guided by Quinton and Brooke):
Basic horsemanship / trail etiquette
Depart at 5, ride to outcamp (about 2 hours), explore, watch sunset from nearby lookout, horse care
campfire cookout
camp in bell tent (guides will have their own tent)

Group B (guided by Vanessa)
wildlife viewing from deer blind, BBQ dinner, and campfire
stay in cabin over night

Day 2 (Saturday)

Group A
Relaxing morning, breakfast, pack up camp, horse care
Depart at 10, explore back to cabin (about 2-3 hours)
recover at cabin with whole group upon return, horse care
fishing / canoeing (optional)
wildlife viewing from deer blind, BBQ dinner, and campfire
stay in cabin over night

Group B
Relaxing morning, room clean up
Depart at 9, hike (moderate) , explore (about 3 hours)
recover at cabin with whole group upon return
fishing / canoeing (optional)
Basic horsemanship / trail etiquette
Depart at 5, ride to outcamp (about 2 hours), explore, watch sunset from nearby lookout, horse care
campfire cookout
camp in bell tent (guides will have their own tent)

Day 3 (Sunday)

Group A
Relaxing morning, breakfast, pack up camp, horse care
Depart at 10, explore back to cabin (about 2-3 hours)
recover at cabin with whole group upon return, horse care

Group B
Relaxing morning, room clean up
Depart at 9, hike (moderate hike), explore (about 3 hours)
recover at cabin with whole group upon return

Guests Disperse by 3 PM

Cost $500 — Pay with PayPal below.

Everything is supplied for this event, participants are only responsible for

  • Hiking Shoes
  • Riding Boots (if you have them)
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Sleeping bags
  • Pillows
  • Personal medications

Details

Start:
September 23 @ 4:00 pm
End:
September 25 @ 3:00 pm
Cost:
$500.00
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Organizer

Manitoba Wildlife Federation
Email:
info@mwf.mb.ca
View Organizer Website

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