Welcome Trail Ride Participants!!
January 29-February 6, 2021
We hope all is well for you and your family during this unusual time. Currently plans for this years' Trail Ride are under way with just a few changes. I have taken the reins as Committee Chairman with Jeff “Bull” Rutledge as my Co-Chairman. Also, this year Alfredo Martinez will be taking the helm as Trail Boss with Jerry Bynum as Assistant Trail Boss/Wagon Master. Please give them your support and respect because as you know this is a demanding job.
This years’ route will have just a few changes with us kicking off at the Copeland Ranch on Knight Canyon Road. The route will be similar but we are currently working out the final details with a “round robin” style ride.
There will be no brochure this year so please watch for updates on the website or on Facebook prior to the ride and as cell service permits.
We want to respect our ranchers wishes so please do not arrive at the ranch until after 12 noon on Friday January 29, 2021.
One of the many suggestions we received last year was to bring back the auction. We listened and the auction will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2021, afternoon with a brisket dinner and all the trimmings to follow. We will try not to run too late since the next day is a longer ride. All proceeds of the auction will benefit the Stock Show Scholarship Fund. It’s a lot of fun. If you have a nice item you would like to donate just let us know at registration.
In response to your suggestion, rig move will be each afternoon following the ride unless announced otherwise. Announcements will be at the evening meal, however we have added a communication board to the chuckwagon.
Breakfast and lunch will be on your own, with dinner being a catered meal. Coffee and snacks will be available each morning at the chuckwagon.
As suggested, we will have more scouts available to ride front, middle, and rear to help you enjoy a safe ride. Timely "comfort" morning stops and lunch breaks are expected.
We try to make our ride as authentic with as much cross-country riding as possible. We know our ride is different from most in that we are trying to do it the way our ancestors did. It’s not for all folks, but as long as these great ranches let us, we will continue to ride the trails. We look forward to seeing each of you. Hope to see you in January.
Continue checking the website or our Facebook page for updates.
May God be with you and keep you safe during your travels.
Until then, Happy Trails!
Tabitha Baker, Chairman
Jeff Rutledge, Co-Chairman
Look for daily details and helpful hint on our Santa Fe Trail Ride and Wagon Train Facebook page and on the daily entries on this link.