Osceola Trail Ride

Registration

Download the Complete 2018 Trail Ride Registration Pkt

This year’s  event will be hosted by the Kenneth Kirchman Foundation at the Lake X Ranch located  at  7555 Old Melbourne Hwy (500A), Saint Cloud, FL 34771. The 10,426 acre Lake X Property is one of the most unique tracts of land in all of Florida and includes a 1,400 acre lake surrounded by pristine forests and unspoiled wetlands.

The Trail Ride Event begins on Monday, January 8th at 8:00am. Do not arrive before this time, you will not be admitted. Those paying the weekend package price will not be admitted until after 12:00pm on Thursday, January 11th. You must check in, register, sign all waiver\release forms and receive your armband when you arrive.  All applications are non-refundable and non-transferable after the deadline date of January 1, 2017. You must provide and care for your own horse and provide your own camping arrangements on site.

Prices & Packages: Prices go up Jan 1st!

Week-long Package: Ride Monday – Sunday, pack up Monday a.m.

$200 per rider / Ages 12 and under free, Includes 7 dinners, plus lunch on the trail on Saturday

Weekend Package: Ride Thursday – Sunday, pack up Monday a.m.

$120 per rider / Ages 12 and under free, Includes 4 dinners, plus lunch on the trail on Saturday

Saturday Only Package: Ride all day Saturday with the LT Roger Haddock Memorial Ride

$40 per rider, Includes lunch on the trail, Dinner Saturday night and entertainment

A few items of business:

  • Be prepared for all types of weather. Rides will be ½ day and one full day.  Therefore, we may encounter various types of weather.  (Cold, Heat, Rain, …)
  • Upon arrival, every participant must sign the waiver / release forms as required, before being admitted to the event. You also must have a current negative coggins paper for each horse.
  • You will be required to camp in the designated camp area, located immediately adjacent to and on the abandoned runway/airstrip.
  • The camp grounds don’t have any utility hook-ups available or waste disposal facilities.
  • Bring your own potable water supply for human consumption. Water troughs are available for the horses.
  • No panels or stalls are provided or available to rent. You must secure your horse at your campsite.
  • Ride at your own RISK!   *Each participant must sign the release form upon arrival! (Parents must sign for each child under 18). Osceola County Wagon Train and Trail Ride, Inc., Kenneth Kirchman Foundation and the Osceola County Sheriff’s office, nor the landowners will be held responsible for you or your animals.
  • Each participant must be present at the Registration check-in to receive their wristband, which is not transferable.
  • We will be providing dinner each night and lunch on the trail on Saturday only. All other meals you will need to provide for yourself. A food cart\truck will be available on site for lunch at your cost.
  • Lights out at midnight – all camps quiet except at designated area(s). This includes generators. Please be advised, if you have a valid medical reason that you must run a generator all night. You will be required to park in a designated camp area. You will be required to inform the staff at registration and they will show you to said area.
  • For any additional Information or questions you may Email us at ocwttr@yahoo.com, or mail to OCWTTR Registration Committee,  PO Box 702513, St. Cloud, FL  3477

DOGS ARE ALLOWED

Dogs will be allowed this year and they must stay in your camp.  We are sensitive to the fact that your pets are y Please respect the other riders at this event and keep your dogs at your campsite and not let them be a nuisance to others. For everyone’s enjoyment, including pets, please observe the following pet camping rules. Failure to abide by these rules may result in the camper being asked to board the pet outside of the OCWTTR camp area or you may be required to leave the OCWTTR event without refund.

  • Pet owners are responsible and liable for any damages or injuries caused by, or incurred by your pet.
  • Pets must be vaccinated against rabies.
  • Pets must be confined, leashed or otherwise under the physical control of a person at all times. Leashes may not exceed six feet in length.
  • Pets are not allowed on the trail rides and may not be brought into the tent, vendor or entertainment areas.
  • Pets must be well–behaved at all times. Excessive barking will not be tolerated.
  • Pets must be confined in the owner’s camping unit while riding & during quiet hours, 11 PM -7 AM.
  • Pet owners are required to pick up after their pets and properly dispose of all pet droppings.
  • Any pet that is noisy, dangerous, intimidating or destructive will not be allowed to remain in camp.
  • Be sure to keep your pet cool. Florida weather varies year-round, but can always include high temperatures, even in the winter.
  • Be sure to have plenty of water available, especially when leaving the campsite.

If you have never taken your dog camping at a horse event such as this and you are unsure if your dog will behave in an acceptable manner, or you can not follow the rules listed above, please do not bring your dog.

SECURING YOUR HORSE

No panels or stalls are available for rent – we were unable to obtain a panel contractor this year. If we are able to find a contractor to provide rental panels, the information will be posted to our website.

  • To secure your horse you will need one of the following: Picket line, ground stake rig, temporary electric fence, panels or temporary stall system.
  • If planning on tethering, it is recommended that you train your horse to tethering at home. Bring a good book and sit with the horse for the first several hours. It is important that you do not unhook the horse if he becomes tangled in the tether. Guide him to back up and untangle himself. If you unhook, he will continue to look to you to solve his problem instead of thinking his way out of his entanglement.
  • If using a portable corrals or hot wire (portable electric fencing), be sure they are stable and your horse is accustomed to being confined by it.
  • If using a HiTie system, be sure to allow enough room around your trailer.

Rules and Regulations

  1. The Wagon Master, Assistant Wagon Master, Chief Scout and their assistants will be in charge of the train at all times
  2. No alcoholic beverages will be permitted on the trail. Any intoxicated person will be dismissed from the train and turned over to law enforcement officers
  3. No STALLIONS
  4. High-spirited, ill-tempered or untrained horses will not be allowed.
  5. No riding double and  No bareback riding or ponying of manned or un-manned horses
  6. Use a RED RIBBON on the tail of kicking horses *Red ribbons will be available at the registration table before rides
  7. Be prepared to ride out with the train when scheduled
  1. COGGINS – A CURRENT ORIGINAL NEGATIVE COGGINS PAPER OR CERTIFIED COPY MUST BE PRESENTED FOR EACH ANIMAL. THIS IS REQUIRED BY FLORIDA STATE LAW AND WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
  2. WE WILL BE ALLOWING DOGS AT THE CAMPSITE THIS YEAR. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED RULES FOR COMPLIANCE.
  3. NO ATV’S, SCOOTERS OR GOLF CARTS ALLOWED, EXCEPT FOR OFFICIAL USE.
  4. Wrist Bands, Registration forms and signed Release\Waiver forms are required for all participants.
  5. No riding out of camp unless on the authorized rides or events which are supervised by the Wagon Master or his designee
  6. Anyone less than 21 years of age caught with alcohol will be dismissed from the ride and turned over to Law Enforcement Personnel. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  7. Any alcohol taken out of your camp must be placed in a container so as not to be identifiable as such. In other words, if you are going to drink an alcoholic beverage while away from your campsite don’t advertise it.
  8. Cruelty to or abuse of animals will not be tolerated.
  9. NO FIREARMS allowed, except by duly authorized law enforcement officers.
  10. Littering will not be tolerated (including cigarette butts and hay string). Camp areas must be left clean. Remember that we are guests on private property, where we are permitted to ride.  Damage to campsite areas, trail areas, or any other private property will not be tolerated.
  11. The cutting of live trees will not be tolerated and is cause for dismissal.
  12. Lights out at midnight – all camps quiet except at designated area(s). This includes generators. Please be advised, if you have a valid medical reason that you must run a generator all night. You will be required to park in a designated camp area. You will be required to inform the staff at registration and they will show you to said area.
  13. No running horses through the camp area or near tied up horses.
  14. Port-O-Lets are provided for your comfort and use. No trash of any kind is to be dumped into the port-O-Lets. If you see someone vandalizing one, or find one that has been misused, etc., please contact one of the scouts or other officials. Under no circumstances will you be allowed to dump your sanitary holding tank anywhere on the property.
  15. Vehicles will be driven in designated roadways when entering and/or leaving camp.
  16. No excessively loud or vulgar music will be tolerated.
  17. OCWTTR reserves the right to ask any participant to leave the premises if any rules or regulations are not followed, with no refund.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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