National Moment of Remembrance
The “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.”
Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.
In endurance riding, the equine and rider are a team, and the challenge is to complete the course with a horse that is “fit to continue.” A panel of control judges supervises the equines, each of which must pass a pre-ride examination in order to start the event. During each ride are set hold times, which vary in duration from a simple gate-and-go to one-hour rest holds. During these holds, the equine’s physical and metabolic parameters are checked. The horse must pass the exam in order to continue on the course. Each horse must also pass a post-ride exam in order to receive credit for completing the course.
Chuck Wagon Weekend
Cowboy music and dancing on Saturday night. Scavenger hunt trail ride on Saturday Morning. Get clues for items to search for before heading out at 9:00 am and find some items for great prizes. Winners will be announced at dinner in the lodge. Ride out to the Hilltop ranch on Saturday afternoon for a Chuckwagon style lunch of Hamburgers and Hot dogs with Dutch Oven desserts from 12 noon to 1:00 pm. Preregistration is required and meal fees will apply. Sign up for dinner on Saturday evening and enjoy Chicken/Chicken Fried Steak and potatoes while ending the day with music, dancing and Karaoke in the lodge.
4th of July Independence Celebration
Celebrate the 4th of July with our “Hidden flag trail ride. Explore the trails to find hidden flags and claim prizes from our ranch store. Take a cool relaxing float trip on the clear waters of the North Fork of the White river. Hay rides, face painting, and a special flag ceremony before the fireworks on Saturday night. Music and dancing to follow after the fireworks in the lodge. Come out for our huge 4th of July celebration! We have one of the area’s LARGEST FIREWORK displays. There will be fun for whole family, not to mention all of our awesome trails to ride.
For more information or to make reservations call 417-469-2267
Missouri Back Country Horsemen
- Perpetuating common sense use and enjoyment of Missouri’s back country and wilderness areas.
- Ensuring Missouri’s public lands remain open for recreational stock use.
- Assisting Missouri and Federal government agencies in maintaining public equestrian and multi-use trails.
- Educating government officials and the general public on equestrian use of public trails.
Labor Day Weekend
Before you say sayonara to summer, go out with a bang on Labor Day (Flying R Ranch has more to offer than awesome trails and float trips during your three-day weekend). Whether you want ideas for day trips from one state away or the best staycations in America, call us about all the can’t-miss events and popular attractions, including ways to have the best summer ever before Labor Day weekend 2017. 417-469-2267
Did you know you can earn beautiful prizes by participating in the National Trail Ride Program riding your registered Missouri Fox Trotting Horse? If you love multiple-day trail riding trips, this is the program for you. The National Trail Ride program welcomes people riding all breeds of horse, but if you’re a member in good standing of the MFTHBA and are riding a registered Missouri Fox Trotting horse, you can earn credit toward your award for each ride you go on. All you need to do is ride! The prizes are a Montana Silversmith buckle or a customize designed embroidered jacket. More information about upcoming rides and forms below.
Wild West Weekend
Put on your old west clothes and bring back the wild west for a rootin tootin good time. Join the Hangman’s Noose Hunt Trail Ride and get your team together for the Dutch Oven Dessert Cook off contest. The Wild West Costume contest will win you some great prizes here at the ranch. As always there will be music, dancing and karaoke in the lodge.
Halloween Spook Ride
Entertainment and fun for the whole family on this spooky weekend. Join the Halloween spook ride for the search for goblins and skeletons to earn prizes. Go on a Scary Horror Hay ride and enter contests to win ranch prizes such as the Halloween Costume contest for Horses, riders and pets. Pumpkin carving contest and Karaoke contest in the lodge. Prizes will also be awarded for the spookiest campsite. Join us in the lodge for great food, dancing and singing.
Make Thanksgiving at Flying R Ranch your new family tradition and come join us as we give thanks for another great season. The Ranch will have the annual Thanksgiving Potluck dinner on Saturday night. The weather always cooperates on this weekend for some nice late season riding. Flying R Ranch will provide the Turkey and trimmings with your favorite side dish. What a better way to wrap up a great day of trail riding.