Terry Carroll Memorial Ride
Come join us at the Flying R Ranch for the first major weekend activity at the ranch for 2017. Trail riders will be encouraged to check on the status of the trails here at the ranch and report their condition for repair.
The Flying R Ranch was Terry’s vision and what better way to come and celebrate his legacy. There will be a group ride on Friday. Saturday will be an open ride to search the trails for a portrait of Terry and Zach. On the back of these pictures will be tickets for prizes during the potluck on Saturday night. Flying R Ranch will provide the meat for the potluck. The Saturday Night Potluck meal in the lodge will give us all a chance to talk and tell story’s of Terry and his many ways he made us smile. Thank you to all his friends and family for your prayers and kind words. He was a great cowboy and will be sorely missed.
Hags with Nags
Kentucky Derby Weekend
Enjoy a Derby party with games and activities all weekend. Join us for a traditional Cowboy Chili dinner on Friday evening and a Derby breakfast on Saturday morning. We will watch the race on our satellite TV’s and if you pick the winning horse in our Kentucky Derby Contest, you might be the weekend’s big winner. Prizes for the best Derby hat, strawberries and cream on race day and maybe even a race of our own. This event is for registered campers only.
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 and National Trail Ride
Cowboy music and dancing on Saturday night.. Ride out to the Hilltop ranch on Saturday afternoon for a Chuckwagon style lunch of pulled pork sandwiches and 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. Points can be made this weekend with the MFTHBA National Trail Ride on Friday and Saturday.
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.