The Mesquite Trail Ride was formed by 5 riders (not these particular people, but some just like them) that just love to have fun. After years of attending other organized rides that had ridden off into the sunset, the group got together and decided to give it a go. The saying five heads are better than one and the more the merrier quickly became common terms among the group. As each rider found their area of expertise the organization grew to be a lovely riding experience. As expected, it grew from a small group to a larger one and we finally decided we will cap the riders at 70. We look forward to seeing you during September's ride!
Grand Champion Buckle
Spirit Award Buckle
It is our very own way to test one's horsemanship and have a lot of fun all at once. These are not your "normal" gymkhana events that you may be used to or have even heard of and then again maybe they are. One thing for sure they are a lot of fun. Whether you participate in these events or participate in cheering, you will not want to miss Saturday's competition.
One of a Kind World Renown Gymkhana is the bomb. It's the ultimate of skill and horsemanship combined to show the world the best of the best riders who attend MTR. This photo shows the technical keyhole event where riders should hurry preferably at a gallop down the arena and enter the small opening of the fire hose design that lays on the ground being careful to not to step on the hose while circling the barrel and dashing out the small opening back to the starting line. This is a timed event, and high score is the shortest time.
Team Games is something we added a few years back and right away knew it was a great idea. This year's big hit... carry a fresh egg on a spoon across the arena riding horseback as quickly as possible, then transfer it to your partner who carries it back on their spoon on their horse as quickly as possible. Winning team gets bragging rights!
At camp, each evening, sit down and feast on a delicious dinner prepared by our caterers. And afterward kick up your heels for a "boot stomping", good time. Under the tent or under the stars listen to live music and dance the night away. Disclaimer: The dancing can get a little spicey!
End the evening around the campfire and joining in on the storytelling and laughter.
Great riding, catered dinners, live music, and you provide the dancing, laughter and fun.
It just doesn't get better than that!