No need to pack hay or food for meals. Hay provided and meals catered. Water available also. Entertainment planned for evenings including performers and old fashioned campfires. Bring your Smore kits?
All Horses must be high-lined or on a High Tie to a Trailer to attend.
CSC loves to see families attend the 5 Day Ride
At this time, kid events have not been formalized. If you have a student looking for volunteer hours, want to donate a few hours of your time at the ride for kid entertainment or have an idea you want to share, please contact a member of the executive. Non-riders are welcome to join in the camping fun of the week !
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 to Sunday, August 4, 2024
Come for the whole week , one night or one day ride.
Participants can arrive Tuesday, July 30th to set up camp, but hay and food are not available until Wednesday, July 31st. No camping payment is required for this set up day. Supper for arrival day after the Tuesday date can be individually ordered. Sunday departure date a camping fee is also not required but breakfast and lunch can be purchased and a short ride will be offered.
Horses must be highlined. If you have never highlined a trail committee member will be happy to help you. There are many videos about highlining on Youtube. Highlining kits can be bought or you can make your own. Highlining can happen between trailers and trees or between trees, or between trailers. A ladder is a must when you highline.
All rides leave at 10 a.m. sharp. If you miss the ride out, find a trail member.
Stay on the trail! The rocky beauty of Wiarton also means there are crevices that can be hidden by leaves/grass. Stay safe by following the trail leader.
No riding out alone. A lot of the trails are on private property and a trail may not be horse safe or part of the week's approved land use. Protect your horse, yourself and the club by only riding out on organized rides.
When in camp on horseback walk your horse.
Families are encouraged to attend, so please keep your language family friendly when out and about,
Clean up after your horses in camp.
Remove all debris from your campsite as this is a working hay field.
If you leave your horses for a trip to the beach or town, ask a neighbour to monitor your horses for you.
Hay and water are available. It is up to the campers to get these supplies back to their campsite. Water containers that can be filled at the pump and taken back to camp are handy.
If you don't have a truck, often a neighbour or trail committee member is willing to help you out.
A tent is put up to shelter diners and usually a buffet style pick up. Campers bring their own chairs/table/dishes/cutlery to use. A washing station is available at the tent to clean up. After breakfast, lunch food items are laid out and campers can make a sandwich, pack a treat and fruit and water or juice box. Campers need to provide the container to put their lunch in.
Every meal needs volunteers to set up the food, dish out the food and clean up from the meal. This is a great way to meet other campers and members of the executive and trail committee.
Breakfast and the odd supper need volunteers on the grill.
Thanks to all who made the ride what it is!
Things you may want to pack:
For Your Horse:
If you use it at the barn to care for your horse, bring it to Wiarton plus:
For Your Trailer