Horse Riding/Camping Event, Salamonie Reservoir, Sept. 19-21

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Horse Riding/Camping event, Salamonie Reservoir, Sept. 19-21Saddle up! The Salamonie Riders Rendezvous is coming to Salamonie Reservoir, Sept. 19-21.

Bring your horses and camp for the weekend or come out for the day and enjoy the sessions. All are welcome.

“This third annual event promises good food, interesting information and a chance to enjoy meeting new friends,” said Dennis White, Salamonie property manager. “We encourage everyone to register in advance so that we can accommodate all. Rex and Laura Whiteleather have been key in putting together a quality program for Salamonie’s many horseback riders.”

Schedule of Events

Sept. 19

Setup and campfire time: After getting settled, guests may stop in at the tent where Loop A and B of the horse camp meet to lend a hand with setup or sit around the campfire together.

Sept. 20

10 a.m., Natural hoof care: Certified trimmer Julie Elsner presents barefoot hoof care.

1 p.m., Mounted orienteering: Meet under the big tent for a brief introduction to mounted orienteering by Chris Matthews.

2 p.m., Mounted orienteering: Bring your own mount and compass to try your hand at mounted orienteering on a trail course set up by Jim and Kim Carpenter, and Chris and Dave Matthews. Compasses for sale at the Otter Run Tradin’ Post in the Salamonie Interpretive Center.

6:30 p.m., Dutch oven pizza with camp chefs Dave and Pat Putt: Donations accepted. Beverage not provided.

Sept. 21

10 a.m. to Noon, Used tack swap meet: Bring used tack items that you no longer use to trade. No sales please.

The horsemen’s campground is located in Lost Bridge West Recreation Area on Highway 105 in western Huntington County.

Advance registration encouraged. The fee for this full weekend of events is $2 per person. Visit for more information about Upper Wabash Interpretive Services programs. To register, call (260) 468-2127.