Cave Creek Saddle Club

March 2013 Newsletter

Meeting at Heaven's Kaffee

Tuesday, March 26th, 6:30pm

37645 N Cave Creek Rd

Cave Creek, AZ

Social Hour begins at 6:30 PM, meeting starts at 7:00 PM.

Guest speaker - Ross Libonati, President of AZ Horse Lovers Park.

Heaven's Kaffee has opened its doors and is providing us with a meeting room for the next few months; please show your support by ordering something to eat or drink before, during or after the meeting.

President's Update

Howdy Pardners!

The Cave Creek Saddle Club started 2013 in full swing!

Special thanks to Donna Russ for taking our club out to Camp Creek Falls. The magnificent seven that faced the 35 degree weather reported that although a little nippy, the ride was beautiful and all had a wonderful time.

The Valentines Ride brought out 19 riders and about 25 in all showed up for the pizza party held at the our Painted Sky Ranch. No one left hungry and it was great being with all my rodeo sweethearts! We had a surprise birthday party for Tom McConnell who turned 86 years young. He did a great job being our drag rider for the day! ThanksTom!

Our club meeting was held at the Heaven's Kaffee, where we were addressed by Larry Nelles, Master Horseman. Larry is with AZ Performance Horses, His topic regarding bits, bridles and headgear was very informative and his contribution to help us with our horses and mules was very much appreciated.

This was a treat for all of us, and we had a record 40 club members show up for the presentation! WOW....

As promised his contact information is:

Larry Nelles

office 480-772-5353

cell 480-213-1839

Our Next meeting is set for March 26th the fourth Tuesday of this month. Our speaker will be ROSS LIBONATI, who happens to be the President of AZ Horse Lovers Park. Plan to attend this excellent presentation on how we as a club and as individuals can enhance our use of the park and learn about all the new changes and amenities for our riding enjoyment.

Please plan to RSVP to me via email no later that 3/19, so we can prepare the service staff at the restaurant. By the way, if yo do not RSVP by the 19th and wish to attend, you are still more than welcome to join us.

Our next two ride events are:

TEAM SORTING AND CLINIC - Saturday March 9th. Lost Cowboy Ranch. Thanks to Sue Van Meerten for setting this up for our club! Cost is $30.00 per rider, sign in is at 12:15pm and the clinic starts at 1:00pm. You are welcome to bring spectators (no cost), coolers, chairs, but please no dogs :-(.

GOLDFIELD GHOST TOWN - Apache Junction - Trail Boss Greg LaCosse. Rating 1-1/2; 2-3 hour ride, AND those who wish to join us, we will be going to the Mammoth Steak House in the Ghost Town for lunch directly after the ride! You're on your own for the lunch and since its Saint Patty's Day, look for the green horse! Thanks Greg for being our trailboss on this fun event!

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SIGN UP FOR BOTH OF THESE EVENTS ON THE WEBSITE, where you will find directions, event information and phone numbers.

Happy Trails



Team Sorting Clinic Lost Cowboy Ranch

Saturday, March 9th, 12:15pm

160th St and Dixileta Scottsdale, AZ

Take Rio Verde Drive East to 160th Street North. Lost Cowboy Ranch is located in the NE corner of 160th Street and Dixileta. Some parking is available on the ranch site or alongside 160th Street.

Cost: $30 per rider
A clinic format, where Brian and Susan Bowers will both saddle up to give instruction in addition to running some rounds. We need at least 10 people to sign up. The cost is $30 per rider. Signing in starts at 12:15 pm and team sorting starts at 1:00 pm. People are welcome to bring spectators, coolers, chairs...please no dogs.

Goldfield Ghost Town

Sunday, March 17th, 11am

4650 N. Mammoth Mine Road

Goldfield, AZ

Directions: Take the 202 freeway east to Brown Road exit east. Brown Road will become Lost Dutchman Blvd. once you enter Apache Junction city limits. Take to Apache Trail North (Highway 88). Turn left and go approximately 2.3 miles to Mammoth Mine Road (main entrance). Go to camping area.

This will be a nice 2-3 hour ride with some easy hills. Rating 1 to 1-1/2. We’ll be going to the Mammoth Steak house in the Ghost Town for lunch after the ride. Excellent food and nice patio. Questions: Greg LaCosse 602-840-9578

Cave Creek Saddle Club

The March 26th meeting will be held at Heaven's Kaffee in Cave Creek.