Trail Ride, Dinner, Barn Dance - June 25, Montana

BY Jody Dahl | Thu 14 Apr, 2011

Time to shine up those spurs and dust off the chaps! The Chase Hawks Memorial Association (CHMA) plans its annual Runamuk Ranch Trail Ride event for Sat., June 25th. All proceeds go to the Chase Hawks Community Crisis Fund to help support families in need.

Starting at 8 a.m., participants will enjoy a hearty pancake breakfast, sponsored by IHOP of Billings. By 10 a.m., horses will be saddled and ready to ride the 15 miles of timbered trails through the sites of the Bull Mountains situated near Roundup, an area named for its natural setting to “round up” cattle. For those preferring a more relaxing ride, they can enjoy the view from a horse-drawn wagon.

The following is full schedule of day’s event:
Saturday, June 25 ~ Bring your own horse (vaccinations required) or prepare to ride in a horse-drawn wagon.
8 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast by IHOP
9 a.m. – Registration
10 a.m. – Be Saddled up and Ready to Go. Lunch break on the trail, including a live auction event.

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3-5 p.m. – Ride back to the main homestead and enjoy a Beer/Wine Social, Live Music by the Kemmick Brothers.
6:30 p.m. – Dinner: Brisket/Beans/All the Fixin’s
8:30 p.m. – Barn Dance and Music by the Mike Morgan, Monty Sealey, & Friends

Daily Event Donation/Cost:
Package 1: Full day (includes morning breakfast, trail ride, lunch, dinner/dance and beverages) ~ $95
Package 2: Just the day ~ $65 for breakfast, trail ride and lunch
Package 3: Just dinner/dance ~ $25 individual or $40 for couples or family

Sunday, June 26 ~ Join us for a 3-hour horsemanship clinic conducted by Brandon Carpenter from 9 a.m. to Noon.  Brandon will give tips on how to safely ride your horse on the trail and what to do in case you find yourself in trouble.   Suggested donation $50 for participation

Contact Sarah Blackburn at (406) 690-3414 or download Individual Registration Forms (one per participant) at

In its 17th year, the Chase Hawks Memorial Association (CHMA) is a Montana non-profit corporation raising money in Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas to disburse to families in crisis. The association awards grants, organizes volunteer efforts and labor, and co-sponsors fund-raising benefits for families facing crisis situations that fall outside traditional sources of aid. Funds are distributed on a non-discrimination basis, with priority given to requests from the communities where funds are raised.

TAGS: chase hawks memorial association, billings, montana, non-profit event, runamuk guest ranch, trail ride, barn dance

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