1. Ride Managers Who Know Their Stuff
Michael and Julia know how to put on an event. They treat their riders with respect: they listen, they answer questions, they believe truly in what they do and they are both generous. That spreads throughout the whole camp.
2. A Great Camp
Camp is set up at the L Bell ranch in Skull Valley, Arizona. It is easy to get to; the base camp field is full of grass and has more than ample space.
3. Good Trail
Michael and Julia build trail courses that are diverse, challenging and memorable. The high chaparral desert in the Prescott area is some of the finest land in the country. It's a trail rider's paradise and the course this year includes a tour of Granite Mountain. The geography is straight from a western movie through grassy fields, along sand washes and down sweeping single-track trails.
4. Food Matters
On the days when vet checks are out of camp, a variety of sandwiches, drinks and chips will be available for the riders. And the horses will score, too. There will be bales of hay, bran mashes and beet pulp buckets put out for the horses.
5. A Perfect Ten
Michael and Julia scored a perfect 10 with the event last year. You can bet your bottom dollar this year will be an 11.
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