UPDATED DATE & SCHEDULE: Halloween Hootenanny

UPDATED DATE & SCHEDULE: Halloween Hootenanny

Date and Time:

October 26, 2019 9:00 am - October 27, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Event Location:

Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary, Deer Trail

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About The Event

Due to weather and a significant number of requests to switch days, we have rescheduled the Poker Ride and Pair Pace to Saturday instead of Sunday.

As we got closer to the weekend, the forecast is showing snow and a high of 29* on Sunday while Saturday is looking MUCH nicer with no snow and a high of 71*!

Gotta love Colorado fall weather!

We are looking forward to a BEAUTIFUL day to ride tomorrow.

Saturday, October 26th (9am-2pm)- Poker Ride:

A benefit for Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary – POKER RIDE!

Join us for a unique Poker Ride experience as you ride our private ranch amongst our Sanctuary herd of Mustangs! The ride will follow a route through our Sanctuary land where you can encounter the magic of the wildlife, varying terrain, a wild herd of horses, and our 5-acre obstacle challenge course. Along the route, you’ll encounter 7 checkpoints. At each checkpoint, you’ll get to learn about Mustangs in America as you answer a trivia question about mustangs to earn your card. By the end of the ride, you’ll have 7 cards and the riders with the best poker hands win!

Ride at your own pace – this is not a race! There will be outriders along the course to assist folks if needed.

Come ride in costume to compete for our BEST COSTUME PRIZES!

Cash Prizes for 1st-3rd Places (Best Hand)

Cost of tickets:   

  • $50 per rider (includes one hand)  ($40 if you join us for the Pair Pace)
  • $25 for each additional hand (a rider can purchase up to 3 hands total)
  • $100 overnight cabin accommodations (stay at GEMS in our ‘Escape on the Range’ eco-cabins, choose a cabin with one queen bed or with two beds. Bathhouse is a short walk from the cabin area.)
  • $15/horse overnight stalling
  • $10/night overnight camping


Q: Are horses available to rent/borrow?
A: No, this event is for folks to bring their own horses to. We do not have horses available to rent or borrow.

Q: Where is it?
A: At GEMS – 42132 Ridge Road, Deer Trail, CO 80105

Q: Is camping or overnighting possible?
A: YES! We have cabins available, campsites, and stalls for horses for those that would like to come early or stay late.

Saturday, October 26th (3-7pm)- XC Pair Pace:

We are so excited to share our brand new Cross Country Jumping course with you all!

The course features 31 jumps over varying terrain and a variety of different heights/difficulties to accommodate different jumping abilities. The course weaves through the woods and up and down rolling hills!

Log Jumps
Water Jump
Rock Wall
Brush Jumps
Step Ups

This is a seriously fun course to ride at any level!

Ribbons will be awarded in all 3 divisions from 1-6th place.

Special BEST COSTUME awards for each division!

Course will be open for schooling/walking until 2pm on Sunday.

$50 per rider (only $40 if you join us for the Poker Ride) or $35 per rider for teams of 3+!

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