If you like organized activities combined with a lot of fun then join us for our special events....we'll be looking for you.

Special Events

Our goal for the River Valley Lodge and Campground is to provide a quality camping experience for you and your horse. For some, that means peace and quiet. For others, that includes organized events and the potential for a large gathering of horsemen, horsewomen, and horses.

This Special Events page will highlight an organized event open to anyone who would care to participate.

We hope to provide opportunities for everyone to enjoy, either quiet or a busy day of activities. You make the choice. 

We want Happy Campers and Happy Horses!


JUST A REMINDER...if you have already made 2019 reservations in 2018 please confirm these reservations just to be on the safe side. Call Carolyn at 319.878.3888.

Special Just a reminder that you should never assume that the cabins are all taken...give Carolyn a call at 319.878.3888 and find out for sure. Yes, they are usually booked but cancellations do happen so you might well get lucky.

Oct. 3rd - 6th - BFMFRW (Bentler Family Memorial Fall Ride Weekend). Dance, trail ride, wine tasting, food, and more. An annual event you don’t want to miss!

Oct. 4th - 6th - Wright’s Donkey Sorting Series. Friday night no charge to just play, Sat. & Sunday competitive sorting.

Oct. 5th - Eighth Annual Fall Horse and Tack Consignment Sale. Call Terry at 309.657.1602. For your convenience there will be a riding horse preview.

Oct. 10th - 12th - Three Day Fundamental Clinic with Addie McKee, the Method Ambassador for Downunder Horsemanship. Call 641.242.0988. Limited to six people.

Oct. 11th - 13th - Check out the Van Buren Scenic Drive Festival for a great time.

Oct. 11th - 13th - Cornerstone Fellowship Ministry Cowgirl Retreat - All Girls weekend. Call Greta Cummings at 319.931.1398.

Oct. 18th - 20th - The finals of the Ranch Horse Show series. Don’t miss this final competition and awards.

Oct. 18th - 20th - Cowgirl Challenges.

October 19th - Extreme Trail Challenges



Oct. 25th - 27th - The Spooky Halloween Weekend....trail ride, dance, wine tasting, contests, and much more fun.

Nov. 1st - 3rd - Mounted Shooting Competition.

More events and clinics to be announced as dates and details become available so check back at this website often.

A Special "Thank You" to our Sponsors

Keosauqua Vet Clinic, Dr. Bill Helling D.V.M. - 319.293.3580

Buford Dozing & Excavating - Bonaparte, IA - 319.470.1492

L & M Ranch - Knox City, MO - 660.341.8748

JMW Enterprises - The Original Gooseneck Easy Coupler - 319.931.5727

The Tack Room - Victor and Ashley Munford - Croton, IA - 319.795.4710

Shiloh Outfitters - Mt Pleasant, IA - 319.986.5156

Rhinestones and Rawhide - 319.430.1148


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