Cherokee Strip Trail Ride set for Sept. 17

Ponca City Now - July 26, 2016 9:08 am

Mount your horses and get ready for the Fifth Annual Cherokee Strip Trail Ride on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Kaw Lake.

Reservations for the ride and/or camping may be made by contacting Rick Boyd at (580) 716-7425 or the Kaw Lake Association at (580) 762-9494.

Organized by the Kaw Lake Association in commemoration of the opening of Oklahoma’s Cherokee Strip Outlet in 1893, the ride begins Saturday morning, Sept. 17 at the Sarge Creek Cove Campground, east of Kaw City on Kaw Lake.

Riders will depart at 11 a.m. from the group camp site pavilion and will be divided into gaited and Quarter horse groups for a guided ride out to the Big Ravine, where the group will break for lunch. Riders should bring a sack lunch.

Following the ride, everyone is invited to meet at the pavilion for a cookout. Cost is $10 per plate and is open to riders and non-riders alike.

The cookout will be followed by live entertainment and karaoke.

Participants may come just for the day ride or come Friday evening and join others for the weekend camping at the reserved sites at Sarge Creek.

Cost for the ride is $15 and camping is $36 for the two nights.

Boyd is trail boss for the ride. Other trail scouts will assist in leading the groups and will be wearing bandanas to identify them.

 

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