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 Horsecamp 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!



BOOKING NOW FOR ALL THE FOLLOWING 2020 EVENTS

JUST A REMINDER...if you have already made 2020 reservations in 2019 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.



July 10th - Ron's Memorial Barrel Race and outdoor dance to follow. Taste of the Country will have food available all weekend.


July 10th - 12th - Wright’s Donkey Sorting Series. Fri. night no charge to just play, Sat. & Sunday competitive sorting.


Jimmy Dean Memorial Trail Ride - The date and time will be announced but you may call Carolyn at 319.878.3888 for details.


POSTPONED - All Around Ranch Horse Versatility Championship and All Around Youth Championship. These events have been a great success the last several years. Call Terry at 309.657.1602 for details.


July 17th - 19th - The fourth of the Ranch Horse Show series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, wine tasting, dance, wine tasting, food concessions, and more.


July 23rd - 28th - The “Old Cowgirls Never Die” presents a great trail ride. For info call Carolyn at 319.878.3888.


July 31st - Aug. 2nd - Fundamentals Horsemanship Clinic. Call Addie McKee at 641.242.0988


Aug. 7th - 9th - Wright’s Donkey Sorting Series. Friday night no charge to just play, Sat. & Sunday competitive sorting.


Aug. 7th - 9th - Second River Valley Trail Challenge Series.


Aug. 14th - 16th - The fifth of the Ranch Horse Show series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, wine tasting, dance, food concessions, and more.


Aug. 21st - 23rd - Horsemanship Clinic with Lauren McCain. Everyone welcome including horses and mules. For details about this two day clinic call Lauren at 417.861.7128.


Aug. 28th - 30th - Back Up Rodeo...Sheri Dill-Billing shows you how to back up your trailer the correct way. Seminars, practice sessions, and competition with prizes!


Sept. 9th - 12th - Tri State Rodeo and Miss Rodeo Iowa Pageant at Ft. Madison. River Valley is a quiet camping location only 25 miles away.


Sept. 18th - 20th - Mule Festival at Kahoka, Missouri. Camp at quiet River Valley and take in this great event that is just across the state line. Entertainment Deluxe!


Sept. 25th - 27th - Sixth of the Ranch Horse Show series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, wine tasting, dance, food concessions, and more.


Oct. 1st - 4th - 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. 3rd - Ninth  Annual Fall Horse and Tack Consignment Sale. Call Terry at 309.657.1602. For your convenience there will be a riding horse preview.


Oct. 9th - 11th - The Wright’s Donkey Sorting Series Finals with season awards. Friday night no charge to just play, Sat. & Sunday competitive sorting.


Oct. 9th - 11th - Check out the Van Buren Scenic Drive Festival for a great time.


Oct. 9th - 11th - Cornerstone Fellowship Ministry Cowgirl Retreat - All Girls weekend. Call Greta Cummings at 319.931.1398.


Oct. 10th - Lockridge Rough Riders Fun Show with lunch stand.


Oct. 16th - 18th - The finals of the Ranch Horse Show series. Don’t miss this final competition and awards.


Oct. 16th - 18th - Third River Valley Trail Challenge Series.


Oct. 23rd - 25th - Three Day Mounted Shooting Competition by the Eastern Iowa Mounted Shooting Association.


Oct. 23rd - 25th - An instructional retreat called "Let's Paint the Trails". A women's all inclusive trail riding and instructional painting weekend. For details call Sheri Dill-Billings at 641.919.4021.


Oct. 30th - Nov. 1st - The Spooky Halloween Weekend....trail ride, dance, wine tasting, contests, and much more fun.


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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