Weekend: Saddle up for supper and camping

HORSEBACK RIDING, camping and a campfire dinner will be included when the Hancock Park District offers a tent-camping experience at the Triple T Ranch through Sept. 29. (Photo provided)

An evening and morning horseback ride, camping and dinner cooked over a campfire will be available during a tent-camping experience at Triple T Ranch, 6717 Marion Township 215, hosted by Hancock Park District.

Each program will be held from 5 p.m. Friday until 9:30 a.m. Saturday and are for kids 8 years and older, adults and families.

The first program has already started this weekend. The remaining sessions are Sept. 14 to 15, Sept. 21 to 22, and Sept. 28 to 29. Maximum weight for a person to ride is 210 pounds. Minimum enrollment is two and maximum is six. An experienced rider will lead the horseback rides, prepare the meals, and oversee camp and horse-related activities. After the morning horseback ride, breakfast will be served back at the ranch.

Registration is open until 4:30 p.m. on the Thursday before each session. Register at the park district administrative office, 1424 E. Main Cross St., with $75 per person along with a signed assumption of risk/liability release/waiver of all claims form and/or parental consent form (if applicable) from the park district and a liability and guardian release form from the Triple T Ranch. Make check payable to Triple T Ranch.

Participants are advised to wear long pants and boots with heel (sturdy shoes, including tennis shoes can be worn in the place of boots) and dress appropriately for the weather. All riders are required to wear helmets. Horses, tack, helmets, tents and meals will be provided. Participants should bring the following items: sleeping bag, sleeping pad, pillow, extra clothes, extra shoes, jacket, hat, rain gear, small flashlight, insect repellant, personal items and reusable water bottle. All items should be contained in a duffel bag and marked with the person’s name for ease of organization and transportation to and from the horse camp.

For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.



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