Chuck Wagons Are Rolling Back to Taking the Reins

Come hungry for the Chuck Wagon Cook-Off at Taking the Reins on August 24 & 25, 2013! Get your tickets to enjoy an authentic Chuck Wagon meal prepared right before your eyes by the Chuck Wagon Cook-Off Competitors.

New in 2013 is the Dessert Competition where Chuck Wagon cooks will compete to create the best desserts using real items from the trails. Dessert will be served at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 24, 2013 on Equine Island. After sampling dessert, you can fill out a ballot and vote for your favorite wagon, then stick around to see who wins.

The Chuck Wagon Cook-Off Meal will take place on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm on Equine Island. Get to the Cook-Off early to see the Chuck Wagon Cooks in action as they prepare your meal.  A typical meal consists of a beverage, meat, beans, bread, potatoes, and a dessert.  Purchase of a Chuck Wagon Cook-Off Meal Ticket includes a one-day general admission pass to Taking the Reins. Don't miss out on your chance to enjoy a genuine cowboy cook-off, get your tickets today!

Make Your Horse a Happier Camper

Stop by Equine Island at Taking the Reins for tips on camping or to ask questions, then get ready to hit the trails with your happy horse. Topics will include: trailering, where to camp, essentials to pack, how to secure your horse, foot care on the trails, tips for after riding, fires, feeding and watering, and how to pack your saddle bags.