RIDE COORDINATOR'S MESSAGE
ROMAN NOSE HILLS TRAIL RIDE
2017 Ride Dates
April 28-30 • September 22-24
You are invited to participate in this legendary ride that keeps the historical tradition of Western Oklahoma alive and vibrant. If this is your first time, expect a very structured and social event
bonding horse, rider and nature. Our great
volunteers bring guests comfort, great food,
entertainment, and work to continually expand our
trail system across the Gypsum Hills of Roman
In 1999, the late Byron Wolfe approached me to continue his efforts in promoting the equestrian usage of Roman Nose State Park. He had sponsored a series of charitable trail rides on his property adjacent to Roman Nose State Park with various success, but always there was a shortage of volunteers. As a board member of the Watonga Hospital Foundation, he asked me to chair his efforts to create this charitable event to benefit the hospital.
We just completed our 29th ride which broke all registration and proceeds records. We had just over 230 horses on-site. With our past experience, we handled this large group without any problems. Everyone bragged on the food again. Ralph Chain from the Chain Ranch gave a great presentation of Western history that held the attention of most. Our Saturday night auction took profits over the top. T-shirts again sold out completely. We encourage reserving your size with you pre-register.
We are trying to encourage photo exchanges so visit our Facebook page which is Roman Nose Hills Trail Ride @ Facebook. Your input is appreciated!
Most trails are dirt base but we are now riding more on gypsum rock ledges and encourage
shoes on horses unless your horses are
barefoot conditioned. We encourage helmet
usage for riders. Our last event went without
injury requiring treatment. But we have had to
call in ambulance and medical helicopters
before. We carry liability coverage for the
Foundation only and are not responsible for
medical expenses incurred.
Feel free to contact me by email or call me
at 405-580-830-0235 (new phone number).
We ask for pre-registration for meal count
purposes only. All fees are paid at registration.
Our registration fee is very reasonable for 3
days of food and riding, $75. $50 for children 12 and under.
Non riders buy a $30 meal ticket and enjoy the relaxation.
Jeff Fritz, Ride Coordinator