4th annual Chuck Wagon Dinner

Mike and Rose White at the campfire.

Dust off your cowboy hats and boots! It’s time to sign up for the SaddleBrooke Ranch Horseback Riding Group’s fourth annual Chuck Wagon Dinner. The horse or wagon ride and dinner will be held on Saturday evening, November 7. This is an opportunity for both those who enjoy horseback riding as well as non-riders to enjoy an evening out with a wonderful meal, campfire and entertainment. The evening starts with a choice of either a one-hour trail ride or a 40-minute horse-drawn wagon ride through the Rincon Mountain foothills at Tanque Verde Guest Ranch east of Tucson. There is also an option for dinner only if desired. Afterwards we all meet up at the open air grove where we will have our own reserved area with campfire. There we will have a dinner buffet with a selection of steaks, hamburgers, chicken, salads and sides as well as desserts and coffee. A cash bar is also available. There will be a cowboy singer during dinner and line dancing afterwards for anyone with an interest.

Sign up for the chuck wagon event at the front desk of the La Hacienda Club. The price is $95 per person for the one-hour horseback ride and dinner, $55 per person for the 40-minute wagon ride and dinner, or $37.50 for dinner only. This price includes tip and tax. Reservations need to be made not later than Monday, November 2. Please pay by check made payable to Don Williams, who is the secretary for the Saddlebrooke Ranch Riding Group. We will take care of paying the bill at the venue the evening of the event. Everyone will also need to sign a waiver upon submitting their check for their reservation. All reservations are final as of Tuesday, November 3, and all checks will be cashed as we must turn in the final numbers and pay the venue at that time.

The evening’s events will start at 4:30 p.m. at Tanque Verde Ranch, 14301 E. Speedway in SE Tucson. The venue is 65 minutes from Saddlebrooke Ranch. Participants should plan to leave the Ranch no later than 3:00 p.m. to arrive at the venue on time. We can help with carpools, if needed, once we have the final list of participants. Please let us know at the email below if you would like to carpool so we can help make the arrangements.

The group’s last ride for the fall season will be at Old Tucson Studios on Saturday morning, December 5. Our group will be allowed into the park before opening for a ride through portions of the Saguaro National Park. After the ride we are welcome to enjoy the park for the day at a discounted price. This is a great time to visit the park as they will be presenting “Christmas in 1880s Tucson” with a number of interesting presentations on what life was like for both cowboys and townspeople in those days and what traditions they enjoyed at that time to ring in the Christmas season.

If you would like more information please see the SBR HOA club website for the SBR Horseback Riding Group or contact Don and Rebecca Williams at [email protected]. If desired you can be added to the email list so that you get complete information about each ride with the opportunity to sign up. This is an informal group with no specific commitment to any particular ride or number of rides. If the date and time fit your schedule you are welcome to sign up and join in the fun.