Poker rally in Battle River Valley

The leaves were turning a beautiful colour and the sun was shining warmly in the Battle River Valley.

The leaves were turning a beautiful colour and the sun was shining warmly in the Battle River Valley. Sept 21 to 22, McCfeeds and MSW Farms of Ponoka Alberta, hosted a Poker Rally that was attended by about 50 riders each day.

Some participants arrived Friday night and spent the night in the valley camping area surrounded by the bugling elk and rose bright and early Saturday morning ready for a great River Valley Ride of their choice, either the full 9 mile ride or the shorter loop of 4 miles.

That evening there was beef on a bun served while prize money and door prizes were awarded.  Some of the prizes included horse feed, feed nets, hoodies, gift certificates and more. Following the presentation was a campfire and social full of visiting, guitar playing and shoe shines.

Sunday proved to be another beautiful day of sunshine and a new trail to explore. Beef on a bun and prizes were once again presented following the ride. Congratulation to all of our prize money winners and to the many people who left with door prizes.



Saturday 1st Place


Saturday 2nd Place


Saturday 3rd Place


Saturday 4th Place




Sunday 1st Place


Sunday 2nd Place


Sunday 3rd Place


Sunday 4th Place










Thank you to all the great people and their horses who came out to participate and a huge thank you to all of our amazing volunteers and helpers.

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