WHAT YOUR ADMISSION INCLUDES:
Admission includes three meals a day, a campsite with electric and water hookup, unlimited use of our indoor arena, and daily entertainment including HORSE SHOWS, DANCING, SWIMMING, TACK SALE, NASHVILLE ENTERTAINERS, AND ORGANIZED RIDES EACH DAY.
ALL EVENTS ARE LIMITED TO REGISTERED GUESTS ONLY! No tickets will be sold to concerts. Our facility is privately owned, unregistered/unpaid guests are not allowed access to our campground and facilities. If you’re camping at another location please abide by the posted boundary signs while on horseback, including the river crossing. Access to trails is available without entering our campground facility.
Firewood, hay, feed, stalls, and stall bedding are not included in the admission price. Our electrical hookups allow 30-amp service per trailer, if your trailer uses more than 30 amps you may not be able to run some electrical appliances safely! Please keep this in mind when deciding what to bring with you.
WHAT YOU NEED TO PROVIDE:
You will need to bring your own sleeping facility, horse, tack, feed, hay, and bedding. We will have feed, bedding, and hay available to purchase upon arrival if you don’t want to haul it.
AS OF NOVEMBER 1, 2009 EVERY GUEST WILL BE REQUIRED TO USE DEHYDRATED PELLET BEDDING. YOU MAY BRING THIS TYPE BEDDING FROM HOME OR PURCHASE IT ON SITE. ALL OTHER TYPES OF BEDDING (straw, wood shavings, sawdust, etc.) ARE NOT ALLOWED!
It is advisable to bring a raincoat, rubber boots, blankets, warm clothing, tennis shoes, an extension cord and water hose (minimum 100’ each), a hay bag, water bucket, feed bucket, stall cleaning tools, a wheel barrow, and a camera.
AVERAGE PRICES FOR HAY, FEED AND BEDDING
|Alfalfa Hay||$9.00 per bale|
|Grass Hay||$8.00 per bale|
|Sweet Feed||$8.00 per 50 lbs.|
|Bedding||$5.00 per bag|
** Please note these prices are only an average cost. Prices may vary depending on the market price.
STATE REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR ANIMALS
We have 2,470 newly built covered stalls available to rent. The stalls are 7’x10’, covered, with a gate. We require the use of stalls and do not allow picket lines, panels, or pens of any type. The stall fees are $25 per stall which covers the length of your stay.
Our trails consist mostly of old logging roads through some of the most scenic country in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks. They will take riders across the Jack’s Fork and Current Rivers which are known throughout the country as two of the most pristine and scenic rivers in the United States. They are well cut, but the terrain is rocky and very hilly; most horses will require shoes. Even the most inexperienced rider can ride the trails without danger of injury.
CAN WE RENT A CAMPER?
Yes. Contact Keith Smith (573) 718-4782 between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
MAY I BRING MY DOG?
Cross Country Trail Ride does not allow any dogs on the premises except during specified event dates. These dates for the 2018 season include: July 4-7 and August 31-September 3.
Cross Country Trail Ride supports and welcomes all Service Dogs, but this does mean service dogs only. We will not allow guests to bring pets or certain emotional support dogs during non-dog events. Although we will not ask what your disability is we expect you to have an approved disability and that your dog performs a task for that disability. Please Note: Just because you have a certificate from over the internet or a service dog vest does not automatically make your dog a service dog.
If you have a service dog that needs to be with you during your stay with us we require that you register the dog with our office upon your arrival. You are expected to follow the ADA requirements for controlling your dog in public. You will be expected to maintain control of the dog at all times, the dog will be expected to be leashed at all times it is outside of your trailer, the dog will not be allowed to bark unless performing the task it is trained for, the dog will not be allowed to disturb other guests or in any way impair another guest’s stay with us. In the event there is an issue with a dog, the owner will be given one warning to correct the issue. If a second complaint is lodged against the same animal the owner will be asked to remove the animal from our premises and find other arrangements for it during the remainder of their stay. No refunds will be issued if the owner decides to leave with the animal.
Melody Hill Dog Boarding – Mtn. View, MO – 417-934-9932 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Grow, Owner – Indoor/Outdoor Kennels/Play Yard
Visitors passes are allowed between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during week long events only. There will be no visitor’s passes offered in July and September. A $50 deposit per visitor is required, which is then returned when the visitor checks out on time. The deposit is forfeited for late departures. A credit or debit card will be required for the deposit. No charges will be applied unless visitors do not check out in the office or depart after 6:00 p.m.
The deposit does not cover an overnight stay, any visitors choosing to remain overnight will be charged the pro-rated fee from the date of their arrival. Visitors are not welcome to participate in the evening activities available to our registered guests. Visitors may ride while visiting our facility, but may not bring their own horses in with them to ride for the day. Please visit event pages for more specific information regarding visitor’s passes.
We recommend the following motels which are located about 1/2 mile from our campground in Eminence. Please call at least 4 months in advance as there is limited space available and they tend to fill up quickly during our busy season! All of these motels are nice, clean, and the staff is very friendly.
|Shady Lane Cabins & Motel||573-226-3893||Eminence|
|Eminence Canoes & Cottages||573-226-3500||Eminence|
|The Blue House B&B||573-226-3498||Eminence|
|The Hawkins House B&B||573-226-5944||Eminence|
|Homeport Inn B&B||573-663-7887||6 miles east of Eminence|
|Cedar Stone Lodge||573-226-5656||Eminence|
For your convenience we have a shower house with 20 stalls on each side. The building is equipped with mirrors, sinks, and electrical outlets for hair dryers and other accessories.
A 63,000 square foot indoor riding arena to be used at your discretion, an air-conditioned restaurant, a large western store which carries women’s, men’s, and children’s western apparel and accessories, a nice tack store which will supply any needs you may have in the way of equipment or tack; hay, grain, and stall bedding for your animal, and a photographer who will be taking candid photos all week which will be available for sale the following day or posed photos by appointment.
Our campground is approximately 80 acres. There is electricity and water hookups throughout (please bring a minimum of 100′ electrical cord and water hose). We have trucks available to empty your sewage holding tank when needed. The charge is $15 per load and you may contact the staff at the front gate to request this service.
WHERE IS EMINENCE?
Eminence is located approximately 175 miles south of St. Louis, 130 miles southeast of Springfield, 300 miles southeast of Kansas City, and 160 miles west of Cape Girardeau. Cross Country Trail Ride facility is located 1 mile north of Eminence off Highway 19. It is set on the banks of the Jack’s Fork River and we have several swimming areas available. (Please click on any of the cities listed for a map with directions).
WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO RECEIVE AN ATTENDANCE BUCKLE?
In order to receive your attendance buckle you must attend for 5 years, not consecutively, and be registered for at least 3 days at one event. If you arrive late and would like that event to count as a year toward your buckle you may pay for the extra days you need at the time you register. You will not be allowed to go back at a later date and pay for these days in order to receive a buckle! We do not allow you to register unborn children. The buckle presentation is held on Thursday evening during the months of June, August, and October. We do not have a buckle presentation ceremony during the events in May, July, September, and Late Fall. During these events you will pick up your buckle at the front gate or office. It is not mandatory that you receive your buckle during the presentation ceremony, you may pick it up in the front office any time during the week.
FORMS OF PAYMENT:
We accept personal checks, traveler’s checks, cash, or credit card. Credit cards accepted are Mastercard, Visa, or Discover.
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday excluding holidays.
For further information or to make reservations call (573) 226-3492
Or write Cross Country Trail Ride – PO Box 15 – Eminence, MO 65466.