2023 | 11th Annual Lt. Roger Haddock Memorial – Trail Ride at Lake Ranch
January 12, 2023 @ 8:00 am - January 16, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office invites you to join us for a 5-day, 4-night trail riding adventure into some of the most beautiful and pristine Florida environments. The Kenneth Kirchman Foundation hosts this year’s ride at the Lake X Ranch, located just east of St. Cloud, FL. The ranch will open its gates at 8:00 am on Thursday, January 12, for camp set up, and all campers must be off property by 12:00pm on Monday, January 16. There are multiple organized rides during the five days, with the all-day ride being held on Saturday, January 14. We have a moonlight ride scheduled for the first evening, Thursday (12th); arena games and an obstacle course challenge on Friday (13th); and a sensory clinic conducted by the Osceola
County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol Unit on Sunday (15th). We also have nightly entertainment, including bingo, a DJ/Line Dancing instruction, and a buckle and prize presentation on Saturday night. 100% of all proceeds during this event go to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Summer Adventure Camp program.
The Osceola Sheriff’s Adventure Camp is a 7-week summer program designed to encourage children ages 11-14 to stay in school, away from criminal activity, and value individual differences. Each week a different set of 16 Girls/16 Boys attend with over 30 law enforcement personnel who supervise the youth 24 hours a day. Through activities and team-building games, participants develop an understanding, tolerance, and a sense of connection to law enforcement while improving their self-esteem and self-discipline and mastering their own lives. Our deputies share their skills in Gun Safety, Archery, Swim Safety, AntiBullying, Kayaking, Team Games, Hiking, and a High/Low Element Ropes Challenge Course.
Funding for the camp is strictly through fundraising and the generosity of local businesses and their sponsorships.
Please consider joining us for this event. Not only will there be some great trail riding, but plenty of nightly entertainment and other fun activities throughout the 5-day event, all while supporting a great cause.