As they have every spring for the past 10 years, 20 to 25 members of Los Compadres riding group will hit the trail once again next Sunday for a four-day ride through the desert. The group will trailer their horses to Pioneertown Sunday and camp out in that area until Wednesday night. Chairman of the ride is Hutch Moseley and president of Los Compadres is Del Smith. Many other club members will join the group briefly at various times during the ride.
Saddle sore but content, 25 Los Compadres riding club members returned to the city Wednesday night to conclude a four-day annual jaunt through the desert.
The lead car carried the slogan “We Want a Road to Big Bear,” and cars carried banners for their own villages. Civic leaders and members of the Associated Chambers of Commerce who handled the caravan were: Ted Richardson of Twentynine Palms, President of the Associated Chambers; Marty Dodge, secretary, of Joshua Tree; and Jules Boltazar, chairman of the caravan of Yucca Valley.
Two Horseman’s groups, the Sheriff Rangers and Big Bear Riders, took part Tuesday in the fifth annual track from Big Bear Lake to Pioneertown. The first party from Big Bear arrived at Rim Rock Canyon and is greeted by a desert delegation.
A group of desert boosters went before the Board of Supervisors recently, favoring a new trail on the desert side of the San Bernardino mountains. Located in remote country, it would run from the California Riding and Hiking Trail at Coon Creek Jump-Off to Pioneertown.
Clip-clop of horses’ hooves brought back the old days at 1st and Spring Sts. yesterday.
The occasion was the start of a horseback ride from Los Angeles to Pioneertown near Yucca Valley, a distance of some 350 miles by Equestrian Trails, Inc., a horsemen’s nonprofit organization.
PIONEERTOWN — a weekend of festivities, Western style, was scheduled for the horseman attending be 11th annual Equestrian Trails Encampment now going on in Pioneertown. Many of the 1,500 riders expected checked in for the kick-off dance held Friday night on the sound stage on Mane street.
three horseback riders, men, women and two children, from 11 different riding clubs, attended the annual winter ride sponsored by Region 11 of the California State Horsemen’s Assn. last weekend at Pioneertown, in the high-desert country located on the eastern slopes of the San Bernardino Mountains in Yucca Valley, according to Region 11s Ride Chairman, Mrs. Marjorie Hambly of San Bernardino.
The annual spring ride of the San Bernadino County Sheriff’s Rangers, complete with the authentic flavor of the Old West, will get underway in the Yucca Valley – Pioneertown area
his year’s four-day roundup will be headquartered at the Pioneertown rodeo arena. Featured activities will be horse racing, campfire gatherings and music from the days of the early west.