Fun Ride

No ride for 2017!

We regret to inform you that the Oakland Bay and Capitol Riders chapters of Back Country Horsemen of Washington will not be hosting the Kennedy Creek Fun ride this coming May.

Our membership is falling behind with our personal commitments to our homes and families. Oakland Bay will continue to work on keeping trails rideable as we are able to and are dedicated to sponsoring the ride again next year, 2018.

We are an active chapter and encourage anyone interested to contact us to become involved in maintaining Kennedy Creek trails as well as getting together for rides and community projects. New members are vital to our continued success and keeping the Kennedy Creek trails open for everyone's enjoyment.

Sometime this summer we will be assisting the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group with work on their salmon trail. We welcome your participation.

Thank you all for your participation in the Kennedy Creek Fun Ride over the past 17 years - we look forward to seeing you again next year.

We welcome your participation in our trail maintenance and you can keep updated by visiting

We also want to invite you to join us (or Capitol Riders). You can find membership applications at and

Thank you.

Oakland Bay BCHW
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Capitol Riders BCHW
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In addition to the ride sponsors below we also wish to thank these two companies for their donation of materials at cost for our wilderness toilet project! We used funds from the ride for this.
Tanglewilde Lumber business card
Fastenal business card
wilderness toilet wilderness toilet
Using money raised from the ride, the chapter was able to construct six of these toilets, a 1929 design called the "Wallowa", for the Cle Elum Ranger District on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest at their request. We are hoping to do more of these in the future.

We would like to thank our 2016 sponsors
Please do business with them!

Sword Quarterhorses
Home Meat Service
Island Johnny J & I Power
Kaufman Construction Ken's Automotive
Kipert's Korner Feed Lincoln Creek Lumber
Northwind Forest Consultants Olympia Farrier Supply
Olympic Trailer & Truck
Kim McCarrel
Ratcliff Farms South Bay Automotive
Tack Room Too Taylor Station
TLC Tack shop has closed.
Town & Country Roofing
Worth Law Group Capital Business Machines
Canine Chateau
Salish Organic Liquors
Scatter Creek Winery
Mill Lane Winery
Northwest Mountain Winery Sandstone Distillery
Madsen Family Cellars Stottle Winery
Lacey Glass
Walter Dacon Wines
Western Farm Supply
Brents Horseshoeing
VanDorm Realty
Olympia Dental Center
Foxfire clothing
Olympia Auto Source
Littlerock Saloon
Characters Corner
Last, we want to thank the land owners without which we would not have a place to hold this ride. Green Diamond Resources owns the timbered portion of the area and Taylor Shellfish Farms owns the field on which we set up and park/camp.

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