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P.O. Box 152 
Winston, New Mexico, 87943 
email: 4jranch@zianet.com 
Phone 575 743 1602, 575 740-1778

will take place on September 01 through September 07, 2024.

The Chihenne Ranch is located in the beautiful foothills of the Black Range near the Gila National Forest, New Mexico. Elevations on the ranch range from 6500 feet at the ranch headquarters and lodge to over 8500 feet at the tops of the mountains. Chihenne Ranch is located 35 miles west of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico near the historic mining towns of Winston and Chloride. Chihenne Ranch is a working cattle and horse ranch of over 12 1/2 square miles. Grassy open and tree covered slopes overlook deep rocky canyons with the Cuchillo Negro creek running through the middle of the ranch. Once an ideal hunting ground and refuge for Pueblo and Apache Indians alike, the area offers a unique insight in the western American primitive past. The ranch is rich in archaeological history with a series of Indian sites spanning the Mogollon pueblo time period. Numerous examples of ancient rock art decorate the canyon walls and rock shelters on the ranch. Besides the ancient Mogollon Indians calling this area home, from at least 1630 A.D. the Black Range was the home of the Chihenne (sometimes spelled Tchihenne, meaning red paint people) or the eastern Chiricahua Apaches. In the 1850's the leader of this band of Indians was Cuchillo Negro (Black Knife) for whom the creek and local mountain range was named. Besides being rich in Archeological history the ranch is dotted with numerous turn of the century gold and silver mines that can be visited to see a glimpse of the area's past heritage. 

WHEN: The trail ride starts with Dinner on Sunday, September 01, 2024 and ends with breakfast on Saturday, September 07 2024.

WHAT: This ride is a base camp ride and all rides will be returning back to the Lodge headquarters each day. There are no electricity or water hookups for campers and motor homes, however there are plenty of toilets available (all of them flush type) as well as a shower "house" with individual hot water showers, available for all riders. A Ride Physician as well as a Veterinarian will be on call to handle any emergencies. All horses should be shod prior to the ride. Evening programs with musical entertainment as well as dancing will be available each night. Please bring your musical instruments and singing voices to share around the campfire.

LODGING and RENTAL HORSES: Private rooms with shared baths are available on a limite4asis in the beautiful Chihenne Ranch Lodge. Most rooms will hold up to 4 occupants. The costs of the rooms with a shared bath is: One person in a room, $40.00 per night, two people in a room, $20.00 per night each, three or more in a room $15.00 per night each. There is also a bunkhouse without a bath that will sleep 8 for $10.00 per night each person. Rental Horses, are available for those riders that prefer not to bring their own horse at $250.00 for the week. . 

COST: The cost for all participants is: $400.00. This includes all meals, entertainment, showers, and toilets etc. for the week. It does not include rooms in the Lodge or rental horses. Feed for your horse will not be provided by Chihenne Ranch, however plenty of water in convenient locations will be available. All profits from the ride fee benefits the Black Range Camp" Summer campership" fund for needy youth.

RIDE RULES: All horses traveling to the Chihenne Ranch from out of the state of New Mexico must have a current Coggins Test as well as a current Health Certificate. Dogs are welcome but they must be kept on a leash or in your camp at all times. No dogs on the trail. There will be NO smoking at any time in any of the ranch buildings or the Lodge. Smoking is only permitted in your camps or vehicles or the special smoking area. All riders and non riders must complete and sign a "Chihenne Ranch Liability Release" prior to participating on the ride. Cellular telephones do not work at the Chihenne Ranch, however ride participants are welcome to use the ranch telephone as long as they keep calls to a minimum. If any participant wishes to arrive prior to Saturday, August 31, or depart later than Saturday September 07

, please contact the Chihenne Ranch for prior approval. 

HOW: To join the Chihenne Ranch Labor Day Trail Ride, please fill out the Trail Ride Application and return with your $100.00 ride deposit. Ride deposits are non refundable and please pay all ride fees prior to September 1. If you have any questions please contact Greg Evans, Chihenne Ranch Manager, at 575 743-1602 or 575 740-1778 or email at: 4jranch@zianet.com, for other information please visit the Chihenne Ranch Website at www.zianet.com/4jranch . Chihenne Ranch Welcomes You and Looks Forward to seeing you on the Trail.

Chihenne Ranch
P. O. Box 152
Winston, NM  87943

575-743-1602, 575-740-1778

Email the Ranch 4jranch@zianet.com

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