Saddle Club’s Spring Wagon Train is March 14-16

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 7, 2014

ROCKWELL — The East Rowan Saddle Club’s Spring Wagon Train and festivities around it will be held March 14-16 at 14210 Old Beatty Ford Road.
The Wagon Train itself is scheduled for Saturday, March 15, and Sunday, March 16. On Saturday, the Wagon Train will leave at 9:30 a.m., and its approximate 18-mile trip will wind back to the saddle club between 4 and 5 p.m.
There will be stops and a chuck wagon lunch in between. The Spring Wagon Train usually draws 10 to 15 wagons and up to 60 riders on horseback as the train weaves its way on country roads in Rowan and Cabarrus counties.
The shorter Wagon Train Sunday, March 16, also will start at 9:30 a.m.
The public is invited, and the cost is $10 at the gate per person. It includes camping, a Saturday night dance and the Saturday and Sunday rides.
All meals are extra. Breakfast is $3.50 each morning. The Saturday night meal is $7.50 and served at 5 p.m. People can come for the Saturday night dance only and pay $6 per person.
There will be a live band.
New things this year include Friday night bingo with prizes awarded. There also will be a mule-jumping contest at 6 p.m. Saturday.
A poker run is available on the wagon train.
Gates open at 2 p.m. Friday, March 14. For horses, proof of a negative Coggins test is required.
For more information, contact Wayne Coburn at 704-970-7224, Scott Hellems at 704-791-9389 or Richard Starnes at 704-361-6115, or visit the website at