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Billy the Kid Trail Ride Retraces Historic Escape

April 21-28, 2007

 

 

Get a hands-on, seat-in-the-saddle look at New Mexico’s Western heritage up close and personal as a participant in the sixth annual Billy the Kid Trail Ride April 21-28, 2007.

With historically accurate reenactments, story telling, safe horsemanship, and professional contacts, The Billy the Kid Trail Ride, through its host ranches, offers a true western experience, while preserving lands and landmarks.

“Share the adventure of the New Mexico landscape, as we retrace Billy the Kid’s travels after his infamous escape from the Lincoln County jail in 1881,” said Rex Buchman, trail boss, “and experience 125 miles of mountains, desert plains, and the Pecos River country while being a part of history.”

“It is incredible how everyone has came together to create this living monument to Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett and the Wild West of southern New Mexico,” said Michael Cerletti, Secretary of the New Mexico Tourism Department. “The Billy the Kid Trail Ride is an unforgettable eight days of starry skies and campfires, history and memories to last a lifetime.”

This year The Ride will reverse direction, leaving Fort Sumner April 21 and arriving in Lincoln April 28. Brett McInnes, who portrays Billy in Lincoln’s annual Old West Days, will join the ride. Special activities are being coordinated in Ft. Sumner and Lincoln.

“The ride team is excited about riding toward the purple Capitan Mountains this year,” Buchman said. “Traveling from Ft Sumner, we will get to see our destination for several days. It should really build anticipation for the end of the ride festivities.”

Also new this year, cookie Wally Roberts is accepting four chuckwagon cook apprentices on the ride. As a chuckwagon cook apprentice, you will be there for the entire ride - building fires and making biscuits, cobblers and full meals for the riders and ranchers. By the end of the ride you should be able to cook with confidence.

 

For more information visit www.billythekidsnewmexico.com

Information and Photos courtesy of:

 
 New Mexico Tourism Department

 

 


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