The Cowgirl Re-union 2019July 24-28th at the 7 Half Diamond Ranch
Welcome cowgirls! This the main Cowgirl Re-union resource page, storing all the details of our time together this July.
You are in for a treat! Check out some of the goodness in store for you…
All the details for the adventure of a lifetime!
The 7 Half Diamond Ranch is beautiful, peaceful and pretty darn posh (especially compared to our previous years with no electricity!).
Please read through the details below about what to bring so you come prepared for a marvellous and care-free time together. Happily, the town of Merritt is only about an easy (no dirt roads except on the property!) half hour away if you need anything.
Our group gathering spot:
We’ve gone all out and reserved the Saloon (with full commercial kitchen), the bunkhouse (all booked up but let us know if you’d like to be on a wait list), the cabins, the ring and a bunch of paddocks. So essentially the whole wonderful place! Our hosts are the gracious Jim and Heather O’Conner. There’s lots of room for all of our horses and quite a few big rigs and trailers. If you’re bringing an RV or living quarters trailer there’s lots of room, but no RV hook-ups (no power or water to hook up so you’ll need a generator and tanks to refill). There is most definitely good drinking water on site and in easy access. There is also ample space for setting up a tent or whatever you have in mind. Remember, the nights can still be pretty chilly even in July so bring good bedding/sleeping bags, your own pillows and lots of layers. You may also want to throw in a blanket for your horse (it came in very handy last year!).
You are welcome to arrive anytime after 12pm on Wednesday July 24th and we’re booked until 5pm on Sunday July 28th. If you need to stay an extra night on the 28th, that’s no problem as we know there are some of you who are travelling long distances. It will be four full days of fall-into-bed, giggle-snorting good times. Check back here for more details on our itinerary (coming soon!) and a more thorough introduction to our very special guests.
The Eating Situation
We let you take care of your own breakfast and lunch and we come together for dinners. For dinner on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening, we are doing potlucks either at the Saloon. You will find a Google Spreadsheet here with themed dinners for each night – you only need to bring one item for the whole time together. Happily, there is a full fridge and freezer for any perishables, but I would also bring a cooler and ice in case you want things closer to your camp. The bunkhouse has a full kitchen. Please indicate on this Google Spreadsheet what you will be bringing according to our nightly themes (please plan for food for 15-20 people). If you would like any meat or BBQ items to round out your meal we recommend bringing those along. Saturday night Stefanie and I will be providing a big yummy cowgirl meal (with lots of help!).
Our horses have wood-railed corrals as their digs (bigger than previous years!) and there is lots of grazing to be had outside of the pens! Each cowgirl will be responsible for her own mucking out her cowpony and will also be responsible for their own water buckets, hay and feed. There is water for the horses on site.
The things to bring list is an image that can easily be printed off and used as a packing tool…
Keep your eyes peeled for an itinerary – it’s on its way within the next few weeks!
Please take a few moments to fill out our short questionnaire on campsites, trailering, space requirements, meal details and more to help make our time together as seamless as possible.
Address and directions:
Coming from Vancouver, take the first exit, and head towards Kelowna, up the hill on 97C. It’s a pretty big pull, but passing lanes all the way. Stay on 97C until you get to Hwy 5a, signs for Princeton/Aspen Grove. 20km from turnoff 97c onto 5a to Seven Half Diamond – stay on 5a until you get to Seven Half Diamond Ranch, on the left, big overhead ranch gate with the name on the top. It’s a good driveway, wide a pretty level. There will be signs on driveway telling you were to go as there are a couple options on the driveway. Lots of turning room. If you’re staying in the bunkhouse, take a right at the first Y. Otherwise, stay to the left. We’ll provide a little map of the ranch closer to the date to make your entry easy and smooth (don’t worry it’s not complicated).
Coming from Kamloops, take the second exit once at Merritt, signs for Kelowna/97C. Follow as above.
Meet our awesome team!
Cowgirl Extraordinaire/Our fearless trail leader!
Energy and Embodiment Specialist/Head of Good times!
Audrey Sayewich aka Sassy Six Guns
Pistol-shooting expert and Costumer extraordinaire!
Photographer: Capturer of Magical Horsey Moments!
Qi Gong and Relaxation Specialist!