Trade River Run

* A MnDRA Sponsored Ride*

May 20-21, 2023 - Cushing, WI

SAT: 50E/25LD/25C/11Intro - SUN: 25LD/25C/11N

Formerly known as Border Battle Boogie

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Ride Information

Ride NameTrade River Run
Last Date to Submit Entry Online05/17/2022
Ride ManagerLynn Reichert
RM EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.
RM Phone(320) 597-3312
Co-Ride ManagerKatie Krueger
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Co-RM Phone(715) 965-2145
RM 3 NameDeb Moe
RM 3 Phone(715) 222-3626
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Registration Type
  • Pre-registrations required
Email Registration to:Email hidden; Javascript is required.
Mail Registration To:Cathe Cheesebrow
1866 Bennett Street
River Falls, WI 54022
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Sanctioned by
  • AERC
  • DRAW
Ride Camp Description
  • Camp is in a campground
  • Camp is on public land.
Ride Camp LocationGovernor Knowles State Park - Trade River Equestrian Campground
2988 Evergreen Avenue
Cushing, WI 54840
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Ride Camp Coordinates45.59907406110056, -92.77365191883575
Ride Camp Directions

From Highway 87 near Cushing, WI, travel West on Evergreen Avenue to the park entrance. Follow the DNR signs. DO NOT GO TO GRANTSBURG if your directions take you there. That is the 'people' campground, not the horse campground. Also best to use Hwy 87 (either north or south) to Evergreen and NOT take backroads even if it means a little shorter distance. There is terrible cell service in this area so have your maps and routes planned ahead of time. Remember: go to the TRADE RIVER EQUESTRIAN CAMPGROUND.

Fees Required
  • Camping Fee - Paid to Park
  • Vehicle Fee
  • Horse Trail Pass Fee
Camp site information
  • Reserveable sites offered
  • Sites reserved through land owner (ie DNR)
  • Sites reserved through ride management
  • Electric site available
  • Number of rigs may be cut off.
  • Overflow camping is available.
  • Alternate location camping is available
Onsite Amenities
  • Potable water on site
  • Pit toilets.
  • Dump Station on site
  • Must pack garbage out
  • Cell service is poor
Dogs & Generators
  • Dogs allowed
  • Generators allowed within specified hours only
Campground Map
Camping - add'l information

IMPORTANT: If you have ANY site including overflow sites, and cannot make it, please contact a ride manager asap.

The park has 40 reserveable sites in the main campground. Only one sleeping unit per site is allowed. Those with a non-sleeping unit (such as a BP trailer) can park with another sleeping-unit space (such as an LQ) if space permits and vehicles can stay on the gravel. Trailers can be parked in the day use if there is not room to park both units.

There will be space for approximately 10-15 sleeping units in the overflow adjacent to the campground off 300th street. These spots MUST be reserved with ride management.

Another, offsite space for another 15-20 units will be available 6 miles away. Those spots also must be reserved. If you are willing to take one of these spaces, we will reservice high-ties in camp near the crewing area where you can place your horse. Talk to the management team.

All participants who are arriving for the day only will be parked at the Trade River Day Use area, also known as the "old campground" that is down by the Trade River. We can assist you with moving your gear up to the main ride camp. No one is allowed to camp overnight in the day use.

Horse Containment
  • High-lines - optional
  • Tie to trailer - optional
  • Electric pens allowed
  • Portable corrals allowed
Horse Containment Information

Every site in the campground has high ties. These do not have the chest bar. There are also a few high-ties in the overflow lot off 300th avenue. You may set up small pens around the high-ties or in areas where no high-ties are found, with management approval. You may also tie to your trailer.

Meals Information
  • Award potluck dinner (bring a dish to pass)
  • Restaurant within 15 minute drive
  • Gas Station within 15 minute drive
Nearest Gas Station/StoreMini-Mart in Cushing, WI. Approximately 7.5 miles from camp. Exit camp right, follow Evergreen east to Hwy 87, go right/south to the gas station.
Nearest HospitalSt. Croix Regional Medical Center · Hospital 235 E State St · (715) 483-3261. Approximately 19 miles from camp. Take HWY 87 south through St. Croix Falls.
Nearest Equine VeterinarianStillwater Equine or Anoka Equine
Trail Characteristics
  • Two-way Traffic
  • Loops
  • Lollipops
  • Water crossing - below the knee
  • Large bridge decks
  • Riding on Gravel roads
  • Riding on Paved roads
  • Sharing route with vehicle traffic
  • Mild Sand
  • Mild Mud
  • Mild Rocks
  • Two-Track
  • Single-Track
  • Mild elevation changes
Trail Description

Trails are a variety of covered forest and prairie including some deep soft sand, a short stretch on a limestone road, some twisty single-track and the rest is a wide two-track trail with good footing. A shallow, clear stream crossing and a few wooden bridge decks will be on the south loop. There will be a small section of paved road to ride from the main camp to the day use area for one loop that will require crossing a bridge deck. Mounting blocks are available. This trail is barefoot friendly for a horse used to going barefoot.

Vet Checks
  • All checks in camp
Number of Holds (50-60)
  • 2 Holds
Any other information or comments?

60 registrations MUST be received by May 4th or the ride will be cancelled. Once we hit 60 registrations, the ride is a GO and will continue to accept entries until camping is full. At that time, anyone who wishes to ride but NOT camp is still able to register (online or in person). We will NOT turn away anyone who shows up to ride.

Deb Moe will not be onsite Saturday. Lynn Reichert will be assuming manager duties in her place.

Ride Announcements

TRR – Online Registration Closed

Hello! The online registration form has been closed for Trade River Run. However, we still encourage you to come anyway! There is till plenty of room in the Overflow Lot1 for camping and lots of room for day use. We will not turn anyone away!

TRR Volunteers needed!

Please sign up to volunteer

We are looking to fill volunteer spots! Sign up for one or as many as you like! Volunteers who are also members of MnDRA can log their time towards recognition opportunities. Lots of volunteers = Happy Vets, Happy Riders, and Happy Ride Managers! Thank you to everyone who helps, even if it’s off-the-record and only for a short time. It’s so appreciated!

Trade River Run 2022 Updates

Quick Points

  • 60 registrations due by May 4th.  The 75 needs 5 entries.
  • Need an overflow spot?  Get your registrations in now to secure your spot.
  • We have may options for day use (non-camping) parking.

The Details

It’s hard to believe we’re less than 6 weeks out from the first annual Trade River Run!  As you know this date has had many iterations over the years – different names, different venues, and more.  I decided to rename Border Battle Boogie to Trade River Run because there’s really no battle and I definitely do not boogie.  Trade River Equestrian Campground is one of the nicest horse camps in northeast Wisconsin with over 40 miles of trails, including a nice loop with the midpoint at Wolf Creek bar.  It’s been since 2019 that we held a ride at the park and I’m excited to be back.  

The management will have a slight shift this year due to date conflicts with my son’s high school graduation.  Lynn Reichert will be stepping in to fill my shoes, Katie Krueger remains as co-manager, Janet Sarver is helping with awards, Cathe Cheesebrow will be handling all the paperwork.  Plus we have had lots of help from Lindsey Nichols and Jesse Shaddrick, too.  It takes a village.

Due to DNR enforcement, there will be a few logistical changes, too.  Rather than management being staged at the entrance to the camp, you’ll find us in sites 17 and 19. Site 19 is where the Timer Tent is usually placed.  It’s still close by, just shifting us over a bit.  

If you don’t have a campsite, please get your registration submitted asap to secure your spot in the overflow right by camp.  We do have camping available at an alternate location and can accommodate your horse in camp at a management site (just reach out to us for details). If you are able to share with someone, we greatly appreciate it.  A non camping unit can be parked with a camping unit if room allows.  Otherwise, trailers can be left in the day use overnight.  Anyone coming for the day is encouraged to check with management where to park – nobody will be turned away.   There are a lot of moving parts with camping, so please just reach out to Lynn, Cathe, Katie, or Deb for details.  

We hope to see everyone there!!

Deb, Lynn, & Katie