Annual New Year Party and Trail Obstacle Challenge

Don't miss this chance to ride the Butterfield Canyon trail up to the Vail Lake dam!   RCHA is allowed access 4 times a year, and with early spring flowers appearing these are beautiful days to take advantage of that privilege.  

Kerrie will be leading this ride and it will be capped at 25 riders, so please RSVP to Kerrie as soon as possible.  No charge for this one.  Riders should bring their own snacks and a lunch for after the ride is over.  Best to bring a chair too, and Leoness Cellars wine will be available for purchase!  Details are below:  

What a great start to the New Year at the annual RCHA

Launch Party and Clinic! 


We always need funds for trail maintenance, hitching rails and trail markers! Please consider donating to preserve the riding trails in the Temecula Valley.

This ride is very easy going up Butterfield Canyon to the base of the dam. The dam was built by the Vail Ranch as a reservoir for their cattle operation. The ranch itself was about 150 square miles and encompassed the areas of Temecula, De Luz, Murrieta, La Cresta and the Santa Rosa plateau. 

Feb 29 - Vail Lake Dam Ride
Apr 6 - General Meeting at Corner Bakery

Apr 19 - Horses Head to Hoof at Green Acres Ranch


Beautiful weather, good food catered by Rustico Ristorante and great fun at the Trail Obstacle Challenge.  

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Vail Lake Dam Ride ~ Saturday, February 29th


Date: Saturday, Feb 29th 

Ride out time:  9:30 am   

Staging spot:  Road behind Leoness Cellars 

Ride duration:  2.5 hours, mostly flat 

RSVP:  Kerrie at or 951-375-0650 

Directions: Go down DePortola to Leoness Cellars Winery (38311 De Portola). Turn right on Los Alamitos Dr. At the end of that street turn left onto Los Alamitos and park along that road. 

Non-members welcome IF they join RCHA that day.  Go to our Membership Page for more information about joining