Philmont Cavalcade

Horseback riders follow a trail alongside a lake with mountains in the background

Philmont Cavalcade - Philmont on horseback!

Alameda Venture Crew 2 is going on a Philmont Cavalcade Trek on June 16-25, 2023.   We have openings for four more Scouts or Venturers, and they can be either boys or girls since we have two 21+ adult leaders including one adult female.  Read more about it below and email or call me if you have a Venturer or Scout that is interested.


What:  A cavalcade is a trek where scouts ride horses through the rugged mountain wilderness of norther New Mexico over eight days.  Check out the links below for more details.


When:  We travel on Friday, June 16, 2023, start the trek on June 17 and return on Sunday June 25.


Requirements:  Age: 14-20 (or 13 and have completed 8th grade by June 17) Crew Size: 10-15, including adult leadership. We currently have the max number of adults – four- and have seven scouts which leaves four open slots.  However, if you are adult still apply in case we have one drop out.   Max weight 200 lbs with no exceptions.  This weight limit is to protect the horse.  It is preferred that scouts have horsemanship merit badge.  We may have to schedule some rides at local stables.  That cost is unknown.


Cost:  The cost is expected to be in the range of $2000-$2500 including transportation.  A non-refundable deposit of $300 is required to get a slot on the expedition.


Contact me for more information: 

Email: Mark Hovermale   |    Home Phone: (510) 523-2647   |   Cell Phone: (510) 846-2370


Mark Hovermale


Watch the video and then follow the link below to find out more about this amazing adventure.

Philmont Cavalcade

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