Osceola County Sheriff's Office Adventure Camp
Every summer, the Kenneth Kirchman Foundation hosts the Osceola County Sheriff's Office Adventure Camp at the Lake X Ranch. The Adventure Camp’s goal is to keep children in school and away from criminal activity. The camp program is designed to help participants aged 11-14 develop understanding and tolerance through valuing individual differences, feeling a sense of connection with others and learning how to give and receive feedback. The activities and programs improve their self-esteem, self-discipline, and develop a sense of mastery of their lives. Please contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Community Services at 407 348-1190 for more information.
Every Wednesday Afternoon
The Kenneth Kirchman Foundation is hosting Open Arena nights on every Wednesday of the month from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, and 4:00pm to 10:00pm during Daylight Savings Time. Our gates are open for all riders and spectators to join in riding, training, and practicing that takes place in the main arena, dressage arena, obstacle courses, or the open trails. The evening is not only limited to horse enthusiasts but bird watchers, trail hikers, and the general public are welcome to come in to learn about a pristine part of Florida and nature as it is preserved.
The entrance to Open Arena is off Old Melbourne Hwy. approximately 1/4 mile past Bronco Dr. on the left. Look for the open double gate and a sign indicating the entrance.
Every 3rd Sunday of the Month
The Kenneth Kirchman Foundation is opening the plotted equestrian trails to all devote horse riders who wish to be learn more about the native landscapes found at the Equestrian Center. The gates will open at 8:00 a.m. All participants are asked to be back at their trailers and loaded by noon. The trails are open to all ages of horses and riders.
Osceola County Sheriff's Fishing Xtravaganza
Annually, the Kenneth Kirchman Foundation hosts the Osceola County Sheriff's Office Fishing Xtravaganza at the Lake X Ranch.
The participants in the program are composed of Osceola County School students who are identified by their principals and/or School Resource Officers as having earned the opportunity to fish in this event by their grades, citizenship, community service, and their overall positive attitude towards learning. Programs like this are effective in teaching children to appreciate and conserve our natural environment.
All participants are partnered at random and placed with an experienced fishing guide in 40 boats the morning of the event. They are given the opportunity to fish - some for the very first time - in Lake X, one of Florida's most pristine lakes. The students are treated like professional anglers and bring in their catches for a real weigh-in, just like a professional fishing tournament. Many awards are also given out in different categories such as largest fish and most fish caught.
The weigh-in also serves as an opportunity for Lake X biologists to record the weights, health of the fishery, and tag the fish before being released back into the water. This allows the opportunity to catch tagged fish in future tournaments to gain valuable data on the health and growth of our fishery.
January 8 - January 15, 2018
6th Annual Lt. Roger Haddock Memorial Trail Ride
30th Annual Osceola Wagon Train and Trail Ride
The Kenneth Kirchman Foundation will host the 6th Annual Lt. Roger Haddock Memorial Trail Ride and the 30th Annual Osceola Wagon Train and Trail Ride during the week of January 8-15, 2018. The Osceola County Sheriff's Office and the OCWTTR have partnered again to bring horse riders and trail enthusiasts from around the country to enjoy the over 10,400 acres of the Lake X Ranch by horseback.
There are three packages to choose from - $200 for the week, $120 for the weekend, or $40 for the Saturday ride. The tax-deductible donation includes a primitive camping site along the runway, dinner each night, half- and all-day rides during the week, local entertainment, vendor area, arena games with chances for winning a buckle, a night ride (weather permitting), lunch on the all-day ride Saturday, Cowboy Church on Sunday morning, and much more. Water troughs are placed throughout the camping area for horses as well as a hot shower trailer on site.
The Lt. Roger Haddock Memorial Trail Ride is a fundraising event conducted by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office to raise funds for the 8-week summer Sheriff's Adventure Camp program for at risk youth from Osceola County Schools.
To get more information about the upcoming ride, please visit www.osceolasheriff.org or call Rich Adair at 407 709-1745.