June 13, 2016 - July 29, 2016
Osceola County Sheriff's Office Adventure Camp
The Kenneth Kirchman Foundation, in conjunction with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office is currently hosting 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 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 407-348-1190for more information.
Every Wednesday Afternoons
The Kenneth Kirchman Foundation is hosting Open Arena nights on every Wednesday of the month from 4:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. 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 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.
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.
April 23, 2016
Osceola County Sheriff's Fishing Xtravaganza
The Kenneth Kirchman Foundation, in conjunction with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, hosted a Fishing Xtravaganza at the Lake X Ranch to benefit the Sheriff's Adventure Camp whose activities every summer have steered hundreds of youngsters on a path to good citizenship.
Approximately 108 parents/captains and 83 anglers participated in the Fishing Xtravaganza and experienced the unspoiled Florida outdoors surrounding them at Lake X. The participants in the program were composed of Osceola County School students who were 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 83 participants were partnered at random and placed with an experienced fishing guide in 40 boats the morning of the event. They were then given the opportunity to fish - some for the very first time - in Lake X, one of Florida's most pristine lakes. The students were treated like professional anglers and brought in their catches for a real weigh-in, just like a professional fishing tournament. Many awards were also given out in different categories such as largest fish and most fish caught.
January 8, 2016 - January 10, 2016
4th Annual Lt. Roger Haddock Memorial Trail Ride
The Kenneth Kirchman Foundation, in conjunction with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office hosted the 4th annual Roger Haddock Memorial Trail Ride at Lake X during the weekend of January 8 -10, 2016.
Horse riders and trail enthusiasts from around the country enjoyed experiencing the 10,426 acre Lake X Ranch from horseback during this 3 day event that included primitive camping, nightly campfires, local entertainment, Cowboy Church on Sunday morning, fun arena activities, and merchandise vendors offering clothing, jewelry, tack, western accessories, trailers, trucks, ATVs, and many more.
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.
There was a minimum $75.00 donation per visitor for the weekend and a $30 fee per day attendee.
To get more information about the upcoming ride, please view www.osceolasheriff.org or call Rich Adair at 407-709-1745.