This popular event began in 1948, when former President, Joe Butler, led the first organized three day ride for members and their guests up the canyon for a camp-out at Pinyon Flats. The ride took place in early March and eventually in the Spring of 1952 developed into the Los Compadres Annual Guest Ride and has continued every year since.
In 1993, Larry Purnel, former President and current member, organized a committee that created a structure wherein accurate records were kept and a manual was written to be used and followed for future reference. This along with the participation and hard work of the members, has continued to be one of the club's most important events of the year.
Today, the Los Compadres Annual Guest Ride is traditionally held on the First Weekend in March. Invited guests and their horses are given a warm-hearted welcome as they experience and enjoy riding some of the best Scenic Mountain and Desert trails that Palm Springs has to offer. The beautiful and breathtaking Indian Canyons are a rider's paradise at this time of the season.
Our guests can look forward to dinner, dancing and entertainment in our Clubhouse and Bar at the end of a great ride. They will also have a chance to take home something wonderful at one of the always popular raffle drawings.
All Stables facilities are offered to our guests to ensure that their horses are safe and comfortable.
We look forward to welcoming old and new friends in joining us for a truly unique and terrific time with plenty of good old fashion western hospitality and outstanding desert riding.
Please leave a detailed message at (760) 322-2218 and we will be happy to return your call as soon as possible.