Cattlemen’s Days Tough Enough to Wear Pink
Annual Poker Ride, BBQ, and Music


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Cattlemen’s Days TETWP
Annual Poker Ride or Hike,
BBQ, & Music

Sept. 2023
See start times for each activity below.

Ride and Hike Leave & Finish at Ambush Ranch
Brush Creek Road, Crested Butte

POKER RIDE –  The horseback loop is approximately 2 1/2 hours and you will be drawing cards for your poker hand along the way.  We will be staggering small groups of horses starting at 8:30 am.

POKER HIKE – The hiking loop is approximately 1 1/2 hours and you will be drawing cards for your poker hand along the way. Hikers start together at 9:30 am led by TETWP Board Member, Gloria Kern.

Each Entry $150

Horse owners: ready to try your luck on horseback and have some fun? Hikers: join a fun group for an unforgettable day.  Enjoy a trail ride on your own horse or a hike through the gorgeous fall colors and see if you collect the cards for a winning poker hand! The ride will be a 2-hour loop. This is an outdoor fundraiser for Tough Enough To Wear Pink! We will be following all health protocols set by the Public Health Department.

Rider/Hiker receives 7 cards per hand.
Rider/Hiker can use top 5 cards.

There will be 7 stations along the trail where riders pick up cards.
CASH Payout for Top Five Poker Hands!
Additional Prizes for Top Hands

Ride Space is Limited to 50 Riders
If Possible, Please Carpool
No Dogs Allowed

Poker Ride or Hike Entry, BBQ, & Music – $150.00
Includes one poker card entry & a TETWP deck of cards to take home.
BBQ Lunch & Music.
Limited to 50 riders.
Additional cards at the event – $20.00 each or 3 for $50.00

Poker Ride or Hike +
BBQ & Music Tickets

If you wish to pay by check or cash, please RSVP to Heidi before Sept. 9th at or 970-209-6332.


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Cattlemen’s Days TETWP
Annual Ambush Ranch
BBQ & Music

Sept. 2023, 11:30 am to 3 pm
Ambush Ranch, Brush Creek Road, Crested Butte
Adults $125
Under 12 $40

Flexible times for the BBQ to accommodate hikers’ and riders’ arrival back to the ranch:
11:30 am (ish) – 5 B’s BBQ Lunch & Drinks
12:30 pm (ish) – MUSIC with Singer-Songwriter Scotty Emerick

Limited tickets available – each ticket includes:
5 B’s Delicious BBQ Lunch & Drinks (Adult & Non-Alcoholic)
Live Music
One Poker Hand
Spectacular Venue & Views

Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Please, NO dogs are allowed.

Play poker without doing the Poker Ride! $20.00 per card or 3 for $50.00
TETWP Deck of Cards – $5.00
Poker Ride Shirts – $40.00
We will also have a silent auction with some pretty special items!

2022 Entertainment Featured Songwriter Scotty Emerick, and local talent, Evelyn Roper!

More information below

Scotty Emerick and Evelyn Roper 2022 Poker Ride

BBQ & Music Tickets

If you wish to pay by check or cash, please RSVP to Heidi before Sept. 9th at or 970-209-6332.

2022 Poker Ride/Hike and BBQ Gallery


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Scotty Emerick is an American country music artist, known primarily for his work with Toby Keith. In addition to penning 53 of Keith’s songs, Emerick has also written for Willie Nelson, Sawyer Brown, George Strait, Kenney Chesney, Erich Church, Alan Jackson, Billy Currington and several other artists. In 2004, Emerick was named “Songwriter of the Year” by the Nashville Songwriters Association. He recorded an album, The Coast Is Clear, for DreamWorks Records in 2003, and has charted four singles on the country charts, including a No. 24-peaking duet with Keith, “I Can’t Take You Anywhere”, which Keith had previously recorded on his 2001 album Pull My Chain. “What’s Up with That”, performed by Emerick, was featured in the soundtrack to the film Broken Bridges.

Amongst his co-writing credits are the Number Ones “I’m Just Talkin’ About Tonight,” the Willie Nelson duet “Beer for My Horses,” “I Love This Bar,” “Whiskey Girl,” and “As Good as I Once Was“, as well as the Top Five hits “Get Drunk and Be Somebody” and “A Little Too Late.”

Emerick is a frequent co-performer on Toby Keith’s national stadium and arena tours as well as on the entertainer’s USO tours to US military bases in Germany, Afghanistan, and the Persian Gulf.

Read more about Scotty in “Meet the Man Behind Toby Keith’s Chart-topping Singles”.


Ambush Ranch BBQ