Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
October 5 – 13, 2013
Make your reservations early for a space in our RV Park for the ABQ Balloon Fiesta event. Come stay a night or two or for the whole event. See our special event rates listed below.
We are 50 miles south of Albuquerque, easy access right off I-25 at exit #175. You can be less than an hours drive away and still have the peace and quiet for a good nights rest. Join us in the clubhouse for complimentary coffee and morning snack offered each morning for those who want a boost before heading out for the days adventures.
Kiva RV Park & Horse Motel can accommodate any size/length RV with our pull-thru, full hookup sites, 30/50 amp electric. For our guests we have an on-site coin laundry and clean restroom/showers.
Special Event Rates – no other discounts apply – must be booked no later than Sept. 15th and deposit received by Sept. 30th.
For all other nights – regular nightly rates apply
7 nights – $175.00 – this is a savings of $26.00 off our regular nightly rate
9 nights – $200.00 - this is a savings of $52.00 off our regular nightly rate
14 nights (2 weeks) - $300.00 - this is a savings of $ 92.00 off our regular nightly rate
We accept cash or personal check and require deposit equivalent to 1 night rental ($28.00) by Sept.30th . This is non-refundable if reservations are cancelled.
Please call our office to make your reservations for the ABQ Balloon Fiesta or for more info about Kiva RV Park and your stay here: 505-861-0693 – office #
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Travel safe and we hope to see you soon !!!
Grills are getting scrubbed, the menu is being planned, and the difficult decision is being made as to which homemade ice cream recipe to make. Will it be the good old ‘Royal Vanilla’, Chocolate, 4 Berry Mixed Berry, or maybe the English Toffee?
So, if you are traveling through and stop for the night at Kiva RV Park & Horse Motel, you will get a chance to experience, not only a great place to stay, but also, some good food, nice folks, and a friendly atmosphere.
Travel safe and we’ll see you on July 4th, 2013.
On June 8th & 9th, Kiva hosted the Rio Grande Mule and Donkey Assoc. Horse Show. There was a great turnout and everyone had a great time. The weather was warm but it was a beautiful sunny day with no wind.
Saturday, riders and their equines participated in a Treasure Ride & Drive on the trails that are accessible right from the property. As you rode the trail, you would pick up a card posted along the trails and turn it in for a prize. Prizes consisted of mugs, lead ropes, hoof picks, horse treats, etc.
On Saturday, lunch was served after the Treasure Ride and the grilling chef did an great job on the grilled chicken and the burgers. All the fixins’ made the potluck a success.
Sunday arrived with excitement in the air. Equines, harnesses, saddles, & carts were being readied for the upcoming daily competitions. The donkeys, mules, & horses were being groomed to look their best. Practice time was going on in several corrals before the start of the event.
The event lasted until late afternoon with several showing in all of the classes. A great time was had by all and everyone had a safe and enjoyable day. If you are interested in finding out more about the RGMDA and their next event, check out their site: www.rgmda.com
Rio Grande Mule & Donkey Association will present the first show of their All Breed 3 Show Series at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel in Bernardo, NM.
Saturday – June 8th
Starting at 10 a.m. will be a Treasure Ride/Drive with a 3 ½ mile ride and a 1 ½ mile ride with treasures to be found along the trail.
Starting at 2 p.m. will be the BBQ/Pot Luck Dinner along with the Tack Swap. You are asked to please RSVP for the BBQ Dinner.
Sunday – June 9th
The All Breed Show begins with Registration at 8 a.m. and the Show begins at 9 a.m.
The show & ride are open to all equines: mule, donkey & horse. The shows are all-breed and open to anyone and RGMDA members will receive points toward the ‘end of the year high point’ awards. Class List and Entry Forms for the event can be found on the RGMDA website under ‘Events 2013’ Kiva.
Overnight camping in the RV Park is available with access to stalls/pens for your equine friends. For participants of the event/show, overnight camping in the RV Park, RV/LQ Horse trailer camping will be a flat rate of $22.00 per night/per site for a full hook-up site Dry Camping (no facilities) will be $10.00 per night/per rig/trailer/camper Stalls are $10.00 each per night
Equine owners were able to avail themselves of several services: vaccinations, teeth floating, chiropractic adjustments, hoof trims, horse shoes, hauling papers, and more. Riders took advantage of the trail rides at will, riding out directly from the stable area to explore the varied terrain & views of the surrounding high desert.
The Tack Swap & Sale was a big hit, as many took advantage of the excellent selection of new and used bridles, bits, saddles, pads, stirrups, and much, much more.
A Pot Luck Lunch was enjoyed by all, great food and lots of conversation, and a chance to renew acquaintences with old friends and meet new ones.
There was talk of making this an annual spring event.
Veterinary services performed by Diana De Blanc of Performance Equine Veterinary Services.
Traveling papers were obtained by Bea Bell, Livestock Inspector.
Please keep a check on Kiva’s site for more upcoming equine events throughout the year.