Running Pack Goats In-Person Event

$ 385.00$ 600.00

This 2024 event is now open for registration. May 4-5 at Ripple Ranch just outside Boise, Idaho.

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Running Pack Goats In-Person Event in Boise, Idaho


Join us at Ripple Ranch for a weekend full of learning how to “Pack Goat!”

May 4-5, 2024

The ranch is located 20 minutes from Downtown Boise, Idaho and 20 minutes from the Boise Airport making your arrival easy.

List of Events and times


  • 5pm until dark. Arrival for participants staying at the ranch. Set up camp and get comfortable.


  • 9-9:45am What to look for in a Baby, Doe or Adult Packer – Conformation
  • 9:45-10:30am How to best raise a baby to become a packer
  • 10:30-11:15am Optimal Pasture set up for packers
  • 11:15-12pm How to handle “Vet” issues
  • 12-1 pm Break/Lunch
  • 1-1:45pm How to build your string for strength and longevity
  • 1:45-2:30pm Pack Goat Nutrition (Cradle to Grave)
  • 2:30-3:15pm Necessary Training
  • 3:15-3:30pm Break
  • 3:30-4:15pm Trip Planning for both Backpacking & Hunting
  • 4:15-5pm Setting Camps
  • 6pm Pot-luck Dinner
  • 8pm Bonfire


  • 8-9am Pot-luck Breakfast
  • 9-9:45am Building Loads & Fitting Saddles
  • 9:45-10:30am Deep Dive into Gear for both Goats & People
  • 10:30-11am Break/Snack before hike
  • 11-2pm Actual Loading of Goats & Goat Hike (2-3 hours)
  • *Bring your lunch or snacks with you for the hike.
  • 2pm Back at the Ranch. View a Complete Camp Set-Up.
  • After event- Departure, break-down camp.

Complete Line of Gear/Equipment on site

$385 per person or $600 for family 10% discount to Goat Club Members & those who purchased baby goats.  50% Cancellation Fee.  Upon purchase, check out the new PayPal pay later button for payment options.

Potluck style dinner on Saturday and Potluck style breakfast on Sunday.

Attendees are welcome to Tent Camp on the Ranch ($20 per Night) or Stay in a Hotel.

There is also a neat “Glamper” on site for one lucky attendee for $50 per night. (Sleeps 2)

There will be a Porta Potty available and Stream Water near Your Camp

This Running Pack Goats In-Person Event PDF is available for you to download and keep on hand upon registration.  🙂

Options for camping nights can be chosen at check-out.  Just pick however many nights (1 or 2) you need.  $20/night

Ripple Ranch

13999 E. Highway 21

Boise, ID 83716

208-867-6675 Marc or 208-890-4637 Christie


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