Thursday, 16 August 2018

NE: Iron Mountain Jubilee

just a reminder that the early discount for the Iron Mountain Jubilee ends soon! Your entry must be postmarked by 8/15 to use the discount. We will take entries after that and at the ride but it will cost a little more for the convenience. Please go ahead and send your entry in asap though to help us figure numbers!

Come on out and ride or volunteer at this beautiful location! It will be a great tune up for those looking towards the AERC NC! We are looking forward to a great ride! Hope you'll be there!!

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

W: Eastern High Sierra Classic Cancelled

Due to poor air quality, the Eastern High Sierra Classic ride in Bridgeport, CA, has been cancelled. Watch for this longtime ride again in 2019!

Monday, 13 August 2018

W: Virginia City

Come ride the 51st annual Virginia City 100
on September 15 2018

• THE TRAIL: Consists of three loops (51, 25, 24 miles), each returning to base camp in Virginia City. There will be an outlying vet check on the first and last loop, with (2) one hour hold vet checks at base camp. Crews will have easy access to meet riders along the trail. The trail covers hard pack and rocky terrain on historical wagon (now jeep) roads with some sandy single track footing and several mountain climbs. There is also pavement through town and across highways. Riders are responsible for their own safety while crossing paved roads. We do advise the use of pads and/or boots. Elevations range between 5000 and 7800 feet. Each loop will be marked with a different color of ribbon, along with chalk and glow sticks (after dark). Water & hay will be provided on the trail and at the two outlying vet checks. The ride will start in front of the Delta Saloon at 5:00 a.m., Saturday. Allow yourself time to get from camp to the Delta by 5:00 a.m. (approximately 20 minutes). There will be a controlled start out of town.

• BASE CAMP: Will be the Ice House at 95 Toll Road, Virginia City, NV. Parking will be on grindings (asphalt), and will be crowded. There will be limited room for portable corrals. If you have the ability, it would be helpful if you could car pool. The camp site will be open from Thursday evening, September 13th, to Sunday evening, September 16th. Horse water will be available. COME PREPARED, the elevation of Virginia City is over 6000 feet and can get cold at night. The comforts of motels and cafes can be found, as well as shopping and sightseeing within walking distance of base camp.

For entry form and more information, see:

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

NE: Iron Mountain Jubilee

Time to think about entering the Iron Mountain Jubilee Endurance Ride and Ride & Tie!! Early discount ends August 15th! You can download your entry at our web site

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

W: Tahoe Rim Cancelled

July 31 2018

We regret that we will have to cancel the 2018 Tahoe Rim Ride scheduled for August 4th due to the unhealthy air quality that currently plagues our area and is forcasted to remain through this weekend's scheduled ride. 

All checks will be shredded. Riders that were on this year's entry list at the time of this cancellation notice will have the option to enter next year's ride.

Please stay posted for information about the 2019 ride.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

NE: Ride & Tie, Clinic, hosted by Old Dominion

Mark your calendars for two upcoming events hosted by the Old Dominion Equestrian Endurance Organization! July 28-29 Ride & Tie/training ride & camping weekend at Orkney Springs and theSept. 29 clinic in Winchester. Details about this and our two raffles at

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

NW: Bandit Springs

Here are the details regarding Bandit. 

Trails Rides – There will be trail rides on all days.  The cost of all trail rides is $30.  Friday, there will be a trail ride that will start at 6:30 on the 10-mile loop.  Riders may participate in the Trail Challenge or just ride the trail.  ALL trail riders must check out with the timer.  AND ALL RIDERS MUST SEE THE VET.  I know you think that “it’s just a trail ride” but them’s the rules.  Trail rides on Saturday and Sunday will start at 10:30. Riders again will have the option of participating in the organized event of the day or just riding the trail.  If you chose to simply ride the trail, you may choose the 10 or the 15-mile loop.  You MUST, however, check out with the timer and tell him/her what loop you are going on.  We need to keep track of you!  

LDs – There will be LDS on all days.  The cost is $85 (unless you pre-register) for any LD.  Friday night’s LD will begin at 6:00.  The 15-mile loop is first and the 10-mile loop is 2nd.  The 10-mile loop will have glow sticks.  Be sure to go fast enough on the first loop that you can slow down the 2nd loop.  Saturday’s LDs (30 mile) will begin at 6:30 am.  Sunday’s LD (25 miles) will also begin at 6:30.

50s – There are 50 mile rides on Saturday and Sunday and they will begin at 6:00am.  Cost is $100.  Saturday’s 50-mile ride will be the Region 4 AHA Championship.  Only $15 to cross enter. 

80s – There will be an 80 mile ride on Saturday beginning at 5am. Cost is $115.

Ride & Tie – 10 or 25/30.  $45 for short course.  $75 for long course.  Start time 6:15 am

Certified weed free hay is required.  If you would like to reserve a bale, please let Elayne know:  The cost is $13/bale.

You may get the discount by pre-PAYING. – PayPal or mail the check to Liz Batterson 24965 Alpine Ln.  Alfalfa OR 97701 BEFORE JULY 6. 

There will be a potluck dinner on Saturday AND Sunday at 6:30pm.  We have a pancake feed for breakfast planned for Sat and Sun.  It will be by donation. 

There will be a limited amount of weed free hay available and it is required by USFS.

Dogs on leashes.  (Particularly Friday-Sunday.  I’ll be a little more lenient before then.)

American Trail Gear will be on site.  Yea!!!

Bandit is part of the Oregon Trifecta Prize…any distance, any horse.  Ride Bandit, Santiam, and OR 100 and be entered to win an embroidered blanket and an entry to one of these same rides next year!

Registration here.