Tuesday, 15 January 2019

W: Sign up for the Tevis Educational Ride

Tevis Educational Ride: June 21-23 2019


-Base Camp is located at Chicken Hawk (Pieper Junction) the site of the mile 64 Tevis Vet Check. It is a beautiful shaded camping area about 7 miles (15 to 20 minute drive) past the Foresthill.

-No qualifying miles for Tevis will be awarded.

-The entry fee for the Tevis Educational Ride is $325 and covers two days of mentored riding, shuttle service, and all talks and demonstrations beginning Friday afternoon, and the Saturday barbecue. If you do not ride both days, $150 of your entry will be converted to a tax deductible donation to the WSTF.

-A different qualified horse can be ridden on Day 2. Please notify the ride office at check-in.

-Taylored Tack will award a $100 gift certificate to all riders who complete both days of the Tevis Ed Ride and go on to complete the Tevis Cup ride for the first time this year.

-Raffle: A Tevis entry once again is the grand prize! Stay tuned for details…

RULES: The event will follow the rules for the Tevis ride (teviscup.org) Juniors, riders under 18, can ride with a sponsor over 18 years of age. A mentor can serve as their sponsor if arrangements are made in advance of the event.

FITNESS REQUIREMENT (Horse): Between January 1, 2018 and June 17, 2019 your horse must complete 50 miles of AERC Limited Distance or Endurance miles or a similar sanctioning organization. Horse and rider fitness is a must!

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations received before June 10th (and horses pulled at vet-in) receive a full refund minus a $30 administrative fee. No refunds for withdrawals after June 10, 2019 or for no shows.

Base Camp is located at the beautiful, forested Chicken Hawk Camping and Staging area (aka Pieper Junction) located 7 miles beyond the Foresthill Vet Check. Camp is a 15 - 20 minute drive from Foresthill and located 1/2 mi off Michigan Bluff Rd. The turn off to camp will be well marked. Horse water and restrooms will be provided. Camp sites are level and shaded but limited in number. We are working with the USFS to increase capacity. Please share your rig/campsite with another rider if at all possible. The Tevis Cup OFFICIAL Education Ride Facebook Page promises to be a good resource to find a campsite partner. Please note: You are not required to have a campsite partner when you enter.

Camp Check-In and Pre Ride VET-In If arranged in advance, base camp will open for early arrivals beginning Thursday. Note: Horse water won't be available until Friday. Riders may stay over until Monday if arranged in advance. The ride office opens at noon on Friday. Preride Vet in begins around 3 pm.

FOOD: Guerrilla Catering will have food for purchase from noon on Friday until 7 pm. Saturday evening enjoy a yummy tri-tip barbecue that is included in your entry. Extra dinners can be purchased in advance for $15-.

Mentors: Experienced Tevis finishers will guide you over the Tevis trail and answer you questions in camp and on trail. Our goal is two or three riders/ mentor. We will make every effort to accommodate fitness and experience levels. You will be paired with your mentor on Friday afternoon.

Speakers and Seminars: Speakers and seminars will begin on Friday afternoon at approximately 2 pm. The schedule of speakers will be announced at a later date.


Riders will be shuttled to the start Day 1 and shuttled back to base camp on Day 2. Vet Checks will simulate Tevis Vet Checks

Day 1: Robinson Flat to Chicken Hawk Base Camp, 28 miles. Highlights include THE canyons, Swinging Bridge and the climb into Devil's Thumb. There is a vet check at Last Chance and Deadwood.

Day 2: Chicken Hawk Base Camp to the Lower Driver's Flat parking lot, 24 miles. Riders will see in the daylight what many only ride after dark. A rest stop is planned at Francisco's with water and snacks for riders and horses. A full Vet Check takes place at the Lower Drivers Flat parking lot - end of ride.

Ride entry is available here:

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

NW: Northwest Diamond Run Challenge

Creek to Capitol Peak is excited to partner up with 3 other AERC rides this year, Midnight Rider, Crazy Daze, and Prater Mountain, for a Northwest Diamond Run Challenge. There are great prizes planned for the top 3 rider-horse teams, so stay tuned for rules! Get out and ride!

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NW: Endurance 101 Clinic

March 1-3 2019
Rusty Bar Ranch
29515 - 56th Ave So, Roy, Washington 98580

Hosted by Nicole Miller and Jala Neufeld

An event geared to help answer questions for those new to endurance riding! Saturday there are planned seminars regarding hoof care, conditioning, nutrition, trot outs, equine body work, and saddle fitting led by experts in these fields. Sunday involves a “mock” ride complete with a vet check to get an idea of what a real ride is like.

For more information see:

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Oregon: Trail and Distance Riding workshop

Come share the trails for our 4th or 5th year of this fun spring opener on March 16-17, west of Homedale, Idaho.

Outdoors, dress warm, we ride, we talk, we learn and we eat :) Bring everything you need. Camp or not camp, ride or not ride, your choice.

In addition to distance and trail riding subjects, Jessica Heinrick DVM will talk to us about equine dental care, you can even schedule getting a horse done.

We'll discuss a bit on self defense on the trail, maybe have a demo, I'm working on that. Send me your requests.

You'll learn what to expect at an endurance or competitive ride, trail markings and much more.

Price TBD but it'll be between 50 and $80. Goody bags and fun stuff. Lots of riding and potluck too. More info to come!


California: Introduction to Endurance Clinic

Reminder- the second Harvey Bear introduction to endurance clinic. May 18th and 19th, 2019, Harvey Bear park in San Martin, Ca. (just south of San Jose) This year Sponsored by the Quicksilver Endurance Riders.

Come attend our second two day clinic for people who are interested in learning about Endurance riding, as well as for beginners who have some Endurance experience but would like to learn more. Bring a horse or just yourself. 6 hours of lecture, Truck and Trailer sessions, Pot luck ride dinner, ride meeting, camp overnight, and on Sunday- two fun rides- 7 and 15 miles, with real vet checks, awards, and experienced Endurance riders as trial guides. When you leave on Sunday you will know all you need to know to enter your first ride, or be better prepared to continue your Endurance career! It is literally an endurance ride for first timers that any horse that can walk 7 miles can do. Helmets are required by all participants, and the ride pace is controlled.

Don't miss the Trailer backing clinic on saturday morning taught by Gretchen Montgomery. Learn how to back up your trailer by someone other than a spouse or significant other. It was a hit last year!

Confirmed speakers for this year so far: Head Vet Susan McCartney, 3 time World Endurance world Champion Becky Hart.

For more information and an entry please visit https://nwarhol.wixsite.com/clinic

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

SE: 2019 Alabama Yellowhammer Entries Available

Alabama Yellowhammer Pioneer Ride entries are now available online at www.SERAOnLine.org -> SERA Online Ride Entry.

The "paper" form is available at AERC.org.

The Yellowhammer ride will accept Credit Card payments through the online entry.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

PS: 2019 Fire Mountain

The 40th Anniversary of the Fire Mt ride is scheduled for January 12, 2019. This is a desert trail, located on the eastern side of the lower Sierras near Hwy 395 and Hwy 14 jct. Come and join us for a big celebration this year. Great grub, catered bbq dinner. 

You can ride 30, 50 or 65 miles. We are also having an intro/trail ride. The trails are mostly single track and jeep roads, winding up and into the rocky hills. All holds are back in base camp. This is not a rocky course. Get $20 off if you register by the 5th of Jan. Hope to see you!

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