Sunday, 7 April 2019

W: American River Classic

Ok...We have done everything to save this ride on April 20, 2019 for YOU. Now it is up to YOU to save the ride. State parks is tryng to shut us down and all equestrian events out of our parks. The more entries the better so we can show them (the parks) how strong this horse community is and how strong we feel about using and protecting our trails. If we don't get your entry we will be FORCED to cancle the ride and maybe forever. So to show the parks how important it is for equestrians to use the park system YOU need to get your entries IN.

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Monday, 1 April 2019

NE: Old Dominion No Frills: We are on!

OLD DOMINION NO FRILLS : April 19th and 20th WE ARE ON!!!!

Early bird discount deadline: 4/8/19

Get your entries in... Despite severe trail damage and downed trees everywhere......We are ready......

THANKS to the hard work of a FEW people, the massive damage to base camp, and trails is mostly cleared (We will finish the last section of trail this week) We will recognize all that helped at the ride....We owe them a HUGE THANKS!! The last 1 1/2 miles took 9 1/2 hours to clear.

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Saturday, 30 March 2019

W: Torre Creek Pioneer

Torrey Creek Endurance ride is a 3 day 155 mile pioneer ride being held on Memorial Day weekend, May 24th - 26th 2019 in Eureka, Nevada. Ride camp will be at the fairgrounds. Some gravel roads lead to the Diamond mountain range with a mix of single track, cow and mustang, ranch and ATV trails. Mostly good footing (even on the ranch and ATV roads) with very few technical sections. 375,000 acres is available to us for this new venue. May is a great month there for prolific wildflowers and ample grass on the trail. One grove of aspen are loaded with pictures in the trees by the Peruvian sheep herders dating back to the mid-1900's. Juniper and pinyon pines lead to long climbs that can be deceptive in elevation gain but promise breathtaking views of Eureka from the top. Base camp is at 6,500 feet elevation with the course reaching climbs of almost 10,000 feet.

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

W: Cuyama I and II Venue and Date Changes

Once again the weather is creating a problem for us. Due to the tremendous amount of moisture in the country west of Cottonwood we have made a final decision that hopefully will impact the fewest people and allow us to have a great ride at Cuyama at the time of a great wildflower bloom. We will do exactly what we did in 2018. We will hold Cuyama I on the original date of March 22-24 at Laurel Mtn. We will hold Cuyama II on the date of the Lost Padres Ride, which is April 5-7. Cuyama I will take place regardless of the weather forecast, as the desert terrain only gets better with increased moisture. The desert is starting to bloom and there should be plentiful flowers throughout the ride.

Cuyama II should be a great wildflower year and the weather by the first part of April should be perfect. I know some of you will be disappointed with our decision but we have no control over the weather.

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019

NW: Endurance 101 Clinic in Roy, Washington

The Rusty Bar Ranch in Roy, Washington, will host an Endurance 101 Clinic on March 1-3, 2019. Are you curious about what endurance riding is all about or nervous about taking that first step? Have you been to an event but still want to learn more?

Guest speakers are Celena Pentrack Dr Mike Witt, DVM; Ann Szolas; and Alex Lewis. Topics include equine foot anatomy, nutrition/conditioning, learning to pulse, proper trot outs, saddle fit, massage techniques you can take home, and "SHEENA" the total riding simulator.

Cost is $100 per person/horse for all weekend, $20 per night for stalls, $75 for the Mock Ride (Sunday only), or $35 audit per day.

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Friday, 22 February 2019

Ride the John Wayne Pioneer Trail

John Wayne Pioneer Wagons & Riders invites you to join us in our efforts to the ongoing dedication of preserving and promoting the “Palouse to Cascades Trail” (formerly the John Wayne/Iron Horse Trail).

We invite horse back riders, wagons, carts, bikers, hikers, and walkers to come along and join us on the “Ride of a Lifetime” every spring for our annual “Cross State Ride”!

Do you think you are tough enough?

If you have participated on the Cross State Ride for a few days, as a white scarf recipient, as a teamster or a wagon passenger, a horse (or mule) back rider, bicyclist, a walker, if it’s your 1st Cross State Ride or your 37th, whether in the past, present, or in the future the club salutes you! YOU are the reason we have been able to continue to preserve our opportunity for public access to this very unique, absolutely phenomenal trail spanning across the State of Washington!

THANK YOU to each and every person who has contributed to showing how important it is to keep access to the entirety of this State Park Trail intact for future generations to come!

The John Wayne Wagons and Riders Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the Palouse to Cascades formely The John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Washington State.

The Palouse to Cascades trail (formerly the John Wayne trail) follows the route of the former Milwaukee Railroad, running east-west across the state. The trail is over 200 miles long and provides a unique opportunity for recreation.

Our Association is made up primarily of horseback riders and teamsters, but we welcome walkers and cyclists. We sponsor a two week trip across Washington each spring.

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Sunday, 17 February 2019

W: Endurance 101 Clinic in Reno

Endurance 101 Clinic in Reno, Nevada, on March 3
11 AM-3 PM at the Spanish Springs library

An indoor/unmounted clinic to introduce you to endurance riding
Topics include feeding, condition, getting ready, what to expect, and much more