Monday 25 April 2011

SW: Lead, Follow or Get Out of My Way! - Arizona

Lead, Follow or Get out of My Way!

Join us at McDowell Mtn. Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona
Saturday, November 19, 2011
AERC/AHA Sanctioned Ride 30, 50 & 75
Also offering a 12 mile Fun ride

Ride Manager: Jodie Dukerich-602-579-0130 - e-mail:
Ride Secretary: Lancette Koerner-480-650-3124 - e-mail:
Trail Master: Stephanie Palmer-DuRoss-602-770-5534 e-mail:

Head Vet: Rick Poteste DVM

Entry Fee & deadline: Entries received by Thursday, November 10, 2011 will receive a $10.00 discount. Make sure you get your entry in on time to insure your T-shirt size. A full refund of entry fee will be given to any applicant entered in an event provided that applicant has not started in the event. Once the applicant starts in the event, the entry fee is not refundable. No refunds will be issued the day after the ride. Ride Manager must be notified of cancellation by the start of the ride or no refund will be issued.

Trails: Trail is in moderate condition. There are rocks, sandy washes, and abundance of cactus. It is a single track trail,
Also it is a shared trail with hikers and bicyclists.

Campsite: Primitive camping, horse water and port a potties. Horse water available for hauling.Pick up your manure, shavings and hay from your campsite. Dumpsters are available on site. Your campsite must be spotless.

Location: The park is located at 16300 N McDowell Mountain Park Dr. Fountain Hills, Az. 85250.

Park Fee: The daily park fee is $6.00 or $10.00 for overnight camping.

Intro Riders: The 30 mile intro ride offers an opportunity for new comers to see what endurance is all about. There is 7 hours and 15 minutes for completion (your horse’s heart rate must meet criteria of 60 beats per minute)

Junior Riders: All junior riders must wear protective head gear at all times while on an equine and ride with adult sponsor. Those juniors who qualify to ride without a sponsor must have appropriate paperwork from AERC.
Junior riders will receive a $10.00 discount for this ride.

Rules and Regulations: This ride will be conducted in accordance with AERC:

Meals: Friday Night dinner during ride meeting.

Awards: A completion t-shirt will be given to each competitor.

Dogs: All dogs must be on a leash at all times. Please pick up after your dog.

Weather: The weather for this time of month averages between 70 degrees and 90 degrees.

Entries can be mailed to: 16219 N 12th St. Phoenix, Az. 85022
Or faxed to 602-368-9060

Tentative Ride Schedule: Please check AERC website for schedule changes and updates.
Friday, November 18
1:00pm: Pre-Registration
2:00pm-4:00pm: Vet check-in
5:00pm: Ride Meeting

Tentative Ride Times
Saturday, November 19
5:00am: 75 mile start
5:30am: 50 mile start
6:00am: 25 mile start
6:30am: 12 mile trail ride start
Awards will be presented 1 hour after each distance has completed.

For a ride entry form, click here.

For a Volunteer form, click here.

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