Saturday 15 December 2012

SW: Lead Follow Or Get Out Of My Way

Lead Follow Or Get Out Of My Way ride @ Bumble Bee Ranch in AZ is only 3 weeks away on Jan 5th 2013.

Bumble Bee Ranch is located approximately 50 miles north of Phoenix, 100 miles south of Flagstaff. Avoid a $15.00 late fee and register by Dec 28. We have to limit the ride to 99 riders for permits no exceptions. If the ride is full we will have to turn you away. Make sure you get your entries in. Bumble Bee ranch provides restrooms and showers included with your ranch entry fee $7.00 per vehicle per day or $10.00 per vehicle per night. The ranch offers a variety of horse pens, stalls rentals, and RV hookups for pricing and availability contact Kelly at (623) 374-0002. We will provide for riders a spaghetti dinner under the pavilion Friday night. The ranch also offers breakfast, lunch and dinners that can be purchased in advance by contacting Kelly at (623) 374-0002. This is a amazing location with wonderful amenities and stunning desert trails. Please join us for this inaugural ride.

For entry and flyer go to

For all the up to date information like us at

Bumble Bee Ranch was one of the original stage coach stops from the 1800’s. The ranch is a western working/recreational ranch located at the bottom of the Bradshaw Mountains, boasting over 74,000 acres of Sonoran Desert. The ranch provides outdoor recreational activities for any family or organized groups. The ranch will bring you back in time when cowboys, cattle, horses and stage coaches were our only means of survival and transportation in the old west. For more information visit their website

Saturday 8 December 2012

SW: Desert Storm Endurance Ride

January 11-12-13 AERC and FEI

3 Days of 50′s & LD’s / CEI1* each day

Alamogordo (Orogrande,) NM

AERC Pioneer Ride 50/55/50 & 25/30/25

There will be separate vets and vetting areas for AERC riders and FEI riders. The trail is fast, and flat, the footing varies between shallow sand and packed dirt.  The weather will be cool, it could obviously be windy.   Pack layers for you and your horse.

Mark your calendars and find out more on the website, please register early online.

Website: Desert Storm Endurance Ride

Questions? Contact:

Looking forward to see you all there!

if the above hyperlinks don't work then cut and paste the following into your top bar

Tuesday 13 November 2012

CT: Come Ride the Airport Trails with Greater Houston Horse Council!!

Ever been curious about the trails at the Bush Intercontinental Airport near Houston, Texas? Saturday November 17, 2012 Greater Houston Horse Council in cooperation with the Houston Airport System are sponsoring a membership drive trail ride and benefit ride for SIRE. The ride begins at 10 am and lunch will be served at 1 pm. Come on out & ride some new trails and support SIRE at the same time! A portion of each entry fee will be donated to the SIRE program. To find out more about SIRE go to
For new members the ride fee is $35.00
Renewing members fee is $25.00
Lunch is included. Trails are barefoot friendly. Bring your coggins papers. Come and enjoy miles of trails through senic pine forests and along the runways at IAH.
 Please RSVP to
or leave a message at 713-862-8316
The Board of Directors
Greater Houston Horse Council 

Wednesday 7 November 2012

MW: 2013 AHA Distance Nationals

The Arabian Horse Distance Riding Association will be hosting the 2013 Arabian Horse Association National Distance Championship!! All rides will be offered as "Open", for those of you who do not ride a registered Arab.

The Event will be held at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area, near Chandlerville, Illinois. JEPC has many great things to offer us!

The Championship 100 will be on Thursday, October 24; the Championship 50 will be on Saturday, Oct 26; the Championship 2-day Competitive ride will be Sun-Mon, October 27-28. During the 100, a 50 mile ride, an LD, and a comp ride will be offered; the 50 will also have LD and comp. There will be no endurance events during the Competitive Championship.

More details will be coming via facebook, email, and the website ( AHDRA also has a facebook site for those who are interested in joining. If I do not have your email, feel free to contact me through facebook. I can put you on my lists of update emails, though most information will be available on the website. However - please consider volunteering for a day!! Those updates will probably be via email.

AHDRA is an organization devoted to promoting the Arabian horse in events that it naturally excells in. Consider becoming a member! More information can be found on the website.

Monday 22 October 2012

NW: The Haunting

October 27-28, 2012
50 mi - 25 mi - 10 mi
Ride For Your Life

RIDE and TIE has been added 10 - 15 - 25 mi

You will never be the same once you ride Halloween on Horseback at Outback Station. You and your horse’s life will hang in the balance as you flee from crazed bunny rabbits only to find your self face to face with a ravenous man eating tree squirrel. The rest is to horrible to mention. Only the bravest horse and rider’s will challenge this  Endurance ride.

Yes there will be completion and costume awards.    Otherwise this is a no frills ride  

WHERE:   Central Oregon, drive 25 mi south of Bend on Hwy 97 to LaPine then 1 mi south of La Pine Turn onto Hwy 31 – go 25 mi- turn N. into drive.

TRAIL: 50 /55 mile loop of fabulous footing in beautiful pine country. Water every 8 miles or less.   

 CAMP:  Flat wide open field with people and horse water throughout camp. MAKE SURE YOU FILL HOLES YOUR HORSES DIG AND SPREAD ALL HAY AND MANURE !!   (our horses run in the field after every one is gone)     Something TASTY will be prepared for afternoon/dinner both days.

 ENTRY:  $75.00 all distances  Jr’s ride FREE.
VET: Jenn StrelKauskes         START: 8 am 50/55-9am 25/10

Rent a corral $10.00 per night.  Quality Oat…Oat/Barley… Alf/Grass…Grass $20.00 these are pretty big bales (up to 130#)— Straw  $10.per bale Corrals and Hay must be  paid for by Oct 13th  as we need to know how much to haul in. (NO REFUNDS)   send ck to Linda Tribby 76231 Hwy 31…LaPine, Or 97739

Ride manager------Dennis and Linda Tribby 1-541-576-2442

ENTRYS Call RIDE SECRETARY Anna Sampson 1-503-829-6002

Don’t forget to look at our beautiful Sport horses ½  and purebred Sweepstakes Arab’s Bred to perform.       

INFORMATION in this flyer is subject to change without notice.

Saturday 20 October 2012

SW: Top 10 Reasons to ride the Lead Follow or Get Out of My Way Ride!

Entries received by Nov 08, 2012 take $10.00 off entry fee.

Less than 1 month away.

Stephanie's top 10 reasons to ride the 75 @ Lead, Follow or Get Out of My Way!

McDowell Mt. Park, Fountain Hills Arizona, November 17, 2012.

10. Ride management needs at least 10 entries to offset extra time, cost and volunteers needed. 

9. Trail loops back to base camp for easy vet checks, making crews not necessary. 

8. Mobile phones work during 90% of the trail.

7. Trail is a true 75 miles. This way you will be able to accurately rate your horses performance for moving up to 100's.

6. McDowell Mt. Park has marked trails, with your map you should know where you are at all times. 

5. Safe, groomed trails for riding in the dark. 

4. Water stops every 8 – 10 miles.

3. If the unexpected happens there are vet hospitals within 45 min driving time. 

2. Point chasers this is the last ride of the season for the Southwest region and 75 points are calculated at 1.25 compared to a 50 which is calculated at 1. Example 1st place in a 50 is 150 points 1st place in a 75 is 281.25.

1. Just because you can!! Come on, get out and ride, really ride!!

If you don't want to ride the 75 keep in mind we have the 50, 30 and 12 mile fun ride available also.

For flyer and entry go to  Any questions feel free to contact Jodie Dukerich, or Lancette Koerner, or me at

We are so fortunate to have photographer Susan Kordish to take photos at the ride. Many of you have seen her work as covers in Endurance News. Susan has been published in Endurance News, the Horse, as well as many other horse publications. Susan's photos can be viewed and purchased at her email is

Once again with our sponsors Renegade Hoof Boots “The World’s Highest Performing Hoof Boots, Made in the USA “we will be having a boot Raffle. Tickets will be available for purchase for $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. A Renegade Hoof Boot representative will be available for questions Friday afternoon.  For more information about Renegade Hoof Boots go to


Stephanie Palmer-DuRoss


Wednesday 10 October 2012

CT: Jo Tate Fall Paradise Endurance Ride is moving

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Jo Tate Fall Paradise Endurance Ride, normally held near Cassville, Missouri is Moving (temporarily) to Lake Carl Blackwell, near Stillwater, Oklahoma.

For more info: or

Thursday 4 October 2012

NW: Exciting new Ride and Tie added for 10/27/12: The Haunting, LaPine, OR

Dennis and Linda Tribby, the directors of The Haunting Endurance Ride have agreed to hold a Ride and Tie.  

The date for the R&T is October 27, 2012, and the race is held near LaPine, Oregon, located just south of Bend.  

Check the AERC website for more details at:

Wednesday 19 September 2012

CT: Jo Tate Fall Paradise

Jo Tate Fall Paradise
Oct. 20th
Lake Carl Blackwell, Stillwater, Oklahoma

The Jo Tate Fall Paradise has changed location this year and will be at Lake Carl Blackwell. I've been scrambling to find a spot to have this ride since it was already sanctioned and no one else could have that weekend at this late date. With help from Susan Young and others we have come up with some trails that are established and would welcome our event there. Attached are the ride flyers and an entry form. Thank you for your patience with this. I will welcome any help as I am new to this area. Please spread the word, forward this to anyone who may not be on any of the group mailings and be sure to RSVP. or
Jodi Hess-Schlup    417 850-9589

Saturday 15 September 2012

MT: Outland and Virgin, Bryce Canyon XP

Outlaw and VirginSeptember 15, 16, 17, 2012.  155 miles.  This ride is shaping up to be one of the most scenic and on some of the more unique and beautiful trails anywhere in the country!  The first two days are loop rides back to camp and the third day will be a point to point finishing at the location of the Bryce XP camp (which starts three days later).  We have found some great new singletrack trail that will be used to replace the Blue Fly loop..   Here are a few pre-ride trail marking photos.  More will be added as this is just a sampling of the multi-colored variety of trails in this area:

Bryce Canyon XP, The Randy Coleman Memorial Ride.  September 21-25, 2012.  250 miles.  The trail is in great shape this year and will be made even more colorful by the addition of fall colors since the ride is taking place three weeks later!   Here are a few pre-ride trail marking photos:

Both rides will include lunches for the riders (sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, candy bars, drinks).  Dinners will be available for an additional fee.  Hope you can make it, you'll be glad you did!   Happy trails,

karen at

Friday 14 September 2012

SW: Lead Follow or Get Out of My Way 2 months away!


Lead Follow or Get Out of My Way ride November 17, 2012 at McDowell Park in Fountain Hills, AZ is only 2 months away! 

We are once again having a AERC and AHA sanctioned 30, 50 & 75 mile ride as well as a 12 mile fun ride. We are limiting the ride to the first 100 riders/entries so make sure to get your entry in and also get $10.00 off your entry if received by November 8th. All juniors receive $10.00 off. Please pre register. 

Come join us for a beautiful and scenic desert ride with views of Fountain Hills, AZ. Enjoy mostly groomed trails with some rock and sandy washes. This is the last ride of the season for the Southwest Region. 

Any questions feel free to contact Jodie Dukerich, or Lancette Koerner, or me at


Stephanie Palmer-DuRoss

Wednesday 5 September 2012

NW: Owyhee Canyonlands Pioneer I, II, III, IV, V - 10th Anniversary

We're gearing up for the 2012 Owyhee Canyonlands ride!

September 25-29 near Oreana, Idaho.

Info and online pre-registration can be found at

(please pre-register if you hope to come, it helps us plan!)

Ride veterinarians are Robert Washington DVM (head vet), Mike Foss DVM and David Hayes DVM.

We'll have 5 days of riding, 5 days of historic trails and ranches and wild Owyhee country to ride in.
September 25 - 29 (Tuesday - Saturday)

Day 1 - Spivey Ranch. *50 miles only. we've been invited to ride through the Spivey Ranch - an isolated, off-the-grid, 300+ acre ranch along a section of Castle Creek just above the canyons. The ranch will supply hot dogs and refreshments during your one hour hold, and give us access to the trail following the Castle Creek drainage to Crazy Woman Mine.

Day 2 - Hart Creek. 25 and 50 miles. One loop will go south to the Hart Creek canyon - rocky but beautiful. One loop will go north into the Birds of Prey Conservation area - good footing, cow trails, jeep roads and sand washes.

Day 3 - Joyce Ranch. 25 and 50 miles. Ride north along single track and jeep roads, some sand wash. Cross Hwy 78 for a one hour hold then drop down and ride through the historic Joyce Ranch (founded in 1860) and into Sinker Creek Canyon. Follow single track and jeep roads back to camp.

Day 4 - Wildhorse Butte. 25 and 50 miles. Ride north into the Birds of Prey Conservation area. Excellent footing, single track, jeep roads and sand washes. Ride to the Snake River and around Wildhorse Butte. One hour hold at Rye Patch.

Day 5 - Sinker Canyon. 30 and 50 miles. A spectacular trail following Sinker Creek as it winds north, through steep canyon walls and cottonwood trees. After a one hour hold 30 milers return to camp, 50 milers ride up to the juniper foothills of upper Bates Creek, then return to camp above Picket Creek Canyon.

Saturday night we'll have a party and have overall awards. Plus special awards and recognition for the riders and horses that have been riding the Owyhee Canyonlands trails for many years and thousands of miles!!

Food will be provided by Wynne Teeter (healthy home-cooked family meals), her mom Diane, and Melissa Hendricks (a cook from the Olive Garden). Joel Teeter is making a special batch of home-brew beer from the hops we grew in the garden. It's gonna be great!

Breakfasts (including New Orleans style beignets) will be available a la carte, or complete continental breakfasts. And ESPRESSO! $6.

Lunches available - sandwiches on home-made bread, burgers and fries if you must. **We can pack a lunch for you to have at the vet checks if you want. $7.
Ride management will provide hotdog lunches Tuesday and Saturday.

Dinners - check out the menu on the ride page! Dinners free for riders the day you ride, $9 for purchase. Free for staff and volunteers.

This might be our last Canyonlands (we're still working on holding it late in October next year, pending) - but come on out and enjoy our last September Canyonlands party!


W: Ride Bear I & II 25/50

Ride Bear I & II 25/50 on September 22-23 near Gilroy, California, at Coyote Lake - Harvey Bear Ranch County Park.

Come join us at this really nice AERC Sanctioned ride in the foothills of the greater San Francisco Bay area.
Super great food, some new trail, and beleive me it was gorgeous the last time i did it. and the people are super nice. And did I mention super yummy food? - AERC page - youtube video of the trail.

Entry/flyer is here:
the ride manager just emailed me : ... our food is fantastic, typically home made barbecue (pork and beef), unbelievable rice dish, we finish it all at home and bring down just in time for eating AND what most people don't know is we include a fabulous pot of chili, that the carnivores have no idea until we announce it for the vegetarians that it's not 'real meat'!  I haven't even mentioned desert (last year was home made strawberry shortcakes, everything from scratch, including the cream for the whipped topping).   (Jeez Im goin just for that)

Sunday 2 September 2012

W: Red Rock Rumble

30/50 Mile Endurance Ride
Hosted by the Nevada All-State Trail Riders
October 6, 2012

Come out and enjoy this beautiful location!

WELCOME RIDERS to the inaugural Red Rock Rumble 50 and 30 mile endurance ride. This area will be familiar to many folks who have enjoyed Red Rock rides in the past; however, we are using different areas as well. So while it will be familiar it will also be new. Through the generosity of several local ranchers, we will have lots of water available throughout the ride. It is the consideration of another local land owner that we were able to get you in to some really great areas. This is a wonderful time of year to see the deer, antelope and wild horse herds. There can be some grass along the trail depending on rainfall.

CAMP: The camp is bare bones. There is horse water available, but for the most part you need to plan on bringing what you need. There will be no camp fires allowed. Parking is very limited so if you can trailer-pool then please do so and plan on parking conservatively.

DIRECTIONS: Ride camp is located off Red Rock Road, just a little north of Reno. Take the Red Rock Exit off US Hwy 395 and head east 15 miles. There will be ribbons and signs telling you where to turn right onto a dirt road. Follow the dirt road about a mile to camp. This is a single lane road and will be entrance only on Friday/Saturday am and exit only on Saturday pm/Sunday.

THE RIDES: There will be a 50 mile and 30 mile ride. The lunch stop for the 30s will be an out hold. Light snacks and beverages will be available as well as water and hay for horses. The 50’s will have a short hold in the same area. 

Lunch stop for the 50’s will be in camp with light refreshment offered. The 50 mile ride consists of a 30 mile loop and a 20 mile loop. The 30 mile ride consists of a single loop trail with a hold at the 15 mile point. The trail is almost entirely sandy jeep roads and sandy single track, there are hardly any rocks. You will pass through a meadow (or maybe 2) that can be wet depending on the weather and there is usually a bit of trail grass along the way as well. There are no significant water crossings but if we have a wet fall there can be very small (i.e. less than 12 inch wide and 3 inch deep) creeks.

MEALS: We will have a wonderful dinner on Saturday night. Each rider will get one meal ticket included with their entry. Additional tickets are available at $10 each. The dinner meal will be provided by Boy Scout Troop 500 of Reno Nevada. This is fundraiser for them as they are trying to earn money to attend a high adventure camp next summer. The scouts will be in camp and at the vet checks all day to help you out in any way they can. This scout troop has a focus on outdoor activities and does  community service in this area. Several of them are planning Eagle Scout projects that will assist the BLM with maintenance efforts in the area of this ride.

SANCTIONING / RULES: Both rides are sanctioned by AERC. The 50 mile ride is sanctioned as an AHA local ride.

All NASTR/AERC and AHA rules apply

CONTROL JUDGES: Head Control Judge is Susan McCartney, DVM, assisted by Karen Hassan, DVM

PRE-VET CHECK will be held Friday 4pm-7pm. All horses must be vetted and numbered before starting the ride.

PRE-RIDE MEETING will be Friday at 7 pm

START TIMES: 6:00 a.m. for the 50 mile ride ~ 7:00 a.m. for the 30 mile ride.

AWARDS: Completion awards will be given to all finishers of both rides. First Place and Best Condition, Top 10, first in each weight division and first Junior will be awarded for the 50. Horse of Excellence will be awarded for the 30 mile.

Enter early and receive a $10.00 discount

Contact information: Tami Rougeau (Ride Manager) ~ (775) 250-1042
Gina Hall (Ride Secretary) ~ (775) 849-0839

For an entry form, click here.

Wednesday 29 August 2012

MT: Barefoot Hoof Clinic

I am putting together a Barefoot Hoof Clinic open to all who are interested.

When: October 27th and 28th, 2012 (with more days added if needed)

Where: Indoors at Willow Bend Farm in Turah, MT - 12 miles east of Missoula, Montana

How: Please read more about the topics that we will cover at

I need your input to determine the level of interest and the number of participants we can have at each session. This isn't a commitment of attendance at this time; just a way to judge how many days we will need to schedule. Please indicate your level of interest on the Registration page at

If you have questions, please email me at Looking forward to seeing you there! Feel free to forward this email on to other horsey people in all disciplines... thanks for spreading the word!

Jen Knoetgen

SW: Lead Follow or Get Out of My Way

Lead, Follow or Get out of My Way
@ McDowell Mtn. Park Ride

Saturday, November 17, 2012
AERC and AHA Sanctioned Ride 30, 50 & 75
Also offering a 12 mile Fun ride
The ride will be limited to the first 100 riders/entries.

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: The ride will be limited to the first 100 riders/entries. Entries and payments received by Thursday, November 8th, 2012 will receive a $10.00 discount. 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. Ride Manager must be notified of cancellation by the start of the ride or no refund will be issued. Please allow 7-10 business days after the ride for a refund to be returned.


Trails: Trail is in moderate condition. There are rocks, sandy washes, and an abundance of cactus. It is a single track trail,

Also it is a shared trail with hikers and bicyclists. Hoof protection is recommended for the trail.

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. To ensure adequate parking space for other rigs, please use parking space wisely.

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

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 allowed 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 an 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:

Ride Photographer: Susan Kordish

We are very fortunate to have local Equine Photographer Susan Kordish to photograph our ride this year. She has been a photographer for 20 years. Through the years she has learned to “see” through the lens and transform her images into the work of art they become. Susan does freelance work for a number of equine magazines and submits images to other magazines and online competitions. She also participates in juried gallery shows here in Arizona and shoots equestrian events. Susan has had two Endurance News covers since 2011. Susan’s ride photos can be viewed and purchased at her email is Susan Kordish PO Box 204 Skull Valley, AZ 86338.

12 Mile Fun Ride:

The 12 mile ride must be completed in 5 hours elapsed time.
Riders under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a competent adult.

Meals: A lunch will be provided for all of the riders. Additional lunches will be available for crew at $5.00.

Awards: A completion award will be given to each participant.

Dogs: All dogs must be on a leash at all times. Please pick up after your dog. NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THE TRAIL.

Weather: The weather for this time of month averages between 70 degrees and 90 degrees.
Sunrise: 7:03am Sunset: 5:24pm

Entries can be mailed to: Jodie Dukerich 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 16

1:00pm: Pre-Registration
2:00pm-5:00pm: Vet check-in
5:00pm: Ride Meeting & Trail Briefing
There will be important information for riders to know prior to the ride on Saturday. If you can’t make the ride meeting please contact the ride Manager Jodie Dukerich at 602-579-0130 or Lancette Koerner at 480-650-3124.
New rider briefing will be immediately following the ride meeting with Jenny Powers as the speaker.

New Rider Briefing

Experienced local Endurance rider, Jenny Powers, will provide additional information and be available for questions immediately following the ride meeting Friday evening. Jenny Powers has been competing in Endurance since 1989. If you are new to the sport, please plan on attending this meeting especially designed for riders new to the sport of Endurance

New Rider Follow up meeting

Experienced local Endurance rider, Bill Bohannan, will be available at 6:00 pm on Saturday for a question and answer session as a follow up to the New Rider Briefing. Bill Bohannan has been competing in Endurance since 1985. For those riders who have questions after completing their ride this is sure to be very informative.
Dessert/ Social hour –Come join us for some of Jodie’s homemade desserts 6 PM Saturday.
Tentative Ride Times

Saturday, November 17

6:00am: 75 mile start
6:30am: 50 mile start
7:00am: 30 mile start
8:00am: 12 mile fun ride start
Results will be posted 1 hour after each distance is completed.


From East-Take highway AZ-87 to E. Shea Blvd, left onto E. Shea Blvd to N. Fountain Hills Blvd, go right, continue onto E. McDowell Mountain Rd (8 miles).
From North-Take I-17 to AZ-101 go East, turn left onto E. Shea Blvd, continue to N. Fountain Hills Blvd, go left, continue E. McDowell Mountain Rd (8 miles).
From South-Take AZ-202, to AZ-101 N. to Shea Blvd, go right onto E. Shea Blvd,
to N. Fountain Hills Blvd, go left, continue to E. McDowell Mountain Rd (8 miles).
Once again with our sponsors Renegade Hoof Boots “The World’s Highest Performing Hoof Boots, Made in the USA “we will be having a boot Raffle. Tickets will be available for purchase for $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. A Renegade Hoof Boot representative will be available for questions Friday afternoon. For more information about Renegade Hoof Boots go to

Entry form click here
Release form click here

MT: Moab Canyons Endurance Ride

Moab Canyons Endurance Ride Oct 25 - 27, 2012

“Lone Ranger” with Johnny Depp as Tonto, and Armie Hammer as the ‘masked man’

“After Earth”, a sci-fi with Will Smith and son, Jaden Smith

What do Johnny Depp and Will Smith have in common?
They’ve both been in Moab filming their upcoming movies.

So, if it’s scenic enough for them, it’s good enough for endurance riders 
Oct 25-27, 2012
near Moab, Utah

Get details on the website:
AND Facebook page -   Moab Canyons Endurance Ride
If you've been to Moab in the past, you can just skip this email and we'll see you soon.  Just remember to register. Thanks
for the support!!!!!
If you have already signed up, THANKS, we'll see you soon!  If not, check out the details below. Sign up so we can have plenty for everyone.  Registration is easy:
Online at
Fill out attached PDF Registration form and scan, snailmail or fax  435-259-6378.  Word doc Registration can be emailed back.
We've found more new trails and it'll be better than ever.  The Trails are horse friendly, well marked with lots of water.  They are 2 track and single track over dirt, sandstone and sand.  Every day is a new day with trails meandering in and out of redrock canyons. Take a look on the website for pictures.
We're flexible:
You can ride whatever days you want.
Change your horse day to day, even the morning of the ride.
Change between the 50 and 25 mile rides.
Pay when you arrive.
1.  Helpful staff, well organized, ‘glad to see you’ kind of camp.
2.  Completion prizes are always great with some new cool stuff.  There's a
Pioneer Prize for 3-day horse & rider.
3.  Griffins Tack will be set up for your buying needs.  Website is You can preorder.
4.  Horses Dacor will also be set up as they were last year.  Their website
is Preordering helps with service and having exactly what you want.
5.  Lunches are served every day and are included in registration.
6.  You can arrive at camp as early as you want and stay as long as you want.  Horse water and porti-pottis will be set up Tuesday morning - Sunday.
7.  Driving directions are on attachment and website.
NOTE:  You’ll be riding some of the movie trails.
Let me know if you need additional information,
Sheri Griffith
Ride Manager
Moab Canyons Endurance Ride
Moab, UT – Southeast Utah –
AERC Pioneer Ride
Ph 435-259-6162   Fax: 435-259-6378
2740 Old City Park Rd, Moab UT 84532

Thursday 26 July 2012

NW: Owyhee Hallowed Weenies Basecamp Moved

We've lost some trail access for the October 27-28 Owyhee Hallowed Weenies near Oreana, Idaho out of Regina's place (to Birch Ck Canyon) so we're going to do the ride out of the Teeter base camp.

The 30/55/75 on Saturday will leave from Teeters, have out vet-checks at Regina's place, and return to Teeters for the finish. Ride the rim trail above the badlands in Birds of Prey, and loop around Wildhorse Butte.

***!!! Start times might change from those listed on the website once we figure out the logistics. Stay tuned.

Sunday 25/50 will loop out of Teeter Ranch - maybe over to Sinker Canyon, or Booby Rock - we'll figure that out after Canyonlands. But it won't be too tough.

Friday 20 July 2012

NW: Pacific Crest Endurance Ride

Dear Endurance Riders,
     The Rogue Riders Club of Southern Oregon is sponsoring the scenic Pacific Crest Endurance Ride scheduled for August 25, 2012 near Ashland, Oregon.
     The Rogue Riders are going out of their way this year to make this a very special event forEndurance riders and their horses. If at all possible, please add the Pacific Crest ride to your event calendar this year.
     30 & 50 Mile Sanctioned Rides
     10 Mile Fun Ride ( No time limit for completion award for Fun Ride competitors).
     Lily Glen, scenic & easy access ride camp located right off Dead Indian Memorial Rd.
     Your horse will smile; Lots of grass
     Scenic trails
    Top Ten, Mid Pack and Tail End Awards for the 30 and 50 mile events.
   Completion awards for everyone!
   For further details check out the AERC website calendar, PNER website calendar or contact Ride Manager;
   Diana Aldridge at: (541) 899-8351 or Email:
Additional Award: Pacific Crest Ride Photos Shoot Sunday morning of you and your horse for Top Ten finishers, Mid Pack finishers, Tail End Competitors, and last but not least, Junior competitors. Note: This special award is in addition to the regular Ride photos that will be taken of everyone.

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CT: Camp Prague

July 18 2012

Camp Prague, the final ride of the Summer Camp Series, is quickly approaching, at Prague Lake in Prague, Oklahoma. July 21 will be warm but the humidity will be lower.  Please let me know if you are coming and what distance you will be riding (30 or 50 miles). 

Each camp site has a faucet so bring your water hose.  There will be tubs from which to sponge near the vet check and you are encouraged to bring additional tubs and sponges to set out at the VC.  You may also set up a canopy in or around the VC area.  It’s really nice in the shade!

There will be hot dogs before awards this time!!!  Health issues caused our “best laid plans” to be canceled so this time we WILL have hot dogs!  Bring the beverage of your choice.  Awards will be in the covered pavilion. 

Link and I will haul water and tubs to points on trail.  There will be water about every 2 miles. 

We are looking forward to seeing you at Camp Prague next weekend.  If you have any questions or just need to let us know you are coming, please e-mail me at or call 918-685-0072. 

Thank you to all who have supported the Summer Camp Ride Series!  So far you have donated $500 to the Oklahoma Service Dogs’ therapeutic program that provides highly trained service dogs to disabled American Veterans with PTSD.  With your support, we will also have a nice donation to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation’s Breast Cancer fund.

Happy and Healthy Riding!
Link Mock and Susan Young, Ride Managers

Tuesday 17 July 2012

W: Tahoe Rim Ride

August 25 2012

We still have openings for the Tahoe Rim Ride on August 25 2012 available at this time, however we ARE limiting the ride to 30 trailers total, so find a buddy and rideshare!  You'll both get $10 off your entry if you share a rig.  This is really going to be an incredibly beautiful ride.  The views are amazing in the Lake Tahoe Backcountry and we've done our best to ensure the ride has some of the best there are to offer.  The majority of the trail is single-track, with a few technical sections to negotiate and some dirt roads just to mix it up a bit.  There's plenty of natural water and grass available on the trail.  Both distances will be loop rides with an away vetcheck (single location), only returning to camp upon completion.  You can find pictures of the trails here:
Tahoe Rim Ride - LD-Loop
Tahoe Rim Ride - Red House - Tunnel Creek Loop (this will be the additional trail the 50's will cover on their return to base camp)
You can find out more information about the ride, including an entry form, at either of our webpages below.!/EnduranceTrax
We're receiving generous donations from a variety of sponsors and truly plan to make this a memorable event.  You won't want to miss out!

Saturday 30 June 2012

NW: Camas Creek Canter

The early registration fees end next Saturday, July 7th. Save money by registering online now! Thanks to those of you I have already heard from. Many of you told me that you know of riders planning to come to the ride. Remind them to pre-register! This is the only way for me to know how many awards and how much food to have on hand, not to mention the number of vets.

Why ride the Camas Creek Canter 50....
... accurate mileage, a real mountain ride, cold streams, well marked routes and a grassy camp to relax in

Why ride the Camas Creek Canter 25...
... a great way to start out a new horse on their endurance career, a well managed ride for those thinking of trying out the sport

Why ride the Camas Creek Canter Trail Ride...
... a sweet ride through the prettiest part of the trails. Well marked, great footing, a breezy 9 miles and you're back in camp for dinner!

Why ride two days...
... because you can!

Camas Creek Canter Endurance Ride - July 21st and 22nd, 2012 - Potomac, MT

NW: Pink Flamingo Classic

June 26 2012

The flamingos are flying the coop. This is the last year for The Pink Flamingo Classic. It will be held on August 4 & 5, near Cascade, Idaho

Pre-ride entry fees have been lowered to $85. Pre-Registration closes on July 23, 2012, after that the entries fees jump to $100.

Make sure you pre-register to make Friday night's registration quick and painless for everyone. Please use this year’s Registration Form.

Wild Bill Bivens can’t make it this year so NO MEALS will be served - make sure you pack a cooler/refrigerator full of food.

Certified Weed Free Hay is requested.

You must scoop your poop. We will have dumpsters for poop ONLY available at ride camp.

Check back at for updates and for registration forms!

Saturday 23 June 2012

MT: Camas Creek Canter

It's not too late to register for the Camas Creek Canter, July 21 and 22, 2012, in Potomac, Montana!

Early entry discount ends July 7th. Online registration is available at the ride website Summer is beautiful in Montana!

For any questions, email Ride Manager Jennifer Knoetgen at or phone

Photos of the ride [slide show here]

Friday 1 June 2012

SE: Moonlite Ride in the Low Country

'Moonlite Ride in the Low Country', a USA SE Fundraiser

30/50/100 & 15 Mile Fun Ride ~ July 7, 2012
Sanctioned by: AERC, SERA, SEDRA


The USA Southeast Young Riders Team – Our FEI rookies – earned a Team Silver Medal at the North American Young Riders Championships 75 mile race in Lexington, KY in July 2011! We are working hard to build more teams to take from our OFFICIAL USA SE Zone in July 2012 so thanks for coming!

Location: Broxton Bridge Plantation, South Carolina, is located 7 miles south of Ehrhardt on Hwy 601, 12 miles north of Hampton on Hwy 601 North and 25 miles from I-95 and Walterboro via Hwys 64, Hwy 641 and on to Hwy 601. GPS 1685 Broxton Bridge Road or N32.59.989 W81.03.121. (or click for directions)

Trails: All trails are hard and soft sand shaded primarily by pines and old growth hardwoods.

Corrals: Covered corrals and corral panels are available. Limited number of covered corrals at $16 per night and four-panel corrals are $9 per night. To reserve panels and covered corrals see the ride registration form.

Camping/RV Park and Lodging: To reserve an RV hook-up, see the ride reservation form. Modern bath house on grounds. See for additional info on facilities at the Trail Ride/RV Park. Camp will open Friday, July 6th at 10 am (100 milers may arrive on Thursday without paying extra camping). Primitive camping for $10 per night is available on the banks of the Salkehatchie River for early arrivals or late departures after noon on Sunday. Historic lodges which are ON THE GROUNDS are $75 per room per night. For ROOM reservations call 803.824.9262.

Cancellations: If you should have to cancel, withdraw, or pull before crossing the start line, entry fees will be refunded, minus the $20 (per day) non-refundable portion of your entry; however, no-shows/no-calls and withdrawals or pulls after crossing the start line will not receive any refunds. Meal tickets are non-refundable unless your ticket can be sold. Cancellations must be made directly to ride management.

Farrier and Vet Fees: Riders will be responsible for any individual farrier or vet services.

Junior Riders: Riders must wear helmets and be accompanied by an adult over 21.

Awards: Daily completion awards to all. Top Ten awards for both 25/50/100 along with Best Condition in each distance. Fun ride completion awards are also given.

Registration/Fees: Ride applications received on or before June 25, 2012 must include a $20 non-refundable deposit to avoid a LATE charge ($20 per rider) or we must have written notice (email) that you are coming and will pay the non-refundable deposit if plans change. $15 fee charged for all competition riders who are not current members of AERC. On-site registration begins Saturday at 1 pm. Vet in to follow.

Each 30/50 ride entry is $110 to include a Saturday afternoon meal and primitive camping for two nights. Fees for juniors are $55 for either distance 30/50 and for the 15 mile fun ride. The 100 mile ride entry is $150 or $75 for juniors. The RV/Park and trails open daily. Early arrivals are welcome although you are responsible for additional primitive camping fees before Friday night or after Saturday night, unless you are in the 100 mile ride. GREAT FISHING available for non-riding family members!

Massage: Treat yourself to a wonderful cranio-sacral massage by Wes Maillard or better yet, treat your horse to massage or chiropractic work. You may set up advance appointments with him by emailing or by calling 407.383.6196

Food: Each rider will receive a meal on Saturday afternoon. The Broxton Bridge Snack Shack will also be open for snacks on Friday and Saturday and Sunday.

Ride Management: :

Lynn Kenelly, SC – Ride Manager

Cheryl Van Deusen, FL – Sec/Treas or 386.566.4820

Pat Thomas, FL Trail Master

Carol Thompson, FL – Timer

Wes & Carolyn Maillard, FL – Head, Pulse Crew/Scribing

Adelia Ramey, NC – Hospitality for Volunteers

Ranger & Mary Farris – Super Crew – Hospitality Truck on Trails!


Veterinarians: (Subject to change)
Dr. Ken Marcella, GA Dr. Shannon Baker, NC plus others!

Registration: Opens around 10 am on Saturday – Vet in to begin around 1 pm or so, depending on the number of entries in each distance!

Questions? Please call or e-mail: Cheryl Van Deusen, Secretary 386.566.4820 cell or

For more information or entry forms:

Tuesday 29 May 2012

Pine Nut Express Endurance Ride

Please come and join us for a fun time in Gardnerville, Nevada on June 30, 2012 for the Pine Nut Express Endurance ride, AERC Sanctioned / AHA Region #7 Local Ride 25/50 miles.

LOCATION: Fish Springs, Gardnerville, NV: From Hwy. 395 North turn left, from the south turn right onto Waterloo Ln. which is a main intersection in town with a traffic light and last minute shopping and fuel. This will continue east onto Toler Rd. and then Fish Springs Rd. for around 5.5 miles to a left turn onto Windmill Rd. which will be ribboned. Proceed for 1.3 miles and go straight onto an unmaintained dirt road .3 mile to camp. Horse water will be available. Be aware wild horses are in the area and we don't know how close they will come to camp.

TRAIL: The rides will have all vet checks back at ride camp. The trail is of moderate difficulty in the Pine Nut Mountain Range. There are several rocky sections on all the ride loops. The trail has a variety of sandy and rocky terrain in wooded juniper and pine surroundings. Hoof protection is required for the 50 mile ride, either shoes or some sort of hoof protection/boots, pads recommended. Elevation ranges from 4,500 to 6,000.

50 MILE AERC / AHA LOCAL RIDE: The 50 mile ride will have 3 loops with all vet checks back at ride camp.

25 MILE AERC LD RIDE: The 25 mile trail is two loops with all vet checks at ride camp. This limited distance (LD) ride is being held to promote trail use and trail awareness among local horseback riders. It is intended primarily as a training ride for new riders and young or inexperienced horses. There is no emphasis on winning. Every successful finisher will receive a completion award.

VETERINARIANS: Head Vet; Karen Hassen, DVM, Asst. Vet; Martin Vidal, DVM

VET CHECK: Friday, June 29, 2012, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All horses must be pre-vetted and numbered before starting the ride. A pre-ride meeting will be held approximately at 7:00 p.m.

STARTING TIMES: 50 mile ride - 6:00 a.m. (12 hours elapsed time given for completion), 25 mile ride - 6:30 a.m. (6:00 hours elapsed time given for completion)

AWARDS: Completion awards will be given to all successful finishers on both rides. There will also be awards for the Overall Winner, 1st Junior, Best Condition and Top Ten for 50 mile ride. A Horse Excellence Award will be awarded among all horses completing the 25 mile ride. Please pick up your awards if you are not staying for the awards presentation, as they will not be mailed.

DINNER/LUNCH: Friday evening dinner will be available for purchase. We will have the Washoe Indian Tribe’s famous Indian Tacos. Please plan on supporting our local vender. Many of the trails we will be crossing throughout the day will be on Indian land that they are allowing us to use. The Indian Tacos will be sold for $6.00 and the monies will be used for local Washoe Tribe children’s recreational adventures during the summer.

Lunch will be provided on Saturday during the ride.

50 mile ride - $115.00 - $25.00 discount if postmarked by 6/22/12
25 mile ride - $105.00 - $25.00 discount if postmarked by 6/22/12

Juniors ride discount is $30.00. All non-AERC members must pay an additional $15.00. Cancellations by 6/25/12 will receive a full refund. After 6/25/12 all but $25.00 will be refunded. No Shows will not receive a refund. A $25.00 fee will be charged for any returned checks. Checks may be cashed before the ride.

For questions or an entry form email Pine Nut Express Ride Manager Kim Mileo at

or Assistant Ride Manager Suzanne Huff at

or call
775-267-1010 Office Phone
775-721-5606 Cell Phone

Thursday 17 May 2012

MT: Camas Creek Canter registration now open


Online registration is now available at

Entry fees go up after 7/7, so register early!

The ride dates are July 21st and 22nd in Potomac, Montana. We look forward to seeing you! If you have ideas of possible volunteers for the weekend, or of businesses interested in sponsoring the ride, please contact me.


Jennifer Knoetgen, ride manager

CT: Jo Tate Memorial I & II


Here's another reminder that the 20th Anniversary of the Jo Tate Memorial I & II , 15/25/50/100 miles is less than 2 weeks away. Please note that we've gone back to a 25 instead of the 35 miles so that you can enjoy both days riding these beautiful trails. This ride is sanctioned by AERC, MOTDRA and OCER.

Average temperature's for Memorial weekend are 77 high and 58 low. Price of fuel has been dropping so fill those tanks up and head to Southwest Missouri for a great celebration. We will be remembering both Jo Tate and Bud Crothers who has been a part of this ride since it's beginnings in the early 90's. Bring photo's, stories and something for the potluck dinner Saturday and Sunday evening and let's all share a good time.

I've had some issues with Conservation on whose land we ride and I don't want to say that this might be the last year for this ride because I am willing to continue putting it on, but Conservation may not feel the same way so.......if you've been putting off coming to this ride, don't do it any longer. Make it this year!!!!

Please RSVP as soon as possible. Let me know the day and distance you will be riding. Do we have any 100 milers interested yet. I need to know. Any volunteers are welcome!!

I will be out of the house and out of phone range this next weekend and then will be gone again by May 23. My daughter, Allison will be checking emails and will be helping me out from home. Cell phone reception is off and on but I will try to respond when and if I get your message. Thank you so much and see you soon.

For more information or entry forms contact Jodi Hess-Schlup 417 850-9589 or

Monday 7 May 2012

MT: Purgatory Endurance

7 May 2012

Only four entries are left for the Purgatory 60, which will be held on September 8 in the San Juan Mountains north of Durango, Colorado.

Access the entry form here:

Tevis Cup Fun Ride

May 18, 19, 20

Located at the Foresthill Mill Site where the vet check is on Tevis   

A rare opportunity to camp on the Tevis trail with friends and family.  

Camp opens Thursday night.   

Fun Ride on Saturday

Camp closes Monday  

Marked trail to Michigan Bluff and to Driver's Flat  

Horse water on site  

Camp fire with live music by Cindy from Delta Crossing

Shuttle services will be available  

Local Vendors organized by the Foresthill Chamber of Commerce

Raffle Prizes:
•2012 Tevis Entry (non transferable)
•Alaskan Chartered Fishing Adventure and Lodging (transportation not included)
•Stay at Somewhere Over the Rainbow Lodge overlooking the Western States Trail
•And more!

For registration form, go to:

for more information see

Sunday 29 April 2012

2012 WSTF/Tevis Fun Ride

*Camping, Great Food, Live Music
*Bring your family for the day or weekend
*Ride the historic trail with us  

Join us for a day of fun on the Western States Trail at Foresthill, California on May 19, 2012.  

Two trail options to choose from. A 20 mile one way ride on the California Street WS Trail or a 12 mile out-and-back ride to Michigan Bluff.  

Enjoy camaraderie, spectacular springtime flowers, and gorgeous views along the trail. Followed by a delicious barbecue and raffle drawing including a 2012 100 Mile Western States Trail Ride Entry.  

Your $45.00 donation will include all of the above as well as helping the WSTF with trail maintenance and improvements on the Western States Trail.  

Download the registration form at   

  Volunteers are also needed. If you would like to help or would like more information on the Fun Ride contact Terryl Reed at (530) 346-8583.

Thursday 26 April 2012

CT: Indian Territory Ride in Oklahoma

Indian Territory - October 6 & 7

Ozark County Endurance Riders believe in the integrity of the sport of endurance riding. The basis for this belief is rooted in the concepts of "to finish is to win" "fit to continue" "no tolerance for drug use" and "sportsmanship in competition". 

▪ To Finish is to Win

▪ Fit to Continue

▪ No tolerance for drug use

▪ Sportsmanship in Competition

It is the desire of this membership to encourage the education of equine enthusiasts, to promote the preservation and use of trails, and to place the welfare of the horse first and foremost. To this end, Ozark Country Endurance Riders will follow American Endurance Ride Conference rules and guidelines. 

Therefore, Ozark Country Endurance Rider’s sanctioned rides will reflect the above philosophy both in management and participation while members will do so by their conduct

We invite you to come ride with us !

For ride fliers and entry forms, see

For more information, see

CT: Summer Ride Series in Oklahoma

Camp RU Crazy?! - Lake Ooglogah
June 9, 2012

Camp Carl - Lake Carl Blackwell
June 30, 2012

Camp Prague - Prague Lake
July 21, 2012

Ozark County Endurance Riders believe in the integrity of the sport of endurance riding. The basis for this belief is rooted in the concepts of "to finish is to win" "fit to continue" "no tolerance for drug use" and "sportsmanship in competition". 

▪ To Finish is to Win

▪ Fit to Continue

▪ No tolerance for drug use

▪ Sportsmanship in Competition

It is the desire of this membership to encourage the education of equine enthusiasts, to promote the preservation and use of trails, and to place the welfare of the horse first and foremost. To this end, Ozark Country Endurance Riders will follow American Endurance Ride Conference rules and guidelines. 

Therefore, Ozark Country Endurance Rider’s sanctioned rides will reflect the above philosophy both in management and participation while members will do so by their conduct

We invite you to come ride with us !

For ride fliers and entry forms, see

For more information, see

Tuesday 24 April 2012

Ricochet Ranch Endurance Ride Seminar

For those experienced riders who have ridden with us before and want an even more in-depth education about endurance riding, we are offering The Endurance Ride Seminar, culminating at week's end with participation in the Chamberlain Creek 30 and 50 Mile Endurance Races.

Endurance Ride Seminar
$2,295.00 per person

Cost for the Endurance Ride Seminar will be $2295.00 per person, double occupancy, the same as for a Redwood Coast Riding Vacation. This will include 6 nights lodging, all meals from dinner on Monday, September 24th through breakfast on Sunday September 29th plus entry into either the Chamberlain Creek 30 and 50 Mile Endurance Races on the 28th of September. All tack, feed, supplements, equipment, and transportation for your horse to and from the race site will be included, but there is no guarantee that the horse will indeed finish either the 25 or 50 mile event, as the decision of the ride veterinarians is final.

You will arrive on Monday, September 24th at 2:00 PM, with lodging at the Mendocino Hotel Garden Rooms. We'll have orientation and horse & tack try-outs on a short beach ride that afternoon, followed by dinner overlooking the ocean and discussion of the week's activities. Tuesday, we'll practice monitoring metabolic functions, with each becoming comfortable using a stethoscope at the heart and palpating pulse rate by hand, as well as a half dozen other tests. We'll also ride in a section of Jackson State Forest similar to that which will be used on the race, pacing as appropriate, followed by dinner overlooking Noyo Harbor and the ocean, with guest speaker Forrest Tancer, who is on the Board of Directors of the American Endurance Ride Conference. (And among his other claims to fame is that he is one of my best friends!)

On Wednesday, we ride the whole length of Ten Mile Beach, then cross the bridge, riding up onto Simcha, overlooking the ocean, past virgin redwood trees, to the summit, where we'll have lunch and a full tilt "vet check" of our horses. Dr. Gerry Gillespe, a veterinarian who has produced the World Championship 100 Mile Endurance Race, served on the most prestigious boards in the world endurance community, and has been head vet of more races than I've ridden, will join us both on the ride, and as that afternoon's guest lecturer. Of course, we'll have a short ride to conclude the afternoon session, but will end early enough to take care of our horses back at Ricochet at the end of the day. Perhaps this is an appropriate time to mention that RRR staff will not be your personal slaves... I mean GROOMS... during this week. You will learn the responsibility of taking care of your partner as you would any time you prepared to ride your own horse in a rigorous feat of endurance. Catered casual dinner at Simcha.

On Thursday, we'll ride the Panorama Trail through the redwoods, overlooking the ocean.... pleasuring ourselves, yet not overstressing our horses. Picnic lunch on the trail, with a discussion of shoeing vs. barefoot with hoof boots. Some of our horses might be competing in the race "barefooting". Dinner that night will be at a Fort Bragg eatery, with local successful endurance riders joining us both for the day's ride and/or for the strategy planning session for the upcoming race at dinner.

Friday, we arrive at RRR early, and bathe our horses, run our own vet check to make sure all the horses are good-to-go, check tack, load hay, grain, electrolytes, blankets, buckets, porta-corrals, etc, etc, etc, and trailer the 17 miles inland to race site. We'll get there early enough to claim one of the best camping spots... and we may even have cheated by sending out a RRR hero the night before to mark our spot. We'll set up camp, tack up, panic if anyone forgot a girth, drive back into town to get it, (not really... we'll have brought at least one extra of EVERYTHING!) and take a practice ride both out the start of the race, and on the trail to the finish. We'll "vet in", and if any of our horses happens not to, we're close enough to RRR to bring in a spare. You can hang out to watch other horses vet in, and work closely with the vets to learn what they are "seeing." Dinner will be at base camp, followed by the official Rider Meeting, at which Marianne Gersing, the Ride Manager, will explain intricacies of the trail. The Head Vet, Dr. Mike Witt, will explain veterinary parameters. You'll have nearly an hour drive back to town (only 25 miles, but you won't be going 60 mph).

The 50 miles race starts at 6:00 AM, so you'll all want to be back here by 5:00 AM.... set your alarms! Even if you're riding in the 30, which starts a bit later, you'll want to watch (and help) the start of the 50. The first horses will be back across the finish line shortly after noon... but you won't see them! There will probably be an official race photographer, but we'll have our own at pertinent places along the trail. Ricochet Ridge Ranch has a pretty nice success rate on this particular race. Personally, I've had the very great pleasure of riding this race (previously called the Steam Donkey 50 ) 11 times, never being pulled. Twice my horses have placed 11th, five times first, four times winning Best Conditioned Horse Award, and other times placing twice 2nd, once each 3rd, and 5th. Various students and (at the time) employees of Ricochet Ridge Ranch have completed this race on my or later their own horses, including Carolyn Morgan, Cynthia Ariosta, Fuschai Saraanin (she won it twice!) Sam Yates, Aurora Clark-Grohman, Rafferty Shea, Rebecca Bailey, Cyd Ross, and actually, a half dozen others. So, I feel quite confident in inviting y'all to join me on this race. Yes, we have had a few pulls over the years. My very own most wonderful horse Rascal was pulled the first time he attempted it, ridden by a terrific girl from Argentina. No fault of either of theirs... stuff just happens. It could happen to you, this time. But we'll try our damndest not to have that happen!

Lodging Monday through Saturday nights at the Mendocino Hotel Garden Rooms Other lodging alternatives available for the ride weekend
Orientation and beach trail ride on Tuesday
Trail rides in the forest and/or at the race site on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Lunch 5 days
Snacks and beverages, including beer and soda at the end of each ride
Wine with lunch 2 days
Choice of English or Western endurance tack
Exceptional horses, well trained for endurance
Prices do not include gratuities for trail guides
Double or triple occupancy; $375 additional for single occupancy

Friday 20 April 2012

SW: Prescott Chaparral Endurance Ride 2012

Welcome to the second year of the Prescott Chaparral Ride. The ride is being hosted by the L Bell Ranch in Skull Valley, Arizona. The dates for this year's ride will be April 21, 22, and 23. This year's ride is a pioneer ride, with 155 miles in endurance riding (50/55/50) and 85 miles in limited distance rides (30/30/25). Vet checks will be out of camp and lunch will be provided for riders. Lunches will be available for crew members at a small fee. Having vet checks out of camp will allow us access to a multitude of wonderful trails. Our goal is to provide safe, enjoyable trails with lots of water for the horses. We are making every effort to have as little repeat trails as possible over the three days of riding.

For each day there will be only one vet check for both the 50's and limited distance riders and lunches will be provided at the vet checks. Dinner will be on your own.

Base camp is located at the L-Bell ranch. The ranch is located 4.5 miles west of Iron Springs Road on Ferguson Valley Road, in Skull Valley, Arizona. Skull Valley is located about 18 miles southwest of Prescott, Arizona. The ranch is family owned for several generations and currently managed by the owners Mark Finn and Leslie Cronquist. This private cattle ranch is a unique setting for our event. Please browse our website and make plans to join us to ride in the Prescott National Forest this April.

For more information, directions, and signup forms, see:

Many thanks in advance,
Michael and Julia

Monday 16 April 2012

MT: Purgatory Endurance Ride

April 16 2012

Entries are now open for the Purgatory 60, on September 8, 2012 in Durango, Colorado. Entries are now open! Event is limited to 40 entries. Please visit the entry page to find the entry form. In the event we will fill fast for this spectacular ride, we will review post mark dates from the USPS to determine the first come first serve! Do not miss out on this incredible ride.

The ride consists of one 60-mile loop with no road. The trail is single track with some wider sections and high mountain meadows for ease of passing. The views and footing are spectacular.

We are honored to have EasyCare as the Presenting Sponsor. Milemakers,Global Endurance Training Center and Four Corners Back Country Horsemenare Supporting Sponsors.

For entry form and more information, see

Friday 13 April 2012

NW: Buckskin Challenge Cancelled

April 13 2012

Due to circumstances beyond our control, The 2012 Buckskin Challenge: Pocatello, ID August 25, 2012 has been cancelled.

Any questions, please call: Chris Yost 208-251-7337 or Kara Yost 208-251-5272.

Thanks for your past support,

Kara Yost
Ride Manager

W: High Desert postponed

The High Desert near Stillwater, Nevada has been postponed from this weekend to May 19th, as ride camp is under water right now. For more information, contact Nancy Upham:

Tuesday 10 April 2012

W: 19th Annual Washoe Valley Endurance Rides

Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 50 & 25 miles
Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 50/25/15 miles
Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 50/25/15 mile NEDA ride

AERC/NEDA sanctioned
A.H.A. Local Ride (50 mile rides only)

Come join us for the 19 Annual Washoe Valley Endurance Rides. Experience the beauty of the Virginia Mountain Range in full
spring bloom, while enjoying the views of the snow capped Sierras. Great food and awards, challenging trail, and a fun time with friends and horses!

CAMP: Washoe Lake State Park is located between Reno and Carson City, Nevada. Due to the State Park Fee Schedule your overnight camping fees ARE NOT included in your entry fee. Your day use fee will be covered by Ride Management. You will need to pay your camping fee upon arrival to the park, at the fee booth. A $10.00 fee, per vehicle per night, is required. NV Residents with Annual Parking Permits are covered for day use only. You will be required to pay the above camping fee if staying Friday and/or Saturday nights. Camp space is limited. Please park as comfortably close as possible. Please don’t drive over the sagebrush!!! Restrooms / portable toilets / showers will be available. Horse water will be available. Please bring water for human consumption. We are at 5000' elevation. Come prepared for any type of weather. Portable corrals should be placed outside the post barriers, to better utilize vehicle parking space. (please watch for the drip system). Dogs are allowed, but must be kept on a leash at all times (see Ride Rules).

DIRECTIONS: Traveling south on Hwy. 395 from Reno, approximately 6 miles past the junction of State Route 341 and 431, turn left on East Lake Blvd. Proceed approximately 7 miles, to the south. After the bend, watch for signs on the right for Washoe Lake State Park. Turn right then right again, after the fee booth, and follow the signs to the equestrian camp area. Traveling north on Hwy. 395, from Carson City, take the East Lake Blvd. exit 42. Turn right and proceed approx. 3 miles to the Park entrance. Turn left, then right, after the fee booth, and follow the signs to the equestrian camp area.

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: The rides are of moderate difficulty. Pads and/or Easyboots are recommended! The desert terrain varies from rocky to sandy, has several steep climbs and downhills, some trails, cross country, and jeep roads. Elevation ranges from 4600' to 7500'. Ride management will provide water and snacks for horses and riders on the trail. The 25 miler (Saturday & Sunday) will consist of two loops, which offers the novice horse and rider a moderate challenge, while enjoying beautiful views from the mountain tops and the beach of Washoe Lake. The 50 miler will consist of three loops, each returning to camp for Control Checks. These loops will have an elevation gain of 1000' to 2000'. The last loop is flat, and partially travels along the lake in deep sand. Sunday’s 50 miler will consist of three different loops, each returning to camp for Control Checks. RIDERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY WHILE CROSSING PAVED ROADS!!!

NEDA RIDE: We will be having a NEDA (National Endurance Driving Association) ride in conjunction with the Sunday AERC rides. This is something new we are offering for our local NEDA riders, and will be conducted under AERC rules. The NEDA points program will apply. There will be no drive included.

TRAIL RIDE: We will be offering a 15 mile Trail Ride on Sunday for anyone interested in riding less than 25 miles. This trail will consist of two loops, both returning back to base camp. Riders will receive a special award, along with a meal. Trail Riders will not be required to present their horses for Control Judge exams.

PRE-RIDE CONTROL EXAMINATION: 3 pm to 7 pm on Friday, May 4th, a pre-ride meeting will be held at 7:15 p.m. Friday. For riders arriving in the morning, a pre-ride exam will be held approximately 1 hour prior to your start time. The pre-ride exam for Sunday’s ride will take place during Saturday’s ride, as Control Judges are available. Our Head Control Judge is Susan McCartney, D.V.M.

STARTING TIMES: 50 milers (both days) start at 6:30 a.m., and have 12 hours elapsed time to complete. 25 milers (both days) start at 8:00 a.m., and have 6 hours elapsed time to complete. 15 mile Trail Riders (Sunday) will start at 8:30 a.m.

SANCTIONING/RULES: The rides are sanctioned by the American Endurance Ride Conference, Arabian Horse Association, and National Endurance Driving Association. All A.E.R.C., A.H.A., and N.E.D.A. rules will apply. See additional ride rules. Both 50 mile rides are recognized AHA Local Rides (Saturday 50 mile ride #120711407 and Sunday 50 mile ride #120711408).

MEALS/BANQUET: We’re serving a Pasta Dinner Friday evening, $5.00 per person. Saturday’s delicious barbeque dinner will be available to riders, crews, volunteers, and ride officials. Serving will start between 6-6:30 p.m. (approximately), with awards to follow. Each rider will receive one ticket included with their entry. Extra tickets will be sold ($15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under). Participants for Sunday’s ride interested in eating with us on Saturday must purchase a meal ticket. Serving of Sunday’s chili dinner will start around 2:00 p.m., with awards to follow. Each rider will receive one ticket included with their entry. Extra tickets will be available for $5.00.

COMPLETION AWARDS: Completion awards will be given to successful riders on Saturday and Sunday. 50 milers - Special awards will be given for 1st Place Overall, Best Condition, 1st place in each weight division and junior division, and Top Ten for both Saturday’s and Sunday’s ride. 25 Milers - A Horse Excellence Award will be chosen from all horses that finish the 25 miler, by their condition, and not finish time. NEDA riders will be given a completion award upon successfully finishing the 25/50 mile ride on Sunday, under the AERC rules. Riders participating in our 15 mile NEDA/trail ride will receive a participation award.

ENTRY FEES: Pre-Registration fees apply before 4/25/12. Saturday 25 mile ride - $80.00. Saturday 50 mile ride - $95.00. Sunday 25 mile ride - $70.00. Sunday 50 mile ride - $85.00. Sunday NEDA 50 mile ride - $70.00 for non-AERC riders, $85.00 for AERC/NEDA dual entry. Sunday NEDA 25 mile ride - $55.00 for non-AERC riders, $70.00 for dual entry. Sunday 15 mile NEDA/trail ride - $30.00. A $15.00 late fee will apply per ride for entries postmarked after 04/25/12. Sponsored juniors ride for half price. 2012 AERC Ride Managers will receive a $25.00 discount off your total entry fee. A $15.00 fee per ride will be charged to non-AERC members. AERC membership cards will be checked. Cancellations by 5/2/12 will receive a full refund. Cancellations after 5/2/12 will be refunded all but $25.00. No Shows will receive NO REFUND! Checks will not be cashed until after the ride. Ride refunds will be paid within 30 days.

Connie Creech 4071 Center Drive , Carson City, Nevada 89701, Telephone (775) 882-6591 / Fax (775) 882-0509 Email:
Gina Hall 1220 Dunbar Drive, Carson City, Nevada 89704, Telephone (775) 849-0839 / Fax (775) 849-0948 Email:

Sunday 18 March 2012

NW: Endurance 101 Clinic

May 5 and 6, 2012
Cline Falls Ranch
Redmond, Oregon

Come to the Endurance 101 Clinic sponsored by Pacific Northwest Endurance Rides!

Clinicians Samantha Fairfield of SGF Sporthorse Training and Carol Giles of Sabiq Arabian Ranch - FEI Endurance Rider with over 10,000 AERC miles - and veterinarians experienced with endurance horses will hold educational sessions on Saturday.

Sunday a simulated endurance ride will take place over a short marked course with guides.


Attend without horse:
$20 per person, single day attendance
$30 per person, both days attendance

Attend with horse:
$50 per horse/rider, single day attendance
$75 per horse/rider, both days attendance

Overnight camping at Cline Falls Ranch is available for an additional fee.

For registration or more information, or clinic flyer, contact
Darlene Anderson:

Friday 16 March 2012

W: Tevis Fun Ride

Western States Trail Foundation
Tevis Fun Ride

May 19, 2012

Join us for a day of fun on the Western States Trail at Foresthill, CA

Two trail options to choose from. A 20 mile one way ride on the California Street WS Trail or a 12 mile out-and-back ride to Michigan Bluff

Enjoy camaraderie, spectacular springtime flowers, and gorgeous views along the trail. Followed by a delicious barbecue and raffle drawing including a 2012 100 Mile Western States Trail Ride Entry

Your $45.00 donation will include all of the above as well as helping the WSTF with trail maintenance and improvements on the Western States Trail

Contact: Western States Trail Foundation
Terryl Reed (530) 852-2111,

Ride flyer here:

Ride entry here:

Tuesday 13 March 2012

NW: Sunriver

Sunriver Endurance Ride
JUNE 16, 2012
30-50-100 MILES 50 Mile AHA
Wanoga Snow Park, On Century Drive, West of Bend, Oregon

DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 97 South take Exit 138 “Mt. Bachelor/Colorado St”. Follow Mt. Bachelor signs to Century Drive. Go Left on Century drive 12 miles to camp, turn left. From Hwy 97 North turn left at Sunriver Lodge Exit. Go PAST Sunriver lodge approx. 4 miles and turn right at Road 45 (Road to Mt. Bachelor). Go 10 miles to the summit and intersection with Road 45/Century Drive. Turn right and proceed DOWN the hill approximately 4 miles to Wanoga Snow Park on the right. Watch for signs. CAMP: is a 10 acre meadow. Easy parking for big rigs.

50 & 100 mile rides will have 3 out vet checks. 30 mile ride will have one out check. All are easily accessible for crews. Directions will be available.

We need lots of volunteers. Please help, if you aren’t riding!

AWARDS: There will be lots of them with some surprises. Awards presented Sunday am. Special award to all first time 100 mile finishers.

TRAIL: Forest Service roads, trails, and wonderful Deschutes River view out of vet check 2. Some elevation change, no steep ups or downs. Water tanks about every 6 miles. This is a great first 100. Last loop is easy night riding. We will be there to help you. There may be some trail changes depending on snow melt and Forest Service approval.

MEALS: Will be available at Sam's Kitchen beginning Friday evening.

HEAD VET: Mitch Benson, DVM. Pre-ride vetting will begin Friday afternoon.

100 mile pre-ride meeting will be before dinner. 50 & 30 mile ride meeting will be after dinner. Times will be posted at registration. Special guest veterinarian, Jim Baldwin, DVM from Oklahoma.

ENTRY FEES: 30 Mile $75. 50 Mile- $95. 100 Mile- $145. No increase from 2011. Members must show current AERC Card. Non-Member Day Fee $15. Juniors 1/2 price. Current PNER Ride Managers' discount at reciprocal amount. One ride manager discount per ride.

START TIMES: 30 Mile 7:00am, 50 Mile 6:00am, & 100 Mile 5:00am


For more information please contact: Lois Fox (503) 692-6105

Sunriver Endurance Ride is operated under Special Use Permit with the Deschutes National Forest

Sunday 4 March 2012

W: Rides of March Update

March 4 2012

The Rides of March 30/50 will be held on March 17th at Red Rock, Nevada. The ride is filling fast so if you have not sent in your entry do it quick. If we have to start a wait list you will be notified by phone and email.  This ride is also sanctioned by AHA. 

Save $10.00 if you register by March 5!

Due to the lack of snow on the ground we will be using the beautiful Scenic Trail again this year.  While the wild flowers seem to be staying in hiding the grasses are starting to turn green.  The hawks and the deer have been fairly prevalent as well over the last few weeks.  It should prove to be another wonderful ride to celebrate our 10th year.

Come join us!

For a flyer see or

Contact the Ride Manager:
Tami Rogeau

For photos of the trail, see

Sunday 19 February 2012

CT: Oklahoma AERC/OCER/MOTDRA rides and Summer 2012 Summer Ride Series

Hello all and Happy Valentine's Day!

We are excited about 9 endurance rides in Oklahoma this year. All are sanctioned by AERC, OCER and MOTDRA. Discounts are given for pre entries, current OCER members, 2011 and/or 2012 ride managers, current OCER member-sponsor of a junior rider and for riding the 2nd day if you rode the 1st (does not have to be the same horse or distance). You may either RSVP to me (Susan Young) or pre enter. There is a 100% refund policy and entries will gladly be accepted in camp.

(All junior riders ride fee for the Summer Series rides and Indian Territory I & II!)

OCER membership for a junior rider only is $5. If you are a non-OCER member, you may join with your pre-entry or in camp. If you are sponsoring a junior rider that joins OCER at the ride (or with the pre entry), the adult OCER membership is FREE (for first-time adult member)!

If you are a non-family member of a junior you are sponsoring, your 2012 OCER membership is FREE (a $20 value). If you are a family member of the junior you are sponsoring, just pay the $5 junior membership and you will have an OCER family membership (a $25 value).

The Summer Camp Series is scheduled for June 9 at Lake Oologah near Foyil (25/50), June 30 at Lake Carl Blackwell near Stillwater (30/50) and July 21 at Prague lake near Prague (30/50). There is a $30 discount for pre-entering the series and JUNIOR RIDERS RIDE FOR FREE!!!! This year we have included limited distance for all 3 rides. To be entered in the series, you must pre enter the same horse and same distance classification for all 3 rides. Once again, there is a 100% refund policy. You may substitute horses or riders or change distances but you won't be entered in the actual "series".

Please contact Ride Managers Susan Young or Link Mock for fliers, entries and OCER membership form.

Happy Trails,
Susan Young and Link Mock, Ride Managers (Susan) (Link)

April 21 & 22 -- Sooner State Spring Challenge Elevator I & II 25/50, Bell Cow Lake near Chandler, OK. Pre enter by 3/24. We plan on being at WOW! if you want to hand us your entry there.

Summer Camp Ride Series (see details above). Pre enter by 5/12. We plan on being at True Grit if you want to hand us your entry there.

October 6 & 7 -- 20th Annual Indian Territory Elevator Endurance Ride I & II 25/50/75 at Lake Oologah near Foyil, OK. Pre enter by 9/8. We plan on being at Kanapolis Canyons if you want to hand us your entry there.

November 23 & 24 -- Season Finale OCER Benefit Ride I & II 25/50 at Bell Cow Lake near Chandler, OK. Pre enter by 10/26. We plan on being at Jo Tate Fall Paradise if you want to hand us your entry there.

Friday 17 February 2012

W: 2012 Nevada Derby I & II

Hello fellow endurance riders,

Come enjoy some great Nevada hospitality and join us for the 2012 Nevada Derby I & II Endurance rides. You can access it on the AERC calendar page,®ion=w or our web site at (under downloads). We are in the process of updating the site and making changes, so please check back frequently, to see what changes we’ve made.

Something new this year is the addition of a 25 mile ride on Sunday. In years past we’ve only offered it for Saturday, but we will have it both days this year. We are also offering a 15 mile fun ride on Sunday, for riders and/or horses who aren’t quite ready for a 25/50 mile ride. This won’t be a timed event, just a leisurely trail ride.

The Nevada Derby 50 Mile Ride (day one) is the first test in our NASTR Triple Crown - three rides, of increasing distance and difficulty, through Northern Nevada valleys, deserts, foothills, and mountains (Nevada Derby 50 / March 31st * NASTR 75 / May 27th * VC 100 / September 15th). We invite you to test yourself, and join us in the fun and challenge, as well as the special awards.

NEWS BREAK... the NASTR 30/50/75 date has changed from June 9th to Sunday, May 27th ... YEAH ... Memorial Day Weekend. June was getting way too crowded, so the club opted for the May date. It will be a perfect time of year for the ride, not too hot yet, plenty of grass, and the wild flowers should still be in bloom. Mark your calendars with the date change, and join us for the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown.

An additional bonus, both NV Derby 50 mile rides, the NASTR 50 & 75 mile rides, and Virginia City 100 are AHA sanctioned.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you the end of March.

Scott Dutcher – Ride Manager,
Gina Hall - Ride Secretary,

Saturday 4 February 2012

MT: Camas Creek Canter

It's official... the Camas Creek Canter rides again! I am excited to announce that it is planned for Saturday, July 21, 2012. Doug and Jeanne Hall have generously offered to host the camp at their ranch again in Potomac, MT.

As details become available, they will be posted on the ride website at For now the ride is sanctioned for one day. If I can gather the courage, find the volunteers, convince the land management agencies and balance the budget, I'll consider making it a two day, same trails ride.

Happy New Year and welcome to winter, finally!


Jennifer Knoetgen

Wednesday 1 February 2012

MT: Kenlyn Urban Challenge

The Kenlyn Urban Challenge 15/25/50 Endurance Rides will be held on April 21 and October 6, 2012, along the Sand Creek corridor that runs through Aurora to Denver.  

It is really very scenic - come and join us!

For more information and an entry form, see under the ACTIVITIES page.

Friday 20 January 2012

NW: New Aspen Lake Ride

January 20, 2012

New PNER Endurance Ride: Aspen Lake Endurance Ride!

Date: September 29, 2012
at Aspen Lake, Oregon

Ride Manager: Diana Aldridge ( 541) 899-8351

Events: 10 Mile Fun Run, 30 Mile Loop and a 50 Mile
Sponsored by the Rogue Riders Horse Club

The Rogue Riders Horse club is sponsoring an exciting new Endurance ride in Southern Oregon. The Aspen lake ride was just recently sanctioned by AERC. You can go on line and check the AERC calendar for further details.

It's going to be an awesome ride in a scenic area. You may wonder how I know that? I know because my husband, Don and I live near this beautiful area. We have been fortunate enough to ride throughout the JWTR lands for years. We've especially enjoyed conditioning our horses in the spectacular Aspen Lake area.

JWTR, a private Timber company owns Aspen Lake and the surrounding area. JWTR does an outstanding job of managing their Timber lands. We noticed that they quickly replant after logging a section. They definitely go out of their way to protect wildlife. In fact you may spot several rustic bird houses if you ride around the lake. JWTR gave the local Audubon Society permission to put up bird houses. They also have many signs posted throughout their land that says, "Designated Area-Protected Wildlife Habitat".

JWTR expects us to be respectful of their property, but they also generously support horse back riding and hiking on their lands.

Yeah! We will not need to bring weed free hay to the Aspen Lake Endurance ride. Diana Aldridge, ride manager also shared that we won't need to bag manure either. Just spreading the manure will be sufficient with JWTR's expectations. Thank you, JWTR!

Don and I love riding in the Aspen Lake area. Aspen Lake backs up against the scenic Mt. Lakes Wilderness area. The views are beautiful! In certain spots once can even see Mt. Shasta and Mt. McLaughlin. The Aspen Lake area is a haven for migratory birds. In the spring and fall, we've often seen Sand Hill cranes, egrets, Bald eagles and hawks. We've also seen other wildlife such as elk, deer and black bear. The footing for horses in the Aspen Lake area is very good.

JWTR owns well over 500,000 acres of open country. The possibility for future Endurance trails is endless. In the future it is even feasible to add longer loops. There are many possibilities on JWTR land for all kinds of distances including hundred mile loops. It's wonderful that JWTR agreed to host an Endurance event on their land. Thank also go to Diana and John Aldridge for pursuing this Endurance event with JWTR and AERC. If possible please mark your calendar and plan on supporting this awesome new Endurance ride.

If you have any questions about the Aspen Lake Endurance ride, please contact, Diana Aldridge, Ride manager at (541) 899-8351.

You can probably use Map Quest to locate Clover Creed Rd. Once you find Clover Creed Rd., you should be able to easily find camp. The ride camp will be visible from Clover Creek Rd. It is going to be situated close to mile post 10 off of Clover Creek Road. Diana has also provided specific directions on the Aspen Lake flyer. Since Don and I live just a few miles east of the Ride camp so please feel free to call us if you need further directions. We ought to be available up until a few days before the ride date. ( 541) 882-5814.

Hope to see you there!

April and Don Depuy

Slide Show of the Aspen Lake area:

Sunday 15 January 2012

CT: 2012 Airport Express I and II

The Airport Express Endurance Ride is coming soon, February 4 and 5, at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas.. This year there
will be entertainment and demonstrations in addition to great food.
This ride is also the first of three commemorative rides in the Texas
Mortl Challenge Series honoring April Mortl.

The ride is benefiting SIRE - Houston's Therapeutic Equestrian Centers, Many corporations provide matching donations so
do not forget to submit the information to your human resources

IMPORTANT! There are out of camp vet checks at this ride, please bag
your supplies and label with your name and vet check number (vet
checks 1 and 3 are at the same location). Your supplies will be
transported to the vet checks by ride staff.

For more information email