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 kmileo@innisbrook.com

or Assistant Ride Manager Suzanne Huff at suararabians.com

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 www.montanaendurance.com

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 jotatemem@yahoo.com or schlupranch@mo-net.com

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 http://www.teviscup.org/