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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or Assistant Ride Manager Suzanne Huff at suararabians.com
775-267-1010 Office Phone
775-721-5606 Cell Phone