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 100 MILE RIDE MUST HAVE 10 OR MORE HORSES PRE-REGISTERED BY JUNE 25 OR WE WILL CANCEL THE 100 MILE RIDE.

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 http://www.broxtonbridge.com/trail/ 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.

THE 100 MILE RIDE MUST HAVE 10 OR MORE HORSES PRE-REGISTERED BY JUNE 25 OR WE WILL CANCEL THE 100 MILE RIDE.
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 wwcranioman@aol.com 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
sunset900@bellsouth.net

Cheryl Van Deusen, FL – Sec/Treas
cvandeusen@gmail.com 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!

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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 cvandeusen@gmail.com

For more information or entry forms:
http://www.broxtonbridge.com/moonliteride.htm

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