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