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.

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