Wednesday, 30 January 2013
SW: Listening Horse Therapeutic Riding AERC Endurance Ride
COME RIDE THE CAJA on April 27, 2013
30-mile LD and 50-mile Endurance Ride
(7.7-mile Fun Ride for First Timers)
The Caja del Rio is a 67,000 acre portion of the Santa Fe National Forest. At the Caja you will be riding through pinon/juniper forests and will have beautiful views of the mountains surrounding Santa Fe.
Check in Friday, April 26th between 2–5 pm. You can come in to this Forest Service trailhead early, if you like, but water tanks will not be put out until Friday. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Equines must be 60 months old to enter the 50-mile ride. Helmets are required for juniors and very highly recommended for others. (Juniors must be 16 by December 1st, 2012 and must be accompanied by an adult. No exceptions!) Riders provide their own breakfast and lunch. Dinner will be provided for riders on Saturday evening; extra dinners are available for purchase by non-riders.
Coggins and health papers will be checked at the ride. You must have proof of a negative Coggins within 12 months and a health certificate current within 30 days if you are out of state.
The ride meeting will be on Friday after check-ins, about 5:00 p.m. Dinner on Saturday will be after all the riders have returned to base camp, around 6 or 6:30 p.m., with the awards meeting to follow. We plan to start the 50s at 7:00 am and the 30s at 8:00 am, but final start times will be announced at the ride meeting on Friday. We will have a vet check out of camp at the 1100 well for the 30s (LDs) and 50s and will haul your vet bag to that point. Of course, the particular trails can change based on a bunch of factors, but this is the plan.
Hosted by Listening Horse Therapeutic Riding
Roger Taylor - Ride Manager
Dr. Larry Nolan, Ride Vet.
Dr. Stuart McCall, Vet
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