Tuesday 26 February 2013

CT: Sooner State Challenge Elevator and Ride N Tie

There's a saying in Oklahoma, "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute."  The panhandle and northern OK got a nice snow storm yesterday but it missed much of us.  The weather the rest of the week for Chandler is in the upper 40's to mid 50's.  This will help to dry out the trail and make for a really fast ride Saturday!  The weather Saturday will be in the 50's so very helpful to the furry horses.

As a reminder, this is a benefit ride for OK Foster Wishes.  Riders receive a discount for bringing items for the foster children such as toiletry items, school supplies, games, toys, non-perishable snacks, back packs/totes/bags/suitcases, and so forth.  Riders also have the option of donating the money I would have spent on the completion t-shirt back to OK Foster Wishes.  Of course, I'll accept good ole money that will go to OK Foster Wishes.  Please let me know if you need a receipt for your monetary / Item donations as OK Foster Wishes is a 501c3 organization.

I've also started a catalog fundraiser Pampered Chef Show with the proceeds (my commission) going to OK Foster Wishes.  I'll have catalogs at registration and you can place your order at that time.  I can deliver your orders at the next ride or you can have your order shipped to you.

If you have any questions about the Intro ride, LD, 50, or Ride & Tie, please call or e-mail me.  (918) 685-0072 or glenn218@yahoo.com

Thank you to all who have pre-entered; we should have a good turnout!  I look forward to seeing everyone this Friday at Bell Cow Lake in Chandler, OK.

Susan Young, Ride Manager

Ride entry: http://aerc.org/Calendar/2013SSSC.pdf
Ride n Tie entry: http://aerc.org/Calendar/2013SSSCRAT.pdf

Saturday 23 February 2013


NAETC will be held at Goethe State Forest 12/13/13.  We are planning some awesome pre ride trips to showcase some of our Florida State Parks that  are like no other! Payne's Prairie is home to a wild herd of the Cracker Horse, American Bison and just a few alligators!  The warm waters of Hommosassa Springs is a haven to Manatees in the winter. These trips are optional and include transportation and lunch.  The ride camp is the beautiful Black Prong Equestrian Center which is totally fenced.  Numerous paddocks are available for your horses, allowing you the freedom to enjoy these trips, knowing your horses are safely contained. Stay tuned for other announcements.


Helen Koehler
the goethe trail

Friday 22 February 2013

MW: Spook Run

The Appaloosa Horse club will hold its Annual National Championship Endurance Ride in conjunction with the Spook Run AERC ride November 2, 2013 near Memphis, Indiana. For more information and to obtain the Entry form for the ANCER go here: http://www.appaloosa.com/trail/national-champ.htm

See you there!

Friday 8 February 2013

W: Mariposa Run for the Gold

The Mariposa “Run for the Gold” 2013

Dedicated to the memory of Richard Theodore

The Mariposa “Run for the Gold” Endurance Ride is back by popular demand and is dedicated to the memory of Richard Theodore who passed away August 27, 2010 after a short illness. “Rich” was born in Oakland, California on October 30, 1935 and moved to Mariposa in 1977 after riding the Mariposa “Run for the Gold” Endurance Ride in 1976. His family was responsible for the ride being held from 1998 until 2008.

Rich loved riding his horses and was active with the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC), the Western States Trail Foundation (TEVIS), the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Posse, Mariposa Pioneer Wagon Train, Mariposa County 4-H, Mariposa Mountain Riders, California State Horsemen’s Association, and the North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC).

The Mariposa “Run for the Gold” 25 or 50 mile endurance ride is calendared for June 1, 2013, in the AERC West Region of California and will be hosted by the Mariposa Mountain Riders. It is a picturesque ride that consists of trails and fire break roads along ranches and U.S. Forestry land heavy with growths of pine, cedar, oak trees and Manzanita in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains of Mariposa County. It has many panoramic views, some into Yosemite National Park. The trail on the 50 miler has been rerouted so it will not be quite as difficult as it has been in the past. Elevations vary from 3800 feet to 5000 feet.

Overnight camping from Friday May 31st to Sunday June 2nd will be on the Circle 9 Ranch, a historic working ranch in Jerseydale, about 10 miles northeast of the town of Mariposa. Salvador’s Mexican Restaurant will be catering the awards banquet on Saturday, June 1st. This function will close out the 25/50 mile ride with an awards presentation which will include 1st in each category, Top Ten, and Best Overall Condition. All competitors completing the 25 or 50 mile ride will receive a commemorative award and, of course, a delicious Mexican meal.Additional awards banquet tickets can be purchased for $15.00 each.

This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend for the love of endurance riding, horses, and Rich Theodore.

For further information on the ride or entry forms, please go to the AERC website ride calendar or contact:

Becky Hackworth, Ride Manager Joanne Dietz, Assistant Ride Manager
Phone: 559-760-6036 Phone: 209-966-5567
Email: bechack@yahoo.com Email: jojimdi@sti.net

Jane Smith, Ride Secretary
Phone: 209-966-4003
Email: N/A

Friday 1 February 2013

NW: Eagle Extreme Endurance Ride

Eagle Extreme Endurance Ride
and Trail Ride
May 11, 2013
25, 50, 75 Mile & 15 Mile Intro Ride

DIRECTIONS: From I-84, take the Eagle Road exit and go north to the town of Eagle (about 6 miles). Continue north on Eagle Road through Eagle. From the State Street/Eagle Road intersection it is approximately 4.0 miles to ride camp. Eagle Road will become Willow Creek Road. Look for signs to ride camp.

CAMP: Camp is in a large flat sagebrush area, with plenty of room for the big rigs. Horse water provided in camp and on trail, please bring people water. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash or tied. No dogs in vet or office area. 

TRAIL: Eagle Foothills consist of two-track roads and single-track trails, with some cross-country, some elevation gains and repeat trail. Mostly sandy trails with some rocky sections, hoof protection is

VETTING: Pre-ride vetting will start about 4 p.m. on Friday, May 10th. Head vet will be Dr. Keith Ruble.

RIDE MEETING: Ride meeting is approximately 7:00 p.m. Friday.

START TIMES: 75’s start at 5:30 a.m., 50’s start at 6:00 a.m., and 25’s start at 7:00 a.m.

ENTRY FEES: 75 miles $100, 50 miles $90 and 25 miles $80. Intro Ride Entry 15 Miles - $45
Non-AERC members $15 surcharge (PLEASE present current AERC card at registration).
Juniors’ are ½ off for all distances.
Registration can be sent to: Carrie Johnson, 5380 Lowland View Place, Boise, ID 83709. Make checks payable to Carrie Johnson.

AWARDS: Potluck will be Saturday evening approximately 6:30 p.m, please bring your favorite dish.
Awards will be presented after the potluck.

RIDE MANAGER: Carrie Johnson (208) 571-8304
5380 Lowland View Place
Boise, Idaho 83709
E-mail: cjohnson@wilsonharris.com

For more information:

MT: I Know You Rider Pioneer Endurance Ride

August 16, 17, 18 near Evanston, Wyoming
3 days of Great Riding

New trails, new location, new scenery and better footing

30 & (2) 50's & 55 Mile each day with 10 mile run ride each day.

Dinner on Friday & Saturday will be provided to riders. Snacks on Saturday & Sunday for riders & crew. Non-riders can purchase dinner for $10/day.

Great awards and BC both distances.

Please RSVP with days & mileage riding to bbuzis@q.com or call 307-679-4382
For more information and entry form see: