Friday 5 April 2013

SE: Biltmore Challenge

From Cheryl Newman --


Just a reminder that April 9 postmark is the deadline for the application without late fee for the 4 May 2013 Biltmore Challenge 50/75/100. We still have openings in the ride. If you have not already entered, now is the time. (

This year we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Biltmore Challenge started and managed by Anne Ayala for many years. Moreover, Anne was the "trail master" who created many of the equestrian trails on the Biltmore Estate. As many of you now Anne passed away just after Christmas last year.

To honor Anne and the 20th Anniversary we are featuring special prizes and recognition, particularly for riders who have participated for 10 or more years.

Improved trails including more elimination of the gravel road used by cars into and out of camp
A new beautiful first loop for the 50 mile riders that has not been used before in endurance competition
Re-opening of the downstream trails on Biltmore Farms that had been lost before the National Championship

And the customary features of the Biltmore ride

The beautiful Biltmore Estate, gardens, winery, and walks in the spring
AERC, SERA, FEI, and AHA events
Excellent internationally recognized vets
Well marked trails including the beautiful West Side trails with views of the House, mountains, vineyards ...
Excellent management
Great food

We hope to welcome you to our 20th Anniversary celebration.

Cheryl Newman, Ride Manager

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