Tuesday, 2 April 2013

SW: Prescott Chaparral Endurance Ride

Welcome to the third year of the Prescott Chaparral Ride. The ride is being hosted by the L Bell Ranch in Skull Valley, Az. The dates for this year's ride will be April 13,14, and 15th. This year's ride is a pioneer ride, with 155 miles in endurance riding (50/55/50) and 85 miles in limited distance rides (30/30/25). Vet checks will be in camp for day one and out of camp on days 2,3. Lunch will be provided for riders. Lunches will be available for crew members at a small fee. Having vet checks out of camp will allow us access to a multitude of wonderful trails. Our goal is to provide safe, enjoyable trails with lots of water for the horses. We are making every effort to have as little repeat trails as possible over the three days of riding. Daily riding fees will be $100.

For each day there will be only one vet check for both the 50's and limited distance riders and lunches and horse hay will be provided at the out vet checks. Dinner will be provided at the end of day one for the riders. Crew and families may purchase the meals for a small fee.

New for 2013 Day one will be a dual sanctioned AHA/AERC ride. This was set up by Effee Conner, many thanks to her for all her hard work getting this organized. Also we will hold a 12 mile fun ride. Participants will ride the first loop of the limited distance through Sycamore Creek. Cost is $50 and completion awards and lunch will be provided. This is a great way to have some fun and learn about endurance.

The meal plan for 2013 is now officially changed. One meal per day is included in the entry fee. A on-site caterer is now going to be available. Breakfast will available for purchase from 6 to 8 am. Hot meals will be available from noon until 7 pm. The out vet checks on day 2,3, riders will be responsible to pack there own lunches and place their lunch and crew bags in the appropriate trailer.

Base camp is located at the L-Bell ranch. The ranch is located 4.5 miles west of Iron Springs Road on Ferguson Valley Road, in Skull Valley, Arizona. Skull Valley is located about 18 miles southwest of Prescott, Arizona. The ranch is family owned for several generations and currently managed by the owners Mark Finn and Leslie Cronquist. This private cattle ranch is a unique setting for our event. Please browse our website and make plans to join us to ride in the Prescott National Forest this April.

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Many thanks in advance,
Michael and Julia

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