Wednesday 5 June 2013

W: Pine Nut Express Endurance Ride

AERC Sanctioned / AHA Region #7 Local Ride
25 ~ 50 miles - June 29, 2013
LOCATION: Fish Springs, Gardnerville, NV: From Hwy. 395 North turn left, from the south turn right onto Waterloo Ln. which is a main intersection in town with a traffic light and last minute shopping and fuel. This will continue east onto Toler Rd. and then Fish Springs Rd. for around 5.5 miles to a left turn onto Windmill Rd. which will be ribboned. Proceed for 1.3 miles and go straight onto an unmaintained dirt road .3 mile to camp. Horse water will be available. Be aware wild horses are in the area and we don't know how close they will come to camp.

TRAIL: NEW TRAIL! For those that joined us for our 1st ride in 2012, we will change loop #2, LESS ROCKS! The rides will have all vet checks back at ride camp. The trail is of moderate difficulty in the Pine Nut Mountain Range. There are several rocky sections on all the ride loops. The trail has a variety of sandy and rocky terrain in wooded juniper and pine surroundings. Hoof protection is required for the 50 mile ride, either shoes or some sort of hoof protection/boots, pads recommended. Elevation ranges from 4,500 to 6,000.

50 MILE AERC / AHA LOCAL RIDE: The 50 mile ride will have 3 loops with all vet checks back at ride camp.

25 MILE AERC LD RIDE: The 25 mile trail is two loops with all vet checks at ride camp. Every successful finisher will receive a completion award. The ride time does not stop until your horse reaches a pulse of 60 BPM.

VETERINARIANS: Head Vet; Susan McCartney, DVM, Asst. Vet; Karen Indreland, DVM

VET CHECK: Friday, June 28, 2013, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All horses must be pre-vetted and numbered before starting the ride. A pre-ride meeting will be held approximately at 7:00 p.m.

STARTING TIMES: 50 mile ride - 6:00 a.m. (12 hours elapsed time given for completion), 25 mile ride - 6:30 a.m. (6:00 hours elapsed time given for completion)

AWARDS: Completion awards will be given to all successful finishers on both rides. There will also be awards for the Overall Winner, 1st Junior, Best Condition and Top Ten for 50 mile ride. Awards for the 25 mile ride will include overall first place winner and Best Condition. Please pick up your awards if you are not staying for the awards presentation, as they will not be mailed.

AWARD DINNER: Our award dinner will start at approximately 4pm and continue until all riders are fed. Dinner will be provided by John Collier’s Dutch Oven Cooking Group. Dinner will include Rouge River Salmon, Lemon Chicken, Salad, Garlic Bread and Strawberry Short Cake. Extra dinner tickets will cost $12.00 for friends and crew.

ENTRY FEES: 50 mile ride - $120.00 - $25.00 discount if postmarked by 6/21/13
25 mile ride - $110.00 - $25.00 discount if postmarked by 6/21/13
Juniors ride discount is $30.00. All non-AERC members must pay an additional $15.00. Cancellations by 6/24/13 will receive a full refund. After 6/24/13 all but $25.00 will be refunded. No Shows will not receive a refund. A $25.00 fee will be charged for any returned checks. Checks may be cashed before the ride.

Kim Mileo - Ride Manager….
1651 Golconda Dr.
Minden, Nevada 89423
Phone (775) 267-4873 Fax (775) 267-1010

Suzanne Huff – Assistant Ride Manager …
421 Hansen Lane
Gardnerville, Nevada 89460
Phone (775) 783-9608

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