Thursday, 29 May 2014

NE: Iron Mountain Jubilee

Iron Mountain Jubilee Endurance Ride and Ride N Tie
Ivanhoe, Virgina

Join us for the Iron Mountain Jubilee Endurance Ride and Ride & Tie sanctioned by AERC, SERA, ECTRA and Ride & Tie Association. Friday, August 22- 30 and 50 mile rides, Saturday August 23- 25 and 50 mile rides. Vet- In begins on Thursday afternoon, August 21.
This ride will be a benefit for the Iron Mountain Back Country Horsemen Trail Fund and all proceeds will go directly back into the trails. We will also have a raffle and used tack sale to raise funds as well (any donated items or money will be greatly appreciated!). We have lots of fun stuff planned including a community bonfire and live old time string band music. Come for the weekend or make a vacation out of it with all the fabulous things there are to do in the area for riders and non-riders alike.

Where? Ride Camp will be at the Ivanhoe Horse Show Grounds right on the beautiful New River. The Ivanhoe Volunteer Fire Department will be our hosts and will be cooking some fine food for supper..

The physical address is 527 Trestle Road Ivanhoe, Virginia 24350 but please use our official directions instead of relying on your GPS as it may send you down roads not suitable for horse trailers. You will find directions and other important stuff on the Entry & Info page but it is still under construction at the moment so check back in a little while.

Make a vacation of it!

There are many things to see and do in the area including biking or riding the New River Trail (not included in the endurance ride), Virginia Highlands Horse Trail (this one is in the ride!), Canoeing or Kayaking and fishing (license required) on the New River and many more attractions. You'll find more information on our links page.

For more information, see:

Friday, 16 May 2014

W: Chalk Rock

Chalk Rock Ride: June 7 and 8, 2014
The Redwood Empire Endurance Riders (REER) invite you to join us at this year’s Chalk Rock Endurance Ride.

For nearly 35 years, the Barnwell Family has graciously allowed Redwood Empire Endurance Riders to host our Chalk Rock Endurance Ride at their beautiful private ranch. Established in 1884, the ranch is a model for timber harvest practices recognized by state and federal agencies. It is also a working cattle ranch. Riders love the stunning panoramic views as they ride through meadows and around the beautiful Chalk Mountain itself.

A two-day this year, Chalk Rock will have an LD and a 50-miler on both days. Hoof protection will be required. The ride camp atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, and the focus lies with maintaining happy, healthy horses and having fun amongst good company. This year's ride will integrate the newly pioneered trails on last year's 2013 ride. Trails are primarily on both maintained, and older/unmaintained/softer footing logging roads.

RIDE CAMP: Ridecamp offers a bi-level grassy meadow bordered with redwood trees and a creek. Horse water will be troughed from the creek. Please bring your own drinking water.

DIRECTIONS: From Highway 101, take the Highway 36 exit just south of Fortuna. Continue east on 36 for about 30 miles to the bridge at Bridgeville. Turn right at the end of the bridge; you'll be heading for Blocksburg. Follow signs about 2 miles until you see a marked pipe and wire gate on the right side of the road. Turn right into camp.

From I-5, take Highway 36 from Red Bluff to Bridgeville and turn left at the bridge; then follow the above directions. If you're unfamiliar with Highway 36, turn up your trailer brakes before heading down McClellan Mountain into Bridgeville and USE LOW GEAR.

RIDE RULES: The Chalk Rock Endurance Ride will comply with all AERC, REER & State of California Rules and Regulations. All equines must have some type of hoof protection to enter the rides. Dogs are welcome in camp, but must leashed at all times.

FOOD: A ride dinner is included in each entry. Extra dinner tickets are available on the entry form.

ENTRY FORM NOTES: Download adult and junior rider entry forms here or at the foot of this page. Limited Distance and 50-miler riders must show proof of current AERC membership or pay a $15 non-member fee. Checks are cashed as they are received.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: If the Ride Manager or Ride Secretary receives notice 14 days or more before the ride, REER will refund your full entry fee. If notice comes within 14 days of the ride, REER will refund your entry less a $25 administration fee. REER members may cancel up to noon on Thursday before the ride and receive a full refund. After noon on Thursday, a $25 admin fee will be withheld for members as well. No shows get no refund.

CONTACT INFO: Questions/concerns? Please email or call Ride Secretary Audra Homicz:, (530) 739-3467.

MAIL SIGNED ENTRY FORMS with FEES TO:(Make checks payable to: "REER/Chalk Rock")

Audra Homicz
PO Box 581
Weaverville, CA 96093

For entry forms, see:

Saturday, 10 May 2014

W: 44th World Championship Ride & Tie

The 44th World Championship Ride & Tie will take place in Georgetown, California on July 12, 2014. Hosted by the Gold Country Endurance Riders, the Long/Short Course Championship will be held Saturday, and the Equathon Sunday.

For more information contact Eve Blumenfeld at

and see for entry information.