Monday, 31 August 2015

PS: Fall Descanso

October 10-11, 2015.

Ride Entry is Online!

15 mile intro ride & limited distance offered both days, 50 mile ride on Saturday. Ride and Tie on Sunday. Join us on Friday morning and stay until Sunday early afternoon!

All meals provided with entry. Friday/Saturday night catered dinner, Sat/Sun continental breakfast with coffee, hot chocolate, fruit & donuts, Sat/Sun lunch. Extra meal tickets available to purchase for family and friends.

Camping in a open field next to Descanso Hay & Grain. No corrals available. Tie to your trailer, hi-tie or bring a portable corral. Porta potties for riders and water troughs for horses are spread throughout the base camp field. Always bring water for your horse from home just in case their is a issue with basecamp water source hoses.

Be prepared for all weather for rider and horse. Bring a waterproof blanket for for your horse in case of rain. They will work hard for you and keep their muscles warm.

There can be red ants, so bring a can of Ortho Orthene Fire Ant Killer. Your horse will thank you!

If you are not able to come ride, come volunteer! Fill out volunteer form on website.

If you like to bake, we need home baked chocolate chip cookies for the "Cookie stop" on Saturday. Please bring them on Friday in a disposable or plastic reusable container, so they do not crumble.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

W: Quicksilver Fall Classic

The Quicksilver Fall Classic in 2014 was limited to 70 rider and we had a
waiting list. This year is different. We behaved so well last year that the
ranger will allow more entrants for our October 3, 2015 ride. The perfect
fall ride awaits your pleasure. Don't be on the waiting list so that all
week you worry about whether you should be packing the horse trailer or not.

You know all those old horse magazines that you can't bear to throw out,
but are clogging up your house? Well bring them to our ride. We will have a
special table for you to spread them out on. In appreciation, you can grab
any that other people have brought. Any left the day after the ride will be
recycled. Now they have to be horse oriented. We do not want People, Sports
Illustrated or Architectural Digest. Just horsey magazines for horsey

With the increase in the size of the ride, we definitely need more
volunteers. So earn your Brownie Scout badge by helping out on, before or
after ride day. Contact Lori Oleson at 408-710-5651 or Jayne Perryman at
408-828-5362 and you will make their day! And all the riders, too.

Check the AERC ride calendar, circle October 3rd, send in your entry and
smile, even if there is no one around to see it.

You know this ride will be Christmas, your birthday and the 4th of July all
rolled into one great day of rolling hills, shaded creek trails, great
companions, and then the real reason we are there....we are hopelessly, and
beyond redemption, in love with the horses.


Friday, 28 August 2015

NW: Oregon 100/Pac North

Oregon 100/Pac North Benefit is coming up Set. 19, in Brothers, Oregon. It's a great desert ride and absolutely perfect to move up in distance to the next level. This ride is a benefit ride for our Pac North FEI International Team. Everything is donated: awards, vet’s time, etc. All the profits go to the Team support and we depend on donations to get us there. Now that FEI is cleaning up the horse abuse issues that have gone on in some areas overseas we can focus on helping our Northwest riders.

Please consider donating those items to Oregon 100 that we can use for awards. Or you can make a cash donation to offset expenses, donate something of your choosing or contact vendors you know who might donate. Anything a rider can use or is horse/endurance related makes a great award.

For more info on the ride, see

SE: Citrus Stampede Cancelled

The Southeast Region Citrus Stampede ride on October 2 & 3 has been cancelled due to a serious car accident involving the ride manager. Please look for it on the calendar in the fall of 2016!

Monday, 24 August 2015

NW: JediHorsemanship Mt Spokane Ride Cancelled

The Labor Day weekend JediHorsemanship Mt Spokane Ride has been cancelled. The Mt Spokane State Park is not permitting vehicles due to fire danger so there is no way to put water on the trails.  The air quality is also unhealthy at this point. 

Monday, 17 August 2015

W: Eastern High Sierra Classic Cancelled

RIDE CANCELLATION: Due to wildfire and trail closures, next weekend's Eastern High Sierra Classic (West Region, August 22 & 23) has been cancelled.

Plan to attend their 30th anniversary next year!

NE: Iron Mountain Jubilee

August 28-29 in Ivanhoe, Virginia

August 18 is the deadline for the early bird discount for the Iron Mountain Jubilee! Come on and get your entries in so we can plan and so my secretary's arm doesn't fall of in the last few days before the ride!
We will take entries after this date and at the ride but it will just cost you a bit more. Looking forward to seeing everyone and we have some great trails to show you!! The long range weather forecast looks fabulous so cross your fingers that it holds true!!

The Iron Mountain Jubilee
is a challenging but very doable and enjoyable mountain endurance ride. You will be riding primarily the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail and the Iron Mountain Trail with several connecting trails. The ride will start at the New River at the Ivanhoe Horse Show Grounds (Ride Camp) and proceed up the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail to an away Vet Check at beautiful Camp Cripple Creek (Triple C). The 50 milers will have their second vet check in the same location.

Iron Mountain Jubilee Endurance Ride and Ride & Tie sanctioned by AERC, SERA, ECTRA, SEDRA and Ride & Tie Association. 
Friday, August 28 and Saturday August 29- 30 & 50 mile rides each day.
15 & 30 mile ride & ties each day 

Vet- In begins on Thursday afternoon, August 27 for Friday's ride. 
Come ride with us! 

For more information see

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

NW: Lost-N-Lava

Join us on September 25, 2015

No, you won't get lost, but you will ride some picturesque country. Trails will consist of two tracks and ATV trails on BLM property. Some rocky areas, rolling hills, but lots of great footing to move out or just cruise around and enjoy the incredible scenery.

We'll have 25, 55, and 75-mile endurance distances. A 14-mile trail ride will be available. Ride Camp is on private land adjacent to the Big Wood River.

So please come and ride! Located just west of SH-75 about 20 miles north of Shoshone, Idaho. It's easy to get to if you pay attention to the mile markers on State Highway 75. The turn-off is on the west side between the Big Wood River Bridge and the Richfield Canal bridge. A sign will be at the turn-off.

If traveling northbound on SH-75, the turn-off is about 0.2 of a mile north of mile marker 92. If you go over the canal bridge you have gone too far. If traveling southbound turn right about 0.8' of a mile south of Mile Post 93. This is about 0.5 mile south of the Richfield Canal Bridge. If you go over the Big Wood River bridge you missed the turn.

Once you get on the two-track you will drive about 2.5 miles to camp. The two-track is kind of rough in places, so take your time. You will go through an antique yard and around a couple homes. Just keep following the ribbons. You will see a corral to your left with draft horses. Keep going. You'll go past a couple gates, turn another bend and find the nicest flattest camp you will ever see!

Dinner will be provided Saturday night. Ride meeting starts promptly at 7:00 Friday night. Head vet is Dr. Keith Rouble, DVM. We will also have a treatment vet on site per the rules and recommendations of AERC.

Horse water will be provided at camp and on the trail. Rides will start by going through the Big Wood River. The river is about 2-3 feet deep if there is water running through it. The river will probably be dry. The property owners train draft horses so be prepared to see draft horses pulling wagons.

Cost: $90 for 25 and 55 mile distances, $110 for 75-mile distance. Juniors half price. Non-AERC members will be charged a day membership of $15. Trail ride is $25 and you don’t need to be an AERC member. All minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult and wear a helmet. Dinner is included with your ride entry. Extra Saturday evening meals may be purchased for $10.00.

Dogs are welcome but must be leashed and all times. This ride camp is on private land, but the BLM permit has required that we use weed free hay. Weed free hay is required and can be purchased at the Valley Coop in Shoshone. I'll try to bring some for the trail. Start times will depend on the weather.

Questions? Call Lynn White at 208-961-1024. Or visit us on FaceBook. at Lost-n-Lava Endurance Ride. New to Endurance riding? Check out the American Endurance Ride Conference Website at

W: Virginia City 100

Please join us September 19, 2015, for the 48th Annual Virginia City 100 Mile Endurance Ride, held in historic Virginia City, Nevada. Lots of fun, excitement, and a challenging trail, for the Nevada All-State Trail Rider’s final ride of the NASTR Triple Crown.

! THE TRAIL: Consists of three loops (51, 25, 24 miles), each returning to base camp in Virginia City. There will be an outlying vet check on the first and last loop, with (2) one hour hold vet checks at base camp. Crews will have easy access to meet riders along the trail. The trail covers hard pack and rocky terrain on historical wagon (now jeep) roads with some sandy single track footing and several mountain climbs. There is also pavementthroughtownandacrosshighways. Ridersareresponsiblefortheirownsafetywhilecrossingpaved roads. We do advise the use of pads and/or easy boots. Elevations range between 5000 and 7800 feet. Each loop will be marked with a different color of ribbon, along with chalk and glow sticks (after dark). Water & hay will be provided on the trail and at the two outlying vet checks. The ride will start in front of the Delta Saloon at 5:00 a.m., Saturday. Allow yourself time to get from camp to the Delta by 5:00 a.m. (approximately 20 minutes). There will be a controlled start out of town.

! BASE CAMP: We will be returning to the Ice House on Toll Road in Gold Hill for our base camp. Parking will be on grindings (asphalt), and will be very crowded. There will be limited room for portable corrals. If you have the ability, it would be helpful if you could car pool. The camp site will be open from Thursday evening, September 18th, to Sunday evening, September 21st. Horse water will be available. COME PREPARED, the elevation of Virginia City is over 6000 feet and can get cold at night. The comforts of motels and cafes can be found, as well as shopping and sightseeing within walking distance of base camp.

! DIRECTIONS TO BASE CAMP: From Reno take I-580 S/US-395 S. Take the US-395 S exit (Exit 57B) toward Virginia City/Carson City/So. Lake Tahoe. Merge onto US-395 Alt S/S. Virginia St. Turn left on to Geiger Grade/NV-341 to Virginia City. Drive through downtown Virginia City towards Gold Hill. Turn left on Toll Road (before heading down the hill). Watch for ribbons and follow to the Ice House. From Carson City take Hwy. 50 East to NV-341, follow the truck route to the right. When you reach Virginia City turn left at the stop sign (NV-342/C Street), towards Gold Hill. Turn left again on Toll Road (before heading down the hill). Watch for ribbons and follow to the Ice House.

! VETERINARIANS: James Kerr, D.V.M. will be our Head Veterinarian, with Susan McCartney, D.V.M., and Chrysann Collatos, D.V.M. assisting. There will be a pre-ride veterinary inspection on Friday, September 18th, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Best Condition Judging will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.

! SANCTIONING: The ride is sanctioned by American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC), and AERC rules apply. See additional ride rules.

! LIVESTOCK TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS: What you will need to know when transporting livestock in the State of Nevada (see next page).

! PRE-RIDE MEETING: The PRE-RIDE MEETING will be held on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. Please plan to attend to get any updated information.

! CALCUTTA: Following the pre-ride meeting, we will have a fun filled Calcutta. Payoffs will be given to buyers of the top three in each division, and announced at the awards banquet. BRING LOTS OF DOUGH; EACH AND EVERY RIDER WILL BE AUCTIONED! Your favorite horse and rider team may pay off for you!

! MEALS: There will be a spaghetti feed on Friday evening, starting at 6:00 p.m., for $7.00. Salad and bread will also be served. There will be hamburgers & hot dogs served on Saturday for a small charge.

! BANQUET: A steak and egg breakfast put on by the Storey County Jeep Posse will be served Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. which is included with the ride entry. Additional tickets may be purchased for $15.00 adults and $7.00 children. Please pre-purchase additional tickets with entry or upon arrival on Friday.

! ENTRY FEES: Option 1: Riders will receive a silver overlay belt buckle or sterling silver bracelet - $240.00. An upgrade to a sterling silver belt buckle is available for purchase post ride for an additional $110.00. A completion sweatshirt may be purchased post ride for an additional $30.00. Option 2: Riders will receive a sweatshirt and certificate of completion - $175.00. If a rider chooses Option 2, a completion buckle may be purchased post ride. The cost for a silver overlay buckle or a sterling silver bracelet is an additional $140.00. The cost for a sterling silver buckle is an additional $250.00. Junior riders - $140.00. This fee covers the cost of a silver overlay buckle or sterling silver bracelet, so juniors are basically riding for free. There is a $25.00 late fee charged for entries postmarked after September 14th. There is a $35.00 return check fee. Full refunds minus a $25.00 administrative fee will be paid within 30 days for cancellations made up until the ride or if the horse or rider is unable to start. Checks won’t be cashed until after the ride.

! AWARDS: The AWARDS PRESENTATION, Triple Crown, and Calcutta results will follow the breakfast on Sunday morning. Those riders completing the ride will receive a completion certificate. The Nevada All- State Trail Riders progressive silver overlay completion buckle or sterling silver bracelet will be personally engraved and mailed out in 6-8 weeks. You may upgrade to a sterling silver buckle for an additional cost. Upgrades, payments, and changes must be taken Sunday morning before the banquet. Overall Winner, Top Ten, Weight Division, and Junior Awards will also be given. A sculpture of the Best Condition horse will be hand crafted by Michaele Tristram, NASTR member and local artist.

! NASTR TRIPLE CROWN: All finishers of the three NASTR rides (Nevada Derby 50, NASTR 75, and Virginia City 100) will receive a special award. Champion, Reserve Champion and Junior blankets will be given to the same horse and rider team.
! 500/1,000 MILE HORSES: Horses completing the ride five times will receive a 500 mile halter. Also, horses completing the ride ten times will receive a 1,000 mile blanket.

! 1,000 MILE BUCKLE RECIPIENTS will receive a complimentary sterling silver buckle upgrade.

! RIDE MANAGER: Connie Creech (775) 882-6591,, 4071 Center Dr., Carson City, NV 89701
! RIDE SECRETARY: Gina Hall (775) 849-0839, 1220 Dunbar Dr., Carson City, NV 89704

For more information, see

Sunday, 9 August 2015

SE: Barefoot Beach Run

Oct 17th, 2015
2443 Todd Rd
Crossville, TN 38571

Winter is right around the corner and I’m not ready for the cold!! This is the perfect time for a Beach themed Endurance Ride. The Barefoot Beach Run, will be held in Crossville, TN at the Catoosa Ridge Stables (, situated on top of the Cumberland Plateau. This time of year, the weather is great and the forest is full of color.

Catoosa Ridge is a beautiful campground, featuring multiple barns, bath houses, a spacious Lodge and all the conveniences of home. The trails include a variety of terrain from dirt trails, roads, grass and places of rock. There are some hills and plenty of creeks for water. All camping reservations must be made thru Silvia (931) 624-7883.


There will be primitive sites available ($10/night) and a limited # of electric/water sites ($30/night). Stalls are available ($12/night), along with the option of setting up a temporary pen. All sites are conveniently located close
to a barn, bath house, and the Lodge, where all meals, meetings and Vet checks will take place. We are offering two LDs, both am and pm, also a 50 mile Ride, starting in the am. This allows you to still get in two Rides, if you want, whether its on the same horse or separate horses. There is a $20 discount for riding in two distances. On Friday night there will be a potluck, so bring a dish! Drinks and meat will be supplied. Sat night will be a BEACH PARTY!

Dinner is included for Riders, extra dinner tickets available for $10. Great beach music and beach drinks (alcoholic and non), will be free for everybody. Ride Awards will be given for Top 10, HV, BC, 1st place and Turtle and Juniors. Special awards on Sat night for Best Beach Outfit and most skilled Hoola Dancer. With the beautiful trails, fun
atmosphere and fantastic facility, this is going to be an awesome weekend! Can’t wait to see you all there!!

Thursday, 6 August 2015

CT: 2015 New Endurance Riders Clinic

Texas Endurance Riders Association Presents the 2015 New Endurance Riders Clinic

Bring Chairs – Like You Would for an Endurance Ride!

September 5 2015 9 am -4 pm.
You may come early (Friday) or leave late (Sunday)

Location: C Bar Ranch 611 P.R. 3348

Valley Mills Texas 76689

Fees: Clinic is free, but there is a $10/day charge if you will be riding.
There is a $15/night charge if you wish to use a hook-up. You may
come for the day without your horse, and still enjoy a knowledge filled
day. If you wish to stay in the onsite cabin, it is 55 dollars for the first 2
guests and 15 dollars for each guest after that. The cabin can sleep
approx. 8.

The first part of the clinic will cover trail etiquette/safety/taking care of
your horse on trail. Riders will be broken up into groups of
approximately 2-3 with an experienced endurance rider assigned to
each group. One of our own endurance veterinarians who is also a rider
will perform a vet check on each horse, and explain the vet card to
participants. We will then break for lunch. (Please bring a “sack lunch.”
There is a refrigerator on site. We will provide gatorades and water for
all throughout the day.) The rest of the day will entail interesting and
informative lectures allowing for ample questions on various topics. Be
sure to bring your coggins!

Directions: From the North:

TakeI-35 South towards Hillsboro. Exit Spur Tx 579 West to downtown
Hillsboro. Take the first right past the court house on Hwy 22 through
the town of Whitney. Cross the Lake Whitney Dam and at the first
flashing light, turn left on FM 56 towards Valley Mills. Go about 13 miles
and turn right on County
Road 3350. Take the first immediate left on private road 3348 at C-Bar
Ranch sign.

From the South:

Take I-35 to Waco then take Hwy 6 North approximately 30 miles to
Valley Mills. Once in Valley Mills, go through the only blinking light in
town and turn right on FM 56 going to Lake Whitney Dam. Travel
approximately 4 miles and turn left on C.R. 3350. Take the first
immediate left on Private Road 3348 at C-Bar Ranch sign.

Please contact Vickie, Caryne or Selena for any questions.

Vickie Roden

Caryne Edwards

Selena Copeland

NW: Prater Mountain

Prater Mountain Endurance Ride 25/50
Trail-Poker Ride Fundraiser

 AUG 22, 2015: Come ride at Prater Mountain, at Meadowbrook Ranch just outside Priest River, Idaho. Some of the loveliest scenery on the planet. Well managed ride, excellent company.

Ride Mgr: Tara Walker (208) 304-0835,
Asst Mgr: Dale Schrempp (208) 448-1255,

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