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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 4071 Center Dr., Carson City, NV 89701
! RIDE SECRETARY: Gina Hall (775) 849-0839, NVhorseldy@charter.net 1220 Dunbar Dr., Carson City, NV 89704
For more information, see http://nastr.org/.