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Ride camp will be on the Miller Ranch, on Hwy 97. A beautiful flat ride camp with lots of horse water, a communal bonfire, and room to spread out.
(Please thank Roger and Sara Miller for their generosity and hospitality when you see them!)
12205 Hwy 26, Madras, OR
Central Oregon: Hwy 97 traveling South, left at the south end of Madras, OR onto SE Hwy 26 (Madras-Prineville Hwy). Travel 11.5 mi
From Hwy 97, traveling North, in Terrebonne, turn right onto Smith Rock Way. go approximately 5.5 miles, turn left onto Lone Pine Rd, go approximately 6 miles to SE Hwy 26, turn left, go 2 miles, turn right towards camp.
Signs will be out on Hwy 26.
Head Veterinarian: Dr Cassee Terry of Redmond Veterinary Clinic
Ride Secretary: Shawna Bowin
Entry form and Release:
Pre-registration will be offered, opening up approximately 2 months prior to the ride. Avoid the $10 on-site registration fee. Volunteers please register, also, so we can get a count and have enough grits to feed our volunteers! You will still need to check in with the secretary when you arrive, to finalize all the information and turn in/sign a waiver form.
Mixed high desert trails, lots of two track road and cow trails, and some gravel road. Some sections of rock. Very doable “spring ride” trails! Plentiful water. Please seriously consider hoof protection. Gentle rolling elevation changes. Gates! This area is grazed by range cattle, so gates are a fact of life out here. Hopefully, as has been the case in past years, we’ll be having the ride ahead of the cattle being released into the area and the gates won’t be an issue. Fingers crossed!
- $10/night per horse “rig”.
Distances and Fees:
- Intro Ride: $35
- 25 miles: $100
- 50 miles: $115
- 75 miles: $150
- 100 miles: $200
- Junior and Young Riders (18 & under): FREE for any distance! Thanks to a generous donation from the EDRA group, and several donors of varied organization memberships, a fund created in 2018 to pay entries for all junior/youth riders in the PNER region, regardless of organization affiliation. Until this fund is depleted, all junior/youth riders 18 and under will ride for free at participating NW and EDRA rides! If you’re interested in donating to the Mary and Anna Memorial Junior Rider Fund, please contact Sue McLain @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
- $15 AERC Non-member fee added if you’re not a current member of AERC. Proof of membership required!
Discounts (One discount/rider):
- 50% Ride Manager discount will be given to ALL Ride Managers who reciprocate the discount.
Horse Water, Port-a-potties, Central campfire (Social Distancing required!)
~ ALL RIDERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR HELMETS WHEN MOUNTED
~ All AERC rules apply! There will be a Steward available to address any issues that may come up. The Steward is there to enforce AERC rules and to make sure our Covid guidelines are being followed. Riders or their representatives may approach the Steward for any reason and try to get a peaceful resolution to any issues that may come up.
~ Good sportsmanship and common courtesy will be displayed at all times.
~ Spread hay and manure.
~ Fill any holes dug by your horse.
~ No fires!
~ All dogs will be safely contained.
~ Anyone handling a horse will have appropriate footwear on their feet while handling the horse.
All AERC rules apply.
~ Covid Rules/Precautions
More information to come as it is available!
We welcome everyone into our endurance/distance riding community, without regard to race, gender, age, color, national origin, ethnic background, socioeconomic status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or endurance/distance riding organization affiliation.