APRIL 15, 2023

Welcome to the Grizzly Mtn Ride Homepage!

Please go to Grizzly Mtn Ride FB page for updates and information. If you are not on FB, please contact grizzlymtnride@gmail.com.

Ride Camp:

Ride camp will be on the Miller Ranch, on Hwy 26. 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 if 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.


44°27’31.9″N 121°02’09.3″W

Head Veterinarian: Dr Shannon Findlay of Bend Equine

Contact Info:

Ride Manager: Charleen (Sharke) Farrell

  • Email: sharkeshoes@yahoo.com
  • Phone: 541-419-5722

Assistant Ride Manager: Carlene Benson

  • Email: bensonwc@mac.com
  • Phone: 503-551-3999

Ride Secretary: LuAnn De Young

  • Email: luanndeyoung@gmail.com
  • Phone: 971-241-7740

Entry form and Release:


Paper entry in camp will be the way to sign up for the ride. Use the PNER Ride Entry form below to fill out and bring to camp. Paper entry will be paid by check or cash at this point. Cell service is in and out and WI-FI is not an option.

The endurance distances are 25 miles for $110.00; 50 mile elevator up $135.00; 75 mile ride $135.00.

NON AERC members fee will be $15.00 added to your entry fee.

Trail Riders entry fee is $35.00. Use the PNER Ride Entry Release form to enter. Please bring your payment to camp via a check or cash.

Any cancellation of any distance endurance ride (does not include trail riders) from this date forward will have $35.00 with held.

Endurance Riders -Ride Meeting will be at 7:00pm Friday evening

Trail Riders – Ride Meeting 8:30am Saturday morning near the start of Tribby Loop, bring horses tacked and ready to ride at 9:00am

PNER Ride Entry/Release 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 most of the area and the gates won’t be much of an issue, but we’re planning to have gate keepers out there for you.

Distances and Entry Fees:

10 Mile Trail Ride: $35

25 miles: $110

50 miles (elevator): $135

75 miles: $135

$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.
  • Juniors ride free thanks to the Mary and Anna Fund


Horse water, port-a-potties, and a central campfire! We are on private property so weed free hay is not necessary.



~ All AERC rules apply!

~ 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.

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.

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