We’re ready for our riders!

crunch time


The trails are all marked, the camp is set up and we’re ready for our riders! We’ve had a fabulous team out working on the trails this week, Max, Carol Giles, Dennis and Sue Summers and Lois Fox are all pitching in and working hard to help put on a great Grizzly in the Outback Ride this weekend! The trails look so good! No snow, no muck, no fuss, no muss!

Don’t forget that we’ll be feeding everyone on Friday evening before the ride meeting. Landmark Catering’s fabulous food, courtesy of Woody and Celena! Your beverages are courtesy of Sabiq Arabian Ranch and our ride camp is courtesy of Dennis and Linda Tribby, on their Outback Station place.

We have distances from a 10 mile Introductory Trail ride, to a 25, 50, 75 and 50 mile Test Your Mettle Relay!

Get out here and ride!

Ride prep continues!

The weather predictions are looking pretty favorable for ride day! Pack a jacket for you and a blanket for your pony and get to the Grizzly Mtn Ride!


Once again the Sandwich Factory in Prineville is making our Friday night dinner for riders and volunteers! Sabiq Arabian Ranch is donating beverages as well! Many thanks to Woody and Celena, and Ron and Carol.

Woody Celena

Max worked hard crafting the Best in Class awards this year. We’re excited to give them out!


The rigs are packed and we’ll be headed to ride camp tomorrow.

I’ll be back to town for some things, but Max and his help will be down there for the duration.

See y’all there!

Weather woes…or why we don’t regret moving our ride camp!

It never fails! As soon as you make a drastic move like moving your ride camp to a place well over an hour away, the predicted rains clear up and the sun and wind happen.

I was wincing over this until I went out to see Max at a site he was logging in, not too far from the Grizzly Mtn ride camp. I was happy and bummed to see this…

The dirt is dry on top, but still very wet beneath the surface. Max has this thing he calls a Skip Loader out there to drag trees/logs with. He nearly buried it in a few places, and this is in a well drained area. The land owner had buried his own back hoe out there.

What does this all say? It says, we’re glad we moved ride camp. Sorry it’s so far for everyone, but on the bright side, you’ll get to preview the Outback 3Peat Ride trails!

Get on out there next weekend and enjoy the dry trails with us!

~Darlene & Max

Calling all volunteers to the Grizzly in the Outback 2019!

help wanted

A few people have contacted me asking to help out with the Grizzly Mtn Ride. We realize that moving the ride to Outback Station will maybe prevent a few and encourage a few to evaluate their plans.

If you’d like to come and volunteer at the Grizzly in the Outback Ride, please contact me so I can get you headed in the right direction!

Come and see how a ride gets going from start to finish on ride day!

Our needs: 

  • Volunteer meals on Saturday
    • Breakfast (light), includes coffee, etc.
    • Lunch – Balanced, sandwich, chips, fruit, water/soda
    • Dinner – Something warm!
  • Pulsers
    • All vet checks are in camp!
  • Timers
    • This job is very important and usually takes two people. Tag teaming the teams works very well. Must be organized and have a good attention span.
    • Keeping time on a clipboard and on the timing board is essential.

Thank you in advance! It truly takes a village to make any ride happen.


Loops for the Grizzly in the Outback Ride


Grizzly in the OB loops holds colorsIf you would like GPS tracks for the loops, please contact Darlene Merlich, prior to the ride. Be sure to know the type of track you need for your particular application. She will get the tracks sent to you. However, this said, we do highly recommend you download the Ride with GPS app and obtain the tracks that way.