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Still Memorial Weekend

May 2, 2014 @ 8:00 am - May 4, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

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at
Skull Hollow-Crooked River National Grasslands
near Prineville, Oregon

 

Truly a community event; the Still Memorial Weekend includes three American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) Endurance Rides, an American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) Trail Challenge, a Equine Trail Sports (ETS) Trail Challenge, an Obstacle Horse Association of North America (OHANA) In-Hand Trail Challenge, a  horse handling clinic, a Poker Ride, a recreational trail ride, a BBQ Dinner & Buckaroo Breakfast, and several horse-related demos – a fun way to support multiple charitable causes right here in Central Oregon.

About the Still Memorial Weekend

It all started in 1971 with the the Endurance Rides, formerly known as the Prineville Ride.  The Prineville Ridge Riders renamed the ride last year to honor Cole and Charlotte Still, two wonderful local people who dedicated much of their lives to the horses and specifically the sport of Endurance Riding.  Mustangs to the Rescue is proud to be able to carry on this tradition and expand upon the activities offered in order to make it a fun filled weekend the whole family can enjoy.

Plan your first weekend in May to include all the fun at Still Memorial Weekend, May 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2014!

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MTTR-LOGO

Mustangs to the Rescue’s Information Booth

with Adoptable Horse Info – MTTR T-Shirts / Hats / Handkerchiefs
Crafts, Tack Sales and much more!

Mustangs to the Rescue is a 100% volunteer operated all breed rescue that focuses on giving animals the skills they need to attract new homes.

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Mustangs to the Rescue’s Hospitality Booth

Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner – Snacks – Beverages  –  Available Daily

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Volunteers Needed

The support of many volunteers is essential for this event to be successful. Enthusiastic, motivated individuals are needed to help with the various activities and events. This great family fun activity can’t happen without your help! If you are interested in volunteering during this event visit our  Volunteer page for more information.

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Friday – May 2, 2014

Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks will be available today

 

25 Mile AERC Endurance Ride – Start at 11am
Vet-in on Fri AM
$80 AERC Members
Ride Manager: Liz Martin, 541-977-2086, emartin71@live.com

Ride office for AERC opens Thursday afternoon; download the Endurance Ride Registration form and bring it with you. (Make Checks payable to ‘Mustangs to the Rescue’). All participants must sign a waiver before riding. Minors will need this form signed by their parents or legal guardians. The forms can be obtained from Liz Martin, Ride Manager or given to you when you arrive.

 

 

 

Skull Hollow Competitive Trail Challenge (CTC)  – an ACTHA Ride – First rider out at 2pm
This Friday ride covers some pristine rolling juniper hills dotted with wildflowers and tremendous views. Our obstacles are safe and appropriate for all levels of horse & rider. Trails are sandy with some rock. The host rides the area barefoot regularly. If horses’ feet are not well conditioned, riders may opt for boots or shoes. We saw a lot of smiles coming off this ride last year!
Ride Host: Kate Beardsley – (541) 350-2406

Registration Closes: Thursday, May 1, 09:00pm PST

Online Registrations ONLY (ACTHA rules): Go to https://www.actha.us/ride/6956/view to register

Ride Agenda:

  • Rider Check in: 11 am – 1 pm
  • Rider’s Briefing: 1 pm
  • Ride Out: 2 pm
  • Awards: (1 hour after last rider finishes.)

No late entries allowed

Limited to 80 riders.

 

 

Equine Educational Demonstrations – Start at 6pm – More info coming soon

 

 

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Saturday – May 3rd, 2014

Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks will be available today
Scheduled BBQ Dinner at 6pm, see below for details

50 Mile AERC Endurance Ride – Start at 6:30am
$95 AERC Members
Ride Manager: Liz Martin, 541-977-2086, emartin71@live.com
Ride office for AERC opens Thursday afternoon; download the Endurance Ride Registration form and bring it with you. (Make Checks payable to ‘Mustangs to the Rescue’). All participants must sign a waiver before riding. Minors will need this form signed by their parents or legal guardians. The forms can be obtained from Liz Martin, Ride Manager or given to you when you arrive.

 

25 Mile AERC Endurance Ride – Start at 7:30am
$80 AERC Members
Ride Manager: Liz Martin, 541-977-2086, emartin71@live.com
Ride office for AERC opens Thursday afternoon; download the Endurance Ride Registration form and bring it with you. (Make Checks payable to ‘Mustangs to the Rescue’). All participants must sign a waiver before riding. Minors will need this form signed by their parents or legal guardians. The forms can be obtained from Liz Martin, Ride Manager or given to you when you arrive.

Breakfast will be available – more info coming soon

 

8 Mile AERC Fun Ride – Charlotte Still Trail Ride – 10am
$25 a Rider (No AERC Non-Member Fee)
Ride Manager: Liz Martin, 541-977-2086, emartin71@live.com

Ride office for AERC opens Thursday afternoon; download the Endurance Ride Registration form and bring it with you. (Make Checks payable to ‘Mustangs to the Rescue’). All participants must sign a waiver before riding. Minors will need this form signed by their parents or legal guardians. The forms can be obtained from Liz Martin, Ride Manager or given to you when you arrive.

 

Lunch will be available  – more info soon

 

OHANA In-Hand Trail Challenge  – Start at 2pm
Online Registration is closedAfter that you can register at the morning of the event.  (Make Checks payable to ‘Mustangs to the Rescue’). All participants must sign a waiver before riding. Minors will need this form signed by their parents or legal guardians.
OHANA In-Hand Trail Challenge & ‘Get Grounded’ Clinic Package Deal $50
OHANA In-Hand Trail Challenge Only $25 (includes OHANA membership)
– or –
Participate in another competition at Still Memorial Weekend and receive a $5 discount off the OHANA In-Hand Trail Challenge.

The OHANA In-Hand Trail Challenge will utilize natural obstacles at the beautiful Skull Hollow Trailhead.  The In-hand Trail Challenge is for equines of all ages & stages of training and you lead your horse on the ground.  This is your opportunity to bring out your youngsters and build confidence with your older horses.

This challenge course will send you on a less than 1 mile walking journey through the natural landscape near our ride camp. Along your path, you will be asked to perform tasks and negotiate obstacles that have been created using the natural environment such as ditches, creeks, hills, trees, etc. The course will also include a few man-made obstacles. This challenge is sanctioned by the Obstacle Horse Association of North America (OHANA). OHANA uses a level system for competing that allows you and your horse to be challenged appropriately according to your level of skill. Level 1 horses focus on willing forward motion and ground manners with their handler regardless of the circumstances, which is perfect for the beginner or young horse. Technical and body mechanic requirements increase with levels 2-4 with levels 3 & 4 being very challenging for more advanced horses. You choose the level you wish to compete in prior to beginning.  You can find out more about OHANA and the Level System at: http://www.obstaclehorseassociationofnorthamerica.com/Default.aspx?pageId=1498234

Scores for the OHANA In-Hand Trail Challenge will be posted on the OHANA website. Every participant in the OHANA In-Hand Trail Challenge will receive a charter membership.

MTTR encourages all to participate and test your skills on the ground!

Join the fun & enter with as many horses as you want and consider being part of the Obstacle Clinic with Kimberly Dunn of www.getgroundedequine.com after the Challenge.

 

Get Grounded‘ Clinic to follow the OHANA In-Hand Trail Challenge
Online Registration is closed.  After that you can register at the morning of the event.   (Make Checks payable to ‘Mustangs to the Rescue’). All participants must sign a waiver before riding. Minors will need this form signed by their parents or legal guardians. .

OHANA In-Hand Trail Challenge & ‘Get Grounded’ Clinic Package Deal $50
‘Get Grounded’ Clinic Only $40

An insightful clinic by Kimberly Dunn that will use natural obstacles found on the trail to help you to learn better leadership, communication, maneuvering, and establishing consistency with your horse. We will create tasks that get you thinking about how to effectively work together with your horse.

This clinic will follow the OHANA In-Hand Trail Challenge that is starting at 2:00 pm.

For information about Get Grounded Equine and Kimberly Dunn: http://getgroundedequine.com

 

BBQ Dinner at 6pm – catered by Crooked River Barbeque Company

Come watch the Mounted Archery demo after dinner!

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Sunday – May 4th, 2014

Buck-a-roo Breakfast at 7am – Our Buckaroo Breakfast is our thank you gift for those of you participating in our weekend.
Endurance Awards and Placing at 8am

 

Lone Pine Trail Challenge – an Equine Trail Sports’ Trail Challenge across 8 miles of trails
First Rider out at 10am
This Sunday ride covers some pristine rolling juniper hills dotted with wildflowers and tremendous views. Our obstacles are safe and appropriate for all levels of horse & rider. Trails are sandy with some rock. The host rides the area barefoot regularly. If horses’ feet are not well conditioned, riders may opt for boots or shoes.

An Equine Trail Sports Trail Challenge is a relaxing trail ride with judged obstacles placed about one per mile, along approximately 8 miles of trail. Ride at a leisurely pace, enjoying the sights, as you improve your horsemanship skills. Upon approach of each obstacle, you inform the judge of the Challenge Level that best suits you and your horse, allowing you to show your horse’s strength, helping you achieve success. Obstacles are not timed.

**Riders will have the option of buying a hand in the Poker Ride during this ride for $10**

Ride Host: Kate Beardsley  – (541) 350-2406

To register for the Lone Pine Trail Challenge go to: https://www.equinetrailsports.com/event/10081/
Non-members will receive a FREE Equine trail Sports annual membership when you sign up for this event!

  • REGISTRATION CLOSES: Friday, May 2, 9:00pm, PST
  • LATE On-line REGISTRATION: + $10 late fee
  • Event Day REGISTRATION: + $20 late fee

Ride Day Agenda:

  • Rider Check-In: 8 am to 9 am
  • Riders’ Meeting: 9:15 am Riders’ Meeting
  • First Rider Out: 10 am
  • Awards: 2 pm?  (within 1 hour of last rider’s finish)

 

Lunch and Snacks will be available today

 

 

Poker Ride – Starts at 11am
The Prineville Ridge Riders are hosting a horseback Poker Ride.  Riders pick up playing card at stations along the designated trail. Upon return riders have the chance to win prizes depending on the poker hand they bring back.

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Location: Skull Hollow-Crooked River National Grasslands, Between Madras, Prineville and Redmond

Google Map: http://goo.gl/maps/rM97y

Our event is located right next door to the Skull Hollow Campground, as a Special Use Permit, administrated by the US Forest Service.

Directions:

From Madras:

– Travel South on Highway 26 (toward Prineville) for approx fourteen miles

– Take Lone Pine Road and proceed West for approx three miles

– Turn Right onto Skull Hollow  – Look for Signs

From Prineville:

– Travel North on Highway 26 (toward Madras) for approx fourteen miles

– Take Lone Pine Road and head South/West for approx 3 miles

– Turn Right onto Skull Hollow  – Look for Signs

From Redmond:

– Travel East on Oneil Highway for approx. five miles

– Turn Left on Lone Pine Road and proceed North for approx five miles

– Look Left onto Skull Hollow – Look for Signs

 

About our location:

NO DRINKING WATER

Horse Water Provided

Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Horses can not be tied to trees

No Campfires allowed – YOU will get a $250 fine for ANY campfires at our location.
(Campfires are permitted at the campground next to our location.  The campground is operated by Aud & Di Campground Services – see http://tinyurl.com/7y9vguo for more information)

Manure and Hay must be removed. A dumpster will be provided.

The terrain is varied and there are some rocky areas of the trail system.

We respectably request that all attendees follow Leave No Trace Guidelines

 

Please Note: Weed-free feed is required in all Pacific Northwest National Forests, the Crooked River National Grassland, and all Oregon and Washington Wilderness Areas.  All hay, hay cubes, straw, grain, and other crop or mulch products brought on to National Forest land in the Pacific Northwest Region must be certified “weed free” using North American Weed Management Association (NAWMA) standards, or better, regardless of how they are used (livestock feed, bedding, erosion control, mulch, etc.).

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Endurance Riders Please Note:

ALL AERC Rides:

  • +$15 Non-AERC Members
  • -$20 Junior Discount
  • -$10 Mentor Discount – This year all mentors bringing a first time rider to one of our Endurance Rides can claim a $10 discount on their ride fees.

Head Vet: Cassee Terry, Redmond Vet Clinic

No ride manager discounts

 

Sponsored by Mustangs to the Rescue
and
supported by the Ochoco National Forest/Crooked River National Grasslands

(as a Special Use Permit, administrated by the US Forest Service)

Want to be a Sponsor? Contact Sandy@MustangstotheRescue.org

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Sponsored by Mustangs to the Rescue

Details

Start:
May 2, 2014 @ 8:00 am
End:
May 4, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Skull Hollow-Crooked River National Grasslands
near Prineville, OR United States

Proceeds from this event go to help the rescued horses in our care! MTTR-LOGO About Mustangs to the Rescue
Equine Rescue | Equine Adoption | Equine Rehabilitation & Retraining

Mustangs To The Rescue of Central Oregon, is an all-breed, all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit equine rescue. Our mission is to positively impact the community we serve by supporting horses, their owners and potential owners, with assistance, resources and educational opportunities, thus improving the lives of horses and humans in our community.