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June 2nd AERC South Fork Trinity River 50 Rider Limit 20

June 2, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

This event is under special use permit from the USDA Six Rivers and Shasta Trinity National Forest
20 Rider Limit on 50

$110 Entry Fee
Entry includes Camping, Potluck Friday, Tacos Saturday, Two Control Judges, Treatment Vet on site (cost incurred for treatment with vet it owners responsibility to pay) AERC and Ca Drug Fees, Completion award and live band on Saturday night, April Moore and Ranch Party.
Please add $25 to entry if it is not postmarked 30 days before ride.
$10 off for Junior sponsor.
$10 off for 2018 AERC ride managers.
$10 off for 2018 AERC Ride Vets.

17 and under and Active Military and Veterans, active or retired firefighters and law enforcement, EMTS…all first responders ride FREE!

Head Control Judge DVM Dan Chapman
Second Control Judge DVM TBA

Come early and enjoy more riding. 4 hook ups available first come first serve. Limited corrals available for $25 a horse for the weekend. Must reserve and prepay. Some corals hold more then one horse and will only go to those that can corral more then one horse together.

There will also be food and drinks at vet check included in entry fee.
There is one trot by at ten miles and a 1 hour hold and vet check at 30 miles along the South Fork Trinity River out of ride camp

AWARDS: Completion,
Hought Tack Certificates for 1st, 1st Junior, BC, Turtle. No top ten or weight division awards so we can budget more for completions.

RIDE CAMP and TRAILS: Ride camp is at the Ruth Rodeo Grounds. Come join us and you can discover the beautiful trails of the Southern Trinity County! This scenic and unique ride will take you on old historical mule pack train trails over the South Fork Mountain with breath taking views, and along the South Fork of the Trinity River. There is a mix of single track and forest service roads. Good footing and rocky places. There are some narrow spots with drop offs. Trail has lots of elevation gain and loss but is doable even for turtles in time allowed. Vet Check is out of ride camp.

From the Coast/Hwy 101:
Head to Fortuna on Hwy 101. Just past Fortuna (if coming from the North), or Just before Fortuna
(if coming from the South) is the Hwy 36turnoff. Drive East through Hydsville, Carlotta, Bridgeville and Dinsmore. You’ll go through the valley, then pass the Forest Service on the left and head up the hill. Go down the hill and you’ll go through Mad River (a post office, bar, burger joint, and butcher, all in one spot, and if you blink you will miss it!). Cross over the bridge, and 1/2 mile after Mad River you
take a right turn On Mad River Road towards Ruth / Ruth Lake.

Follow the Mad River Road aprox. 17 miles, and take a sharp right turn after the Ruth Zenia Sign. Cross bridge and immediately turn left and follow paved road and signs into Ruth Rodeo Grounds. We will have lots of flags and signs out.

From the Central Valley/I-5:
Head to Red Bluff on I-5 and head west on Hwy 36. Past Platina, Wildwood and Forest Glen, and over South Fork Mountain until you reach the turnoff, Mad River Road, towards Ruth / Ruth Lake ( you leave Hwy 36 ). Turn left here, and follow description above from Mad River Road.

Rider entry fees are calculated to just cover cost of putting on the rides, vets, awards, camp fee, water hauling etc…

Rules: complete all 3 Trinity County Ca AERC rides on the same horse, any combination of AERC sanctioned distances at the following rides:
Van Duzen Doozie 75/100 Mad River CA
South Fork Trinity River Ride 50 Ruth CA
La Grange Ditch, 50/75 Weaverville CA
Weaver Basin Express, 25 Weavervile CA

If you meet these requirements for the 2018 Trinity Endurance Challenge you will be eligible to win a choice of a personalized and customized with your mileage buckle, horse blanket, jacket, buck knife, cutting board or a plate from Starfire Design. There is nothing to sign up for but the rides. If you qualify then just email dogwoodspringsfarm@yahoo.com to claim your award. This is a tough challenge to complete these 3 rides relatively early in the season on same horse and we want to reward those tough enough to do it.
If you complete just 2 of these rides, to commemorate your completions you may purchase a choice of:
Buckles $100-$250.00
Schneider’s fleece cooler $80.00
Jacket $80.00
Buck knife $60.00
Halter Plate $25.00
Awards will be personalized and ready for you by AERC Convention in 2019. It is $15-$20 for shipping and handling to have your award mailed via USPS. Again there is nothing to sign up for, after the rides in Weaverville just email dogwoodspringsfarm@yahoo.com and let me know if you have completed the qualifications.

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June 2, 2018
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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