May 27-29, 2022

Welcome to the Mary and Anna (or Anna and Mary, if you prefer!) Memorial Ride Homepage!

THIS RIDE BENEFITS THE MARY AND ANNA YOUTH RIDERS FUND! 

RIDE CAMP:

Ridecamp will be located at the Outback Station in Central Oregon, 25 miles east of La Pine. A flat camp area with nearly unlimited dry camping, as well as corrals and full hook up sites available. 

LOCATION:

76231 OR-31, La Pine, OR 97739

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS! GPS NAVIGATION HAS TAKEN FOLKS ASTRAY! THERE WILL BE AMPLE MARKINGS ON HWY 31 LETTING YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN THE CORRECT PLACE!

From Bend, OR, on Hwy 97, drive 27 miles south to La Pine. Then, 1 mile south of La Pine, turn east onto Hwy 31. Go to mile marker 25 and look for the flagged and signed left turn to the Outback Station

GPS Coordinates:
43°23’36.8″N 121°12’42.7″W

Head Veterinarian: Dr Cassee Terry of Redmond Veterinary Clinic.

TRAILS:

A good mix of single and two track trail, with some gravel road. Great footing with minimal rock. Hoof protection is recommended.

These trails are ideal for “new to the sport” riders and horses.
Rolling elevation changes with a mix of desert and pine forest trails. 

CAMPING FEES: 

PLEASE PLAN TO PAY YOUR CAMPING FEES WHEN YOU PICK UP YOUR REGISTRATION PACKET AT THE RIDE. THIS KEEPS THE FEES EASIER TO RECONCILE. In other words, please do not pay for your camping/pen fees ahead of time.

Dry Camping: $15/night

Corrals: $15/night – must be reserved – send note to Shawna Bowin. She will keep a list of everyone wanting a pen and reserve them in order of receipt.

DISTANCES & FEES:

  • Trail Ride: $35
  • 25 miles: $110
  • 50/55 miles: $110
  • 75 miles (5/28): $150
  • 100 miles (5/28): $200
  • Junior and Young Riders (18 & under): FREE for any distance!
    • 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 @ kastu88@msn.com.
  • $15 AERC Non-member fee added if you’re not a current member of AERC. Proof of membership required!
  • The 50 and 55 mile distance days will be announced when we decide which trails to use which days.
  • The 100 mile distance will be held on 5/28/2022.

REFUND POLICY:

100% refund if we have to cancel the ride for any reason.

100% refund if you can’t make it for whatever reason until May 14.

$20 admin fee will be retained for cancellations (unless it’s due to the ride being canceled) after May 14.

DISCOUNTS (One discount/rider):

  • 50% Ride Manager discount will be given to ALL Ride Managers who reciprocate the discount. RM discount good for one day of the Pioneer or the 100.

ENTRY FORM:

Online: Mary and Anna Memorial Pioneer Ride Entry Form

Print & Send: PNER/AERC Fillable Entry Form

Avoid the $10 on-site registration fee. Volunteers should register, too, so we can get a count and so you can reserve your FREE meals. 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.

PAYMENT:

You can pay in one of three ways: Send a check, to Carol’s address below.

Our ride treasurer, Carol Giles, would just as soon receive checks from folks. They’re much easier for her to process. We’ll have a spot for you to check that you’ll be sending a check to Carol for your entry. You can still pay online, if you prefer, but be aware, if you use PayPal and you don’t pay using “Friends and Family”, your payment will be refunded, and you’ll be asked to pay again. You’ll also have the option of using Venmo (please do not pay “goods and services”, this also adds fees.), if you prefer.

Paper Check: Send checks made out to “TER Endurance” to: Carol Giles, 1304 NE Montana Ln, Prineville, OR 97754

You can also pay by Venmo or PayPal.

Venmo:

Darlene Merlich’s Venmo link

PayPal:

TER Rides PayPal link

AMENITIES:

Horse Water, Port-a-potties, limited horse pens available (must be reserved), potable water, showers, and plenty of room to stretch out!

RIDE RULES:

~ ALL RIDERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR HELMETS WHEN MOUNTED

~ All AERC rules apply! There will, hopefully, 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.

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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