May 27 & 28, 2023

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 (see below for corral information).  

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

From Burns, OR, on Hwy 20, at Riley, OR, turn left onto Hwy 395. Go 37.1 mi. Turn right onto Christmas Valley Wagontire Rd, go 23.8 mi, continue onto Christmas Valley Rd/County Hwy 5-1, 28.4 mi. Turn right onto County Hwy 5-10/Fort Rock Rd, 3.9 mi, keep right to continue on County Rd 5-10/Fort Rock Rd. Continue to follow County Rd 5-10, 18.5 mi, turn right onto OR-31 N, 4.0 mi. Look for flagged and signed right 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: NEW IN 2023! It’s a well known fact that there are a limited number of pens available. Starting in 2023, the pens will be awarded by lottery, with preference given to those riding longer distances. To enter the lottery, you must submit your name to Carol Giles (lawdoc@crestviewcable.com) by April 15, 2023. Those winning a pen will be contacted by April 17, 2023 and must pay the $40 nonrefundable pen fee to Carol by May 1, 2023. A waiting list will be maintained and riders will be notified if a pen becomes available after the lottery is completed.

DISTANCES & FEES:

  • Trail Ride: $35
  • 25 miles: $120
  • 50/55 miles: $120
  • 75 miles (5/28): $175
  • 100 miles (5/28): $220
  • Add $25 to entries received/processed in camp.
  • 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.

DISCOUNTS (One discount/rider):

  • 50% Ride Manager discount will be given to ALL Ride Managers who reciprocate the discount.
  • $5 PNER member discount.

ENTRY FORM:

Online: Available soon

Print & Send: PNER/AERC Fillable Entry Form

Avoid the $10 on-site registration fee. Volunteers, please register, also, 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:

Please send a deposit of $25 with your entry. You will finish paying your entry when you arrive in ridecamp.

Our ride treasurer, Carol Giles, would just as soon receive checks from folks. They’re much easier for her to process.

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

AMENITIES:

Horse Water, Port-a-potties, 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. 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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