August 28, 2021

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.

ENTRY FORM AND RELEASE: 

Pre-registration will be offered, opening up approximately 2 months prior to the ride. Avoid the $10 on-site registration fee. Volunteers should register, too, so we can get a count and so you can reserve your FREE meal (If we’re able to offer it!). 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.

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: 

Dry Camping: $15/night

Corrals: $15/night – must be
reserved

DISTANCES & FEES:

  • Intro Ride: $35
  • 25 miles: $100
  • 50 miles: $115
  • 75 miles: $150
  • 100 miles: $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!

DISCOUNTS (One discount/rider):

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

AMENITIES:

Horse Water, Port-a-potties, Dinner provided Saturday night if we’re able to offer it (Covid again…).

RIDE RULES:

~ ALL RIDERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR HELMETS WHEN MOUNTED

~ All AERC rules apply! There will 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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