Intro Ride 101

What is this event:

The intro ride is offered for riders who would like to sample the "endurance" experience on a short course. The horse will stand for vet check exams and the rider will follow a flagged course with other riders on the course traveling at various speeds. 

Distance: 12 miles (marked as red ribbon, then purple ribbon)

Camping: You may camp overnight at Cowboy Camp or arrive Saturday morning before the ride. 

Start Time: 10 am, check in with ride management and vet between 7 am and 9:30 am (no tack on the horse).

Important Things to Know:

- You must present your horse to the vet before beginning the course and after you complete the course

- No AERC membership is required for the intro ride

-Entry includes a grab and go meal following the ride

- All junior riders must wear helmets

- All dogs must be leashed

- The ride is on property open to the public. You may see hikers, bikers, riders, dog walkers, etc. Please be courteous to other users - if BLM receives complaints, we may not be invited back.

Entry includes:

- Vet checks (pre and post ride) and completion award. A completion award is awarded when the horse and rider complete the course and the horse passes the final vet exam judged "fit to continue" with a pulse of 60 beats per minute or lower. A grab and go meal following the ride. 

For questions, email: jennifer@hightailranch.com