Simply send an email to email@example.com by tomorrow, Thursday, May 20, 2010 describing why you are deserving of the ride entry and we will select two winners. All we ask of you is that you document your ride experiences at the event and submit a story with photos to us once the event is complete. Your story will appear on the EasyCare blog.
About the Ride
The 2010 NEATO Escoheag 50 mile Endurance and 30 mile LD and AHA Region 16 Championship Ride will take place on Saturday, May 22, 2010. The NEATO Escoheag portion of this ride is open to all breeds.
This is the fourth year for NEATO to run an endurance ride and many of the same experienced people are volunteering their time to make this happen. The Arcadia Wildlife Management Area has a combination of rolling hills, single-track trails and sandy and gravel roads. Some of the trails have their share of rocks, but most of the trails that have been selected for the course are of a solid sandy or gravel base. Shoes or protective boots are recommended for your horse.
This ride will be run out of the LeGrand’s Reynolds Horseman’s Campgrounds on Escoheag Hill Rd in the Arcadia Wildlife Management Area. There are plenty of campsites to choose from and plenty of water is available for horses from a well pump on the grounds or a 3,000 gallon water tank; there is no potable water so bring your own personal drinking water. There are no RV electrical hookups. Negative coggins tests within one year must be shown to unload. The grounds are open from Thursday, May 20th to Sunday, May 23rd.
Food is included in the entry for riders. For those riding Saturday, that includes Chicken BBQ on Friday night, pastries and coffee Saturday morning and meal following ride at the awards ceremony.
Massage therapy will be available for your horse prior to event only. Cadence Farm is planning to attend as a vendor who will be offering various supplies that you might need during the ride.
Sweepstakes Awards: for those horses that are Sweepstakes registered, the payout program has changed as of January 1, 2006. AHA will mail the earnings directly to the owner of record of the Arabian / Half Arabian horse at the end of the year. For new rules, go to the AHA website and click on Activities / New Breeders Sweepstakes Program. Participation in the Sweepstakes program requires an enrollment fee paid pre-ride to AHA each year to be current and payouts are based on accumulated points of distance rides and classes in show. If you have questions about the program, please call AHA at 303-696-4500.
Don't hesitate to contact us if you would like additional information. Remember: submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org describing why you should get the ride entry no later than tomorrow - Thursday, May 20, 2010.
For more information on the event, please check the NEATO website.
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