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The horsey side of the competition!

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 Welcome to the Caja del Rio AERC Endurance Ride and Run -  May 26-27, 2018

All profits will be donated to the New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based at HIPICO. https://www.hipicosantafe.com Come spend May 26-27 with us, competing in an AERC-sanctioned endurance ride and run in the southern Caja del Rio ( just west of Santa Fe, NM). Haul in on Friday, ride Saturday and Sunday, and haul home on Monday! Our base camp will be at the lovely HIPICO Santa Fe Equestrian Center. Hookups are available (at extra an charge). There's plenty of space in camp for large rigs and your equines can be stabled in covered pipe corrals.  There will be plenty of people and horse water, with fun, well-marked trails (and good footing). Riders will be treated to scenic vistas of the Rio Grande valley and Sangre de Cristo Mountains. This will be a good ride for the green horse and for riders new to endurance.

Runners will be on the LD course on Saturday, May 26 competing against the limited distance horses. Endurance riders will get the thrill of a rider vs. horse (equine) event modeled after notable other rides such as the Vermont 100, the Western State Trails and Man Versus Horse ride in Arizona.  All runners must register at https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=56071. ​ Please plan ahead! You must have proof of a Coggins and (if from out-of-state) a health certificate; they will be checked at the ride. The HIPICO Santa Fe Equestrian center has a liability release form (see the Registration tab) for you to sign and we must keep horses off the polo fields. Polo fields?  Yup, this is a top-notch facility with a polo field! The ride managers and Equestrian center must know whether you are coming in before Friday or staying after Sunday, so please contact us with your arrival plans. Check this website for updates on logistics and final instructions...

If you are planning on attending this ride, please use our contact form or email (listed below) to let us know you are coming. Volunteers are always welcome and we'll be providing lunch/snack/drinks and dinners for volunteers. If you are interested in learning more about endurance, this is a also GREAT way to see how a ride works!  Questions?  Please contact us and we'll be happy to get you more information. By the way, we are very close to Santa Fe for non-riders and close enough to go into town for gas, groceries, restaurants and the like.

Special thanks to the Bureau of Land Management and Santa Fe National Forest for permitting this event and to the HIPICO Santa Fe equestrian center for access to a top equestrian facility. We have covered pipe corrals for all horses. We have our very own warm up arena. Who could ask for more!

Ride Manager:  Deirdre Monroe, Asst. Ride Manager: Roger Taylor

Endurance horse riders and endurance runners competing against each other!

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