Yosemite Gold Cup Endurance Ride
Yosemite Gold Cup Endurance Ride

Sanctioned AERC & FEI

Fun ride - 25 - 50 - 75 - 100

CEI 1* - 2* - 3*

Sanctioned AERC & FEI

Fun ride - 25 - 50 - 75 - 100

CEI 1* - 2* - 3*

April 21, 2012 **LIMITED TO 200 ENTRIES**
April 21, 2012 **LIMITED TO 200 ENTRIES**

Yosemite Valley The Trail

The ride is on Stanislaus National Forest roads, old logging trails and single track trails through oak, cedar and pine forests. A lot of effort has gone into making this a nice trail and gathering private property owners together for permission to cross their land. You will be riding across large cattle ranches that are private property. At least two sections of the trail crossing private property will have cows roaming in the area.

Please be respectful of the land and do not go cross country if you have missed a turn in the marked trail. Go back to where you made your mistake. If you have ridden the Buck Meadows Boogie ride prior to 2011, this IS NOT the same trail. If you rode the ride on 4/9/2011, specifically, then parts of the trail will be familiar.

Stay on the trail at all times as there are sections that have old wire fencing along side. This is a MULTI USE FOREST so there may be ATV’s, or other vehicles using the roads. This is a moderate, rolling course with areas of flat trail to move out. Footing is good with areas of rock. Depending on rainfall, or lack thereof, there will be several stream crossings. Make sure your horse will cross water.

There are two OUT Vet check locations that the longer distances may pass through several times. Distances less than 75 miles will have ONE Out Vet check. Hay, carrots and horse water will be provided at vet checks. Ride management will provide a trailer to haul crew bags to the out vet checks. Longer distance riders will be asked to label their crew bags for particular check points. All out vet checks are located in a “holler” (if you’re from the south) and hollow/valley for the rest of us, so bring a sheet, or cooler to keep your horse warm .There will be water troughs on the trail for horses; the Forest Service has asked us not to water in Moore Creek except where the trail crosses it. There are several road/pavement crossings across Hwy 120 and Ferretti Road.

Ride Start is 5:30 am for the 75’s and 100’s, 6:30 am for the 50’s, 7:00 am for the 25’s, and 10:00 am for the Fun Ride. This is subject to change due to climate, other forest conditions, or ride management couldn’t get out of bed that morning.

PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND THE RIDER MEETING AT 5:00 pm FRIDAY FOR LAST MINUTE COURSE DETAILS!!!!!

 

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