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Chalk Rock - May 29-30, 2021

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The Redwood Empire Endurance Riders (REER) invite you to experience the 2021 Chalk Rock Endurance Ride.
Since 1975, the Barnwell Family has graciously helped Redwood Empire Endurance Riders host our Chalk Rock Endurance Ride. Established in 1884, their ranch is a model for timber harvest practices recognized by state and federal agencies. It is also a working cattle ranch. Riders love the stunning panoramic views as they ride through meadows and around the beautiful Chalk Mountain itself.

RIDER LIMIT: This ride is limited to 70 riders, combined for all distances. Entry requests will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Historically, the ride has filled to its limit. Please plan accordingly and submit your ride application early.

THE TRAIL: Now a two-day ride, Chalk Rock will have an LD and a 50-miler on both days. Trails have been re-opened to use the well-loved 2013/2014 course. Trails are primarily on both maintained and older/unmaintained logging roads. Depending on the recent weather, this lends itself to having both harder and softer footing throughout the ride. Like all REER rides, there are elevation changes. The weather is usually cool and humid in the mornings, with the possibility of warm and sunny afternoons. Hoof protection is suggested. This is a ride, not a race.

RIDE CAMP: Ride camp is a bi-level grassy meadow bordered with redwood trees and a creek. Horse water will be troughed from the creek. Please bring your own drinking water.

 

DIRECTIONS:

From Highway 101, take the Highway 36 exit just south of Fortuna. Continue east on 36 for about 30 miles to the bridge at Bridgeville. Turn right at the end of the bridge; you’ll be heading for Blocksburg. Follow signs about one miles until you see a marked pipe and wire gate on the right side of the road. Turn right into camp. Make sure you’re watching for ribbons and signage.

From I-5, take Hwy 299 to Hwy 101, go south and follow the above instructions. Alternative route using Highway 36 from Red Bluff to Bridgeville is very winding, steep and narrow highway, also with truck traffic. If you choose to use this route turn left at the bridge; then follow the above directions. If you’re unfamiliar with Highway 36, turn up your trailer brakes before heading down McClellan Mountain into Bridgeville and USE LOW GEAR.

RIDE RULES: The Chalk Rock Endurance Ride will comply with all AERC, REER & State of California Rules and Regulations. Dogs are welcome in camp, but must leashed at all times. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all riders must keep social distance and wear masks. The only exceptions to the mask requirement are when mounted on your horse and at least ten feet from another person or when in your own campsite with only members of your own camping party. All riders must complete a Chalk Rock Liability Release

All riders must check in before entering the campground. Look for signs on the road designating the ride’s check-in location. At check-in, all people will have their temperatures checked and will be asked a series of questions related to COVID-19 transmission possibilities. Once you enter the campground, wait to be directed to a parking place.

Head Vet Dr. Dan Chapman. Please plan on picking up your registration packet and vetting your horse in on Friday afternoon. All pre-ride vetting will be done by appointment. You will receive your appointment time when you check in at the ride.

FOOD: Catered “box” meals will be served on Saturday and Sunday. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no potluck or meal sharing. Please bring your own food for other meals. The ride entry fee pays for one meal per rider. Please arrange for and pay for additional meals at the time that you send in your ride entry. Registered volunteers receive complimentary meals and pre-packaged lunches.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Friday Afternoon: Present your horse to the veterinarian for a pre-ride exam at your scheduled appointment time. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have changed procedures to eliminate vet cards. If you’re riding two days on the same horse, your Day 1 completion vet check will also serve as your Day 2 vet-in. In order to maintain social distance, rides on both days will begin with a controlled start.

ENTRY FORM NOTES: Download adult and junior rider entry forms from the REER web site (www.redwoodendurance.com: Forms & Entries). Limited Distance and 50-miler riders must show proof of current AERC membership or pay a $15 non-member fee. Checks are cashed after the ride.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: Full refund prior to 14 days before the ride. $30 fee withheld for cancellation within 14 days of the ride date. Cancellations (including no-shows) after the Tuesday before the ride receive no refund. Full refund less $30 for entrants whose horse did not pass the pre-ride veterinarian examination by the attending ride veterinarian/s. Cancellation notice must be received by Ride Secretary, Donna Biteman, either in-person, by email at donna@biteman.com or by phone at (707)-498-3221. This policy is non-negotiable.

CONTACT INFO: Questions/concerns? Would you like to bring a volunteer or donate your time to help run the ride? Please contact:
Ride Managers, James Biteman: james@biteman.com, (707)-616-1995 and Robin Drechsler: rdrech@wildblue.net
or, Ride Secretary, Donna Biteman: donna@biteman.com, (707)-498-3221.

MAIL SIGNED ENTRY FORMS with FEES TO: (Make checks payable to:
“REER/Chalk Rock, P.O. Box 292, Bayside, CA 95524”.

 

 Adult Entry Form
Junior Entry Form
REER Membership Form
Chalk Rock Liability Release

REER Membership Form ($20 to be a 2021 member, and you’ll get $5 discount per day on all 2021 rides)

CSHA Membership Form


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