October 14, 2017 All Day
Date: October 14-15
Ride Camp: 770 St. Felix, Clarence Rockland, ON
Ride camp opens at noon Friday, October 13
Friday - Intro to Lay Judge Certification Course talk given by Sarah Tiller, DVM. Time TBD but late afternoon/early evening.
- 25mi/40km Competitive Trail Ride – start time: 9:00 a.m.
- Awards and dinner – 5:00 p.m.
- 50mi/80km Endurance – start time: Dawn (or 6:00 a.m.)
- 25mi/40km Gold/Silver/Bronze Set Speed – start time: 9:00 a.m.
- Awards and dinner: 5:30 p.m.
To enter, use the standard OCTRA ride entry form at www.octra.on.ca
- 25mi/40km Set Speed - $80.00
- 25mi/40km CTR - $80.00
- 50mi/80km Endurance - $130.00
Send entry and payment to:
Ride Secretary - Mandy Steele – 595 Bathurst concession 6, Perth, ON, K7H 3C9
Or email payment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send entries no later than Oct.1, or be subject to a late fee of $25.00
No shows will be refunded entry fees, minus a $25.00 admin fee with either a physicians note or a veterinarians note.
Ride Manager – Christina Young - (613) 979-9118
Proof of OCTRA membership required or subject to $20.00 day fee
Proof of AERC membership required or subject to a $10.00 day fee
Negative Coggins and proof of $1 000 000 liability required.
Dinner provided Saturday and Sunday. One meal ticket included in ride entry fee. Extra meal tickets $15.00.
No vetting on Friday. Vetting for CTR and Endurance on Saturday; then vetting for Sunday’s Set Speed if time allows.
Vetting for the Set Speed will be Sunday morning after the endurance horses have gone out.
Order of vetting is as follows: 1) CTR horses
2) Endurance horses
3) Set Speed horses
Lay judge Certification Talk:
There will be a one hour presentation by Sarah Tiller, DVM,one hour presentation by Dr.soted/sensitive soled horsen The Lay Judge Cer on The Lay Judge Certification Course, discussing the process of getting certified. If you are interested in veterinary medicine, or if you just want to build on your knowledge for the sake of your horse, come on down. It’s free!
The LaRose trails are a mix of beautiful wooded pathways and some roads of varying footing from soft pine needles to packed sand to dirt to gravel. Due to this year’s weather there may be some soft areas, but for the most part the forest seems to be passably dry. The gravel roads also have grassy shoulders that offer some protection from the rocks.
Shoes are recommended for flat footed/sensitive soled horses.
Dogs are welcome, but must remain on a leash or tied at all times.
Parking: Please follow all parking directions. Park in clearly marked, designated areas only.
Manure removal: Please clean up all manure and hay and throw it into the woods. Try and spread it out a bit if you can.
Garbage: Please be respectful of our property owners and clean up your garbage; then take it home with you.
Generators: Generators are allowed; and because of the time of year, everyone is permitted to use theirs a little later than normal if supplementary heat is needed. Just be considerate of your neighbours and turn them off by 10:00 p.m.
If we’re lucky enough to have lots of volunteers, we are going to attempt to have another used tack sale this year. Feel free to bring your clearly marked, gently used tack and drop it off in the tent. Maybe when you come back after your ride you’ll have made a little cash! ;)
Our landowners have given us permission to have a bonfire this year, so weather permitting there will be bonfires Friday and Saturday evenings. Feel free to bring any treats you would like to roast over the fire; as well as any guitars/banjos or whatever you like to play, if so inclined.