75, 50, 25, & AHA Sanctioned 50 & 75

APRIL 4, 2009



Entries accepted Feb 17th thru March 20th -- postmark to determine order



From Oregon:  I-84 EAST take the I-82 WEST exit towards HERMISTON/ UMATILLA, EXIT #179, then I-82 WEST to the US-395 NORTH/KENNEWICK(I-182) exit towards PASCO, EXIT #113 (Note:  After exit, stay in center lane until you cross cable bridge, then merge to the right after bridge.) Continue on US-395 NORTH,  I-182/US-12/US-395 EAST exit towards SPOKANE/WALLA WALLA (Note: This exit is the one following the Court Street exit) merge on I-182 EAST take the 14A/14B/US-395 NORTH/WA-397 SOUTH exit towards SPOKANE Continue on US-395 NORTH to Mesa SR 17 N, then north to 7 SE (Hwy 262) turn left towards Potholes Reservoir (one mile North of Warden exit).  Watch for ribbons.

            From Moses Lake:  I-90 take EXIT 179 south SR17 towards Warden - Othello to M SE turn right, go to the end of the road, turn left on 7 SE (Hwy 262), then the turn will be the next right about a half mile.  Watch for ribbons.


CAMP:  Camp is near Long Lake approximately 4 miles from the highway turnoff.  Follow ribbons to camp.  Please do not drive on the sage brush.  All vehicles must have a WDFW “Vehicle Use Permit.”  If you have a current WA  fishing license, you probably already have one.  You can purchase them online at fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov, by telephone at 1-866-246-9453, or at your local WA license dealer (Wal-Mart at the east end of Othello).  Wash Fish & Wildlife will issue $66 tickets if they find a vehicle without a valid permit.


START TIMES:  75—5 AM, 50—6 AM, 25—8 AM, Trail Ride—9 AM.

VETTING: Check in and vetting will begin approximately 3 PM Friday.  Head Vet will be   Mike Foss, DVM 

RIDE MEETING:  Approximately 7 PM

FEES:  75--$100   50--$85   25--$70   $20 Jr. Discount all distances.  Canadian Riders may enter at Par.  AHA--$10 and AHA entry form.


RULES:  All AERC & PNER Rules apply.  AERC Membership card must be shown.  Non AERC--$15 additional fee.   AHA  registration & current membership of owner and rider required for AHA credit.           **ALL DOGS MUST BE ON LEASH AT ALL TIMES**


Additional Information:  This is an early desert ride that consists of moderate elevations, some rock, and cow trails.  Generally there are lots of lakes and streams to drink or scoop water out of.  Water for the horses will be provided at camp, but no water for human consumption.  Since the water for the horses will have to be hauled into camp, please use buckets in camp to sponge your sweaty horses.  Photos will be available, weather permitting. 


Potluck Dinner will be offered for all riders, please bring a dish to share.  7 PM Saturday


Ride Manager:  Gail Williams, 509-865-3246 home, 509-952-1256 cell or email  gailwilliams@nwinfo.net   Mail entries to :  151 Bliss Road, Zillah, WA  98953