Michelle shared this link on an earlier post, so I thought I'd allot space for it here as some may be interested in CTC's.
What is a CTC? It is a Competitive Trail Challenge (not a CTR). CTC's are usually about 5, 10, or so miles depending on the sponsoring organization. Some have jack pot prizes at the end that pay cash back, others compete for awards such as belt buckles etc. The actual competition doesn't take very long, milage is low, and pace is s-l-o-w for most of them. Usually no veterinarian on site since the horses aren't really being stressed on their GO, but rather tested on what they KNOW. It is a fun venue to test what your horse is capable of, or not... :) Not exactly the venue for me, but a fun diversion for many so I thought I'd share it here. I thought of Lida because she is always trying Doc on new venues (even cutting cows with that Saddlebred!). Thanks Michelle for sharing. Info below:
Ride Name:Eastfork CTC
Ride Date:May 15th,2010
Affiliate Contact information
Contact :Tina Caldwell
Eastfork state park is one of Ohio`s largest parks. Eastfork has beautiful riding trails and there are moderate to difficult trails to ride. Rugged hills, nice river and creek crossings, pretty views of the lake! There will be primitive camping for a small fee for the entire weekend. Chili Friday night and lunch on Saturday. If you would like electric and a shower house there is camping in loop A at the park. Check out their site for how to make reservations.
PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER ONLINE TO PARTICIPATE. If you need assistance in signing up, please call the affiliate listed above.
Agenda: At special events area
Chilli dinner Friday night. and a great community camp Fire Contact Tina for details
Check-in Friday evening or Sat morning before 930am
Rider`s briefing: 10am
Ride out: 10:30 - 11:00am
Trail will take about 2 - 2 ½ hours, 6-7 miles
Lunch following the ride
Awards following lunch
Lunch menu: Hamburgers and hot dogs
I am contacting a photographer at this time will be at the ride to take everyone`s pictures on trail. You can purchase pictures _________________________________________________.
Entries limited to first 100.
Great prizes for 1st - 6th place Open/Pleasure/Junior divisions. Voluntary $20 jackpot for open division at check-in. Jack Pot Payout at 100%
Open, pleasure, junior, and buddy divisions. See the FAQ page for questions regarding the divisions.
Fees payable online:
CTC entry fee - $58 pleasure/$58 open/$43 junior/$40 Adult buddy/$35 junior buddy
New membership fee - $25 individual; $40 family of 2; $75 family of 4; additional horse - $10 ea.; additional rider - $10 ea
An optional $20 jackpot for open riders paid out 100%
Fees collected at check-in: meals, electrical hook ups and stall fees
Primitive camping at the special events area all weekend- $20.00 per rig
Electrical Hook Up: $28.00 per day in loop A (make reservation through state park)
Chili dinner Friday night and community camp fire provided by Brown County OHC for special events campers.
Lunch provided by Brown County OHC for special events campers.
Additional contests will be:
Best Dog ($5 at check-in)
Best dressed male/female
Best groomed horse
WEBSITE IS HERE
DIRECTIONS TO OUR RIDE:contact eastfork state park website
Discipline: LD/Endurance, CMO, Trail Rider, Cartoonist, Writer, Co-Director/ Green Bean Endurance
Favorite Links for training, gear, and memberships!
- National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
- HOW TO CMO
- What is CMO?
- Old Dominion Endurance Rides
- Renegade Hoof Boots
- Riding vs. Racing a discussion with the Duck.
- Trumbull Mountain's INTRO TO ENDURANCE RIDING
- Principles of Conditioning
- Conditioning the endurance horse by SERA
- Short Article: Feeding & Training the Endurance Horse
- Feeding the Endurance Horse, Swedish Author
- Preventing Dehydration In the Endurance Horse, Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association
- Jim Holland's fantastic training links here!
- South Eastern Distance Rider's Association