Canadian Western Regional Endurance Challenge – EQUESTRIAN CANADA SANCTIONED EVENT

PLEASE NOTE:  THIS IS NOT AN ERA SANCTIONED EVENT.  THERE WILL BE NO ERA SANCTIONED RIDE DISTANCES TAKING PLACE ON THE 24th, THE ERA EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE SUNDAY (AUGUST 25th) FOLLOWING AS A ONE DAY EVENT.

PRE-QUALIFICATIONS ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS 100 KM REGIONAL CHALLENGE EVENT.    

ENDURANCE RIDERS OF ALBERTA TO HOST

CANADIAN WESTERN REGIONAL ENDURANCE CHALLENGE

MSW Farms – Ponoka, Alberta

August 24, 2024

Equestrian Canada Endurance is pleased to support a Western Regional Endurance Challenge in 2024:

  • The event will be one distance of 100 km
  • An Individual Senior and Junior podium winner will be recognized, along with a BC in each division (Senior/Junior)
  • There will be a team component. Each province will be eligible to enter one team of 4 athletes, allowing both Senior and Junior athletes on a team.
  • The host province, Alberta, is allowed two teams.
  • The best three team members’ times count to the team’s final score and podium placing.

Minimum qualifications for entering:

  • Having completed one EC sanctioned endurance ride of at least 80 km within 2 years of the Challenge entry close date.
  • Having accumulated a minimum of 160 endurance km in the two years of the Challenge entry close date
  • It is up to the provinces to select team members
  • Riders who are not selected to their provincial team may ride as an Open/Individual rider, or may choose to help complete another province’s team
  • Competitors are required to hold an EC Bronze Sport License

Registration Opens:  July 25, 2024 – CLICK HERE TO ENTER

Registration Closes:  Noon on August 15, 2024

Ride Date:  August 24, 2024

Location: MSW Farms – Ponoka, AB

Technical Delegate: Sandra Coombe

Ride Manager: Brenda Henrikson

Ride Secretary: Natasha Dombrosky

Veterinarians: Dr Glen Sinclair DVM, Dr Stacy Homer DVM

Click Here for Ride Poster

This event takes place at a “fee for use” campsite.  Please review Link to Camping Fees at the bottom of this page for more information on camping fees.

Trail: Some of the best trails around! A mix of one and two track trails that Mark freshly mows a majority of prior to the ride. Footing is mainly pasture, hay fields, old road and bush trail with a tiny bit of gravel. There are 2 shallow river crossings. Barefoot friendly.
Ride Camp: 24′ Steel panel pens are provided for all horses where you can park your rig in front of.  Pens are large enough to house 2 horses comfortably.   Horse water is to the pens. Porta potties on site. Potable water also to the site. Fire pits are on site as well.   See links below for directions to ride site.
Camp fees: Weekend use fees are negotiated by ERA with the owners prior to the event based on preliminary numbers. Feel free to come early or stay longer however those days must be arranged with Mark and Tina, our amazing hosts at MSW Farms. They go above and beyond to make your stay, our event, on their beautiful ranch a pleasant experience.  Fee for each dog on site is $10/day.  ALL DOGS ARE TO BE ON LEASH AT ALL TIMES.  This is an active livestock/wild game farm, with livestock/guardian dogs at large.  Any  injuries or disruptions caused by your dog will be charged to you so please leave dogs at home if possible.
LINKS TO IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Link to Camping Fees and Directions – Click Here
Link to EC Rules and Regulations – Click Here
Link to Paper EC Application – Click Here
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Aug 24 2024

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