Silverberry Spectacular (2024)

NOTE: THIS RIDE EVENT WILL INCLUDE BOTH THE EC 80 KM (Saturday only) AND ERA 50 MILE (Saturday and Sunday) EVENTS.  In order to enter into the EC Sanctioned event riders MUST hold a current Equestrian Canada Bronze sport license or higher.  For those wishing to qualify for the Canadian Western Regional Endurance Challenge on August 24, 2024 please ensure you are registering using the “EC Sanctioned event” otherwise please use the “ERA Sanctioned event” link to enter.

Ride: Silverberry Spectacular

Ride Registration Opens: May 22, 2024

Ride Entry Forms:  For the ERA SANCTIONED event – CLICK HERE.  For the EC SANCTIONED event – CLICK HERE

Location: Derwent, Alberta – Silverberry Recreational Area

Ride Organizer: Daryl Cole

Ride Manager: Chelsea Rose

EC Technical Director: Kathy Irvine

Ride Secretary: Natasha Dombrosky

Veterinarians: Dr Glenn Sinclair DVM, Dr Emma Kahanyshyn DVM

Date: June 8-9, 2024

Ride Distance: Intro, 25, 50, 80 Km EC Sanctioned (EC is Saturday only)



CLICK HERE FOR THE EC EVENT PAPER APPLICATION.  This form is required by those entering the EC event and must be emailed to the Technical Delegate, Kathy Irvine at

Ride Info:  We have had some last minute changes to the ride information than what was initially posted.  We will now have Dr Glenn Sinclair as our head vet for Friday/Saturday and Dr Emma Kahanyshyn for Sunday.  Both vets will be arriving later than our normal vetting time (one around 6pm and the other around 8:30pm) therefore we will start with vetting all 50 mile entries followed by the 25 mile entries as soon as the vets arrive and are ready.  Should time (daylight) not allow all horses to be vetted Friday evening, we will be vetting in the balance of the 25 mile riders on Saturday morning.  If riders are entering a second horse on day 2 we are requesting to have your horse vetted Saturday as we will only have one vet on site for Sunday.

This ride will be no frills for breakfast/lunch – no food provided to riders and crew – however there will be a potluck supper on Saturday evening ahead of our awards ceremony.  Those wishing to partake are asked to bring a side or salad for the table.  Ride Management will be supplying the main meat course.

Trail:  Trail is a mix of 2 track and single track.  Terrain is rolling with pasture, dirt, and bush trail.  There is approx 1/2 mile of gravel however ditches are clear.  Barefoot friendly.

Ride Camp: Ride site will now be located on private land.  Porta potties on site.  Horse water on site.   RIDE CAMP OPENS FRIDAY, June 7th AT 2PM.

Directions to Ride Camp:   From the West: Travel East of  Two Hills on Highway 45 to Range Road 80.  Turn left (North) and follow until you see ERA signage.  From the East: Take Highway 41 North of Vermillion to Highway 45.  Turn left and follow West to Range Road 80.  Turn right (North) and follow until you see ERA signage.  Click here for map to ride site.

The event is finished.


Jun 08 - 09 2024


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