2017 NATRC Grasslands Gamble

2017 NATRC Grasslands Gamble

AHA R9 CTR Championship

***Valley View Campground**
LBJ National Grasslands - Decatur, TX
October 21-22, 2017 
Type “A” Two-day ride Open, Novice & CP

“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle” - Winston Churchill

Originally settled in the 1800s under a variety of Homestead Acts, LBJ National Grasslands offer a 75-mile network of trails covering the wind-swept prairies where once the Chisholm Trail was used to move huge herds of cattle northward and the Comanche people roamed. Considered easy, barefoot friendly trails meander thru hardwood forests to flat, high open areas with panoramic views and plenty of natural ponds. All trail is natural with road used only for crossings.

Valley View Campsite, off of CR 2777, is an improved permanent equestrian campground however there is no electricity or people water available. Composting toilets are provided. Horses may use sliding tethers. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. There are restaurants, motels and stores in Decatur and Alvord.

CAMPING FEES: Parking $4 per night.

CHECK IN: Friday, 1:30 pm at the pavilion. Pre-ride examination by judges will begin at 2:30 pm. Current negative Coggins papers must be presented on all horses in camp. Law requires current health papers for crossing state line.

ENTRY FEES
Member $90.00
Junior Member $70.00

AHA R9 $30.00

Non-Member $100.00 
Junior Non-Member $80.00

AHA R9 CTR CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFICATIONS: All horses must have completed 50 miles at an AHA recognized competitive trail or endurance ride (25 miles must be CTR) held within the two preceding calendar years & that period of the current year prior to the closing of entries for the ride. Proof of AHA membership, registration (front & back) and mileage (score cards from rides) must be presented at Check In.

DIRECTIONS: US 287/81 to Business 287/81, turn right at red light, go over railroad tracks and go right at Pine Street, left at Shankle, right at Beyette (following first three signs to Bethel Baptist Church). Approximately 6 miles, just past Christie Saddlery and FS908, turn right at CR2677, then left at next road CR2675. At the “T” stay to the left (CR2675) and follow signs to Valley View Campgrounds.

Make checks payable to: Grassland Gamble. Cancellations before October 5th will be refunded less $30.00.
No-shows are not refunded.

Enter online http://rms.natrc.net

Horsemanship Judge: Becky Rogers
Vet Judge: Natalie Goldberger de Rodriguez

Chairman:
Cheryl Edmondson
124 PR 2692
Alvord, TX 76225
(940) 453-0910
prairierider@rafterE3.com
AHA Rep:
Carla Jo Bass
160 SilverLake Drive
Sunset, TX 7627
(940) 845-2100
rebelcjb@yahoo.com
Secretary:
Elaine Swiss
1470 Old Marble Falls Rd
Round Mountain TX 78663
(512) 797-3854
swissranch@earthlink.net