Wednesday, September 14, 2022

2022 Oak Leaf Run Endurance & Competitive Ride coming up in Michigan

Oak Leaf Run

Ride the "Dam" Trail

October 8-9, 2022
25•30•50•75•100 AERC•UMECRA
Silver Creek Park - Hamilton, Michigan​

The course will be held on the Allegan County Equine Trail System. The trail is mostly wooded with a relatively flat terrain, technical, single and two tracks consisting of sand and dirt. Saturday dam crossing routes will also have soft gravel roads, sections of pavement and busy road crossings. We are hoping to use Ride with GPS for this ride, along with trail markings. LED marking will be used for the last 25 miles of 100 trails. The out check will be at Pine Point Park parking lot (1792 44th Street, Allegan. GPS: 42.548527,-85.978355). Saturday 30 mile ride will have 1 away vet check. 50, 75 and 100 mile rides will have 2 away vet checks at same location. We are planning on having support with water and an assortment of hay/grain for horses and drinks/snacks for riders at various points along the trail.

For more information and to register online, see:

2022 August's Horses in the Morning Podcast - Listen

Endurance: Tevis Winner Gabriela Blakely, Jennifer Kaplan and Vet Checks for August 9, 2022

Aug 9, 2022 2022 Tevis Cup entrants Ross Carrie and Elaine Lemieux stop by for a pre-race chat, plus we look at this years pre-race stats. Karen Chaton talks about the AllTrails app.


Thursday, September 08, 2022

South Bend horse rider took on world's longest race, in Mongolia - Full Story

Joseph Dits - South Bend Tribune
September 7 2022

Heidi Falzon learned to ride horses when she was 4, and, she recalls, “It was the only thing I wanted to do.”

By the time she was 7 or 8, she says of her time at boarding stables near South Bend, “I’d be riding by myself, and I’d pretend I was on a semi-wild horse that only I got to ride.”

The now 29-year-old equestrian’s fantasy turned into reality, to a degree, in July.

Falzon rode 620 miles across vast stretches of grassland in Mongolia, wedged between China and Russia, in a nine-day race known as the Mongol Derby. Started in 2009, it calls itself the world’s longest horse race as it recreates a horse messenger system once developed by Genghis Khan...

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Wednesday, September 07, 2022

California: Out-of-Control Mosquito Fire Burns into Michigan Bluff


September 7 2022

The Mosquito fire in northern California started on September 6th and as of the afternoon of September 7 the Mosquito fire is 4.223 acres and 0% contained. Cause is under investigation.

Evacuation orders are in effect for Michigan Bluff, Gorman Ranch, and Chicken Hawk in Placer County, and Volcanoville in El Dorado County.

Weather conditions today with near record high temperatures, very low relative humidity, and critically low fuel moistures which will provide extreme burning conditions which are expected to
allow the fire to actively burn, with the potential for spotting.

For more information see:

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Entries for 2022 Distance National Championship in Idaho are Open

Ride with the best in Gooding, Idaho! Entries for the 2022 Distance National Championship ride are open!

Early Bird Discount entries ($20 per horse) must be received in the office by September 16th. Entries can still be received in the office from September 17th-23rd but are not eligible for Early Bird Discount. After September 23rd please hand carry all entries to the Ride.

For more information and entry forms, see: