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Fall Endurance Ride

for the benefit of

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October 26, 2019

Remembering Anne Ayala, Oct 16, 1940 - Dec 27, 2012:  AERC has passed the motion to name the AERC Junior scholarship for Anne Ayala.  In the future it will be called the Anne Ayala Young Rider Scholarship.  Please send contributions for for this very worthy cause in Anne's name to AERC (PO Box 6027, Auburn, CA  95604)!

All rides recognized / sanctioned by AERC, SERA, SEDRA:

 

Planned:

==> Saturday, Oct 26:  50 mile endurance and 25 mile limited distance

In 2019, the Biltmore Equestrian Center, located on the grounds of George Vanderbilt’s historic Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, will host a benefit ride for Hope for Horses, the local equine rescue in the Asheville, NC area:

==> Saturday, 22 Sept: 50-mile endurance and 25-mile limited distance

The whole event will be a benefit for Hope for Horses, the local equine rescue resource, a not-for-profit, 501C3 entity (donations are tax-deductible).

General Conditions:  Built in 1895, the Estate trails promise a challenging ride along the French Broad River and over rolling hills and low mountains.  We recommend that all horses have hoof protection.  Breast collars/cruppers may be helpful.  Each loop will circle back to a central vetting area adjacent to the main camping area.  Weather is somewhat unpredictable in the mountains, so prepare for cold to mild; beautiful to rainy.

Controlled Entry to Biltmore Estate.  As part of the need for security on the Estate, and to provide a more official mode of access for attendees to the Estate grounds, names are provided for a list used by the front gate guards for initial entry (the "Gate List").  Subsequent re-entry will be via wristbands available at the ride site.  Entry for one named crew member is covered as part of the ride entry fees.   On the Estate, including at the ride site, colored wristbands will be required to be worn as visible proof of permission.
Additional entry permits may be purchased for each additional named crew members for $53.50 each. 
Note:  children 16 and under are free, but must still have their names on the "Gate List" and wear the wristbands.

Note: while being on the gate list gets into the grounds, it does not include the House. However, the grounds have many opportunities beyond the outstanding equestrian facilities.

Trails:

Note:  find maps of trails by clicking on the Loop name. Find elevation profiles and statistics for individual loops by clicking on Elev Profile on appropriate line

25-Miles:

Loop
Miles
Cum Miles
Hold
Profile
Black Bridge Access + Yellow West 14.9 14.9 50 Elev Profile
Yellow East
10.1
25.0
FINISH Elev Profile

50-Miles:

Loop
Miles
Cum Miles
Hold
Profile
White Forest
15.2
15.2
50 Elev Profile
Black Bridge Access + Orange West
20.4
35.6
50 Elev Profile

Red North finish

15.3
50.9
FINISH Elev Profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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