The Redwood Empire Endurance
Riders (REER) invite you to join us at this years Cuneo
Creek Endurance Ride. Ride camp and all trails are part of the
California State Park system in beautiful Humboldt Redwoods State
RIDER LIMIT: This ride is limited to 80 riders, combined for
all distances. Entry requests will be filled on a first-come,
first-served basis. Historically, the ride has filled to its
limit. Please plan accordingly and submit your ride application
THE TRAIL: Cuneo Creek is a two-day ride. There will be a 50-miler
and a Limited Distance each day. This is a moderately difficult
ride; the trail and weather can be challenging and require good
fitness of the equine and rider team. There is varied elevation
and technicality of footing, as well as the probability for both
heat and humidity. The trails are mostly shaded with plenty of
natural water crossings and bridges. They are mostly gently curving
single-track trails through the old growth redwood, madrone,
fir, and tan oak forests, with a small portion on access roads.
Wildlife is abundant and riders will ride through the homes of
wild turkey, deer, bear, bees, and mountain lions.
CAMP: Ride camp is at Humboldt Redwoods State Parks horse
camp: Cuneo Creek campground. Camp has showers, tables, potable
water and horse corrals (first-come, first-served basis only).
Corrals are an additional $50 for Firday & Saturday night
(Sunday night free if you ride both Saturday and Sunday). The
ride camp opens at noon on Friday, and closes at noon on Monday.
For additional camping, contact Humboldt Redwoods State Park
at 707-946-2409. Early/late stays warrant additional camp fees
to the Park. As you drive into camp, please note that REER has
reserved all of the spaces to the left and behind the bathrooms
building. All spaces to the right as you drive in are either
day-use or pay-per-night.
DIRECTIONS: The camp is approximately 7.3 miles west
of Highway 101 on the road to Honeydew, just north of Weott,
between Eureka and Garberville. Take Exit 663 (Rockefeller Forest/Honeydew)
(from the south take a left turn at the stop sign and an almost
immediate second left turn under the freeway) and go west through
the State Park following the ride camp signs and ribbons to the
Cuneo Creek Horse Camp, just past a small cemetery on the right
side of the road.
RIDE RULES: The Cuneo Creek Endurance Ride will comply with all
AERC, REER & State of California rules/regulations. All equines
must have some type of hoof protection to enter the rides. Dogs
are alowed in camp, but must be on a leash and comply with all
State of California Park regulations. Violators are subject
to ticketing and fines from the Park. Please do not bring extra
vehicles or horses. An additional fee will be assessed for horses
not entered in the ride. No smoking in camp or on the trails.
Manure and hay must be raked and placed in the manure bunkers
prior to leaving your campsite. Due to limited water service,
please do not hose your horses at camp. We encourage you to fill
any water tanks you have before you leave home. Thank you for
your cooperation in helping us conserve on-site water supply.
Good sportsmanship, horsemanship, and respect for volunteers
(this includes ride management) is paramount for REER. The focus
is always family, friends, fun, and fairness to the horse.
FOOD: There will be an optional potluck Friday night before the
ride meeting. Please join and bring a casserole, salad, dessert
plate, or similar addition to share. A Saturday and Sunday night
dinner is included for each rider. Extra dinner tickets are available
at check-in (note on the entry form, please). All registered
volunteers eat free!
VETERINARIANS: Head Vet Dr. Dan Chapman and Dr. Susan McCartney
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Friday Afternoon: Pick up your vet card from
registration. Then bring both your card and horse to the veterinarian
to vet-in for Saturdays ride. There will be a Friday evening
potluck to be followed with the ride meeting for Saturdays
ride. Bring your maps to study the trail. After the ride meeting
there will be opportunity to ask any questions you may have,
as well as a volunteer meeting for any non-riders willing to
lend a hand on ride day. Saturday night: A catered dinner will
be followed by an awards banquet and review of Sundays
trail. Bring your dinner ticket unless you are a volunteer; all
volunteers eat free. For those riding on Sunday only, you will
need to receive your vet card and have your horse vetted-in on
Saturday afternoon. Please have patience as the vets may be busy
with judging and vetting Saturdays riders, and fit in where
you can. If youre riding two days on the same horse, your
Day 1 completion vet check will also serve as your Day 2 vet-in,
so bring your Day 2 card with you at your post-ride completion
ENTRY FORM NOTES: Download adult and junior rider entry forms
here or at the foot of this page. Limited Distance and 50-miler
riders must show proof of current AERC membership or pay a $15
non-member fee. Checks are cashed after the ride.
CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: Full refund prior to 14 days before
the ride. $30 fee withheld for cancellation within 14 days of
the ride date. Cancellations (including no-shows) after the Tuesday
before the ride receive no refund. Full refund less $30 for entrants
whose horse did not pass the pre-ride veterinarian examination
by the attending ride veterinarian/s. Cancellation notice must
be received by Ride Secretary Donna Biteman either in-person,
by email firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone (707-498-3221). This policy is non-negotiable.
Ride Managers: Jim Biteman: email@example.com
or 707-616-1955 and Pam Peace: firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTACT INFO: Questions/concerns?
Please contact Ride Secretary Donna Biteman: email@example.com
or (707) 498-3221.
MAIL SIGNED ENTRY FORMS with FEES TO:
(Make checks payable to: REER/Cuneo
Redwood Empire Endurance Riders
P.O. Box 292
Bayside, CA 95524