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To benefit VERMONT ADAPTIVE SKI & SPORT

(supporting disabled athletes in various sports)

July 15, 2017
100-75-50 miles
West Windsor, Vermont

Ride Manager –Pam Karner
Ride Secretary –Jo Steele, Kathy Callan-Rondeau

 

Rider and Trail Information

Friday Noon.
•Check-in & Registration at the white house at top of hill.
• Pre-ride vetting 2:00-3:30. Please arrange with ride manager if you need to vet later.
• Pre-ride briefing is Friday at 4:00PM at white house. All riders are expected to attend.
• Dinner @ tent with runners 5:00

Saturday
• Runners start at 4AM.
• The 100-mile horses start at 5AM.
• The 75-mile horses start at 9:15AM. There will be a 100K run starting at 9am.
• The 50-mile horses start at 2PM in the afternoon.

Sunday

Awards & Barbecue

Any horse left in camp must have someone with them or be moved to nearby stabling during the 50-mile and 75-mile starts and the 50-mile "Stop and go" to prevent them from them breaking out of their pens.

The farriers will be available Friday at 2PM.

Locals are free to go home and return on Saturday.

Please do not park near the tent; that area must be kept open for emergency vehicle use.

Silver Hill Road MUST be open for free flow of traffic at all times. Please do not park or stop on it. Please walk/ride your horses and yourself on the grass next to the road.

All riders must wear helmets when mounted. Any horse remaining in camp during the ride must have someone available care for it, please! All riders must wear lighted gear (glow sticks are ok) front and rear for the night portion of the ride. ALL pulled horses MUST report to the treatment barn.

HOLD TIMES: tentative schedule

Closing time means your pulse time

PC # 1 100s: open 6am close 7:30am 10 min Stop & go
Hold # 1 100s: open 6:30am close 8:40am 30 minute hold
Hold # 2 100s & 75s: open 9:45am close 1:30pm 45 minute hold
Hold # 3 100s & 75s: open 1pm close 6pm 50 minute hold
Hold # 4 100s: open 3pm close 9:00pm 45 minute hold
Hold # 4 75s: open 3pm close 8:45pm 45 minute hold
Hold # 4 50s closes at 7pm
Hold # 5 100s opens at 6pm and closes at 2am 30 minute hold
Hold #5 75s opens at 6pm and closes at 12:30am
Hold #5 50s opens at 6pm closes at 11:30pm
50s PC #A at Silver Hill opens 3:15 pm closes 4:30pm 15 min Stop & go

Trail Marking & Deviations (subject to change, check your program):

Please take the time to read any signs. It is a good idea to carry a flash light for the night section of the trail. You read better with light!
ALL DEVIATIONS: yellow is always for runners, white is always for horses. Horse Trail Deviations will be marked with white plates with red arrows and the word horse. The night section will be marked with green glow sticks. Horse trail Deviations are marked with red glow sticks. Riders and crews are responsible for following the marked routes and deviations.

Vermont 100-Mile

100-Mile Trail is marked by and for the runners. The course will be marked with yellow plastic plates, with bold dark black arrows indicating go right, left or straight. The plates are low so runners can see them. The standard for a turn will be one arrow plate 50 to 100' before the turn. Two plates at the turn and a confidence plate 50 to 100' after the turn. Confidence means a yellow plate with a black letter C on it.
Deviations for 100-Mile:

At mile 16 go left to 10 minute stop & go.
At mile 22 veer right to Hold #1.
At mile 45 go to hold #2

At about 56 miles after wet field, in the woods, the horses go left.

Immediately after PC#5 about 77 miles, riders cross the road and go right, runners go straight.

Going to Hold #5, after crossing pavement go up road to top of long hill (about a mile), turn right into the woods follow RED glow sticks to hold. After hold 5, once you are on the road, GO STRAIGHT at the next intersection, stay on the road, do not go in the woods. Follow RED glow sticks then follow green glow sticks. Follow signs and arrows that say HORSE.

Moonlight 75-Mile

The 75-Mile trail will follow the first loop of the 50 which is orange plates with white arrows, then will follow pink plates with black arrows to hold #2. Then follow the yellow plastic plates, with bold dark black arrows indicating go right, left or straight. The plates are low so runners can see them. The standard for a turn will be one arrow plate 50 to 100' before the turn. Two plates at the turn and a confidence plate 50 to 100' after the turn. Confidence means a yellow plate with a black letter C on it. Horse Trail Deviations will be marked with white plates with red arrows and the word horse. The night section will be marked with green glow sticks. Horse Trail Deviations are marked with red glow sticks.
Deviations for 75-Mile:

At about 39 miles after wet field, in the woods the horses go left.

Immediately after PC#5 riders cross the road and go right, runners go straight.

Going to Hold #5, after crossing pavement go up road to top of long hill (about a mile), turn right into the woods follow RED glow sticks to hold.
After hold 5, once you are on the road, GO STRAIGHT at the next intersection, stay on the road do. not go in the woods. Follow RED glow sticks then follow green glow sticks.
Moonlight 50-Mile

The 50-Mile trail will be marked with orange plates with white arrows all the way to hold #4, then follow yellow plastic plates, with bold dark black arrows indicating go right, left or straight. The plates are low so runners can see them. The standard for a turn will be one arrow plate 50 to 100' before the turn. Two plates at the turn and a confidence plate 50 to 100' after the turn. Confidence means a yellow plate with a black letter C on it. Horse Trail Deviations will be marked with white plates with red arrows and the word horse. The night section will be marked with green glow sticks. Horse Trail Deviations are marked with red glow sticks.

Deviations for 50-Miles:

Immediately after PC#5 riders cross the road and go right, runners go straight.

Going to Hold #5, after crossing pavement go up road to top of long hill (about a mile), turn right follow RED glow sticks to hold. After hold 5, once you are on the road, GO STRAIGHT at the next intersection, stay on the road do not go in the woods. Follow RED glow sticks.

No horse may leave camp after the ride without veterinary approval. ALL pulled horses MUST go to treatment barn.

 

 

 

 

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