Phyllis Bartholomew honored as the recipient of the Edward Johnson Award for superior horsemanship.

Valle de Rosa, owned and ridden by Phyllis Bartholomew was the recipient of the Wendell Robie award for XP Horse of the Year.

 

Laurie Birch and Scudd Run

Marci Cunningham and Fire Mt Zoom

Carlita Roberts and Enuff Said

our three 2016 Gold Medal Horses

After far too long I finally figured out the results for all of 2016. Thats not an easy task for an old man with few computer skills. I apologize in advance for any errors. Check out your results for all XP Rides in 2017 and send an email to Duck@xprides.com for corrections.

http://xprides.com/2016-horse-and-rider-teams/

http://xprides.com/2016-rider-mileage/

2017 Results through Virgin Outlaw are now posted

Our next ride:

Sesenta Años

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November 10-11-12, 2017 

2017 AERC Ride Season 50 & 25 or 30 each day

Distances subject to last minute adjustments for weather.

 

Phone 907 209 8881 or e-mail duck@xprides.com

Ride Photos by Lynn Glazer 

 

ENTER THIS RIDE

 

Entry Fees: 

Ride information will be sent to those who have entered online usually within two weeks of the event. If you have not received a response with the information you are looking for you should call or email us. 

We will now accept Paypal payments if you use the friends and family option so we don’t have to absorb the fee. You can use your credit card and pay the fees on your end our use your checking account and its a free service for all of us. Send Paypal payments to klawockvet@xprides.com.

 

Entry fees are a composite of ride entry fees along with other charges that must be passed on to the riders. These hidden charges include fees to the various government entities such as the BLM, USFS and NPS as well as camping fees to state, country and private entities. They also include drug testing taxes levied upon the riders from the State of California and/or the AERC. In addition there are AERC rider fees which vary depending upon membership status. XP Rides and the XP Riders host a number of events, all of which have different financial conditions.  Not only do fees vary from ride to ride, they also vary within most rides. Our policy of not publishing fees comes from accusations of government officials going to the ride site, extrapolating information and applying it as they wish.  We have not increased any of our ride fees for many years and have no plans for any increases in the foreseeable future. Cuyama and Lost Padres are the only XP Rides that require prepayment.  Most riders pay at the end of the ride on all the other rides.

Photos for Lost Padres and Cuyama available at:

http://www.photo.lynnesite.com

Photos for Mt Carmel, Strawberry and Grand Canyon available at:

https://stevesphoto.smugmug.com
 

XP Rides for 2017 Ride Season

Coso Junction ~ December 3 & 4

Death Valley Encounter ~ December 28-31

Laurel Mountain ~ January 28 & 29

Eastern Mojave ~ February 9-12

Bar H ~ Conflict with AERC convention

Cuyama Oaks ~ March 24-26

Lost Padres ~ April 8 & 9 DO NOT SEND RELEASES TO THE RANCH.

Mt Carmel ~ April 26-30

Strawberry Fields ~ June 16-18

Grand Canyon ~ August 30-September 3

Virgin Outlaw ~ September 27-October 1

Sesenta Años ~ November 10-12

You can learn more about each of our rides by going to XP Rides and Dates on the menu bar and scrolling down to the one you are interested in. 

 

 

XP SPONSOR

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EasyCare, Inc. is proud to provide year-end awards to XP riders. EasyCare, Inc. has a full line of hoof boots and natural hoof care products that protect the hoof, allow horses to cover rough terrain, act as a spare tire in case of a lost shoe, and aid in the treatment of laminitis and other hoof problems. EasyCare’s hoof boot brands include the Easyboot, Boa Horse Boot, Old Mac’s and EasySoaker.  While the main focus at EasyCare is horse boot design, we proudly make other top quality products for trail riders and recreational horse owners such as Stowaway Saddle Packs, EZ Ride Stirrups, Comfort Pads, hoof boot accessories and natural hoof care products.

 

 

 

THE UNSOCIALIZED DUCK

Please don’t be offended if the Duck doesn’t add you as a friend or associate on Facebook,  LinkedIn,  or  any other type of social media.  He just simply does not participate in those things!

 

HAPPY TRAILS

Over the years our family has made a lot of great friends along the trail. We always look forward to the new ride year to renew those friendships and to make new ones. We hope you will be able to join us on the endurance trails this year. Come ride with us, you will be glad you did.