Lost Padres

!!!DO NOT SEND Waivers and Releases to the Ranch !!! When you enter online we will send you an entry reply with that information.

Region: Pacific South, California


Photo by Lynne Glazer Imagery

Name: Lost Padres 25/50 I & II. There will be a 25 and a 50 mile distance offered each day.

Date: April 6-7, 2019

Directions: Will be provided to registered riders by email.

Waiver/Release: Click Here to view and/or download the SMR Waiver and Release. 

!!!DO NOT SEND Waivers and Releases to the Ranch !!!

Trail Description: The Santa Margarita Ranch remains much as it was in the days of the vaqueros. The oak studded hillsides give way to grassy pastures in the lower flat lands. Some of the more fertile low lands have been converted to vineyards. The entire ride takes place entirely on private lands. The trails range from single track cow trails and two track jeep trails to graded farm roads. The ranch is a working cow outfit combined with a significant vineyard operation. You will be expected to respect the ranching operations and give way to their needs.

Important Notice: DO NOT SEND WAIVERS AND RELEASES TO THE RANCH. If you plan on entering this ride, you need to enter early as a signed release MUST be received back by us before we will send you directions. Absolutely nobody will be allowed to attend this ride without confirmation of their signed liability release first. You cannot just show up at this ride!

Ride Rules: AERC rules apply. The management, unlike the AERC Board of Directors, is able to differentiate between an endurance ride and an endurance race. If you are into endurance riding you will probably enjoy this ride. If you are a real competitor and are looking for a race you are likely to find the lack of structure here to be an abomination. This is an old time endurance ride like we used to have when you could print all the AERC rules on a single page. Back in the good old days we used to ride more and read less. Those were better times.

Veterinarians: Dr. Dave Nicholson and possibly others if we can find some who will work cheap. Don’t count on any expertise in the veterinary department, just learn how to take care of your horse and keep out of trouble.

Club Dues and Assessments: $tbd per day for Eagle level members. This covers camping fees, rider lunches and miscellaneous fees to help the club put on the ride. Non AERC members add $15.00 per day.

Meals: Annie and the Lunch Gang will provide Lunches.