Above: “The SoCo A-Team” Left to right: Reyes Gonzalez, Debby Blouin, Tennessee Lane, Laura Blanton DVM, Miranda Andress DVM, Below:Cody McCulough (holding Griff,) Jenna Sporcich
SoCo Endurance is an endurance riding/racing event venue. The camp location is directly at the base of the Spanish Peaks, on the mesa that overlooks the quaint town of La Veta, CO. The trails that make up the various courses are 100% on private ranch land, and are NOT public trails, they are used only for sanctioned SoCo events. SoCo Endurance was founded by La Veta local: Tennessee Lane, who works closely with the many ranchers in the area to build, maintain, and design and mark over 130 miles of trail. The trails not only cross Tennessee’s own ranch (Remuda Run & WildCat Canyon) but also her parent’s ranch (The Doubloon) along with around 20 other local ranching families including the Andreattas, Kreautzers, Deuzenacks, Albrights, Blaines, Schulanes, Zieners, and more.
The ride camp itself is on The Doubloon Ranch. The trails are a true representation of the Southern Colorado Rockies, with miles of fast, flowing sections broken up by challenging, technical stretches and plenty of up and down. These rides have been thoughtfully designed to be very enjoyable and safe but also stimulating and demanding on endurance athletes both equine and human. The scenery and unique geology of the area is breathtaking, the trail allows it’s participants to get intimate with features like sheer sandstone cliffs, 60′ granitic rock walls, flowing streams, technical ascents and descents, not to mention a plethora of alpine wildlife.
The town of La Veta is simply adorable, and has many conveniences that riders will find handy like Charlie’s Market, Big R, Paradise Coffee, Corners Cafe, Frankie’s Steak & Seafood, The La Veta Inn, several B&B’s, a salon, gym, post office and many little artsy shops.