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Our events are sanctioned by the AERC
The Spanish Peaks Pioneer
The Spanish Peaks Pioneer is June 18-22, 2022. Ride camp opens Tuesday. Location: SoCo Endurance Spanish Peaks Ride Camp. Five days of riding, (Saturday – Wednesday) with fun/intro rides, LDs & 50s all days. The middle day also offers a 55-mile option for any horse-rider teams going for a “pioneer,”
giving many options for 155-mile pioneer completions (days 1-2-3, 2-3-4, or days 3-4-5,) on top of the even more challenging 4 and 5 day pioneer options. CORRECTION! AERC will only allow 1 Pioneer ride per event from now on, therefor our only Pioneer option is days 1-2-3. We are very excited to be hosting the SoCo Limited Distance Championship, Ride & Tie, and Equathon during this event! Day 3 vet check is OUT, as the trail will take you “over the wall.” (All other vet checks are IN. We will host our traditional Whole Hog Hootenanny, with live music, on Wednesday evening. For those coming for the whole event (Spanish Peaks Pioneer + Wahatoya Cup,) Thursday is our day of rest, and then vet-in for the Wahatoya Cup will be Friday (see below for more WC details.) There will be overall, multi-day achievements recognized for all distances ridden cumulatively. Start times LDs-7:30am, 50s-7:00am, Fun rides start after 8am and are totally flexible.
NEW! SoCo Limited Distance Championship
The SoCo Limited Distance Championship is June 18-22, 2022. It’s about dang time, right?! This 5-day LD challenge will be held just like any other pioneer endurance ride except that you ride the LD each day. The horse and rider team, (1 horse, 1 rider,) must complete all 5 days of LDs. Click here to learn more about this awesome challenge!
NEW! Spanish Peaks Ride&Tie “Equathon”
The SP Ride & Tie + Equathon will be held June 18-19, 2022. Check back soon for more information on our new Ride & Tie events that will be held during the Spanish Peaks Pioneer and on the same trails. There will be distances from 10, up to 50 miles. Click here to find out more about the R&T or Equathon events.
SP100 – The Wahatoya Cup
The Wahatoya Cup is on June, 25th 2022. Location: SoCo Endurance Spanish Peaks Ride Camp. We encourage our “WahCup” riders to arrive early and join us for the Whole Hog Hootenanny on Wednesday evening, if not for the entire Spanish Peaks Pioneer. This 100 mile, 75 mile, and 75 elevator, is a single day ride (immediately following the 5-day Pioneer) on the last Saturday of June, with the trails nicely broken in from the week of SPP traffic. Vet-in begins Friday at 11AM and the ride meeting will be at 4pm. The 75/100mile awards ceremony will be on Sunday morning, where you will see “The Wahatoya Cup” (fastest time) and “Kevin Myers Memorial Cup” (Best Condition) trophy winners with their horses, as well as the buckle presentations for all completing riders of this epic trail. Start time is 5 AM for all riders.
All start times and courses are subject to change due to weather or safety concerns.
Meet the SoCO Team!
What is SoCo Endurance’s COVID Plan?
It’s short and sweet.
If you are sick, then stay home.
If you are genuinely worried about getting sick, then you should absolutely stay home.
Your health is 100% your own responsibility, as are the risks you take (socializing, traveling, exposing yourself to different environments, and riding.)
If you disagree with that statement, then stay home.
You have the right to wear a mask and socially distance at all times. Vaccinated and unvaccinated are equally welcome here. Please respect each other’s space, and socialize at a level that you feel safe.
We encourage all to pre-register, this will greatly minimize contact and help management with a head count. Our registration process can be virtually contactless if you do pre-register. Daily ride cards (Duck Cards) can be submitted in person or digitally (take a picture of your ride card and text it to us) and payment can be performed via PayPal, for those who prefer a zero-contact experience. To reduce risk, we have made some changes that will minimize gatherings and contact, you’ll see, just pick up your rider packet when you arrive and READ WHAT’S INSIDE.
New to endurance riding?
A great way to get in to this sport is to enter one of our fun rides, they are set up just like an endurance ride but they are only 9-15 miles and just one loop, but you will learn about vet checks, vet cards, rules, how to “vet your horse in” to the ride, and how to “vet out” for completion etc. We are very patient with this group of riders and happy to answer questions. On top of that, you will be surrounded by more experienced endurance riders doing the 25-50-75-100 mile rides, so you can observe and volunteer and learn everything you need to know in order to start bumping up in the mileage categories or get competitive. These rides are gorgeous so you and your horse will have a blast, all you need is basic, independent trail-riding skills.