Washoe Lake

Past NASTR News:

Virginia City 100 Entry is now live!


Due to the COVID-19 group size restrictions,
the Virginia City 100 Mile Ride will be limited to 40 riders this year
and we expect to fill up—and fill up FAST.
Here is the online entry

If you must fill out a paper entry and mail it in, please contact me ASAP at with your relevant AERC information and I will send you the form. Your spot will be held for 5 days for you to mail in the entry and payment. I will publish the list of riders and the wait list shortly after all the spots have been taken. There has been a lot of interest this year and I really, really wish we did not have to limit the ride and could welcome everyone to this wonderful event!!

Riders: please start planning is how you're going to do this with no crew. If we are capped at 50 people total per the state, that means I'm looking at something like 40 riders and 10 volunteers - TOTAL. We will have a few more volunteers in key locations once the ride starts and participants are more spread out. Yes, we can/will transport crew bags to the Kivett check at 24 miles (45 min hold) and Washoe check at 39 miles (which is only a 15 min hold). Crew is not needed at the Jumbo/Ophir Grade refreshment stop or the Cottonwoods vet check, please expect the same wonderful hospitality as always at those locations. All other checks are in camp (50 and 76 miles). If you need crew to come to assist with driving before/after the ride, please plan on booking them a room somewhere in Virginia City. If the state limit remains, no additional people beyond riders and approved volunteers who are on the list will be allowed in Ride Camp.

I'm so sorry to have to limit the entries this year, but am very thankful we are still able to host the ride. If you are not successful getting in this year, please plan on coming back to join us on September 18th, 2021!

Crysta Turnage
VC100, Ride Manager

Tahoe Rim Ride (Update - 6/24/2020)

Tahoe Rim Ride (July 25th) has been approved and is going forwards at this time.
However the ride is full.

NASTR 30/50/75 Ride - June 13, 2020 - Postponed

The NASTR Board voted last night, May 13th, to postpone the NASTR 30/50/75 Mile Ride currently scheduled for June 13th. It is our sincere hope to have this ride at a later date in the summer/fall. We are waiting for the state restrictions on group size to be lifted to allow at least 50 people to coincide with the new AERC guidelines. At this time, we do not foresee any changes for either the Tahoe Rim Ride (July 25th) or the Virginia City 100 (Sept 19th) and are proceeding with those events per schedule.

Rob Klix, RM:
"I will be contacting AERC ... and will get back to everyone once we get a future date to hold this ride. Thank you for your patience and the emails - I hope I answered most of them because there were a lot, so if I missed you, I apologize for that. Thank you."

NV Derby - April 6, 2020 - Cancelled

Sadly, because of restrictions placed on us by public lands due to Covid-19, this ride has been cancelled.

Tahoe Rim Ride 50 Entry
July 25, 2020

Click Here for Entry, and Ride Rules and Information

Entry Opens on December 1, 2019 (First Come-First Served, based on Postmark)
(First official possible post-mark date is Monday Dec 2.
Any entries postmarked prior to Dec 2 will be added to the Dec 2 entries.)


MINIMUM ENTRY FEE PER RIG IS $350.00 (This covers 2 riders in your rig):

Due to our limited space, we depend on ride-sharing to be able to continue to offer this ride. The minimum fee for a Rig Spot is $350.00 ($175.00 each for two Adult entries). If you do not have (or do not want) an additional rider in your rig, you may pay for the minimum entry fee (for 2 riders) and not bring a second rider with you. Checks will be cashed upon your entry selection. (If you included $350 (two entries) in your package and your “guest’s” entry is also selected, their check will be destroyed.

If your Total Rig Length exceeds 45’ you must get approval from management for that rig. If you are brinding 3 or more riders, length exceptions can be made, but must be approved by management.

Please read the additional information included in the ride rules and info before sending in your entry.

The entry is also available on the Tahoe Rim Ride Facebook page.

2019 NASTR Rides/Challenges Results

Here are the final results for:

Congratulations to:

Suzanne Ford-Huff and Ezprezzo (2019 Triple Crown Champions)
Melissa Montgomery and Masterful (2019 Reserve Triple Crown Champions)
Suzanne Ford-Huff and Ezprezzo (2019 Virginia City 100 Winners)
Peg Murphy-Hackley and HE Khem Chee (2019 Virginia City 100 Best Condition)
Erasmo Sauceda and Washoe Zephyr (2019 NASTR 50 Trifecta Winners)
Sam DiMuzio and Apache (2019 NASTR 30 Hat Trick Winners)
Ronda Eden and Kipling (2019 Nevada Silver Rush Winners)

Enjoy photos from VC100 by Mikayla Py, Sanne and Jonathan Steele

Suzanne Ford-Huff and Ezprezzo
Photo: Mikel Ann Hettrick

2018 Triple Crown and VC100


Congratulations to:

  • Samantha Ellis and CA Zanes Dragonflyte (2018 Triple Crown Champions),
  • Peg Murphy-Hackley and HE Khem Chee (2018 Reserve Triple Crown Champions),
  • Jacob Cukjati and Melika Kamaaj (2018 Virginia City 100 Winners),
  • Christoph Schork and VA Blizzard of Oz (2018 Virginia City 100 Best Condition)

Rushcreek Spur, ridden by Shawn Bowling, attained his 500 Mile milestone (sponsoring Shawn's son, Ryder, on his first 100 mile completion, and son Jack on his third):

Photo: Mikel Ann Hettrick

2018 NASTR Ride - 30/50/75 - June 9th

Results for this year's ride:

NASTR Results

NASTR Introduces Two New Challenge Series for 2019:

NASTR 50 Trifecta and the NASTR 30 Hat Trick

Paralleling the Triple Crown, to challenge our 50- and 30-mile riders, complete all three rides in either the 50-mile or the 30-mile distance at: NV Derby 30 / 50; NASTR 30 / 50; and Red Rock Rumble 30 / 50 in the same year to be awarded either the NASTR Trifecta or the NASTR Hat Trick.

As with the Triple Crown, you may nominate yourself and your horse (for a progressively greater fee) at any time up to the start of the Red Rock Rumble. And as with the Triple Crown, same or different horse and rider will be recognized, please see ride entries for the series rides for specific details.

Awards will be given for:

  • Rider and Horse Team (same horse) who complete all three rides
  • Rider (different horse) who completes all three rides
  • Horse (different rider) who completes all three rides

2017 Virginia City 100 and Triple Crown

Congratulations to:

  • Mark Montgomery and
    MM Woodrow
    Virginia City 100 Winner
  • Peg Murphy-Hackley and
    HE Khem-Chee
    Virginia City 100 Best Condition
  • Mark Montgomery and
    MM Woodrow
    Triple Crown Winner
  • Ronnie Eden and Kipling -
    Reserve Triple Crown

Detailed results now available.

Virginia City Best Condition - Peg Murphy-Hackley and HE Khem-Chee (Khemi)
(Photo: Merri Melde)

2017 NASTR 30/50/75 Ride

Thanks to Carolyn Meier and her band of volunteers for putting on this ride!

75 Miler: 31 started, 27 finished (three lames and a metabolic pull). Ann Marie Barnett won the ride in 8:46 on CA Zanes Dragonflyte. BC went to MM Woodrow ridden by Montgomery, Mark in 9:00.

Both Ann Marie and Mark had an interesting descent down the SOBs when the huge band of mustangs that were on the mountain that day decided they wanted to join them.

Photos: Ann Marie and Becky Batson

50 Miler: 13 started, 12 finished (RO pull). Both the win and BC went to Dusty Starshine Zarif ridden by Pat Chappell in 6:47.

30 Miler: 7 started, 6 finished (DQ pull). Kathleen Davis won the ride on My Blue Balou in 4:47, while BC went to Blackie, ridden by Tom Sherwood.

The 75 mile ride was the 2nd qualifier for the NASTR Triple Crown. If you haven't already done so, don't forget to nominate yourself when you turn in your Virginia City 100 entry.

2017 NV Derby Ride

NV Derby at the beginning of the month was a great success - despite the trail sabotage by Mother Nature. I was expecting "some erosion", but wasn't expecting great chunks of Jumbo Grade to be gone. Nevertheless, the trail was a good mix of challenge (understatement at times) and places to move out. There were some mud-sucking bogs in a couple of sections, and some miserable rocks (hey, this is NV - we have a reputation to live up to), and co-ride managers Beth Kauffmann and Kim Mileo opted to change the trail a little on Day 2 to work around these.

At the end of the day, you knew you'd been to a real ride, with real terrain.

The weather was about perfect - cool enough for the horses on Day 1, warming up on Day 2 when the breeze dropped. There were quite few people sporting pink faces from the sunshine. We even had some first-time Oregon riders drive 450 miles to sample our NV trails - glad you were able to join us and hope you're able to take part in the Triple Crown!

Day 1:

(Results) ("new and improved" - i.e. technical difficulties resolved and these results should now be correct)

50 Miles: We had 74 starters and 64 finishers in the ride. The ride was won by Mark Montgomery on his mustang Woody, while BC went to Andrew Gerhard on his new horse Rex.

Limited Distance: We had 19 starters and 19 finishers (good job guys!). First over the line was Tom Johnson, who also claimed BC on TM Knight Run (Dice).

A couple of people got a bit battered this day from various mishaps - heal up fast Ericka Bjorum-Nelson and Sheryl Scott (who had a blast despite her incident - "you know you had a good weekend when you come home with a black eye").

Day 2:

(Results) (also "new and improved")

50 Miles: We had 18 starters and 17 finishers in the ride. The ride was won by Sanoma Blakeley from Oregon on RA Ares Bay, while BC went to Natalie Stabenow-Drost on her two-day horse LC Andes.

Limited Distance: We had 15 starters and 13 finishers in this distance. First to finish was - once again - Tom Johnson - and - once again - he picked up BC, this time riding Secret Star GYA (Murphy). Congratulations to him on sweeping the LD on both days.

Natalie Stabenow-Drost and LC Andes (who completed both days!)
won Best Condition in the 50 on Day 2

Junior News:

Pam Anderson and Connie Creech spent a fun day with junior sisters Riley (11 yrs) and Ansley (8 yrs) McHenry. It was Ansley's first 50 (riding Pam's horse Takima), while it was Riley's new mare Jewel's first 50. Pam reports the Jewel is "not a push button horse and is a little bit of a challenge." Both girls (and adult mentors!) finished with all smiles.

Pam: "Tough girls, they never complained the whole time. It was not an easy ride with trail challenges along the way".

"We are a team and we all work together with all the horse chores and getting things ready. Lots of fun and no drama. Am very proud of my juniors!"

Sunday found the girls hanging out in the vetting area - as Riley put it "We've come over to learn".

Riley (left) and Ansley (right) with their swag:

Left to Right: Ansley, Connie, Riley, and Pam (Photo: Gore/Baylor):

2016 Kenny Creech "Fun-Raiser"

Both Red Rock Rumble ride and the NEDA/NASTR Joint “Fun-Raiser” were a great success in raising money to go towards assisting Kenny Creech’s rehabilitation from his long term illness and his transition back home. To date, $7,745 has been raised.

Trail Tracks - GPS

Cortney Bloomer is working on putting together a database of trails used to advocate for public lands and access. She plans to make this available to club members. Please send her any trail “tracks” you have GPSed in .KMZ format of any trails.

2017 Ride Managers

This year's NASTR ride managers are:

  • Nevada Derby - Beth Kauffmann and Kim Mileo
  • NASTR ride - Carolyn Meier
  • Virginia City 100 - Crysta Turnage
  • Red Rock Rumble - Tami Rougeau

Many thanks to Carolyn Meier for stepping in as ride manager at the last moment to ensure that the NASTR ride (and Triple Crown) would not be cancelled. At this time, due to areas being underwater, it's unclear where exactly the NASTR ride will be held - but it will happen!

Please support them and come out and volunteer.

2015 AERC Pard'ners Award

NASTR is so proud of our long time member Gina Hall and her fabulous Fire Mt. Destiny, (sired by AERC Hall of fame stallion, Sierra Fadwah) for their outstanding partnership through many years of endurance riding. This will be their 15th year of competition with over 7000 miles, 2100 miles of those completed in one day 100 mile rides. They both represent the epitome of the AERC Pard'ners Award. Thank you to Beth Kauffmann, Kim Mileo and Pam Anderson for presenting the award and surprising Gina at the AERC National Awards Banquet. Congratulations Gina and Destiny, Pard'ners for life!

Photo: Gina and Destiny during the 2007 Virginia City 100 (photo Rene Baylor)

(Pard'ners Award: "Rider and horse perform together as a mutually bonded team. Rider and horse engender a spirit of friendship, enthusiasm and championship that makes those around them glad to have attended the ride. However competitive they may be, good sportsmanship remains their first priority. Horse and rider take care of each other. Together horse and rider personify the prevailing and abiding goal of AERC: "To finish is to win." This award was established in honor of the late Mae Schlegel and her horse Pard. The recipient receives a keepsake plaque and the names of the "pard'ners" are engraved onto a perpetual trophy." )