Yellow Loop, NASTR 50/75

Ride Details



Please see Calendar for dates, entry forms, detailed results,and any cancellations.

 
 
 
 
 



Sponsors:



Benson’s Feed & Tack - Jim Benson
2750 US-50, Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 882-3999
Providing Hay for the rides




Echo Valley Ranch, Inc.- Greg & Tammy Kimler
205 Nevada St. Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 823-8320
Providing raffle prizes and awards




Select The Best - Rich Merriner
PO Box 1968, Carson City, NV 89702
1-800-648-0950
Providing raffle prizes and awards




Bio Pure Products - Victoria & Mark Cushman
PO Box 2230, Minden, NV 89423
1-800-421-9829
Providing awards

Triple Crown

NASTR awards the Triple Crown every year to riders who complete the three qualifying rides of increasing distance and difficulty. We invite you to test yourself and your horse through Northern Nevada's valleys, deserts, foothills, and mountains.

Join us in the fun and challenge at the three qualifying rides:

  • NV Derby I 50 (Spring)
  • NASTR 75 (Summer)
  • Virginia City 100 (Fall)

You may nominate yourself and your horse (for a progressively greater fee) at any time up to the start of Virginia City 100 - please see ride entries for the specific Triple Crown Rides for details.

Awards are as follows:

  • Free NASTR ride entries down to 5th place
  • Rider and horse team (same horse) who completes all three rides
    (embroidered jacket)
  • Rider who completes all three rides on different horses
    (embroidered vest)
  • Horse that completes all three rides with different rider
    (plated halter)

In addition, NASTR also awards:

  • Champion Rider and horse team (same horse)
    completing in the fastest combined-time
    (embroidered blanket)
  • Reserve Champion Rider and horse team (same horse)
    completing in the second fastest combined-time
    (embroidered sheet)
  • Junior Champion Rider and horse team (same horse)
    completing in the fastest combined-time
    (embroidered sheet)
    (if more than one Junior, Champion rider and horse team get an embroidered blanket and Reserve Champion Junior horse and rider get an embroidered sheet).

(2014 marked the 30th anniversary of this award!)


Haily Daeumler and BA Resemblance
(2015 Triple Crown Champions)

 


NV Derby 25/50 (a two-day ride)

Held annually the first weekend in April, the Nevada Derby is the Nevada All-State Trail Riders spring training ride, continuing our own tradition of the Derby Ditch and Square Nail rides for the past 43 years. Due to various limiting conditions, the Nevada Derby Rides are relocating to the Washoe Lake State Park.

The Trail: The trail will be of moderate difficulty. Pads and /or boots are recommended! The desert terrain varies from rocky to sandy with steep uphill and downhill, some trails, some cross country and jeep roads. Elevation varies from 4600 to 7500’. The Saturday 50 mile ride will offer Triple Crown riders an opportunity to see some of the Virginia City 100 mile ride course. The 50 mile rides (Saturday and Sunday) will consist of three loops, each returning to camp for control vet checks. The 25 mile rides will consist of two loops, which offer the novice horse and rider a moderate challenge, while enjoying the beautiful views from the mountain tops and the beaches of Washoe Lake. The Sunday 15-Mile Fun Ride is an opportunity to experience the trail, vet checks, and lunch without the higher stress, cost, or awards associated with a longer distance rides. Riders are responsible for their own safety while crossing paved roads!!! The Day 1 50 mile ride must be completed in order to be in contention for the NASTR Triple Crown, which includes the Nevada Derby I 50, NASTR 75, and the Virginia City 100

Base Camp: Washoe Lake State Equestrian Park is located between Reno and Carson City Nevada at 4855 Eastlake Blvd, New Washoe City. Due to the State Park fee schedule your overnight camping fees ARE NOT included in the entry fee. Your day use fee is covered by Ride Management. You will need to pay your camping fee upon arrival to the park, at the fee booth. A $10.00 per vehicle per night is required. NV Residents with annual parking permits are covered for day use only. Camp space is limited, please park as comfortably close as possible. Please don’t drive over the sagebrush. Restrooms, portable toilets and showers will be available. Horse water will be available. Please bring water for human consumption. The elevation is over 5000’ come prepared for any type of weather. Portable corrals should be placed outside the post barriers to better utilize vehicle parking space, please watch out for the drip system also. It is recommended that you leave your dog home, but if you do bring them, they MUST be on a leash at ALL TIMES (see Ride Rules) Ride camp opens on Thursday, April 3rd.

Directions to Base Camp: Traveling South from Reno on I580 (US 395 S) take exit 44 and turn left onto Eastlake Blvd, approx. 3 miles is the entrance to the park on the left and it will be marked with ribbon. From Carson City, take I580/US395N to Exit 44 and turn right on Eastlake Blvd. and proceed to the park entrance on the left. Turn right after you have paid at the booth and proceed to the equestrian area.
 


NASTR Ride 30/50/75

Because of last year's venue at the Scout Camp is still underwater, the 2017 NASTR ride will be held at Washoe Lake State Park

2014 marked the 30th anniversary of the NASTR ride.

The Trail: Exact trail to be determined, however we realize many of you attended the Nevada Derby rides in early April at this same location. We are working hard to offer a different perspective of the available trails. You will be riding over some of the Virginia City 100 mile trails. The desert terrain varies from rocky to sandy, has several steep climbs and descents, some trails, cross country, and jeep roads.

All trails will be laid out in a loop configuration, with vet checks back at base camp.

The rides are of moderate difficulty. Pads and/or hoof boots are recommended!

Elevation ranges from 4600' to 7500'.

The 75 Mile Ride is the 2nd qualifier for the NASTR Triple Crown. Together with your NV Derby I 50 mile completion, the 75 mile ride must be completed in order to be in contention for the NASTR Triple Crown, which includes the Nevada Derby I 50, NASTR 75, and the Virginia City 100.

Base Camp:
Washoe Lake State Equestrian Park is located between Reno and Carson City Nevada at 4855 Eastlake Blvd, New Washoe City. Due to the State Park fee schedule your overnight camping fees ARE NOT included in the entry fee. Your day use fee is covered by Ride Management. You will need to pay your camping fee upon arrival to the park, at the fee booth. A $10.00 per vehicle per night is required. NV Residents with annual parking permits are covered for day use only. Camp space is limited, please park as comfortably close as possible. Please don’t drive over the sagebrush. Restrooms, portable toilets and showers will be available. Horse water will be available. Please bring water for human consumption. The elevation is over 5000’ come prepared for any type of weather. Portable corrals should be placed outside the post barriers to better utilize vehicle parking space, please watch out for the drip system also. It is recommended that you leave your dog home, but if you do bring them, they MUST be on a leash at ALL TIMES (see Ride Rules).

Directions to Base Camp: Traveling South from Reno on I580 (US 395 S) take exit 44 and turn left onto Eastlake Blvd, approx. 3 miles is the entrance to the park on the left and it will be marked with ribbon. From Carson City, take I580/US395N to Exit 44 and turn right on Eastlake Blvd. and proceed to the park entrance on the left. Turn right after you have paid at the booth and proceed to the equestrian area.
 


Virginia City 100

The Trail: Consists of three loops (51, 25, 24 miles), each returning to base camp in Virginia City. There will be an outlying vet check on the first and last loop, with (2) one hour hold vet checks at base camp. Crews will have easy access to meet riders along the trail. The trail covers hard pack and rocky terrain on historical wagon (now jeep) roads with some sandy single track footing and several mountain climbs. There is also pavement through town and across highways. Riders are responsible for their own safety while crossing paved roads. We do advise the use of pads and/or boots. Elevations range between 5000 and 7800 feet. Each loop will be marked with a different color of ribbon, along with chalk and glow sticks (after dark). Water & hay will be provided on the trail and at the two outlying vet checks. The ride will start in front of the Delta Saloon at 5:00 a.m., Saturday. Allow yourself time to get from camp to the Delta by 5:00 a.m. (approximately 20 minutes). There will be a controlled start out of town. Virginia City 100 is the final ride of the Triple Crown Challenge.

Base Camp: will be at the Ice House on Toll Road in Gold Hill. Parking will be on grindings (asphalt), and will be very crowded. There will be limited room for portable corrals. If you have the ability, it would be helpful if you could car pool. The camp site will be open from Thursday evening to Sunday evening. Horse water will be available. COME PREPARED, the elevation of Virginia City is over 6000 feet and can get cold at night. The comforts of motels and cafes can be found, as well as shopping and sightseeing within walking distance of base camp.

Overflow Parking: Due to this year being the 50th Anniversary, we are expecting a larger than normal amount of entries. Rather than limit the number of riders who can attend, we have obtained permission to have additional ride parking at the Virginia City Rodeo Arena, located at 575 H Street. The arena is 0.8 miles from the Ice House, about a 15-minute walk. We will set aside a designated crewing area at the Ice House base camp for any riders who are parked at the rodeo arena to drop off any crewing and ride supplies they would like to have accessible. Crew vehicles, sans trailer, can park in the paved county lot for volunteer parking direct next to the Ice House. There will be hay and mash available in base camp. The rodeo arena features tons of flat parking as well as space to turn out your horse before and after the ride. Horses are NOT allowed to camp in the arena or designated pens overnight. There is water and porta potties on site. All ride functions and vetting will be at the Ice House.

Directions to Base Camp:
From Reno
take I-580 S/US-395 S. Take the US-395 S exit (Exit 57B) toward Virginia City/Carson City/So. Lake Tahoe. Merge onto US-395 Alt S/S. Virginia St. Turn left on to Geiger Grade/NV-341 to Virginia City. Drive through downtown Virginia City towards Gold Hill. Turn left on Toll Road (before heading down the hill). Watch for ribbons and follow to the Ice House.
From Carson City take Hwy. 50 East to NV-341, follow the truck route to the right. When you reach Virginia City turn left at the stop sign (NV-342/C Street), towards Gold Hill. Turn left again on Toll Road (before heading down the hill). Watch for ribbons and follow to the Ice House.

Calcutta: Following the pre-ride meeting, we will have a fun filled Calcutta. Payoffs will be given to buyers of the top three in each division, and announced at the awards banquet. BRING LOTS OF DOUGH; EACH AND EVERY RIDER WILL BE AUCTIONED! Your favorite horse and rider team may pay off for you!

500/1,000 Mile Horses: Horses completing the ride five times will receive a 500 mile halter. Also, horses completing the ride ten times will receive a 1,000 mile blanket.
 


In addition to the Triple Crown challenge rides, NASTR also offers:
 

Red Rock Rumble 30/50

For 2016, the Red Rock Rumble is to be a fundraiser in support of longtime members, Kenny and Connie Creech. This year all proceeds from the ride will go to assist in Kenny’s rehabilitation from his long term illness and his transition back home. This year's ride is an opportunity for NASTR—and all who have enjoyed our trails and rides over the years—to say thank you and give back. Please join us at the Red Rock Rumble to say thank you to Kenny and Connie.

The Trail: There will be a 50 mile and 30 mile ride. As last year, the lunch stop for the 30s and 50s will be back in camp, with light refreshments offered.

The 50 mile ride consists of three loops of 20, 17, and 13 miles respectively, with vet checks in camp.

The 30 mile ride consists two loops of 17 and 13 miles, with a vet check back in camp.

The trail is almost entirely sandy jeep roads and sandy single track, there are hardly any rocks. You will pass through a meadow (or maybe 2) that can be wet depending on the weather and there is usually a bit of trail grass along the way as well. There are no significant water crossings but if we have a wet fall there can be very small (i.e. less than 12 inch wide and 3 inch deep) creeks.

Base Camp: The camp is bare bones. There is horse water available, but for the most part you need to plan on bringing what you need. There will be no camp fires allowed. Parking is very limited so if you can trailer-pool then please do so and plan on parking conservatively.

Directions to Base Camp: Ride camp is located off Red Rock Road, just a little north of Reno. Take the Red Rock Exit off US Hwy 395 and head east 15 miles. There will be ribbons and signs telling you where to turn right onto a dirt road. Follow the dirt road about a mile to camp. This is a single lane road and will be entrance only on Friday/Saturday am and exit only on Saturday pm/Sunday.
 


Washoe Valley

Permanently Retired - after 20 years, hard-working ride organizers Gina Hall and Connie Creech decided to retire the Washoe Valley endurance ride permanently. We thank them for the many years of excellent events.

Whilst we're sorry to see the ride go - it was definitely a favorite - the permit for the trails and ride camp has been handed over to NASTR for the NV Derby Ride held annually the first weekend in April, and Washoe Lake State Park will be that ride's permanent new home.