Base camp will be located at Meadow Creek Mountain Ranch. Camping and Stalls: Please contact Meadow Creek Mountain Ranch for reservations: (423) 623 7543 https://meadowcreekmountain.com/
Trails: This is a VERY doable ride. Look at the past completion rates – almost 100% – there are a lot of climbs with technical trails – you are in the mountains – BUT there are plenty of gravel/grass Forestry roads with good footing to move out on. Choose wisely. If the terrain says walk then walk – but if it says you can trot you better trot if you want to make time. Shoes/Boots HIGHLY recommended – I would not ask a horse to do these trails without hoof protection. Also there are NO paved roads this year!!!
We have officially reserved the party/meeting barn at McCulley Farms for our annual membership meeting for June 26th.
If you want to make it a fun weekend of camping, riding, kayaking, swimming or just “lizard laying” around, please contact the McCulley’s directly for campsite reservations. (386) 938-1147 or email@example.com. I think they prefer a call over an email. This link will take you to the map of campsites: https://mcculleyfarms.com/campsites/
We have a volunteer who will mark a loop to ride for those who prefer knowing where they are going. Remember you aren’t lost until it’s dark. In the summer, that’s about 9PM.
There is an obstacle course on the property to help with cross training.
Big South Fork National River and Recreation 3550 Bandy Loop Rd, Oneida TN
Hosted by AHA, which includes partnered Breed National Championships along with Big South Fork Open Rides. Our partnered breeds are the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC), Paso Fino Horse Association (PFHA), Performance Shagya-Arabian Registry (PShR), American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA), Akhal-Teke Association of America (ATAA) and the American Saddlebred Registry.
Along with the Breed National Championships we also offer an Open Big South Fork AHA recognized Competitive Trail Ride (CTR) and three Open Big South Fork Limited Distance (LD) & 50 Mile Rides and an 100 Mile Ride. This year all endurance Open Big South Fork Rides will be sanctioned by the Arabian Horse Association (AHA), the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC), Southeast Endurance Riders Association (SERA) and pending South Eastern Distance Riders Assoc (SEDRA). The Distance Horse National Championships also offer an LD Challenge which is for the same horse/rider combination entered in all three Open LD Rides; rules and points schedule can be found under the Rider Information tab. All Big South Fork Rides are open to all equine and have not qualification or membership requirements!