Jackson Forest NATRC Competitive Trail ride

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Jackson Forest Trails
Jackson Forest Trails

Event Details

Two day ride Open and CP, 1 day ride Novice division. Enjoy riding through the coastal redwoods of Mendocino county. Awesome scenery, great views and the wonderful smell of redwood underfoot on the single tracks. The ride consists of forest roads & single tracks. This is a public campground so riders can plan to camp before or after the ride and enjoy the wonderful trails. Campground has good access and has sites that can accommodate larger rigs. Fort Bragg is only 20 miles away and offers lots to do for the non-rider family and friends. Friday night pot luck and Saturday night BBQ (fee for BBQ –listed on reg. form). Beat the summer heat enjoy riding among the California redwoods! The camp site has fire rings, picnic tables and pit toilets. Horse water will be provided for the ride but there is not people water at the campsites.
NATRC Competitive Trail Ride information for Region One (Northern CA.) is available at (see pictures from prior rides to view the beautiful terrain in Mendocino). The Jackson Forest entry form (PDF) will be downloadable from this site. NATRC (North American Trail Ride Conference) offers sanctioned trail competitive trail rides throughout the U.S. Rides are based on condition & soundness of the horse & the rider’s performance not speed. Riders travel a pre-timed course over a variety of terrain. Pace and distance are determined by the division entered. The various divisions allow competition for riders at different experience levels. The attention to horse care, good horsemanship, safety & camaraderie has made competitive trail riding one of the nation’s most popular horse activities. First time competitors are always welcome. New rider information is available from Linda Thomason, Region One Outreach coordinator (510) 651-9470

How to Get Here:
Jackson Forest Staging Area, approx 15 miles from Willits,CA
Camp 20 area of the Jackson Forest
approx 15 miles west of Willits on Hwy 20. , CA
United States
Contact Info
Steve Meroshnekoff, ride manager