Brightsand Lake Boogie

Welcome to the 2nd Brightsand Lake Boogie endurance ride. This years ride will take place May 27 -28, 2023. The ride is held near Brightsand Lake, north of North Battleford. Open to all breeds!

Come out and learn about endurance from experienced endurance riders that are always willing to help new riders learn about our diverse sport and get started or share your knowledge with these new riders. Come on out, introduce yourself and your horses and have some fun with the Sask Long Riders! We also have had riders from B.C. and Alberta and Manitoba. You do not need to be a member of either the Sask Long Riders, Saskatchewan Horse Federation or the AERC to compete in any of these distances but day fees will be administered per ride.

Distances offered this year will be 15, 25, 35 and 50 miles. All will be sanctioned by SLR, Sask Horse Federation and AERC, AERC rules will be followed. All three distances will be held both days.

Horses must be a minimum of 48 months (4 years) to compete in the intro or limited distance and at least 60 months (5 years) to compete in the 50. Proof of age may be required. Negative Coggins test will be required prior to unloading horses. Helmets will be mandatory for anyone under the age of 18. Anyone under the age of 16 MUST ride with a sponsor.

Camp will be open for early arrivals beginning on Thursday May 26th. The campsite has some grass but be prepared to bring enough feed/hay for your horses for the whole weekend, there are no electrical sites or corrals. There will be water provided for the horses, washrooms will be available on site as well.

Vetting in will begin on Friday late afternoon. We do require that you have your horse vetted in at least 1 hour before the start of your ride (50 mile riders must vet in the night before). There will be a ride meeting at 7pm the evening before each ride day, which we do highly recommend all riders attend, as this will be where the trail and any changes to it are explained, the order of loops are explained, the vet will give a talk about what he’s looking for, and any other important housekeeping rules that need addressing. As well, after the first day, the awards for that day will also follow the ride meeting.

The terrain is fields and forests, including passing beside a bison paddock. Riders may encounter wildlife such as deer, moose and bears. There will be one water tank half way through the course. All vet checks will be held in ride camp.

The best way to learn about endurance riding is to volunteer! We have a strong group of volunteers and invite anyone to attend if they’d like to help out or experience an endurance ride. Watch the Sask Long Riders’ Facebook for more information, or contact Lisa Guenther at 306.450.6359 for more ride information.