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NHTC Haunted Trail Challenge 2021

You want it?  You got it!  The NHTC Trail Challenge is back!  Let's 'do-over' 2020 - we have the first prize buckle to prove it!  

The Haunted Trail Challenge will be held Oct. 30 & 31, 2021 at Branched Oak Lake near Raymond.  New this year, we will offer competition both days.  Enter one day or both; each day will be a separate competition using the same course.  A good way to extend your weekend.   


The Haunted Trail Challenge is just another scary day on the trail.  What makes it different is the fun and spooky obstacles you will encounter along the way!  Were your costume and be part of the scare!  Entry fee for this all-day event includes the ride, the ghost hunt along the way, and a bagged meal following the ride.  On Saturday, we will have our silent or bag auction.  And Sunday we will be selling poker hands!  Following Covid precautions, we will ask for social distancing.  Covid Masks are not required (unless mandated at that time), but scary masks are welcome!     

NEW THIS YEAR!

Two days of competition.  Enter one day or enter both.  Each day is a separate competition and not a carry-over.  We will be using the same course.  We will also be starting the ride a little earlier each day since the days are getting shorter!

SPECIAL PRIZES FOR THOSE WHO COME IN COSTUME!


CLASSES

While this ride brings out the best of the best competitive Trail Challenge participants, it is enjoyed by casual trail riders as well.  You spoke and we listened!  This year, we will be offering the following classes:

OPEN CLASS Riders who compete in the Trail Rider Challenge or other trail challenge events, sponsored or non-sponsored.  This class is based on YOUR experience, not your horse's.  So regardless if you are on a young or seasoned horse, if you are a regular competitor, please enter this class.  This includes experienced Junior riders.  Points will be provided to Trail Rider Challenge participants.  

AMATEUR ADULT:  For the casual rider who rarely competes in the Trail Rider Challenge or other trail challenge events, sponsored or non-sponsored, virtual or live.  Rarely is defined as entering less than 3 trail challenge events per year.  Your entry is based on the honor system and your integrity is worth more than a ribbon!  

AMATEUR JUNIOR:  Up to Age 16.  For the casual Junior rider who rarely competes in the Trail Rider Challenge or other trail challenge events, sponsored or non-sponsored, virtual or live.  Rarely is defined as entering less than 3 trail challenge events per year.  Your entry is based on the honor system and your integrity is worth more than a ribbon

RIDE ALONG:  For the non-competitor who wants to share the trail with friends but wants nothing to do with competition.  Ride Alongs must be on their on horse (no ponying or riding double).  You may participate in the "ghost hunt", the auction and the poker hand (depending on your ride day) and will get a bagged lunch after the meal.  "Trying" the obstacles will not be permitted.  Price is the same as we will need to cover every rider on our ride under our insurance.


VOLUNTEERS are needed to make this event happen.  Please consider joining us at this event.  More info here.....

 


ENTRY INFORMATION

Advanced entry for this event is now closed. 

We will take walk-ups day of the ride. 

Walk-ups must register between 8:00 - 8:45 AM. 

$75 entry fee for Walk-ups  

Limited number of extra meals purchased, so meals are not guaranteed for walk-up entries.   

 


ENTRY INFORMATION - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

1.  $50 entry fee must be received by October 29.  (Walk ups day of event is $75.  $10 discount if entering both days).

2.  Entry fees are non-refundable and considered a donation to our organization. If NHTC cancels event, we will provide a refunds for your entry fee.  If you ordered a tee shirt and the order has been processed, we will mail to your address.    

3.  COVID19  If the Governor of Nebraska has issued new guidelines or restrictions due to the Covid pandemic which would disqualify this event under his guidelines, or require masks or other precautions, we will follow the guidelines.  See #2 if we are forced to cancel.  In addition, your signing the entry form is acknowledgement and agreement to our liability waiver.  For more info on COVID concerns.....

4.  No riding double or ponying another horse.

5.  ALL Riders, including Juniors and Ride Alongs, must be able to independently ride a horse & follow judge's instructions.  

6.  All riders participating with the Trail Challenge must be paid entrants and in one of the CLASSES shown above.  

7.  No dogs on the trail and dogs must be leashed in camp.

8.  Clean up manure in your corral, campsite, or beside your trailer.  

9.  HAVE FUN!  This is not an Olympic event!  Its for spending time with your friends, your horse and getting to know the NHTC and our events!


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