First-Ever Huasna Endurance Ride Coming Up

First-Ever Huasna Endurance Ride Coming Up | SLO Horse News

We look forward to seeing you at the first-ever Huasna Endurance Ride, April 25 & 26, 2020 at the Huasna Land and Cattle Company Ranch, near Arroyo Grande, California. There will be an introductory ride the first day and a 25 & 50 mile endurance ride both Saturday and Sunday. American Endurance Ride Conference rules apply to all rides. Friday April 24, 2020 camp is open with the Vet in the afternoon and Ride Meeting in evening.

Huasna Endurance Ride Fundraiser

The Huasna Endurance Ride is a fundraiser for trails in and around San Luis Obispo County; checks will be made out to SLOPOST (San Luis Obispo Open Space, Parks and Trails). Costs, if pre-entered by March 20 (print image below or call for an entry), entries will be $130 for the 25 or 50 mile endurance ride, $110 for Juniors, and $75 for the introductory ride (8 miles). Pre-entries must be received by March 20, 2020. Cancellations after April 1 will made minus a $20.00 fee per entry day. All participants must sign a release form.

Ride on a Working Cattle Ranch

This working cattle ranch originates as a Spanish Land Grant and remains much as it has always been; oak-grass woodlands and chaparral covered mountains. The ride will take place mainly on dirt ranch and County roads. Water sources will be water troughs shared by cattle and wildlife. The ride will go through areas where cattle are grazing and wildlife can be encountered. Huasna Land and Cattle Company Ranch is very generous to let us do this ride; please be respectful to ranch lands and cattle, gates should be left as found, keep the ranch clean, pick up any litter you see, scatter your manure and excess hay, and pack out all trash.

Kathleen Phelps, the ride manager, gets us excited about riding at this location, “The terrain and the views are spectacular on this 30,000 acre historic ranch. Each loop will take you far into oak savanna that looks like it did in the days of the Spanish rancheros. Come be an inaugural rider on the 25, 50 mile or 8 mile Introductory Huasna Endurance Ride!”

First-Ever Huasna Endurance Ride Coming Up | SLO Horse News

Additional Information

There can be NO smoking or fires on the ranch, and NO loose dogs. If you can’t follow these simple rules you will be asked to leave with no refund.

Camping: You can camp at Hathaway Corrals Friday-Monday morning. This is an open field with no shade, there is one water trough at the corral. Bring your own water and food for you and your horse for your camp.

Dinner: A dinner will be provided to paid participants after each day’s ride. Additional dinner tickets can be purchased ahead of time for $20 each.


There can be no smoking or fires on the ranch, and no loose dogs.

First-Ever Huasna Endurance Ride Coming Up | SLO Horse News
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Pre-Entries: (print image above or call for an entry) The pre-entry fees will be:

  • $130 for the 25 or 50 mile endurance ride,
  • $110 for Juniors,
  • and $75 for the introductory ride.

Pre-entries must be received by March 20, 2020. Cancellations after April 1 will made minus a $20.00 fee per entry day. All participants must sign a release form. Please make checks payable to SLOPOST. Please return entry (Print image above or call for an entry) and check to:

Huasna Ride, c/o Kathleen Phelps,

555 Saint Remy Place

Arroyo Grande, CA 93420.

For information, contact Ride Manager Kathleen Phelps at kathleenrides@gmail.com or
(805) 481-1782


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