** Important! We’re sorry to report the 2017 Dru Barner Fun Ride has been canceled for this year. **
Please read the below information about the ride and hope to see you next year!
Come join us every Memorial Day weekend for the Annual Dru Barner Fun Ride at the beautiful Dru Barner Equestrian Park just East of Georgetown. Ride the Enchanted Forest for 5 miles, the 12-mile loop, or challenge yourself and your horse and head out on a 20-mile loop on the well-marked Rock Creek Trails. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a Tri-Tip dinner, Salads, and Dessert (vegetarian, too) at the park.
This is GDETF’s major fundraiser; however, mostly we want you to come and enjoy the trails. That’s what it’s all about. Please join us for a weekend of riding, trail tales, and a good down-home time. Overnight camping on Saturday is encouraged or check-in early Sunday morning. Check-in begins 3 -7 PM on Saturday and 7 AM on Sunday morning. All riders head out between 8 and 10 a.m. (we encourage the 20-milers to be out by 9:00) and everyone is back by 4:00 p.m. for dinner and raffle prizes.
Prior reservations are appreciated for food prep, AND it will get you through registration that weekend a lot quicker! We need to receive your entry form and payment by May 20 so food preparations can begin.
Print a few extras to share with your friends! You can also e-mail us at GDETF2@gmail.com with any questions.
If you are not able to come but would like to make a contribution to the trails, remember EDETF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation and always welcomes your support. One participant wrote to thank us for the 2015 ride:
“GDETF Board Members:
I just want to say thanks for the fun ride today, I really enjoyed it. I was especially touched by the kind young man (teenager) at the rest stop who offered me snacks and drinks and brought me a carrot while I was on my horse. In my experience it is pretty rare to get that kind of attention from strangers on trail rides or anywhere and it really made my day!
The last ride I went on was a 25 miler and there were no drinks available for humans. I had lost my drink bottle at the start and ended up dehydrated, being up in years it took me a few days to recover.
So I think it is a great idea for safety’s sake to be keeping folks hydrated and actually handing the goods to the riders is a step beyond.”
About the Annual Dru Barner Memorial Day Weekend Fun(d) Ride:
The Georgetown Divide Equestrian Trails Foundation hosts an annual fund-raising ride for horse people of all skill levels at the Dru Barner Equestrian Campground on the Sunday of the Memorial Day weekend.
Come camp for the weekend or join us for the day to ride the beautiful Dru Barner trails over Memorial Day weekend. Trails are well marked for the ride and include an easy 5-mile loop on the Enchanted Forest, a longer 12-mile loop, or a more challenging 20-mile loop.
After everyone gets back from their ride and takes care of their horses, we enjoy each others company and catch up with friends over a delicious meal together. All the profits of this fun(d) ride go back into improving and maintaining the campgrounds and other local trails.
Registration is appreciated by the week prior to the event so food preparation can be done. Stay tuned to this page for the next official flyer with all needed information.
If you do not plan on riding this event, please consider volunteering to help out. There are many jobs to be done to put on such a successful event, and it’s a great group to work with. If you have any other questions or would like to volunteer, contact us.