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Important information about the Dru Barner Fun Ride…
April 15, 2017

Greetings Riders!

Thank you for your interest in the Dru Barner Fun Ride and Dru Barner Equestrian Park. As you probably know, our Dru Barner Fun Ride is typically held on Memorial Day Weekend. I am sad to say that the board of Georgetown Divide Equestrian Trails Foundation, which puts on the ride, has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s ride.

Last year we worked very hard to overcome the damage to the campground done by bark beetle logging. The park wasn’t perfect but we were able to get rigs in safely. Unfortunately, this winter more trees started to fall into the campsites, one smashing a pipe corral. This necessitated Forestry’s cutting down more trees leaving the campground in a big mess again. Slash piles have not been burned because of wet weather and there is a ton of cleanup work to be done.

There is simply not enough time to burn the slash, regrade the road and clean up the campsites before the ride. Nor does our local Forestry unit have the heavy equipment or the funding to restore the campground to its former state. The Georgetown Divide Equestrian Trails Foundation will continue its task of restoring the campground throughout the coming months. But we need your help.

If you have mailed your ride entry and wish to receive a refund, we will be happy to send you back your money. But, if you would like to donate your entry toward the restoration of the park, we would be so appreciative. We are also asking for additional donations from anyone who would like to support the hiring of tractors, purchase of road rock, and possibly hiring Growlersburg to help with the heavy work.

It was hard to come to the decision to cancel the ride and we really hated to do it but let’s get the park back in shape for the Poker Ride in October!

Remember to send in your membership and watch for upcoming work days!!

If you have questions or wish to receive a refund, contact Terri Jimison at gdetf2@gmail.com. A FINAL DEPOST OF RIDE ENTRY CHECKS WILL BE MADE AT THE END OF MAY.

Happy Trails,
Ann Blankenship
President, Georgetown Divide Equestrian Trails Foundation

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Georgetown Divide Equestrian Trails Foundation