Friday, July 17, 2020

Chief Joseph 100 Mile Challenge

Mon July 20 - Thu December 31, 2020
Anywhere, US


Anywhere, ID US 83660


The 2020 Chief Joseph Trail Ride was canceled thanks to COVID. We would have returned to Musselshell Meadow in August, where we ended in 2019, and ridden on to Lolo Pass, Lolo Trail and Motorway, Clearwater National Forest, Packers Meadows to Wendover Camp. Since we can't ride it physically, we CAN ride it virtually. And we have the Appaloosa Horse Club's blessing as we keep this ride alive in 2020. We can ride with friends in 2020 any place on any trails that we want, have some fun and raise some funds for the Chief Joseph Foundation. So saddle your horse or mule and ride, hook up your cart and drive, or put on your walking shoes and lead 100 miles. Since the idea is to get out and have fun you can walk, run or ride a bike too! Ride as many miles in a day as you like, anywhere, anytime. For this virtual event you can ride any horse or mule. Submit your mileage online. At the end of 100 miles you'll receive a cool printed bandana created especially for this event to celebrate your journey with your horse. We are trusting you to track your miles and all miles are on your honor. If you say you went 5 miles we believe you. It's easy to add miles online and track your progress, and you'll receive email links for this. You can register anytime, just allow yourself enough time to complete the challenge. 100 miles is so doable, ride a mile day, ride 3 days a week and add your miles, ride 20 times 5 miles each = FINISHED! Or however you would like to do it at your own pace of course! We'll begin collecting miles on July 20, this would have been our 2020 start date. It was going to be a 100 day challenge but that has been changed to allow more time as school will begin in August for many, cutting into riding time for a lot of people. The challenge will end Dec 31, 2020.

In addition, $5 of every entry will be donated to the Chief Joseph Foundation. Normally at the ride they have a raffle and other fundraisers. Last year Kirk Knowlton and Kristen Reiter raffled a saddle for the Foundation as a fundraiser. Let's help the kids of the Chief Joe Foundation and hope we all return to Musselshell next year to really ride!!

This event is a test run for a VIRTUAL 1300 Mile Challenge on Chief Joseph trail in the future. We have a LOT of details to work out so it can benefit future Chief Joseph Rides.

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