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World Championship Ride & Tie-June 18, 2011
Cuneo Creek Horse Camp
Humboldt Redwoods State Park California


Race Director: Sequoya Ward, email:, (707) 845-6039


Cost:$100 Short Course, $135 Championship Course


Race Flyer: Championship Flyer 2011


Entry Form:
Printable Entry Form >>> Enter Online


Lengths: Race distances approximately 35 miles and 22 miles. This is variable a little every year if the winter brings down any of these giant trees rerouting a trail.


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About the Championship~Originally the Levi’s Ride & Tie,

this is the annual signature race of the Ride and Tie Association.

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(champflyer_2011.pdf @3.1MB)

Link to Race Entry Form





Race Week Agenda
Directions to Race Site     Printable Driving Directions[Printable Directions]
Ride Camp Information
Course Information
Course Map
Region Activities 
Lodging & Accommodations
Area Services
Horse Treatment Facilities




Race Week Agenda

Sunday June 12
Camp Opens at Cuneo Creek Horse Camp Humboldt Redwoods State Park


Sunday Through Wednesday
Explore the Redwoods! Ride the trails! Visit with old and new friends.

Thursday June 16
Board of Directors Meeting 11AM
General Membership Meeting with Points and Miles Awards 4 PM
Potluck Barbeque 6 PM

Friday June 17
Registration Begins at 10:00am
Horse Vetting 3PM to dusk

Saturday June 18
41st Annual World Championship Ride & Tie 08:00 am
Awards Dinner
Awards Following Dinner
Saddle Raffle and Auction Following Awards


Directions to the Race Site


From the South: follow Highway 101 north (4 1/2 hours from San Francisco) past Garberville to the Honeydew exit. Follow the signs towards Honeydew and cross over the Eel River on the Dyerville Bridge. Turn left onto the Mattole Road crossing underneath the freeway and go 7-1/2 miles to the Cuneo Creek Horse Camp just past the cemetery. This is a very twisty road through the tallest trees on earth.

From the North: follow Highway 101 about 40 miles south of Eureka to the Honeydew exit. For those not living on the coast the easiest approaches to US 101 will be Highway 20 from the south and either Highway 199 through southern Oregon or Highway 299 from Redding CA for those from the North.

Don't drive Highway 36 unless you are looking for a scenic alternate and are driving a sports car. Highway 199, 299, and 20 are all best driven in the daylight when you are fresh. 299 is the windiest of the roads, with 4 passes to cross in the 142 miles of two-lane road between Redding and the coast. Take your time enjoy the drive.



Ride Camp Information


Camp Opens Sunday June 12th

Ride Camp: is on a beautiful old homestead site filled with fruit trees in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. This spectacular horse camp has been the site of the Cuneo Creek Endurance Rides for over 25 years, and was the site of the 2007 and 2009 World Championship Ride & Tie events.


This is a relatively remote site with the nearest services about 40 minutes away in the small town of Garberville. There is plenty of people-water and horse-water at ride camp as well as a creek flowing along side. There is some shade and some sunny spots as well.


About 30 steel corrals are available on a basis as yet to be determined by ride management. One paddock will be reserved for each of the first 10 teams that enter.


Bring quarters as there are very nice coin operated hot showers available. A lovely dining area under an immense buckeye tree will provide the setting for the post race meal and awards ceremony. Extra meal tickets will be available for a modest fee.


The park is a gracious host to our events and only asks a few things. A few of these include:

1.Please do not tie your horses to trees in camp. There are hitching posts, steel pens and your trailers for that.
2.Dogs are allowed ONLY in camp. A dog out on the trail could jeopardize the event.
3.Dogs in camp must be on a leash and under the control of the owner at all times. This seems pretty clear. No loose dogs......ever.
4.And please, don't throw your dog in the trailer and ride off for two hours leaving it there howling. The park ranger comes looking for me to find out which part of the rules I didn't understand.



Cuneo Creek Horse Camp (photo by Melanie Weir

“Cuneo Creek Horse Camp” Photo by Melanie Weir.


Frank Lieberman and Steve Anderson relax at the Cuneo Creek horse camp (photo by Linda Anderson

“Frank Lieberman and Steve Anderson relax at the Cuneo Creek horse camp.” Photo by Linda Anderson.


Course Information

The ride & tie courses will be a mixture of old roads and single-track trails with a very small amount of currently used truck roads. There are several rocky stream crossings so horses should have some hoof protection. Pads are not necessary but shoes or a complete set of Easy Boots will get the completion you are looking for.

There are big climbs, long downhills, as well as meandering flat stretches along the creeks. There can be morning fog as well as the possibility of afternoon temps in the 90's. Wildlife in camp can often include deer, turkeys, coyotes and bears.


2007 World Championship Ride and Tie at Humboldt Redwoods State Park (photo by Barry Thorpe

“2007 World Championship Ride and Tie at Humboldt Redwoods State Park.” Photo by Barry Thorpe.


Course Map

Short Course (pdf)

Long Course (pdf)


Region Activities  

For more information contact the Garberville-Redway Chamber of Commerce at 707-923-2188 or

Fishing on the Eel River:

If the trails around base camp are not enough for you then go to the website:

101 Things to Do in Humboldt County

Check out this “e-zine” for some ideas:
phone: 707-443-1234
fax: 707-443-5309

The Lost Coast
King Range National Conservation Area, 60,000 acres managed by the Bureau of Land Management, was established in 1970. It's a vast, unspoiled area rich in wildlife and birds, with hiking trails, primitive campsites and developed campgrounds. A rare black sand beach stretching north 25 miles begins in Shelter Cove, passing by jagged mountains that rise sharply from sea level to the 4,087-foot-high King's Peak. The Lost Coast Trail, a National Recreation Trail, starts at the Mattole River mouth in Petrolia, heads south into Sinkyone Park and ends 52 miles later at Usal Beach.

Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, with 7,312 acres, offers hiking in rugged, pristine forestland, with ocean access for observing migrating whales and other sea mammals, and primitive campsites.

From Weott, the road to Honeydew and Petrolia leads you through Humboldt Redwoods State Park, into beautiful countryside lush with madrone and tanoak by the waters of the Mattole River, eventually taking you by cattle rangeland and beaches along the Pacific Ocean and into Ferndale.

Drive Thru Tree Park
67402 Drive Thru Tree Rd.
Leggett CA, 95585
Phone: 925-6363
Tree Park is open from dawn to dusk year round. Located 175 miles north of San Francisco at the junction of US 101 and Coast Highway 1, lies the tiny hamlet of Leggett known worldwide as the home of the Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree.

After driving through the Tree, visit the gift shop, picnic by the pond or hike the Park's 250 acres of wilderness. Drive-Thru

Dyerville Giant
Within Humboldt Redwoods State Park, along the Founders Grove nature trail, are two special examples of the many giant redwoods found near the South Fork of the Eel River. The Founders Tree was dedicated to those who led the drive to establish the “Save-the-Redwoods League”. The Dyerville Giant was recognized as the “Champion” Coast Redwood as certified by the American Forestry Association until it fell on March 24, 1991. Before it fell, it was at least 362 feet tall (estimates from two different sources measured it at 370 feet after it fell). That is 200 feet taller than Niagara Falls or comparable to a 30-story building. It is also 17 feet in diameter and 52 feet in circumference. It probably weighs over 1,000,000 pounds.

One Log House Espresso & Gifts
705 U.S. Highway 101
Garberville, CA 95542
(707) 247-3717
fax (707) 247-0018

This famous Northern California attraction was the result of a three month search for the perfect specimen Sequoia Sempervirens, which was finally located near the town of Orick, in Humboldt County, California.

After felling this 13 foot diameter forest giant, Art Schmock and a helper needed 8 months of hard labor to hollow out the log into a room 7 ft. high and 32 ft. long, weighing about 42 tons. His plan was to take it on a cross country tour to promote the redwoods. However its excess size caused highway problems. Its first permanent home was at Hurrin's Shell Shop at Clam Beach, in Northern Humboldt County. It then became a redwood knick knack shop at Leggett, Mendocino County, just off of the Redwood Highway. During a sojourn in Phillipsville, it slid into decay until the current owners bought and lovingly restored it to a new life along the Redwood Highway. It is now near Richardson Grove State park at Bear Creek Meadows near milepost #1 on California highway #101 in Humboldt county.

Confusion Hill
75001 N. Hwy 101
Piercy Ca 95587
Phone: 925-6456

Campbell Bros. Confusion Hill in the beautiful Northern California Redwoods is a Northern California tourist attraction that has been the Home of Mystery, Fun, and Family Entertainment since 1949. There is the World Famous Gravity House, the Redwood Shoe house, the Worlds Largest Free Standing Redwood Chainsaw Carving and the unique miniature Mountain Train Ride to enjoy.




The Ride and Tie Association needs volunteers to help at the registration, vet checks, and finish line.
Volunteers working 3 hours or more get FREE T-shirt and Dinner. If you can help us please let us know. Please contact Sequoya Ward,, (707) 845-6039


Lodging & Accommodations


Benbow Inn
445 Lake Benbow Dr, Garberville
(707) 923-2124 

Best Western Humboldt House
701 Redwood Dr, Garberville
(707) 923-2771 

Garberville Motel
948 Redwood Dr, Garberville
(707) 923-2422




For more information try contacting the Garberville-Redway Chamber of Commerce at 707-923-2188 or

443 Melville Rd.,
Garberville, CA 95542
Phone: 707-923-4340
Email: N/A

Benbow Inn
445 Lake Benbow Dr.,
Garberville, CA 95542
Phone: 707-923-2124

Brass Rail Inn
3188 Redwood Dr
Redway CA, 95560
Restaurant 707-923-3188
Inn 707-923-7146

Calico’s Café
Calico's Cafe

808 Redwood Dr.,
Garberville, CA 95542
Phone: 707-923-2253

Eel River Cafe
810 Redwood Dr.,
Garberville, CA 95542
Phone: 707-923-3783

Signature Coffee
3455 Redwood Dr.,
Garberville, CA 95542
Phone: 707-923-2661

Woodrose Cafe
911 Redwood Dr.,
Garberville, CA 95542
Phone: 707-923-3191


Area Services

Redway Feed Garden & Pet Supply
290 Briceland Thorn Rd, Garberville
(707) 923-2765

Ray’s Food Place
875 Redwood Dr, Garberville
(707) 923-2279

Garberville Theatre
766 Redwood St, Garberville
(707) 923-3580 

Horse Treatment Facilities

North Coast Vet Hospital
2180 Drake Hill Rd, Fortuna, CA
(707) 726-9262
Appr. 1 hour drive (closest to base camp)

North Coast Vet Hospital
1701 Giuntoli Lane
Arcata CA 95521
(707) 822-4885

UC Davis
Approximately 6 hour drive




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