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48th Annual World Championship

“Two People, a Horse and One Tough Race…”
48th Annual World Championship Ride And Tie
West Coast – Georgetown, California
Click HERE to register online through UltraSignup!

2018 Championship Information


CONGRATULATIONS to the 2017 champions, Rhonda & Dave Venable and their horse, Dakota!!!


Ride & Tie East Coast Championship: Ivanhoe, VA

Date: August 24-25, 2018 Click here for more info!

Completion Awards to all Finishers Buckles to All Long Course Finishers.


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Championship Race History: World Championship Race History


Long Course, 32 miles: $160.00

Short Course, 13 miles: $110.00

Equathon Long Course, 13 mile ride, 13 mile run: $120.00

Equathon Short Course, 7 mile ride, 7 mile run: $110

Mini-Fun Ride & Tie, 7 miles: $80.00

Free Parent/Child (pretend) Ride And Tie in camp on Friday!

You can sign up via snail-mail or UltraSignup:

(Special Note using ultrasignup) signing up on ultra sign up will take information on participant #1 and after check out email participant #2

First-time Ride and Tie participants qualify for a free annual membership to the Ride and Tie Association. For more info please contact Susan Smyth (see below)

Need a teammate? Check the teammate wanted ads here!

Race Director: Race Director: Susan Smyth, 211 Gold Crest Ct, Newcastle, CA 95658, 916-316-2096,

Location: Dru Barner Campground, Georgetown, CA. Click here for more information about Dru Barner.

Horses May Be Available To Lease: Under investigation

Race Flyer:
Link to 2018 Flyer

Printable Entry Form:
Link to 2018 Entry Form


Buckles to All Long Course Finishers

Race Week Agenda:

  • Wednesday, June 27
    12:00 pm: Camp opens
  • Thursday, June 28
    4:00 pm: Association Board Meeting, all current Ride and Tie members welcome 
    6:00 pm: Potluck/social, Ride and Tie Association provides meat
    Talks on “Endurance riding the barefoot horse “ by a Scoot Boot rep and Ride and tie strategies” Panel
    Music session, bring your instruments and make some happy noise after.
  • Friday, June 29
    1:00 pm registration/packet pick-up opens
    2:00 pm Kiddie Ride and Tie around camp. Sponsored by Coolest Ride and Tie. Event is free, but participants must sign a waiver
    3:00 pm Vet check opens
    7:00 pm Ride briefing for all courses
  • Saturday, June 30
    7:00 am Long Course (Championship) Ride and Tie Race Start
    7:30 am  Short Course Ride and Tie and Championship Equathon Race Start
    8:30 am  7 mile Ride and Tie and Short Course Equathon Race Start
    4:00 pm  Dinner/Raffle/Silent Auction
    7:00 pm  Awards
  • Sunday, July 1  
    6:30 am  32, 20, 13 mile Run with the Ponies Trail Run Start
    7:00 am 7 mile Trail Run Start: more info about Run with the Ponies
    11:00 am Camp closes

A Dinner Is Included:

All entries include dinner Saturday night. Extra Saturday dinner tickets may be purchased (price TBA).

Directions to the Race Site:

7.5 miles east of Georgetown. Take Wentworth Springs Road east for 6-6.5 miles, turn left at Bottle Hill Road (look for race signs). Drive down Bottle Hill Road for 1 mile. Campground will be on your left.

Hay and Feed Info:

Hay Lady- 2977 Church St. Georgetown (530) 333-1550

Cool Feed Store: 2968 State Highway 49, Cool, CA 95614

Echo Valley Ranch Supplies- Nevada St. Auburn, CA

Camp Open Date: Wednesday, June 27th at noon

Camp Information:

The campground is ideal for equestrian use, with four water troughs, picnic tables, fire pits, 14 pipe corrals, 3 toilets, water and meeting area. $8 overnight/$3 day. The $20 annual day-use passes available at the Georgetown Ranger Station Sites are limited to a maximum of 2 vehicles and 6 people. DOGS MUST REMAIN ON LEASH AND/OR CONFINED IN YOUR CAMP SITE AREA! Also, we request that you do not run generators after 10:00 pm.

Course Information: TBA

Riding The Trail 
The terrain may have sections that are rocky and challenging. Plan to ride accordingly. Shoes are required and pads are recommended. Hoof boots count as shoes.
No smoking on the trail.
The course crosses a highway a couple miles from camp. Riders must get off their horses and lead them across the highway. No riding horses across the highway.

Course Maps:
Championship Ride and Tie (32 Mile)
Short Course Ride and Tie & Equathon (13 miles)
Mini Ride and Tie & Short Equathon (7 miles)

Region Activities: see Things To Do below

Volunteers Wanted:
Please contact Susan Smyth

Lodging & Accommodations: 

Rock Creek Inn, 6220 State Highway 193 Georgetown, CA 95634, 530-333-4359

American River Inn, 6600 Orleans St, Georgetown, CA 95634, 530-333-4499

Georgetown Hotel, 6260 Main St, Georgetown, CA 95634, 530-333-4428

Local & Regional Businesses:

The Divide, Traditional American, 6037 Front St, Georgetown, CA 95634, 8 am-8 pm

Corner Kitchen, Traditional American, 6265 Main St, Georgetown, CA 95634, CASH ONLY, 6 am-2 pm

Terry’s Pizzeria & Grill, 6274 CA-193, Georgetown, CA 95634, 11 am-9 pm

Buckeye Restaurant, American, 7460 Wentworth Springs Rd, Georgetown, CA 95634, 4 pm-9 pm

Area Services:  (listed above)

Major Airports near Georgetown, CA:

Sacramento International Airport, 60 miles away

Things To Do In The Area:


Closest Human Hospital: Marshall Hospital 1100 Marshall Way, Placerville, CA 95667 (24 miles)

Closest Horse Hospital: Loomis Basin Equine Hospital: 2973 Penryn Rd, Penryn, CA 95663 (916) 652-7645 (34 miles)