Great Lakes Distance Riding Association

14octAll Day15Oak Leaf Run

Event Details

Come Ride The “DAM” Trail October 14th & 15th, 2023 Silver Creek Park - Hamilton, Michigan 30, 50, 75 and 100 mile routes crosses the DAM ~Saturday only Ride Manager: Barb Kurti 616-460-8041 Ride Secretary: Cassie Green 231-740-5156 Ride information is fluid and subject to change up until one week from the ride Vet check: Sites # 47 & 48. Riders meeting: A brief ride meeting will be held on Friday at approximately 7:00 pm at the pavilion. Potluck and Awards: Saturday night 6 pm. The main dish (CHILI) and table service will be furnished by the ride management. Please bring a dish to pass and serving spoon. Trails: The course will be held on the Allegan County Equine Trail System. The trail is mostly wooded with a relatively flat terrain, technical, single and two tracks consisting of sand and dirt. Saturday dam crossing routes will also have soft gravel roads, sections of pavement and busy road crossings. The out check will be at Pine Point Park parking lot (1792 44th Street, Allegan. GPS: 42.548527,-85.978355).

Saturday 30 mile ride will have 1 away vet check. 50, 75 and 100 mile rides will have 2 away vet checks at same location. We are planning on having support with water and an assortment of hay/grain for horses and drinks/snacks for riders at various points along the trail. LED marking will be used for the last 25 miles of 100 trails. Camping: Campsites vary in size. for campground map and site size. Reservations can be made with the park up to FIVE DAYS PRIOR online by going to (Do NOT choose horse site) or call (269) 686-9088. After that is a “first come” basis, make payment using yellow envelopes/fee tubes near entrances. Camping fees are $17/night + reservation & service fees apply when making an online reservation. Trail fee- $5 per horse per day or $25 yearly pass. 75 rustic wooded camping sites with posts for high lines, fire pit and picnic table. No hook-ups. Hand water pumps are available as are vault toilets. Campsites must be clean and raked before departure. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Pens allowed around picket posts. Equines must be kept away from trees. Failure to obey park rules may be subjected to a fee and/or evicted. RULES: AERC and UMECRA. Endurance will be a gate-into-hold and Competitive will be UMECRA window concept. All Juniors MUST wear a helmet. All veterinary decisions are final. More Information at the Oak Leaf Run website Download a copy of the Oak Leaf Run 2023 Flyer here


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october 14 (Saturday) - 15 (Sunday)


Barb KurtiBarb and her Arabian gelding Kulta are both Tevis Cup finishers. She is also the Vice-President of Great Lakes Distance Riding Association.(616)460-8041


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