31augAll Day02sepWhite River Labor Day Pioneer Ride(All Day)(GMT-04:00) Event Organized By: Pat Wierengo and Becke Grams

Event Details


2024 White River labor Day Pioneer Ride

Hesperia, Michigan


The rides are held in the Manistee National Forest and private land. Come ride in the freshness of the spring, the warmth of the summer and the beauty of the changing colors in the fall. On trails, two-tracks and dirt roads. Come early/stay late – horse camping and a swimming lake are available. Come, enjoy the new trails! There are more to come!

Head Vet/Judge’s decision is final. All rides will conform to UMECRA, AERC. IAHA, OAATS, and APHC standards. Negative Coggins test required. Public lands are being used with permit through the Huron-Manistee National Forest Service. 

Award Ceremonies: 

Saturday’s award ceremonies will be held approximately at 6 PM. Sunday’s ceremonies will be presented around 6:30 PM. More information will be available upon registration or arrival.


  • If using pens/corrals – horses are limited two per pen, preferably one – no exceptions.
  • All junior riders are required to wear a helmet, everyone else should – if you need one ask.
  • Non-AERC members will pay a $20 surcharge per Endurance or Limited Distance ride in addition to above entry fees.
  • Intro and Novice ride participants must register and prepay in advance. Please contact Becke at beckeg@aol.com for more information.


Send/Mail Entries and Fees Payable to:

Timber’s Edge Campground, LLC.
4345 N. Warner Ave,
Hesperia, MI 49421-9228

For ride information contact: Becke Grams beckeg@aol.com

For camping contact: Pat Wierengo at 231-854-0092 or wrrtec@aol.com

Ride Location:

Do not use GPS for this location, as it WILL NOT get you there – it will get you stuck in mud on a seasonal road.

  • From the west: at the M-20 and M-120 intersection in Hesperia, go east on M-20 approximately 2.75 miles to Green Ave, Turn North/left on Green, it’s the only way you can go…
  • From the east: at M-20 and M-37 intersection  (just north of White Cloud), go west on M-20 approximately 10.5 miles to Green Ave. Turn north/right on Green, it’s the only way you can go…

Go 4 miles on Green to 5 Mile Rd. Stay on 5 Mile until it dead ends at Warner Ave. Turn left/north on Warner Ave, go approximately 1/4 a mile to Timber’s Edge Campground on the west/left side.


There is a camping fee at Timber’s Edge Campground, LLC. Call Pat for reservations and pricing. 231-854-0092. Primitive and electric sites, playground, horse shoe pits, and three acre lake with beach area. 

All dogs must be on  a leash and under control at all times, please don’t bring to Awards Meeting.
Horses are limited to 1 or 2 per pen/corral – No Exceptions.

Download Flyer Here


August 31 (Saturday) - September 2 (Monday)(GMT-04:00)


Pat Wierengo and Becke Grams

For ride information contact: Becke Grams at beckeg@aol.com. For camping contact: Pat Wierengo at 231-854-0092 or email wrrtec@aol.com.
4345 N. Warner Avenue Hesperia, MI 49421