Bandit Springs Trails Weekend

July 12, 13, 14th 2019
AERC Sanctioned
 a ride through Central Oregon's
Ochoco National Forest  

Sponsored by MUSTANGS TO THE RESCUE, a 501c3


Ride Manager:  Jannelle Wilde   

Head Vet:  Cassee Terry

Friday July 12

  • 25 Mile AERC Sanctioned Sunset Endurance Ride $85  5 pm START

  • 12 Mile Judged Trail Obstacle Course $30

Saturday July 13

  • 30 Mile AERC Ride $85

  • 50 Mile AERC Ride $100

  • 75 Mile AERC Ride $115

  • 12 Mile Mock Endurance Ride $30

  • Ride and Tie Regional Championships

    • 15 Mile​

    • 35 Mile

Sunday July 14 

  • 25 Mile AERC Ride $85

  • 50 Mile AERC Ride $100

  • 10-15 Mile Prize Trail Ride $30


Online registration is closed but you can show up and register at the ride!


A NOTE FROM KATE 07/10/2019!   Ride Update!!


Before you leave home, please consider loading the ResQwalk ap on your phone. This mapping ap raises money for animal welfare organizations at no cost to you. We'd appreciate that when you get this free ap, you choose Mustangs To The Rescue as your charity of choice (at the bottom of the "Start Walk" screen). Imagine this - If everyone riding at Bandit logged their miles just during this weekend, MTTR would catapult from 12th place to about 5th place worldwide! Come on & join the fun - we appreciate the support!

Please only bring certified weed seed free hay to our ride camp. We're bringing in a lot of nice quality orchard grass hay from for those that have pre-ordered and may only have a small amount left over for spontaneous purchase at $13 per bale.

Please clean your campsite thoroughly. We have wheelbarrows and manure forks for your use in camp. Manure and waste hay can be placed loose in the dump trailer located near the ride office. Please plan to take your garbage home with you (used plastic feed sacks make great garbage bags).

We do not have any food available in camp this year so come prepared to feed yourselves and maybe share with your neighbors at an evening potluck.

We do have Eqwine Wine providing wine and mimosas Saturday noon through Sunday noon. Please plan to generously contribute to their donation basket to make them want to come back again.

The weather is predicted to be warm - highs around 80 and lows in the 50s with very little chance of rain.

Cell phone service in camp is quite limited, though service can be attained with a short drive. Our ride manager has been at camp for a week now and does not have service reliably. Until Thursday mid-day, you are welcome to contact me at 541-350-2406 with questions. After that, text or facebook PMs will get through a couple times throughout the day. For an urgent issue that requires someone at home to reach you in camp, the Crook County Sheriff's Office or the Ochoco National Forest might be willing to send out a messenger - our camp is 2 miles up Forest Road 2630 from Hwy 26 at a location generally known as Corral Flat on the Ochoco National Forest, roughly 28 miles east of Prineville.

Ride Camp GPS coordinates: 44-27-59.74 N 120-22-21.96W

For emergencies, always consider starting with a call to 911. We are lucky to once again have the amazing former fire captain/flight nurse, paramedic and registered nurse Cathy in our camp ready to deal with unexpected urgencies. We could not be in better hands.


Ride Times are available on the AERC website. Here they are for your convenience:

Friday 25 Mile: 5 pm

Friday Trail Ride and Trail Challenge: 6 pm

Saturday 75 MIle: 5 am

Saturday 50 Mile: 5:30 am

Saturday 30 Mile: 6 am

Saturday Trail Ride and Mock Endurance Ride: 9 am

Sunday 50 Mile: 6 am

Sunday 25 Mile: 6:30 am

Sunday Trail Ride and Poker Ride: 10 am


From the east end of Prineville at the last gas station at the stop light at the intersection with Combs Flat Road, proceed 29 miles on Hwy 26. Turn right on Forest Road 2630 a quarter mile after Mile Post 48. A sign reads “Marks Creek Sno-Park Crystal Sprs Org Camp”. We have placed a sign that reads “AERC Ride” and the Mustangs To The Rescue directional sign.

There is a bathroom at this intersection after you make the turn if you’re in need - TP status unknown.

Proceed up Road 2630 for 2 miles. It is a decent gravel road, but you’ll want to travel slowly, especially across the two cattle guards. You will turn right into our camp at a well-marked intersection.

Please check in before parking – we have a very full camp and are parking in a way to “circle the wagons” against potential wild horse visits. Please expect to park close to your neighbors.

Come enjoy the well-marked trails and camp amenities!


Bandit All Trail Map
10/20Mile Trail
25 Mile Trail
15 Mile Trail
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Ride Manager 

Janelle Wilde  




tel  541-350-2406

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