JOSEPH: July 21 - 27 2013
Assembly Camp: Cook
Listed below is information for the
2013 CJTR current as of March 1, 2012.
A reservation form is currently available
on the ApHC Web site. In order to
reserve your position on the ride,
please submit a completed application
along with the deposit fee of $100
per rider (of which $50 is a non-refundable,
Camp opens Saturday
at Noon, July 20, 2013.
No meals or horse feed are provided
until the Sunday evening meal on July
21. Participants must provide certified
weed-free feed for their horses until
the evening feeding on July 21.
Location of assembly
camp and directions to be provided
at a later date.
Mosquitoes will be
prevalent during the entire ride.
Don’t forget insect repellent for
yourself and your horse.
1. Progressive. The camp moves daily.
A caravan consisting of crew and private
vehicles will be moved from one camp
to the next while the riders are on
1. Upon arrival to assembly camp,
check in at the registration station,
sign in yourself and your horse and
pick up your t-shirt and pin. Additional
information, including instructions
about caravanning to the termination
camp, will be available at this time.
2. Please bring your
horse’s negative EIA (Coggins) test
(dated within the previous 12 months),
health certificate (dated within the
previous 30 days) and copy of each
horse’s Certificate of Registration
for identification. Montana State
Brand Inspectors will be present.
The State Veterinarian will also be
on-site inspecting health paperwork.
See Transporting Your Horse into Montana
on the ApHC Web site for more information
about state requirements. PLEASE ALSO
BE AWARE OF NEW HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
FOR EACH STATE YOU ARE TRAVELING THROUGH!
Note: Be sure your vet uses your horse’s
registered name on the health and
Coggins papers. Barn names won’t work
since we have to match the horse to
the Certificate of Registration and
to the health and Coggins paperwork
to make sure that the correct horse
has the necessary health papers. It
is recommended that you contact the
Montana State Veterinary offices directly
with questions you may have relating
to the requirement.
Montana State Veterinary
1. There is a $65 surcharge to bring
a vehicle in the daily caravan and
only a limited number of vehicles
will be accepted. Trailer size restriction
will be 28 feet overall per manufacturer
specification and limited to 50 attendee
vehicles total for this year’s ride.
2. Private vehicles
must have a separate driver and the
driver must be a current ApHC member
and pay the non-rider fee.
3. Crew members are
not allowed to drive personal vehicles.
4. We encourage folks
to form groups to keep the number
of vehicles as low as possible.
Parking at the termination camp:
There is no additional charge to park
your vehicle at the termination camp
for the entire week, which many/most
do. We have U-Haul trucks available
to transport your gear from one camp
to the next while you are riding the
2. If you are parking
your vehicle at the termination camp
for the week, you must be ready to
drive out of assembly camp by 10AM,
MST, Sunday morning July 21st. We
will drive to the termination camp
as a group and buses will shuttle
us all back to assembly camp. Only
one driver per vehicle, please; we
have limited room on the buses. (Road
mileage between assembly camp and
termination camp is typically lengthy
so please make certain your vehicle
is FULL of fuel.)
1. Please top off your fuel tanks
before you arrive at Assembly Camp.
This will prevent delays when we move
the extra vehicles to Termination
Camp on Sunday morning and when moving
the daily caravan.
Preventing Weed Spread:
1. We are working with the Forest
Service to aid the prevention of weed
spread to the pristine areas we will
2. All vehicles (including
trailers) must be free of dirt, mud
(weed seeds). All participants are
to thoroughly wash your vehicle’s
undercarriage before arriving at the
ride. It is suggested you locate a
commercial washing station along your
way to the ride and get your vehicle
clean. Our ride begins in a remote
area where washing stations are typically
not available. You must address this
issue before arriving at assembly
3. Also, please feed
your horse certified weed-free feed
at least 72 hours before arrival to
clean out his system and only travel
with certified weed free feed in your
trailer. Thank you!
1. Camping is primitive. There will
be no electricity or running water.
Tenting is strongly recommended to
reduce the number of vehicles in camp.
Trucks will be provided to transport
2. Potable water,
portable toilets and a picket line
will be provided.
3. A farrier, veterinarian
and a physician will be available.
Individuals utilizing the services
of these individuals will be responsible
for payment at the time services are
rendered payable directly to the service
4. Bring your own
solar shower bags (2 for each person
recommended.) Portable shower tents
are recommended for privacy.
5. Bring reusable
water bottles. To reduce cost and
to help us minimize environmental
impact, individually bottled water
will not be provided in camp. Please
help us with our low impact initiatives
and bring your own reusable water
bottle to be refilled from the potable
1. A physician will be on-site. The
medical form you provide with your
reservation will be given to the ride
physician and kept strictly confidential.
You are responsible to pay for any
services rendered at the time they
1. Services are provided by Dave Rustebakke,
DVM. Dr. Rustebakke will bill for
services rendered and these must be
paid for at time performed.
1. Services are provided by Kirk Knowlton.
Mr. Knowlton will bill for services
rendered and must be paid at time
1. Our first meal (and the first feed
available for horses) will be Sunday
evening, July 21st; the last will
be breakfast on Saturday, July 27th.
1. Guests are welcome to attend at
meals and evening programs. Cost for
the meals is $10 for breakfast, $10
for lunch and $15 for dinner. Please
pay the Ride Manager before entering
the meal line.
2. Sorry, due to insurance
requirements we cannot allow visitors
to accompany us on “day rides” or
stay overnight. If a person wishes
to ride or attend longer than one
evening, they must pay for an ApHC
membership and submit a ride application
with the full fee; same for non-riders.
1. See check-in procedures above.
2. All horses must
be ApHC-registered Appaloosas and
must be 4 years old at the time of
the ride. We understand that horse
substitutions are sometimes necessary,
so if you are bringing a different
horse than you originally stated on
your application, please let us know
at check-in so we can document it.
3. In order for your
horse to be eligible to receive lifetime
awards for participation on the ride
and/or for the horse to earn distance
award mileage for the ride, you MUST
provide the name and registration
number of the horse to ApHC. It is
your responsibility to ensure that
ApHC has accurately represented your
horse’s participation on the ride.
Please complete the ride reservation
form in it’s entirety to ensure recognition.
Horse Feed & Water:
1. Certified weed-free grass hay will
be provided beginning Sun. evening,
July 21 and ending Sat. morning, July
27. We will dispense hay at a rate
of 18 lbs/day per horse. Bales will
be dispensed and it’s the responsibility
of the rider to portion hay to their
horse at each feeding. There will
likely be two hay deliveries from
the supplier during the course of
the ride. You can feed directly on
the ground, but hay bags are best
if feeding from your trailer. This
will help prevent waste and keep the
area cleaner. If you feed on the ground,
you are responsible for cleaning up
any leftover hay after your horse
is finished. You will need to re-tie
your bale for transport. If you have
one, a bale bag or heavy-duty trash
bag will aid in transporting the remainder
of your bale from one camp to the
next. Please bring certified weed-free
hay to feed prior to Sunday evening.
Bring a permanent marker to label
your tags and hay. You may bring and
feed your own weed-free grain or supplements.
a. Are you taking
your personal vehicle in the daily
caravan? If so, we may need help transporting
remaining bales from camp to camp.
Any space you can provide would be
appreciated. Please let us know if
you have any available space.
2. There will be community
water troughs set up in camp, and
mid-day water stopsfor horses along
the trail. Please bring a feed/water
bucket for your horse.
a. Because of recent
health concerns we encourage you to
strictly use buckets to water your
horses, and not to allow them to drink
from the community water source.
1. We will ride an average of 20 miles
a day. A good rule of thumb for conditioning
is that your horse should be ridden
at least 10 miles 3 times a week by
the time the ride starts (30 miles/week).
2. Please do not bring
overweight horses. You should be able
to feel the horse’s ribs easily under
the skin. If you cannot feel the ribs,
the horse is overweight and prone
to complications such as heat exhaustion
3. Please have hoof
protection for your horse prior to
1. The ApHC does not provide or rent
horses. There may be horses available
for rent from private persons. Please
call the ApHC office for that information.
2. If you have a horse
to rent for the ride – or still need
a horse –-contact us at 208-882-5578
ext 221 and we will try to put you
in touch with someone, if available.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check
this Web site frequently for updates.
They will be posted as they become
CJTR Trail Ride Application