Michaux Madness-- May 24th & 25th 2008
The Michaux Madness will run this coming weekend (Mem. Day weekend).
100 horses and riders starting from Mont Alto.
They're doing as many as 7 loops (for the 100-miler). I think each loop means they go back to Mont Alto each time to check-in.
"Riding the trail: HELMETS ARE REQUIRED! Once the event has begun, the rider is free to choose his/her own pace as long as P&R criteria into the
Vet Hold Stations are reached before the cut-off times, which will be provided at the ride briefing. The veterinary committee will ensure that the horse
is recovering to the safe parameters of temperature, pulse and respiration, and that there are no signs of excessive fatigue or lameness which
would endanger the horse. All vets checks on Sat are at base camp. On Sun the 100 will have (2) away vet checks and the 55 (1) away vet check.
The terrain is hilly, predominantly wooded, with good drainage. There are some rocky areas and a few challenging hills. There will be some road
riding on hard packed dirt forest roads. Plan to ride accordingly. Shoes are strongly encouraged and pads are optional. Breast collars/cruppers