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Trail Challenge Obstacle Course

Recreational Competition

Evergreen Sportsman Club

12736 Marksman Rd Sw Olympia, WA 98512

Saturday, August 13, 2022 - Sunday, August 14, 2022

Date Type Mi Name Contact Contact Roster
Sat - 08/13 TC 6 40 SC Saturday Capitol Challenge Marjie Hicks marjiehicks@ymail.com
(360) 259-4415
Sun - 08/14 TC 6 40 SC Sunday Capitol Challenge Marjie Hicks marjiehicks@ymail.com
(360) 259-4415

About The Venue

 

Capitol State Forest is a beautiful recreation area of 110,000 acres of forest land.  It is located just off I-5 outside the town of Littlerock, approximately 5 miles south of Olympia WA.  The forest offer over 50 miles of horse trails, some of which are shared by hikers and mountain bike enthusiasts.  The forest is dense and has areas of clear cuts with lots of wildflowers, and several creeks and waterfalls visible from the trails.  The trails are dirt single tracks combined with some logging roads as this is a working forest area.  

Please note this is a gun club so there will be periodic gunfire during the daytime. This should not impact our event much as we will be out on the trails during the day, and we are setting up camp at the far end of the property closest to the trails.

Riders will have to bring their own corrals, tie to their trailers or highline (there are trees available). Dry camping is $15 a day per rig/trailer. In addition,  there is a $5 fee per horse/per day for camping.  There is lots of open space to spread out so there are no issues with big trailers. There is water available for horses as well as shade trees. There will be porta potties nearby and we also have access to restrooms and showers in the clubhouse. The clubhouse is about 100 yards away near the RV camping.

There will be a haul in fee of $10 per vehicle per day for those not camping overnight.

The sportsman's club has RV spots, but they are close to the pistol range and 100 yards away from the event headquarters. If you are interested in an RV spot, go to this link to make reservations: https://shootevergreen.com/camping-reservations

Event Details

The 40 SC Capitol Challenge, hosted by the Spanaway chapter of the 40 Something Cowgirls will be a challenging yet fun obstacle trail event that is suitable for all ages and levels of riders. 

You will have 2 opportunities to ride as we will have separate Trail Challenges, one Saturday and the other Sunday.  

We will have a variety of obstacles that will focus on your relationship with your equine.  They will require skills of precision, confidence, and groundwork.  It will be a fun and exciting event that we hope to have each year!

The Terrain

The terrain on the trails is mostly dirt with gravel on roadways.  You may encounter some rocks on the trails.  Please plan accordingly. 

Meals

Restaurants close by (within 3-5 miles).  We are hoping to have a mobile espresso stand on site.  Details TBD. 

Awards

Beautiful ribbons 1st-6th place Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced! 1st-3rd place Junior (age 13-17), 1st-3rd place Youngin' (age 7-12), and 1st place Newcomer!

We will have a Weekend Highpoint award for Novice, Intermediate and Advanced divisions. 

Judges Shout-out awards will be given daily!

Additional Fees

Dry camping fees or haul in fee are payable upon arrival at the site.  There will be a haul in fee of $10 per vehicle per day for those not camping overnight.  Cash is preferred, please.  

Reservations for RV spots must be made through the gun club directly as noted above.

Evergreen Sportsman Club
12736 Marksman Rd Sw
Olympia, WA 98512


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AGENDA

FRIDAY
3:00pm Gates Open
5-6:30pm Early Check In Available
SATURDAY - Trail Challenge
8-8:45am New arrival Check In
8:00am Judge Meeting
9:00am Rider Meeting
10:00am First riders out on the course
Lunch after your ride
Judge Shout Outs once all riders are in!
Awards after Judge Shout Outs!
SUNDAY - Trail Challenge
8-8:45am New arrival Check In
8:00am Judge Meeting
9:00am Rider Meeting
10:00am First riders out on the course
Lunch after your ride
Judge Shout Outs once all riders are in!
Awards after Judge Shout Outs!

AVAILABLE AMENITY RESERVATIONS

DRY CAMPING
Friday Dry Camping $15.00
Saturday Dry Camping $15.00
Haul In Fee for Non Campers
Saturday Haul in Per vehicle $10.00
Sunday Haul in Per vehicle $10.00
Horse Camping Fee (per head)
Friday Horse Camping Fee (per head) $5.00
Saturday Horse Camping Fee (per head) $5.00