canterThis year’s Cayuse Canter, on May 22 and 23, promises to be a good one.  There will be a lot of new trail, with an emphasis on single track, particularly on the first phase.  The shift from Saturday/Sunday to Sunday/Monday enables us to maximize the use of the Ganaraska Central Forest, allowing us to avoid almost all the paved roads. 

The 50 Mile Endurance Race will be 3 phases, each one using different trails.  Repetition will be kept to a minimum.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Bob Coleman at 705-932-2314.

Sunday, May 22

  • 50 mile Endurance ride (AHA & AERC sanctioned).  This is also the AHA Region 18 Endurance Championship 2016
  • 12 mile Set Speed (graded)
  • 28 mile Set Speed (placed)

Monday, May 23

  • 12 mile Set Speed (graded)
  • 28 mile Set Speed (placed)
Ride Managers:   Bob Coleman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) (705-932-2314)
  Chrystal Woodhouse (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) (705-932-2839)

Secretary: Michelle Bignell (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) (705 932 2314)

Volunteers & Logistics:  Chrystal Woodhouse (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) (705 932 2893)

Head Vet:  Stan Alkemade

Vetting Area:  Details here

Entry Form: Download here

Please mail entries to Ride Secretary, Michelle Bignell, 805 Carmel line, Millbrook On, L0A 1G0.  Email payments and entry forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Rider is not registered until payment received.

Fees: 

Endurance - $125 (add $10 for AHA)
28 mile Set Speed - $75
12 mile Set Speed - $75

Late fee after May 16 - add $20.  Additional meal tickets $15.00 each.

Schedule of Events:

May 20 (Friday) Campsite opens
(no horse water or toilets before noon)
Noon
May 21 (Saturday) Registration 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Vetting for Sunday Events 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Ride Talk – Sunday Events 7:00 pm
Ride Talk – Newbies 7:15 pm
May 22 (Sunday) Set Speed Registration 7:00 – 9:30 am
Vetting 7:00 am
50 Mile Endurance Race 8:00 am
28 Mile Set Speed 9:00 am
12 Mile Set Speed 10:00 am
Awards and Dinner 6:00 pm
Ride Talk – Monday Events 7:00 pm
Ride Talk – Newbies 7:15 pm
May 23 (Monday) Registration Opens 7:00 am
Vetting for Monday Events 7:00 am
28 Mile Set Speed 8:00 am
12 Mile Set Speed 9:00 am
Awards 3:00 pm

Ride Site: 805 Carmel Line, Millbrook, ON. 

From the south (Hwy 401): Take Exit 461 and turn North onto Toronto Avenue.  Continue north through Welcome, Canton and Garden Hill for 19 kms. (12 miles). Turn left (west) onto Carmel Line (NOT Carmel Crescent).  Continue for 1 km (0.6 mile).  The ride site is on the left.

From the north (Hwy 115): Take Exit 38 and proceed south.  Continue for 4 kms. (2.5 miles) to Millbrook, short jog to the left then right at the flashing light.  Continue south for 5 kms. (3 miles) to Carmel Line. Turn right (west) onto Carmel Line.  Continue for 1 km (0.6 mile).  The ride site is on the left.
If lost:   416-567-3535 or 705-917-2314 or 705-932-2314

Complete entries must include OCTRA standard ride entry form, full payment, plus copies of 2016 memberships (day fee available), $1,000,000 insurance coverage and EIA negative test result within previous twelve months.  Refunds subject to $15. admin fee with receipt of DNS scorecard, or DVM/MD note if entry withdrawn prior to competition.

Helmets are mandatory.