Be Prepared for Mother Nature
Be prepared for all weather conditions. Depending on the time of year, there can be intense sunshine, or possible rain, snow, or blowing wind. In the summer months, bring clothing for sun protection. Some hints for snow, yes we ride in snow, even though snow doesn’t fall too often. You’ll need pretty much the same clothing you wear when skiing, biking, or hiking. You can use clothing you have in the closet that is most comfortable for you. A good example for cold weather dressing is, light layers for retaining body heat, fleece, gortex or any other warm jacket, ski or layered gloves. The light layers enable you to peel down or layer up as we travel along. Don’t forget toe warmers or heated insoles during the couple of winter months.
If you do not ride in riding tights, running tights, English riding tights or sweats, we suggest to use some form of leg protection under your jeans, like chaps, nylons, or MoabProCare’s all-around salve.
Don’t forget your camera. It is a good idea to bring any personal medicine with you. Camel baks w/belly straps work really great for long hot rides.
Lodging and Dining
GETC is offering lodging right on site now. Come and stay with us for a very reasonable fee. You will have your own bedroom and bathroom, kitchen facilities to prepare your own meals and a living area to relax or watch TV or videos. You may also choose your accommodations from a list of hotels, Inns, and B&B’s in our area on www.moab.com. Please note where you will be staying when you make your training ride reservations.
You can now fly directly to Moab Airport, CNY. United offers 2 to 3 flights a day from Denver, Co to Moab. GETC is about 20 miles drive from the airport. At the airport, you can either rent a car or take a shuttle to the ranch. We also can arrange to pick you up from the Airport.
Depending on your point of departure, you may also choose to fly into the Grand Junction Airport. From Grand Junction, you can rent a car and drive up to Moab, which is an 1 1/2 hour drive. From the GJ Airport, take I-70 West Moab turnoff. Turn left at the stop sign. This is the only Highway into Moab, proceed all the way through town until you see the Shell Station on your left, turn left. You’ll come to a Stop sign, turn right onto Spanish Valley Drive. From this stop sign it is exactly 2 miles to Heaven Lane (on your left), turn left until you come to the T in the road. Turn right onto Heather Lane. Heather Lane dead ends into a little cul-de-sac, our driveway is on the left.
From the South: Your first Landmark will be the Spanish Valley Riding Arena on your right, about 4 miles south of town. Shortly after that, about 200 yards, the Shell Station is on your right. Turn right on Spanish Valley Trail Rd. You’ll come to a Stop sign, turn right onto Spanish Valley Drive. From this stop sign it is exactly 2 miles to Heaven Lane (on your left), turn left until you come to the T in the road. Turn right onto Heather Lane. Heather Lane dead ends into a little cul-de-sac, our driveway is on the left.
Riding Experience and tack
Send a detailed description of your riding experience, current riding situation, your height, age, and weight. Your height and weight are important. Our horses vary in height range from 14.2 to 15 hands. We evaluate your riding skills to match you with the proper horse. Our goal is to provide beginning to advance endurance riders, with the necessary tools and knowledge to go forward with their endurance or trail riding goals.
We have comfortable saddles and tack for the horses. You may bring your own saddle for your comfort. Please indicate the style, size, and brand name of your saddle. This information will allow us match your saddle with our horses.