Washoe Lake

Triple Crown winners, Sam and Dragon

Latest NASTR News:

NV Derby Ride Location Change for 2019

Announcement: The Nevada Derby Ride will be moving to the Red Rock base camp for 2019.

Because of the still-snowy and muddy trails in Washoe Valley, NASTR will be moving the Nevada Derby Ride on April 6, 2019 to the base camp used for Rides of March and Red Rock Rumble. Those trails have fared much better this winter and we want to ensure the best event possible for our riders. Trails will be “similar but different” from Rides of March.

The Taco Truck will be there from 11am - 7pm, one meal ticket included with your ride entry, very good prices for any additional food.

Please share and help spread the word!

NASTR Ride Entry Now Available

A "fillable PDF Ride Entry" is now available for the 2019 NASTR Ride.

New for 2019
NASTR Introduces Two New Challenge Series:

NASTR 50 Trifecta and the NASTR 30 Hat Trick

Paralleling the Triple Crown, to challenge our 50- and 30-mile riders, complete all three rides in either the 50-mile or the 30-mile distance at: NV Derby 30 / 50; NASTR 30 / 50; and Red Rock Rumble 30 / 50 in the same year to be awarded either the NASTR Trifecta or the NASTR Hat Trick.

As with the Triple Crown, you may nominate yourself and your horse (for a progressively greater fee) at any time up to the start of the Red Rock Rumble. And as with the Triple Crown, same or different horse and rider will be recognized, please see ride entries for the series rides for specific details.

Awards will be given for:

  • Rider and Horse Team (same horse) who complete all three rides
  • Rider (different horse) who completes all three rides
  • Horse (different rider) who completes all three rides

2019 NV Derby 30 / 50 Entry

Thanks to ET Thomas, a "fillable" PDF ride entry is now available for NV Derby 30 / 50. No more searching for a pen, no more trying to make your handwriting legible... :)

2018 Triple Crown and VC100


Congratulations to:

  • Samantha Ellis and CA Zanes Dragonflyte (2018 Triple Crown Champions),
  • Peg Murphy-Hackley and HE Khem Chee (2018 Reserve Triple Crown Champions),
  • Jacob Cukjati and Melika Kamaaj (2018 Virginia City 100 Winners),
  • Christoph Schork and VA Blizzard of Oz (2018 Virginia City 100 Best Condition)

Rushcreek Spur, ridden by Shawn Bowling, attained his 500 Mile milestone (sponsoring Shawn's son, Ryder, on his first 100 mile completion, and son Jack on his third):

Photo: Mikel Ann Hettrick

Past Club News

Past club news can be found under our NASTR Historical Archives, together with the Virginia City 50th Anniversary web page.