Washoe Lake

Triple Crown winners, Sam and Dragon

Latest NASTR News:

NASTR Booth at the AERC Convention Volunteers Wanted

Click here to sign up.

We are going to set up a booth at the AERC convention again this year to promote our club and our rides. We need volunteers to sit at the booth for two hours at a time, or longer if you are willing.

The convention is at Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. The booth will be located in the Trade Show area on the bottom level of the building. We need volunteers to sign up for both Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, from 8:00 to 4:00 both days. Its a great chance to see old friends and meet some new people who may have questions about our organization. We are using the Sign Up Genius app for scheduling.

Please go to the link above to choose a two hour slot, or more slots if you want. It has been set up so at least 2 people can sign up for each 2 hour slot. Robert Klix and Micheale Tristram will be setting up on Thursday night. We will need help taking things down around 4:30 to 5:00 on Sat as well but there's no sign up slot for that - just show up if you can help.

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.