Foxcatcher Endurance

Foxcatcher Endurance

50 Mile Endurance Ride and

25 Mile Limited Distance Ride

PLUS!!  10/25/50 Mile Ride and Tie

Saturday April 7, 2018

Fair Hill NRMA, Fair Hill, MD

AERC and ECTRA Sanctioned, AERC Rules will apply

••Entries May Be Limited to 100 Rides – Enter Early••

2018 Foxcatcher images courtesy of Hoof Print Images

Ride maps are posted HERE.  They will not be printed and put in your packet – please print if you need them!

Entry Status is posted HERE

Tentative Schedule is posted HERE

Foxcatcher Entries may be mailed or emailed to secretary. Completed entries must include Foxcatcher entry form, signed release form, check or proof of online payment IN FULL, current coggins, proof of AERC membership or non-member fee. Entry status is posted here. Entries must be paid IN FULL by check or via online payment link; credit cards cannot be accepted via email or phone.

  • Cancellations: Entry fees are refundable with written notice to secretary received prior to March 27th less a $10 office fee. Entries are refundable less $25 fee only with written certification from vet or doctor prior to April 6th pre-ride vet check-in.

  • Awards:

  • Foxcatcher Tees will be awarded to all riders earning “rider completion” status

  • Top Ten Award for 25 and 50 Mile Rides

  • Best conditioned for 25 and 50 Mile Rides

  • First Place Junior rider 25 and 50 Mile Rides

  • Ride Camp: Base Camp is located in a field off of Gallaher Road. Portajohns and water tank are provided. There are no campfires permitted. There is NO fee for camping on the grounds (up to three nights). Alternate permanent stabling available on NRMA grounds approximately 1 mile from the base camp (no round pens). Campsite hookups adjacent to permanent stabling may be available w/advance reservations through Fair Hill NRMA office 410-398-1246 (spaces fill quickly).

  • Trails/Grounds: This ride is held on state property and is open to the public. You may see hikers, riders, bikers, joggers, dog walkers, carriages. etc. Please be courteous to other park users and leave the campground as you found it. Terrain is rolling hills, gravel/dirt roads (most not open to cars), and numerous water crossings. Trail is well marked with signs, ribbons, and ground flags. Radio spotters will be on course reporting rider locations as they pass radio check points. Spotters and other volunteers are not responsible for knowing the course. Note: The FH NRMA rangers are authorized to close the course if severe weather/safety issues warrant.

  • Start Time: The 25 Mile Ride and the 50 Mile Ride are scheduled to start at 7 a.m. on Saturday. The distances will be started in different locations. The 25 Mile Ride must be completed by 1 p.m. The 50 Mile Ride must be completed by 7 p.m.

  • Vet: Pre-Ride Vet inspection at base camp is scheduled Friday evening before the Ride Briefing. There are no scheduled Pre-Ride inspections on Saturday. All vet checks are at the base camp. Crews will have access to riders at designated locations on course.

  • Medical: Ride management strongly encourages all riders to either wear a web-assisted Road ID type bracelet or a medical card in an armband at all times on the trail. This will assist medical personnel in case of emergency.

  • Food: Riders will receive a complimentary dinner after the Friday’s ride briefing. Additional dinner tickets may be purchased with entry @$16. Limited extra dinner tickets may be available for purchase on site. Complimentary coffee and pastries will be available Saturday morning. Complimentary hot dogs and chips available from 11a.m. until 2 p.m or until gone. Maps of local food shops, tack, feed stores and other amenities available online.

  • Ride Packets: Riders with Express Entry status may pick up ride cards/packets by 10 a.m. Friday morning. Riders are asked to go to website to read/print ride information including maps and schedules. Copies will be posted at the ride tent. Maps will not be included in packet.

  • Directions: GPS location: 750 Gallaher Road, Elkton MD  21921

    • From North: I-95 or NJ Turnpike South over Delaware Memorial Bridge, take exit 109A (Rt. 279 Elkton)to Rt.213, right onto 213 North to Big Elk Chapel Road. Turn right. Go about 1 mile to Base Camp on left.

    • From South: I-95 to Exit 100. Left off ramp onto Rt 272 North. Go 5 miles to Rt. 273 Turn right onto 273 for 6 miles. Go past intersection 213/273 at Fair Hill Inn. Go about 1 mile Turn right onto Gallaher Road. Base camp is about 1 mile on the right.


TWO OPTIONS TO ENTER!  You may either download an entry form below and mail it in with a check, or you may enter online and pay online with a credit card.  Your choice!







You MUST still send in a signed release and a current

Coggins with your online entry!


Want to mail in your entry form, but pay online?  YOU CAN!  Here’s a link to pay online.


Fair Hill International has been hosting the Foxcatcher Endurance Ride since 2001, at the beautiful Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area in Elkton, Maryland.  We host a 25 mile and a 50 mile ride.  Expect to ride through tunnels, over bridges, on single track trail through the woods, and through wide-open fields.  Our rolling terrain is challenging, but forgiving enough to make Foxcatcher an excellent first ride of the season (or first ride of your endurance career).  Foxcatcher never lacks in grass on the trail, and the trail has plenty of water crossings.  All vet holds are in camp.  The 50 mile ride has a 10 minute “hold” out on the course, with water available.  

Our ride management team welcomes you to our primitive camping field – we have a heated tent for registration, snacks, ride briefing, and Friday night dinner.  There is no running water on site – we will have a large tanker truck of water for your use.  Bathrooms are porta-potties.  There is no wi-fi, but the cell signal is good throughout most of the park.  Please ask us any questions before and during the ride – we’re here to help you.  

Fair Hill NRMA is a multi-use park – you will be sharing the trails with hikers, mountain bikers, and other equestrians.  

We are looking forward to you joining us for Foxcatcher 2018!

Secretary: Louisa Emerick;

Ride Manager: Holly MacDonald;

Officials:  Dr, Art King, Head Vet.  Full list of officials can be found HERE: 2018 Foxcatcher Officials Listing


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