Fort Howes Endurance Rides, Inc

June 11-12, 2022

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Endurance Rides

Homesteaded in 1883 by Captain Calvin Howes (a former sea Captain from Massachusetts), the Circle Bar Ranch is the home of the Fort Howes Endurance Rides - See Ranch History Link. Starting in 1997, the Fort Howes rides have grown from a one-day ride offering a 25-mile Limited Distance ride and a 50-mile Endurance Ride to now hosting distances from Intro rides to one-day 100-mile rides.

Trails consist of Open Meadows, Cow Trails, and unimproved Jeep Trails. Riders can expect to have at least one 1000' elevation change in each loop they ride out on. Water is available out on trail every 3-5 miles. Although most Vet Checks will be in basecamp, we will have out checks for the 75-mile ride and the 100-mile ride and we'll make arrangements to haul your crewing supplies out, if necessary.

Basecamp is a huge open field of more than 15 acres with lots of room and plenty of horse water available.

We will again be offering our Rancher's dinner on Friday night including steak and all the trimmings. We're also anticipating that the local Amish ladies will have freshly made donuts and other baked goods available during the ride. We will also have T's Traveling Table here with their food truck for the weekend.

Temperatures in the early part of June range in the 40's overnight and up into the 80's during the days. Though one should always plan for anything - this is Montana after all and we subscribe to the saying "Don't like the weather, wait five minutes, it will change".

Please be sure you read the "Important Travel Information" page as it has information for people entering the state of Montana with horses.

We are asking that all entrants use the online entry so that we can plan for the event, however, payment is not expected until you arrive. See the "Entry Information" page for the link to the JotForm. ONLINE ENTRIES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED AND ARE NOW DUE BY JUNE 1, 2022.

We’re looking forward to once again opening our little piece of Heaven to our endurance community with the offer of "come early, stay late", but don’t be surprised if you get "put to work" while you’re here!

Bill, Jan, Heather, John, Tyler, Cody, Kaylee, Jennifer, Chet, Milo, and Megan.



Ranch Information
AHA Region 6 Championship
Photos From Past Rides

Contact Us:

Bill and Jan Stevens - 5 Fort Road - Ashland, MT 59003 - (406) 784-2469 -