AERC ADEQUAN® NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS are coming up September 20 and 22 in Almo, Idaho. Find out more -- go to Competitions, then National Championship to check out qualifications and sign up for the ride.
CONGRATULATIONS & GOOD LUCK to the young riders who have been named as Nominated Entries for the 2013 FEI World Endurance Championships for Juniors and Young Riders -- see USEF Press Release. Five rider/equine teams will be selected as Definite Entries on July 15 for the July 27 Championships in Tarbes, France.
IT'S NOMINATION TIME! Nominations are now open for Hall of Fame/Member, Hall of Fame/Equine, Pard'ners Award, Ann Parr Trails Preservation Award, and Volunteer Service Award. Visit the Membership Recognition/Awards Description page for more details. Nominations are due in to VP Michael Campbell by 8/1/13.
Revised 6/7/13: the 2013 FEI event calendar.
AERC'S SUPER-FABULOUS T-SHIRTS are now available. Adult S-XL in Denim Blue, Lime or Gray, printed front and back (long-sleeve Hanes/100% cotton). $25 includes U.S. shipping! Also available: AERC coaches jacket in red or blue ($33). Add an AERC rider card wallet for another dollar each! Use this order form or call the AERC office to order: 866-271-2372.
YOUNG RIDERS: Interested in riding a 1* or 2* FEI event? AERC International's new program, sponsored by USEF, allows a $50 ride entry fee subsidy for the first event and $20 for subsequent events (as long as funds are available). If you're a young rider and are interested, fill out the 2013 Young Rider Incentive Program form or see the form for contact information if you have any questions. (U.S. riders only.)
REGIONAL MENTORS LIST! Look on the Education tab under Mentor Program. If you're interested in being a mentor, please contact one of your regional directors after reading the Mentor Handbook (also under the Education/Mentor Program tab).
AERC STORE is now open, through Cafe Press. Visit the site at www.cafepress.com/AERCstore. Have suggestions for items? Mail to: the Publications Desk. Thanks!
DECADE TEAMS! AERC has award jackets for you and blanket embroidery for your equine available for purchase. Get your gear ordered right away: Decade Team Jacket or Decade Team Blanket Embroidery.
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY: The most current, updated version of the membership directory is available to members via their log-in page. But if you'd like a copy of the 2013 directory mailed to you, we are happy to do so for any AERC member. Send a note to the Publications Desk with your name and AERC number, and please confirm your mailing address.
100-MILE AWARD PROGRAM: Honor your 100-mile horse who has reached the Bronze (3-100s), Silver (7-100s), Gold (10-100s) or Platinum (15+ 100s) levels. Print out the 100 Mile Award Order Form and send it in to the AERC office.
EXPERIENCE AN ENDURANCE RIDE (IN 20 MINUTES!) Want to know what and endurance ride is like? Check out the Old Glory 25/50 ride (WMV format) from a Texas ride. This excellent video gives a great introduction to the sport.
CHECK OUT AERC'S FACEBOOK PAGE: Send in your photos (those with photographers' reprint OK), note upcoming events, and connect with other endurance riders and endurance newcomers.
PHOTOS FOR AERC HOME PAGE: Have a great photo you'd like to see on the AERC home page? Send it toEndurance News in JPG format. Must identify photographer (and have permission to use!); horizontal photos only.
Due to the fires in Colorado, the MOUNTAIN METTLE on June 21 & 22 has been cancelled.
Due to flooding and trail conditions, AHDRA’s ENDURE FOR THE CURE (July 12-14) will now be at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek Fish & Wildlife Area, Chandlerville, IL. All distances, events, vets, etc. remain the same. Revised ride flyer: http://endureforthecure.org/
JUST ADDED TO THE RIDE CALENDAR: PIONEER CABIN 30/55 on August 10 & 11 in the Mountain Region. The August 10 55-mile ride is also the AHA Region 6 Championship ride.
SAND HILLS STAMPEDE FEI 30/55/75 on October 19 in the SE region. Please note separate entry for the FEI division is due October 4. This will be a great introductory ride if you and your horse want to start competing at the FEI level. Horses in the 55-mile distance will not need a passport (just a detailed Coggins and proof of immunization history), plus horse must have completed two LD and two 50 or 55 mile AERC rides at FEI-specified pace; contact Mary at 804.432.0236 or email@example.com with any questions.
CANCELLED: The DESERT GOLD PIONEER (West Region) on November 29 & 30 and December 1.
CANCELLED: The OREGON OUTBACK PIONEER July 2-4 and OREGON OUTBACK II July 5-7 in the Northwest Region.
Ride managers: send your ride flyers to firstname.lastname@example.org for posting to the ride calendar page.