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AERC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Donations may be sent to the AERC office, P.O. Box 6027, Auburn, CA 95604.

AERC International

AERC International is the AERC liaison in the USA for FEI International Equine Endurance Rides

New! 2015 FEI Competition Calendar (revised 1/22/15).

Start To Finish: From AERC to FEI in the USA -- here's a blueprint for FEI competitions, added 3/23/12.

FEI Microchip Requirements: Read about FEI's equine microchip requirements here.

FEI Novice Qualifying Requirements: Effective January 2014, please read about the changes to novice qualifying requirements here.

Requirements for entering FEI endurance rides (revised 1/29/13)

NEW FEI RULES FOR 2014! Updated 8/1/14

Welcome to AERC International! In March 1991, the AERC Board of Directors established a special membership category for those interested in supporting international endurance riding. For years, the AERC-I Committee served to establish and develop international endurance riding in the United States and, with its standards and procedures, was the founding organization for many of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) endurance committees, e.g., High Performance, Technical, and Youth Council Committees. Today, the AERC-I Committee serves America’s international endurance riding membership by promoting excellence in the sport of international endurance riding through education, participation, promotion, facilitation and support of the United States efforts.

The AERC-I Committee represent members and acts on matters pertaining to international equestrian endurance riding. The Committee is made up of elected Representatives, who serve the membership from recognized zones, e.g., East, Central, Mountain, Pacific North, and Pacific South.

Zone Representatives promote international endurance riding in the United States by:

  • Promoting education regarding international endurance riding
  • Encouraging and participating in discussion regarding international endurance riding
  • Encouraging and assisting riders seeking to ride at the international level
  • Encouraging ride managers to obtain international sanctioning
  • Assisting ride managers seeking to organize international rides
  • Representing the interests of the United States international endurance rider

Zone Representatives also represent the interests of the United States international endurance rider by:

  • Acting as a liaison between the international rider and the AERC Board of Directors
  • Educating the AERC Board of Directors on international endurance
  • Serving on, or recommending individuals to be appointed to, USEF committees
  • Informing riders of USEF and international endurance riding rule changes
  • Presenting rider concerns and opinions and forwarding them to the appropriate individual/committee
  • Presenting rider opinions and making recommendations to USEF regarding proposed international rule changes

Zone Representatives along with the Officers, USEF Liaisons, and AERC Advisors to the AERC-I Committee are enthusiastically committed to promoting international endurance riding in the United States. We represent the membership and welcome your thoughts and ideas by contacting us by electronic mail or telephone. To keep abreast of our efforts read our monthly International Endurance Riding column in the AERC Endurance News and follow the links from this webpage to other relevant pages.

We look forward to serving the membership and encourage you to contact us: AERC-I COMMITTEE LISTING.

Central Zone Reps

Kelly Kimbler (2017), Aberdeen, SD, 605-229-0686, e-mail:

Khristin Seymore (2015), Daingerfield, TX, 903-563-6639, e-mail:

Mountain Zone Reps

Marcelle Himanka (2017), Alamogordo, NM, 575-491-6297, e-mail:

Bill Stevens (2015), Ashland, MT 406-784-2469, e-mail:

Northeast Zone Rep

Northeast International Website:

Holly Corcoran (2017), Stroudsburg, PA, 570-594-8608, e-mail:

Mary Howell (2015), New Kent, VA, 804-968-4070, e-mail:

Pacific North Zone Reps

Kassandra Tucker (2015), Napa, CA, 530-284-7787, e-mail:

Susan Summers (2017), Gifford, WA, 509-722-3500, e-mail:

Pacific South Zone Reps

Tracy Hofstrand (2017), Campbell, CA, 408-291-8912, e-mail:

Barbara Thomas (2015), Thousand Oaks, CA, 805-492-0460, e-mail:

Southeast Zone Reps

Southeast International Website:

Mary Farris (2017), Louisburg, NC, 919-496-3600, e-mail:

Lynn Kenelly (2015), Anderson, SC, 864-287-7161, e-mail:


To all AERC-I members: While renewing your AERC membership, don't forget to include your renewal to AERC-International.

International members are asked to provide input to the AERC-I committee on the direction they would like to see the United States pursuing for future championship-level events (on-and-off-continent rides/events), working with their Zone Reps to provide more FEI sanctioned rides in their zones, educational opportunities and assisting the committee on goal development. 

As the National Discipline Club (in endurance), AERC provides you with a committee that has seen many changes in the past several years, and expects many more in the coming years; be a part of it! Renew your AERC-I membership and join us in being a part of the international endurance future. You can call the toll-free AERC office number, 1-866-271-2372, to have International dues added to your membership at any time.


AERC International Charter                                                                                              

  • USA Administrative and Governing Bodies for International Riding

United States Equestrian Federation
P.O. Box 83
Gladstone, NJ 07934
908-234-0848 - phone
908-234-9417 - fax

USEF - United States Equestrian Federation

  • USEF, United States national governing body.
  • USEF Endurance Committee - International Endurance, High Performance Endurance, Athlete Services/Competing Abroad & Passport Information


Last Updated: 5/22/2015