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NAJRYC Results: Congratulations to Kelsey Russell of Florida, who won the individual competition with My Wild Irish Gold (als BC winners) at the North American Young Rider 75-mile Endurance Championship in Kentucky. The top three individual medalists were Kelsey Russell/My Wild Irish Gold, Hanna Weightman/Syrocco Rabia and Hope Misner/GDE Sweete Legacy. USA Southeast claimed the team gold, with team members Kelsey Russell and My Wild Irish Gold, Katie Baldino and Questafir, Annie Whelan and RF Priceless, Mary Kathryn Clark and Kalilas Legacy and Mallory Capps and SA Belshazzar.
JUST APPROVED: Two changes to the drug rule appendices were approved at the 7/13/15 board meeting: Added to the prohibited treatment list: EquiVibe (and other similar whole body vibration treatments), and to the threshold levels: in the absence of a listed threshhold, AERC will default to the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium existing thresholds. Read more about this in the August EN.
RIDE CANCELLATION: Due to fire danger, the Santiam Cascade 30/50/80 on August 8 (NW Region) has been cancelled.
JUST SANCTIONED: Just added to the Northwest Region calendar is the Titanium Run 3-Day Pioneer in St. John, British Columbia, this September. Lots of options! 9/19: 30/50/75; 9/20: 35/55/75/1-day 100; 9/21: 30/50/75. Ride manager is Tyler Branch. See calendar listing for details!
RIDE CANCELLATION: Due to excess water on trails, the Salamonie Stomp on July 25 & 26 (Midwest Region) has been cancelled; watch for a possible reschedule date in the fall.
RIDE CANCELLATION: The Jubilee Ranch Ride on Oct. 2 & 3 (NW Region) has been cancelled due to trail issues.
NEW AERC WEBSITE: After months of planning, welcome to the new AERC website. Take some time to explore, try out the new calendar, view your ride results, and reset your "favorite" pages. The site was specifically designed to be fully functional on any kind of device. Contact the AERC office if you spot any difficulties.
HALL OF FAME, PARD'NERS NOMINATIONS OPEN! Nominate a worthy candidate for the 2015 Pardners Award, Hall of Fame Person, Hall of Fame Equine, Volunteer of the Year, the Ann Parr Trails Award -- here is the Nomination Form. Recipients will be announced at the 2015 AERC Convention held February 19 & 20 in Reno, Nevada.
UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS: The AERC Board of Directors meetings scheduled before next February's convention are July 13, August 15 (midyear meeting at the Doubletree by Hilton in Denver-Aurora, CO), September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14 and January 11. All but the August meeting will be by conference call. Contact your board representatives if you have any questions or comments to share.
Ride managers: send your ride flyers to for posting to the ride calendar page.
AERC MEMBER JACKET: Order your AERC jacket -- you choose the embroidery! Include your name and your equine(s)' name(s) plus any accomplishment you wish to show the world! Visit our secure order site: AERC Jacket Order Form (by JotForm) to order your jacket! (Note: they are the same style as the Decade Team jacket.)
2015 ENDURANCE 101 CLINICS for new/potential new endurance riders! Check out the AERC Clinic Page if you are interested in finding out more about endurance riding (or would like to put on a clinic in your area)!
AERC'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL -- This is the place for great educational videos to check out as you begin your endurance riding career. Thanks to Dr. Susan Garlinghouse and Ken and Julie Herrera for their efforts in making this project a reality. Click for: AERC's YouTube Channel.
REGIONAL MENTORS LIST! Look on the Education tab under Mentor Program. If you're interested in being a mentor, please contact Bruce Weary,
AERC T-SHIRTS! Limited quantities! $18 (short) and $25 (long) includes U.S. shipping. Call for colors. Order by phone from the AERC office: 866-271-2372.
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 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 Formand send it in to the AERC office.
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.
AERC CAFE PRESS STORE! Check it out at the AERC store!

Press Releases

DISCOVER ENDURANCE RIDING: AERC's promotional booklet was released in May of 2015 (and has been getting rave reviews). Please click for the May 2015 Press Release.

AERC BOARD UPDATE The AERC Board of Directors has weighed in on the Al Reef tragedy. Please click for the February 2015 Press Release.


Discover Endurance Riding Booklets
16 page full-color newsprint booklets contain information about endurance riding and touching stories by many AERC members. Call or email the AERC office -- just let the office staff members know how many booklets you'd like to have to hand out to potential new members. Call 866-271-2372 to order.

Each One Add One
"I Got Mine" bumper stickers are available on request for members who encourage a new member to sign up with AERC. Just let the office staff know and we'll be happy to send one out.

AERC Brochures
Four-color tri-fold brochures promoting AERC are available upon request from the office for you to distribute at local tack stores, horse clubs . . . just about anywhere you can find riders who might be interested in endurance riding. Call 866-271-2372 to order!
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