BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING DRAFT AGENDA: For the draft agenda of the board's November 11, 2014, meeting, click here.
RESERVE YOUR CONVENTION HOTEL ROOM! 2015 AERC Convention dates are Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7. (Vet CE for veterinarians only is March 5 & 6.) You may reserve your room at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno easily at the Grand Sierra Booking Site. Full convention information to come online and in EN on December 1!
The AERC Board of Directors has voted to open up rider and horse history records. Click for a Letter from the Board.
The American Endurance Ride Conference is seeking a marketing expert to increase AERC’s brand equity. The AERC Board of Directors recently passed a motion to fund a part-time contract position. The individual will be responsible for building appeal for the sport of endurance riding and AERC via public relations outreach; managing social media development; developing a youth marketing plan; developing relationships with breed/sport associations; managing press release/story development and event marketing.
Prospective individuals must have marketing experience, and will be required to submit a resume, proposal/bid, writing samples and samples of prior ad campaigns. Can work remotely although some office visits to Auburn, California, may be required.
Contact the AERC office, firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-271-2372, for more information.
AERC's Marketing and Media Strategic Plan, prepared for AERC by Jennifer Waitte and Jenni Smith, can be viewed at http://www.aerc.org/AERC_MMSP.pdf.
RECORDS ACCESS CHANGES: The AERC records for riders and horses will be accessible only to current AERC members, through their member's page. All other AERC records -- calendar, ride results, and point standings -- will continue to be available to all. Click on How to Easily Access Rider and Horse History to set up completely transparent access for members. If you need help setting up the access, email email@example.com.
DENVER-AREA ENDURANCE CLINIC: Interested in an Endurance 101 clinic near Denver? Contact Rusty Toth, MT Region Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org!
RENEW for 2015! You are welcome to renew online or by phone (866-271-2372). There are changes to the rule book, so 2015 membership cards will be mailed with rule books by late October. Ask about our 2-year membership, available only to those who call the office to renew.
ANNE AYALA JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP: Scholarship applications are now available here for the form; applications are due by January 7, 2015.
FALL SPECIAL! Join for the remainder of the 2014 ride season and ALL of 2015 (now-11/30/15) for $83.75! This special is for new AERC members and is only available by calling the friendly gals at the AERC office, 866-271-2372.
AERC SHORT SLEEVE T-SHIRTS! Limited quantities! $18 includes U.S. shipping. Kiwi Green (S, M, L, XL), Blue (S, M, L, XL) and Pink (M, L). Also a few long-sleeve ($25 each) -- call for colors. Close-out on coaches jackets, just $15 each, Youth Medium-XXL. Order by phone from the AERC office: 866-271-2372.
2014 AERC Board Conference Call Schedule: November 10, December 8.
AERC'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL IS LIVE!: The first four educational videos are up online -- horse camping (2 parts), what to pack in a crew bag, and getting through a control check exam -- and ready for you to view and share! 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.
RIDE PLANNER! New mapping ability -- you can now find rides close to you with the new Ride Planner. All rides with GPS coordinates listed in the database are included. A great mapping tool for endurance riders! Special thanks to Mike Maul and Stace Moss!
AERC MEMBER JACKET: Newly available AERC member jackets - you choose the embroidery! Include your name and your equine(s)' name(s) plus any accomplishment you wish to show the world! See the order form for more information and to order your jacket! (Note: they are the same style as the Decade Team jacket.)
AERC CAFE PRESS STORE! Now with the new logo--check it out at the AERC store!
RIDE ALONG ON THE VERMONT 100: On this Vermont 100 YouTube video you can experience a 100-mile ride (in 7 minutes), from the beautiful sunrise start to the finish in the very dark night. This is a unique ride as it's run simultaneously with a 100-mile run. Enjoy!
AERC'S SUPER-FABULOUS T-SHIRTS are now available. Adult S-XL, printed front and back (long-sleeve Hanes/100% cotton). Call or email for colors! $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.
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).
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.rint 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 an 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.
Cancellation: The POLAR BEAR RUN 25/50 (Central Region) on Nov. 15 has been cancelled due to weather.
The middle day of the Gold Rush Shuffle Pioneer limited distance ride (West Region) has been changed from a 30 to a 35.
Ride managers: send your ride flyers to email@example.com for posting to the ride calendar page.