To Finish Is To Win

American Endurance
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AERC Regional Mentors

These regional mentors are experienced, capable riders who are volunteers and have agreed to advise AERC members new to the sport of endurance riding. When you contact a person on this list, please let him/her know what kind of mentoring experience you are seeking: conditioning, preparing for your first ride, help finding local trails or rides, moving up from 25s to 50s, etc. You may need to contact a few different people on the list to find a mentor who is just right for you and your needs. Also feel free to contact your regional directors with any questions. You are also welcome to phone the office and we will try to find an experienced rider in your hometown who may be willing to act as an unofficial mentor. Note that the presence of this list does not represent endorsement or certification of the capabilities of the individuals by AERC.

If no email address is given, mentor prefers to be contacted by phone. Please call the AERC office, 866-271-2372, for phone mentor phone numbers. "Ride Along" means the mentor is willing to ride with the new endurance rider.

NEW! Riding Partners – Riding Partners are AERC members who will gladly partner up with new members for instruction or to ride together on trails. They do not have as much mileage or experience as AERC Mentors but are happy to help share their knowledge and learn alongside you. Please note that AERC is providing the Riding Partners list as a member service; it is up to you to check the person's ride record and to be sure your goals and riding styles are compatible before you set out on the trail together.

Click on the link above to see Riding Partners, listed below the ride mentors.

Want to sign up to be a mentor or riding partner? Fill in the quick signup form or contact the AERC Office.





Contact the AERC Office for mentor email addresses: 866-271-2372 or send an email. These mentors are ready and willing to help you get started in the sport!

Central Region Mentors

Mentor Name Ride Along? City/State
Debbie Ager Betts Yes New Waverly, TX
Dawn Carrie Yes Huntsville, TX
Monica Chapman Yes Pleasanton, KS
Lucy Estabrook Yes Allen, TX
Hope Finan Yes Waco, TX
Ann Goolsby Yes Forestburg, TX
Jodi Hess-Schlup Yes Pierce City, MO
Todd Hezeau Yes Lone Oak, TX
Dale Keen Yes Milano, TX
Cindy Kovalchuk Yes Rosharon, TX
Bobbie Lieberman Yes Hondo, TX
Jennifer Noblin Yes Sadler, TX
Vickie Roden Yes Anna, TX
Bob Rogers, DVM Yes Magnolia, TX
Karen Schrader Yes Claude, TX
Khristin Seymore-Norsworthy No Daingerfield, TX

Midwest Region Mentors

Mentor Name Ride Along? City/State
Marsha Achenbach No Keosauqua, IA
Katie Bachhuber Yes Mayville, WI
Candy Barbo Yes Duluth, MN
Connie Caudill Yes Henryville, IN
Melissa Kanzelberger Coolich Yes Hortonville, WI
Marge Dixon Yes Oregon, IL
Maureen Fehrs, DVM Yes Michigan City, IN
Rebecca Grams Yes Luther, MI
Linda Hamrick Yes Irons, MI
Roberta Harms Yes Wauconda, IL
Keith Kibler No Marion, IL
Kimbler Family Yes Aberdeeen, SD
Bettina Koehn Yes Plymouth, WI
Debbie Kolegraf Yes Bismarck, ND
Kathi Macki Yes Rapid River, MI
Diane Meinders Yes Coopersville, MI
Angie Mikkelson Yes Reeder, ND
Jinnifer Plummer Yes Martinsville, IN
Sheila Schneider Yes La Motte, IA
Joslyn Seefeldt Yes Milton, WI
Lori Windows Yes Wyanet, IL
Guy Worthington Yes Scales Mound, IL


Contact the AERC Office for mentor email addresses: 866-271-2372 or send an email. These mentors are ready and willing to help you get started in the sport!

Mountain Region Mentors

Mentor Name Ride Along? City/State
Sue Basham Yes Cheyenne, WY
Drin Becker Yes Polaris, MT
Linda Browneller Yes Palmer Lake, CO
Cindy Collins Yes Cody, WY
Linda Fisher Yes Aurora, CO
Kerry Greear Yes Whitewood, SD
Gwen Hall, DVM Yes Woodland Park, CO
Lynn Kenelly Yes Ashland, MT
Carla Richardson Yes La Veta, CO
Kathleen Robbins Yes Mona, UT
David & Natalie Schneider Yes Billings, MT
Susan Schomburg No Wheatland, WY
Tonya Stroud-Oaks Yes West Haven, UT

Northeast Region Mentors

Mentor Name Ride Along? City/State
Sharon Akerstrom Yes Canterbury, NH
Nancy Beacon Yes Flesherton, ON
Mary Coleman Yes Cassville, PA
Diane Connolly Yes Lovettsville, VA
Daryl Downs Yes Valley Forge, PA
Bob Gielen Yes Flesherton, ON (& FL)
Claire Godwin, DVM Yes Laytonsville, MD
Patsy Gowen (summer) Yes Rock Hill, SC
Colleen Greene Yes Rayland, OH
Kelsey Hamill Yes Elverson, PA
Steven Hay Yes Catawba, VA
Dawn Engle Hilliard No Sugarloaf, PA
Mary Howell Yes New Kent, VA
Heather Hoyns, DVM Yes West Windsor, VT
Pam Karner, VMD Yes Ithaca, NY
Linda Klarner Yes Georgetown, ON
Mollie Krumlaw-Smith Yes Maineville, OH
Helen Lynn Yes Russell, PA
Mary Palumbo Yes Killingworth, CT
Dodie Sable Yes Lenhartsville, PA
Sarah Schick Yes Norfolk, VA
Deb Shaffer Yes Elderton, PA
Katherine Shank Yes Camp Hill, PA
Donna Shrader No Freeport, PA
Leslie Smith Yes Troutville, VA
Carol Steiner Yes Vanessa, ON
Rebecca Supinger Yes Sumerduck, VA
Karen E. Wade Yes Winchester, VA
Kim Woolley Yes Finch, ON
Nancy Zukewich Yes Ottowa, ON


Contact the AERC Office for mentor email addresses: 866-271-2372 or send an email. These mentors are ready and willing to help you get started in the sport!

Northwest Region Mentors

Mentor Name Ride Along? City/State
Darlene M. Anderson Yes Sandy, OR
Carlene Benson Yes Salem, OR
Patty Bratsberg Yes Trail, OR
Bianca Chevalier Yes North Bend, OR
Jessica Cobbley Yes Blackfoot, ID
Mike Cobbley Yes Blackfoot, ID
Jamie Hughes Yes Kennewick, WA
Karen Leiman Yes Beavercreek, OR
Layne Lewis Yes Middleton, ID
Jeff Loe Yes Trail, OR
Marlene Moss Yes Bend, OR
Becky Osborne Yes Oregon City, OR
Naomi Preston Yes Baker City, OR
Julie Serres No Tualatin, OR
Forrest Tancer Yes Sisters, OR
Virginia Ware Yes Gooding, ID
Sheri Weast Yes Fruitvale, ID

Pacific Southwest Region Mentors

Mentor Name Ride Along? City/State
Cathy Bartusek Yes Las Vegas, NV
Marci Cunningham Yes Bakersfield, CA
Steve Downs Yes Phelan, CA
Alison Farrin Yes Ramona, CA
Becky Hackworth Yes Alpine, CA
Heidi M. Helly Yes Valley Center, CA
Terry Woolley Howe Yes Descanso, CA
Connie Hughes Yes Newport Beach, CA
Valerie Jaques Yes Descanso, CA
Gayle Pena Yes Moreno Valley, CA
Brooke Schick Yes Simi Valley, CA
Lisa Schneider Yes Agoura, CA
Callie Thornburgh Yes Inyokern, CA
Sue Wilkie Yes Ridgecrest, CA
Janet Worts Yes Warner Springs, CA

Southeast Region Mentors

Mentor Name Ride Along? City/State
Alison G. Bailey Yes Waxhaw, NC
Lindsay Campbell Yes Lake City, FL
Ruth Anne Everett Yes Hickory, NC
Patsy Gowen Yes Rock Hill, SC
Trish Harrop, DVM Yes Asheville, NC
Diane Hawthorne Yes Navarre, FL
Susan Kasemeyer No Lenoir City, TN
Sudi Lenhart Yes Loudon, TN
Cheryl Newman Yes Candler, NC
Stagg Newman Yes Candler, NC
Terry Price Yes Madison, MS
Anita Rees Yes Columbia, KY
Joe Schoech Yes Summerville, GA
Nancy Sluys Yes Westfield, NC
Jaime Wedel Yes Haw River, NC
Kimberly Joy Williams Yes Ponce De Leon, FL
Sharon Wilson Yes Jefferson, GA


Contact the AERC Office for mentor email addresses: 866-271-2372 or send an email. These mentors are ready and willing to help you get started in the sport!

Southwest Region Mentors

Mentor Name Ride Along? City/State
Karen Binns-DiCamillo Yes Las Cruces, Socorro, NM
Cressy Drummond Yes Tularosa, NM
Marcelle Hughes Yes Alamogordo, NM
Susie Jones Yes Miami, NM
Lancette Koerner Yes Mesa, AZ
Carrie Miracle-Jordan Yes Corona, AZ
Deirdre Monroe Santa Fe, NM
Maribel Paulson Yes Fairacres, NM
Jeanetta Sturgeon Yes Pie Town, NM
Bruce Weary DC Yes Prescott, AZ
Ashley Wingert No Gilbert, AZ

West Region Mentors

Mentor Name Ride Along? City/State
Pam Bailie No Pilot Hill, CA
Debbie Boscoe Yes Santa Cruz, CA
Shawn Bowling Yes Newcastle, CA
Cindy Brown Yes Windsor, CA
Karen Chaton Yes Gardnerville, NV
Samantha Ellis Yes Newcastle, CA
Elicia Kamberg Yes Smartsville, CA
Alex North Yes Groveland, CA
Diane O'Connor Yes Fort Bragg, CA
Lori Oleson Yes Morgan Hill, CA
Pam Peace Yes Mad River, CA
Tami Rougeau Yes Reno, NV
Jane Smith Yes Mariposa, CA
Diane Stevens Yes Lincoln, CA
Maryben Stover No San Jose, CA
Crysta Turnage Yes Spanish Springs, NV
Nick Warhol Yes Hayward, CA
Nicole Wertz Yes Auburn, CA



Riding Partners

Sign up to be a riding partner with this quick signup form or send an email to the AERC office. These riding partners are ready and willing to learn with you as you get started in the sport!

Contact the AERC Office for riding partner email addresses: 866-271-2372 or send an email to the AERC office.

Central Region Riding Partners

Riding Partner City/State
Joyce Adams Garden City, KS
Debbie Payne Ingalls, KS
Vicky Kuczbel Rogers Magnolia, TX
Kirsten Scott Neosho, MO
Annetta Tinsman Hackett, AR

Midwest Region Riding Partners

Riding Partner City/State
Lisa Docter Grafton, WI
Jennifer Fischer Beresford, SD
Angie Mikkelson Reeder, ND
Lindsay Nichols St. Croix Falls, WI

Mountain Region Riding Partners

Riding Partner City/State
Elizabeth Grimshaw, DVM Evergreen, CO
Bridget Helms Sundance, WY

Northeast Region Riding Partners

Riding Partner City/State
Jay Brunjes Norway, ME
Jessica Isbrecht Hillsborough, NJ
Debra Mastellone Amherst, OH
Justine Oakwood Pleasant Plain, OH
Jeanne DeVico Woodbine, NJ
Erin McCardell Rising Sun, MD
Monica McKenna North Berwick, ME
Sherry Morse Easton, PA
Kyle Querry Middletown Springs, VT
Claire St. Peter Fairmont, WV
Jessica Zarudzki Fredricksburg, VA

Contact the AERC Office for riding partner email addresses: 866-271-2372 or send an email to the AERC office.

Northwest Region Riding Partners

Riding Partner City/State
Mellisa Donaldson Spokane, WA
Jessica Huber Gooding, ID
Terrie LaPorte Delta/Surrey/Langley, BC
Rachel Webb Portland, OR, and Ridgefield, WA

Pacific Southwest Region Riding Partners

Riding Partner City/State
Kathleen Phelps Arroyo Grande, CA

Southeast Region Riding Partners

Riding Partner City/State
Claude Brewer Taylorsville, NC
Carly Campbell Houston, MS
Naoma Campbell Grandy, NC
Victoria Geller Richland, MS
Denise March Ocklawaha, FL
Patricia Robinson Salt Springs, FL (Dec-Mar)
Suzanne Solis Suwanee, GA
Maren Trader Villa Rica, GA
Lindsay Waddell Sumter, SC

Southwest Region Riding Partners

Riding Partner City/State
Sharon Andrews Albuquerque, NM
Shannon Conley Phoenix, AZ
Andrea Maitland Buckeye, AZ

West Region Riding Partners

Riding Partner City/State
Melissa Bays Placerville, CA
Cortney Bloomer Dayton, NV
Michelle Coble Martinez, CA
Danielle Morgan Reno, NV
Kristin Ojala Oakland, CA
Diane Stevens Lincoln, CA
Brenna Sullivan Kelseyville, CA
Cheryl Swerbinsky Chico, CA
Jerry Wittenauer Los Altos Hills, CA
Andrew Woodford Cotati/Petaluma, CA



Updated 10/28/20