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The AERC office will be closing at noon (Pacific Time) on Friday, April 18.
2014 AERC Board Conference Call Schedule: Watch for draft agendas posted before each meeting: May 12, June 9, July 14, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8.
MINNESOTA TRAIL MASTER CLASS! June 21-24 in Duluth. See Trails/Trail Master Program for details.
CHRONICLE OF THE HORSE: This March 31, 2014, article from the Chronicle of the Horse gives a good overview of actions taken at AERC's convention in Atlanta to serve notice that AERC will not be a party to abuses in endurance riding in any area of the world.
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!
NEW SANCTIONING DIRECTORS NAMED: Sanctioning director for the Mountain Region is Rusty Toth, Northeast Region: Skip Kemerer, and Paul Latiolais in the Northwest Region.
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.
The MNDRA I ride scheduled for May 3 & 4 has been cancelled -- watch for a reschedule date!
Eagle Extreme ride added (NW Region)! June 14 - Eagle, Idaho - 25/50/75. Check out the ride calendar for details!
Ride cancellation: The Brushy Creek 25/50/75 on April 26 and the 25 on April 27 has been cancelled. The Midwest Region ride may be rescheduled -- stay tuned!
Ride cancellation: Ride the Divide (SW Region) in May 24 & 25 has been cancelled.
Ride cancellation: The West Region May 3 & 4 Washoe Valley I&II has been cancelled.
TEVIS TRAIL BENEFIT: Ride & Tie and Equathon on May 24. Proceeds go to the Western States Trail Foundation to help rebuild the Swinging Bridge. Click for the Info/Entry Form.
Ride managers: send your ride flyers to email@example.com for posting to the ride calendar page.