WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES! Meet the riders and equines who will be representing the United States at the World Equestrian Games August 27-28 in Normandy, France. Also be sure to check out the team's YouTube slide show. Go Team USA and Team Canada!
READ THE AERC PRESIDENT'S LETTER in support of the AERC endurance athletes competing in the the World Equestrian games here!
NAJYRC - Congratulations to all finishers at the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships! Find out more at Facebook or at the U.S. Endurance Athletes Association website. Go Team USA and Team Canada!
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: Watch for draft agendas posted before each meeting: July 14, September 8, October 13, 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.
The August 23 & 24 NORTHERN HIGHLANDS ride in Wisconsin has been cancelled due to heavy rains.
The September 20 PAGOSA SPRINGS 25/50/100 in the Mountain Region has been cancelled due to USFS land issues.
The Northwest Region GOLD RUSH GALLOP 25/50 on Sept. 27 has been cancelled.
The CHAMBERLAIN CREEK ride (West Region) scheduled for Sept. 27 has been cancelled due to timber harvesting in the area and drought conditions.
Watch for these rides in 2015!
Date change: The LUCKY FIVE 25/50 & 25 & Intro Ride on October 4 and 5 has been changed to October 11 and 12. This is a Pacific Southwest Region ride.
Need a hotel for the National Championships? Call the Candlewood Suites in Mt. Pleasant, TX, 903-572-4600 and mention Priefert Ranch to receive a special room rate -- and book by 9/24! Questions? Call RM Khristin Seymore!
Ride managers: send your ride flyers to firstname.lastname@example.org for posting to the ride calendar page.