Prepare yourself and your equine for your first ride. AERC provides a variety of educational materials for new members, both online and by mail.

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From your very first AERC ride, you’ll be part of the AERC family. Whether you ride 25 miles or 100, AERC will celebrate every mile with you.

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AERC is here to help you meet your goals, whether it’s attempting your first 50, earning a national award, or making the Decade Team.

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AERC Ride Calendar

Find all AERC rides or search by region (or state/province)!

Link to AERC Ride Calendar

Latest News

$500 Custom Tack Drawing for Renewing Members

Special thanks to AERC Sponsor Taylored Tack, who sponsors the annual drawing for renewing members (yes, 2022-23 Fall Special members are eligible!). The winning member will be able to choose the items and colors perfect for their equine partner! Drawing will be held in early December. MUST RENEW BY DECEMBER 1, 2022, TO BE ELIGIBLE! You are welcome to renew online or by phone, 866-271-2372.

2023 Renewal Form

2023 Convention

Make plans now to attend the 2023 AERC Convention in Jacksonville, Florida! The informative seminars and fabulous trade show shopping are set for February 24 and 25 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Stay tuned for information on special hotel rates and convention sign-ups. Veterinarians, your CE will be Feb. 23 and 24. Interested in a trade show booth? Send a note to See you in Florida!

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AERC Director-at-Large Election

Ballots are due back at the AERC office for this year’s director election. The elected 2023-24 Directors-at-Large will be installed at the 2023 AERC Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. Thanks to all who voted!

Endurance Riding and AERC Values

The American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 1972 as a national governing body for long distance riding. Over the years it has developed a set of rules and guidelines designed to provide a standardized format and strict veterinary controls. At the same time it has sought to avoid the rigidity and complexity so characteristic of many other equine disciplines.


In addition to promoting the sport of endurance riding, the AERC encourages the use, protection, and development of equestrian trails, especially those with historic significance. The founding ride of endurance riding, the Western States Trail Ride or “Tevis Cup,” covers 100 miles of the famous Western States and Immigrant Trails over the Sierra Nevada Mountains. These rides promote awareness of the importance of trail preservation for future generations and foster an appreciation of our American heritage.


AERC Sponsors

The contributions of AERC's sponsors greatly assist our nonprofit organization. Four levels - Platinum, Diamond, Gold and Silver -- are available for sponsors, with benefits ranging from award sponsorship to advertising discounts.
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