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

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Director-at-Large Nominations

Want to help guide AERC into the future? Consider a run for one of eight AERC Director-at-Large positions. Nominations are due by September 30, 2022 ($5 nomination fee). Elections held in November; term is March 2023-March2025.

Online nomination form

AERC Mini-Convention

Watch four fabulous seminars that will help you on the trail and beyond, with topics on Training the Equestrian Athlete, Equine Dentistry, The First Ride and Beyond and The Equine Endurance Heart, all given by nationally-known clinicians! AERC’s Mini-Convention is held via Zoom for you to watch anytime. $55 for AERC members and $70 for non-members. Find out more and sign up:

AERC Storefront

Check out current AERC merchandise with our new storefront where you can purchase AERC swag! We are always updating with new products, so check back often.

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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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