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AERC International

AERC International

AERC International is the AERC liaison in the USA for FEI International Equine Endurance Rides

Support AERC International!

New! AERC-I logo items are now available at our AERC-I Cafe Press site.

New! USEF has issued a 2018 World Equestrian Games qualification memo – click to see the 2018 WEG Qualification Memo (pdf), dated 2/27/17.

New! 2017-18 FEI Competition Calendar (pending USEF BOD and/or FEI approval).



AERC takes a strong stance on recent concerns about Group VII FEI events: Please see these February 2016 letters from the AERC-I Committee and the AERC Board of Directors.

New! Steps to Enter Your First FEI Ride -- here's what you need to know to be prepared for your first FEI ride, added 1/25/16.

FEI Ride Grant Application -- Competition grants can help offset expenses of ride managers or organizing entities for AERC/FEI competitions.

Youth Incentive Program Grant Application -- FEI Young Riders are invited to apply for a grant of up to $100 for FEI rides entered over the past ride season.

FEI Microchip Requirements: Read about FEI's equine microchip requirements here.


Welcome to AERC International! In March 1991, the AERC Board of Directors established a special membership category for those interested in supporting international endurance riding. For years, the AERC-I Committee served to establish and develop international endurance riding in the United States and, with its standards and procedures, was the founding organization for many of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) endurance committees, e.g., High Performance, Technical, and Youth Council Committees. Today, the AERC-I Committee serves America’s international endurance riding membership by promoting excellence in the sport of international endurance riding through education, participation, promotion, facilitation and support of the United States efforts.

The AERC-I Committee represent members and acts on matters pertaining to international equestrian endurance riding. The Committee is made up of elected Representatives, who serve the membership from recognized zones, e.g., East, Central, Mountain, Pacific North, and Pacific South.

Zone Representatives promote international endurance riding in the United States by:

  • Promoting education regarding international endurance riding
  • Encouraging and participating in discussion regarding international endurance riding
  • Encouraging and assisting riders seeking to ride at the international level
  • Encouraging ride managers to obtain international sanctioning
  • Assisting ride managers seeking to organize international rides
  • Representing the interests of the United States international endurance rider

Zone Representatives also represent the interests of the United States international endurance rider by:

  • Acting as a liaison between the international rider and the AERC Board of Directors
  • Educating the AERC Board of Directors on international endurance
  • Serving on, or recommending individuals to be appointed to, USEF committees
  • Informing riders of USEF and international endurance riding rule changes
  • Presenting rider concerns and opinions and forwarding them to the appropriate individual/committee
  • Presenting rider opinions and making recommendations to USEF regarding proposed international rule changes

Zone Representatives -- along with the Officers, USEF Liaisons, and AERC Advisors to the AERC-I Committee -- are enthusiastically committed to promoting international endurance riding in the United States. We represent the membership and welcome your thoughts and ideas by contacting us by electronic mail or telephone. To keep abreast of our efforts read our monthly International Endurance Riding column in the AERC Endurance News and follow the links from this webpage to other relevant pages.

We look forward to serving the membership and encourage you to contact us: AERC-I Committee Listings.

 

AERC-International Zone Map

To all AERC-I members: While renewing your AERC membership, don't forget to include your renewal to AERC-International.

International members are asked to provide input to the AERC-I committee on the direction they would like to see the United States pursuing for future championship-level events (on-and-off-continent rides/events), working with their Zone Reps to provide more FEI sanctioned rides in their zones, educational opportunities and assisting the committee on goal development. In short, we are asking international members to help guide AERC-I into the future and prepare for the 2010 World Equestrian Games (Kentucky).

As the National Discipline Club (in endurance), AERC provides you with a committee that has seen many changes in the past several years, and expects many more in the coming years; be a part of it! Renew your AERC-I membership ($15 per person or $40 for a family) and join us in being a part of the international endurance future. You can call the toll-free AERC office number, 1-866-271-2372, to have International dues added to your membership at any time.

AERC International Charter (revised May 2015)

USA Administrative and Governing Bodies for International Riding


United States Equestrian Federation
P.O. Box 83
Gladstone, NJ 07934
908-234-0848 - phone
908-234-9417 - fax

Website: USEF - United States Equestrian Federation


USEF International Endurance Page -- International Endurance Programs, Rules, Calendars, Guidelines, FAQ, and Staff Contacts

USEAA, U.S. Endurance Athletes Association Facebook Page

Federation Equestre Internationale, World Governing Body for Equestrian Sports


FEI World Equestrian Games - from FEI


Help fund the North American Junior and Young Riders Championship (all disciplines), via this online link: https://www.usef.org/_AUAIFrames/YoungRiders/Donations.aspx.


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Last Updated: 10/13/17