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AERC's sponsors are much appreciated! Their contributions, both monetary and in-kind, 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. If you are interested in becoming an AERC sponsor, contact the office or a member of the Sponsorship Committee.

To find out more about AERC sponsorship: Sponsorship Program Guidelines

Platinum Sponsors of AERC

Arabian Horse Association
AHA is a major equine association serving 26,000 members across North America. It registers and maintains a database of more than one million Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses and administers more than $4 million in annual prize money. AHA produces championship events, recognizes close to 400 Arabian horse shows and distance rides and provides activities and programs that promote breeding and ownership. For information about Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses, call 303-696-4500, e-mail or visit



Arabian Horse World
To promote the Arabian - through education and entertainment - to new levels of appreciation and usefulness. We tackle the tough issues, keep our readers enlightened and informed, hopefully stimulate their thinking about the long-term elements of breeding and owning Arabian horses, and celebrate all the human urges this breed can satisfy - the artistic, the competitive, the creative, the reflective, the inventive, and the intuitive.

Perhaps we'll encourage you to try something new with your Arabians ... or to breed with an eye toward all that is enduring and genuine about the Arabian horse.

With Arabian Horse World Quarterly, our purpose is to promote the Arabian in a new global market. We carry the message of the Arabian's peerless beauty and versatility to a newsstand audience through a fine blend of international coverage, a bit of history and mystique of our breed, reviews of breeding programs, horse husbandry features, and special features for newcomers to the breed. We hope our enthusiasm for the breed will rub off on an increasingly newer audience.

All this, presented to you with award-winning design, beautiful photography, and attention to detail - Arabian Horse World and Arabian Horse World Quarterly - the most widely circulated Arabian horse publications in the world.


EasyCare is the Official Hoof Boot Company of the AERC

EasyCare, Inc., is sponsoring AERC's 15% new member discount for 2018. EasyCare Inc. produces several products for the Equine industry including a wide range of hoof boots and accessories, E-Z Ride Stirrups, Easyboot Epics, Glue-on and Flip Flops, EasyIce Boots, Stowaway saddle packs and Gear, HiTie Trailer Tie Systems and more. For more information please call EasyCare, Inc. at 1-800-447-8836, e-mail: EasyCare Inc. contact page or visit our website at

Echo Valley Ranch, Inc.
Echo Valley Ranch, Inc., carries a huge array of name-brand feed and products for both livestock and pets. Need riding gear? We carry a wide variety including Kerrits, Noble Equine, Heritage gloves and our 'exclusive' EVR merchandise! Need leg protection? We carry a full selection of products including Woof wear, Professional's Choice, Toklat, Weaver . . . and more!

Check our website for online ordering and specials!

205 Nevada Street, Auburn, CA 95603 - Open 7 days a week!

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Email: - 530-823-1482


Riding Warehouse

Riding Warehouse, the Official Riding Gear of AERC, was formed in 1996 when owner Tracy competed in endurance and competitive trail. Today, endurance and trail riders worldwide come to Riding Warehouse for a large selection of saddles, tack, riding apparel, horse care supplies, trailer gear and gifts. The company is located on California's central coast but has customers across the U.S. and around the world.

With decades of trail experience, Tracy and her staff of friendly horse folks provide more than a shared passion for enjoying the outdoors with horses. Enjoy budget-friendly free shipping offers every day, Facebook discounts and outstanding monthly specials. The latest products for horse and rider comfort combined with customer care, create a shopping experience that will stand out from the herd!



Specialized Saddles
Specialized Saddles is the Rookie of the Year Award Sponsor

Specialized Saddles was created to solve the problem of getting good saddle fit on any horse. And to create a saddle that is really comfortable for the rider. As a horse develops, their body changes, and this saddle can change to accommodate. To meet the needs of endurance riders who want to achieve perfect saddle fit we developed a system that allows you to easily adjust all three dimensions of fit, the width, angle, and arch, without any tools! And each side is adjusted independently, so if one shoulder is larger than another, you can still fit your horse, unlike other adjustable systems. After developing this patented 3-D fitting system David Kaden and his wife, Tracy Webb, went on to win four National endurance championships on multiple horses. Better saddle fit results in longer strides and better performance. Test ride a demo at


Standlee Premium Western Forage
Standlee Premium Western Forage is the AERC National Best Condition Award Sponsor.

At Standlee Premium Western Forage, we believe in putting the health and well-being of all horses first, by delivering the best nutrition and comfort through high quality home grown forage. Simply put, give them the best so they feel their best.

Mike Standlee started the company with $900 in his pockets and a vision to market premium forage to the Eastern United States. He purchased his first farm in 1990 of 240 acres and the rest is history. Like his father, Mike passed down the farming tradition to his son Dusty Standlee, who is the CEO and president of the company.

Today, Standlee is a leader in the industry and the Official National Best Condition Award Sponsor of AERC. The partnership will be beneficial as Standlee promotes the education of care and feeding for horses. We are proud to support an organization, that promotes the health and care of the endurance horse.

For more information, visit

Triple Crown Feed

For more than 25 years, Triple Crown the Official Equine Feed of AERC, has been supplying the horse industry with innovative feed formulations, relying heavily on quality fiber sources and higher fat. We were also improving digestion and healing immune function with prebiotics, probiotics and organic minerals before the rest of the industry. We are excited to become a sponsor of AERC as we know many members are loyal customers of Triple Crown. Go to or call us at 800-451-9916 for any feeding questions.

Email: Email / Ask a Feed Consultant

Phone: 800-451-9916 (M-F 8-5 EST)




Diamond Sponsors of AERC


The Distance Depot

Here at The Distance Depot we manufacture top quality, beautifully hand crafted, custom-made Beta BioThane® Horse Tack and the ever-popular & luxurious Shear Comfort Merino Wool Sheepskin Seat Savers & Accessories.

We stock V-MAX® Equine Heart Rate Monitor Systems - the most reliable, user-friendly equine heart rate monitors on the market today including adapter kits for Garmin® GPS units.

The Distance Depot also carries all of the Endurance/Trail Riding supplies you need from the brands you know and trust like: Supracor®, Toklat®, Kerrits®, EasyCare®, Montana Cincha®, Ariat®, and many more!

We pride ourselves on customer service second to none and continue to amaze our customers with our fast service & shipping times. We offer an outstanding & free Loyalty Rewards program, which earns you points with each purchase.  And points never expire! Come experience the difference today!

Visit us at or phone 866-863-2349.
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Saddle Up LLC
Saddle Up, LLC's innovative treeless saddles by Freeform provide unsurpassed comfort and freedom for many disciplines of riding including trail, endurance, competitive distance trail, dressage, and jumping. Freeform saddles provide extraordinary comfort. You feel comfortable and secure in your seat, not to mention your improved balance. You feel relief from back, knee and neck pain. Another definite advantage to these saddles is that no specialist is required for fitting: one saddle fits almost every horse's back, period. As a result, your horse experiences unparalleled freedom of movement.

Saddle Up LLC also offers a full line of the best pads in the industry. We offer custom-designed accessories for each saddle: girths, stirrups, seats, leathers, panels, etc.
Phone 540-830-2713



Silver Sponsors of AERC


Al Khamsa
Al Khamsa is proud to announce sponsorship of AERC at the Silver Level. Al Khamsa, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the Bedouin Horse. The first Al Khamsa Endurance Hrose Award will be made at the 2014 AERC Convention in Atlanta and will be awarded to the High Mileage Al Khamsa Endurance Horse in the form of a perpetual traveling trophy, engraved with horse and owner names annually and an annual individual trophy.

Currently 524 Al Khamsa horses of competition age possess AERC numbers. If you believe your horse may be Al Khamsa qualified breeding, check the roster at The website explores information on this War Horse, its thousands of years of development in the harsh Arabian deserts and the current preservation programs.

Al Khamsa supports the sport! For more information contact Edie Booth,



Belesemo Arabians
Belesemo Arabian Ranch, sponsor of the AERC Pioneer Awards, was founded in 1972 and is now raising its fourth generation of Belesemo horses. Their successes have exceeded the wildest dreams of owners Dirk and Kim Johnson. The greatest enjoyment they experience is to hear of others' enjoyment with their horses, whether out on the trail or in the ring.

The Arabian foundation sire Belesemo Trad became the basis for the Crabbet / Maynesboro / Kellogg breeding program. Trad's blood runs in all 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation Belesemo horses produced at the ranch. The ranch's dam lines revolved around seven Abu Farwa granddaughters and one direct Abu Farwa daughter that were all acquired in old age.



Crater Hill Equestrian
Longtime endurance rider Shawn Bowling offers a variety of services at Crater Hill Equestrian, on Crater Hill Road in Newcastle, California, including:

HORSE CONDITIONING. We can help your horse achieve the fitness you have always dreamed of with tools such as our state-of-the-art Eurosizer and new and upcoming 55 foot round pen.

HORSE BOARDING. We have beautiful 12x12 stalls with 12x24 paddocks with turn-out pasture available. Our barn has been recently renovated and is ready for your horse!

HORSE REHAB. We offer rehab for any injuries. We have stalls for horses with exercise restrictions and we will strictly follow your veterinarian's regimen.

Contact Shawn Bowling for more information:
Location: Newcastle, California
Phone: 916-826-8500

EuroXciser is a manufacturer of European Style Horse walkers. The moving partitions on the Horse Exerciser creates an open stall space, allowing the horses to move at a pace freely throughout the workout. This allows natural movement without the tethered constraint found with a traditional horse walker. Our products are known for their durability and reliability, and we manufacture in the USA. Horse Exercisers never replace good horsemanship and the real need for riding and training your horses for competition. A horse exerciser is an extremely useful training aid to build endurance conditioning, improve health and wellness and help with rehabilitation and recovery of your horses. Find out more about our products at or email us at

Global Endurance Training Center -- AERC War Mare Award Sponsor

Global Endurance Training Center was founded in 2002 to provide a Learning and Training facility for aspiring endurance riders and experienced riders who want to increase their knowledge and improve their skills. Global Endurance Training Center offers a complete program for endurance riding and endurance racing. Our clinics, workshops and seminars cover training and conditioning of horses and riders, horse conformation analysis, saddle and tack selection, riding lessons and nutrition. The newest research on vaccinations, supplements and electrolytes are shared with you. GETC Hoof Care Clinics are teaching trimming methods, bare hoof trims, and hoof protection application from shoes to hoof boots. Online clinics and private consultations are also offered.

We specialize in selecting, training and breeding exceptional horses that excel in endurance events. Many of our horses have seen incredible success in endurance racing.

We are also your source for horse tack and products, including hoof boots, natural hoof care products, saddles and horse supplements. These products have been exclusively tested by GETC. We offer several saddle choices with both treed and treeless saddles for endurance riders. These are the Specialized Saddles and Sensation treeless saddles.

Find more about Global Endurance at, 435-260-1494, or email us at



Hawthorne Products
Hawthorne Products company president, Kim Hobson grew up surrounded by horses and people who worked with them. Kim's grandfather, Roy Hobson, trained race horses across the US, and her grandmother, Chrystal Hobson, opened tack shops at the same time. Kim's dad, Don Hobson, traveled throughout the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico providing the highest quality farrier work for top horses.

Hawthorne-Products was founded by Kim's dad, Don Hobson, in 1977. Don is responsible for bringing many of Hawthorne's horse care formulas to the business -- some formulas dating back over 100 years. Hawthorne Products has also developed additional products in-house such as Wind Aid, Hoof Freeze, Sole Pack Dressing and Sole Pack Packing. Many Hawthorne horse care products have become staples for horse lovers across the world.

Hawthorne Products developed a simple principle concerning customer satisfaction over 50 years ago . . . give the customer the best possible product for the best possible price. Well, things certainly haven't changed. Our goal is to use every resource available to maintain the optimum health of horses, and to help them live longer, healthier lives by combining science and thorough research to create the best equine care products possible.
Location: Dunkirk, Indiana
Phone 765-768-6585



Performa Ride
Performa Ride designs horse riding apparel, with a sporting twist, including riding tights, technical shirts and breeches. Performa Ride leads with its comfortable and functional horse riding designs, suited to all conditions and disciplines. Performa Ride has revolutionized the way we think about riding apparel, bringing athletic fabrics to horse riding, with first rate sticky grip. Performa Ride is redefining horse riding apparel to be more rider conscious.

We encourage horse riders to leave tradition behind and riding in Performa Ride horse riding clothing. When you are putting on your Performa Ride horse apparel, you are giving yourself the opportunity to ride without restriction. Riding your horse in Performa Ride clothing, you can express yourself through small pops of color or match your tack to our color block range. Performa Ride wants every rider to be themselves and be comfortable when riding.

Come see us at the AERC Convention!
Location: New South Wales, Australia


Prairie Sylvania Arabians
Prairie Sylvania Arabians -- sustaining the Rushcreek tradition, breeding superior distance and working ranch horses.

Prairie Sylvania Arabians is the sponsor of AERC's Kathy Brunjes Young Rider Award and National Junior 100 Mile Award.

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ReactorPanel Saddle Company
At The ReactorPanel Saddle Company, we are dedicated to providing saddles and other products that are good for horse and rider while delighting customers with exemplary service, integrity and fair policies.

The ReactorPanel® Saddle Company defines next generation saddles with a remarkable system that flexes and adjusts for each horse's every move. A traditional saddle top is fitted with four shock absorbers on two flexible panels that evenly distribute pressure over the horse's back.

Experience greater connection, harmony, better performance -- and the ultimate in comfort.

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Office Location: Moraga, California
Phone 510-698-6279


Taylored Tack
Taylored Tack is the place for quality, hand-crafted, unique tack custom designed with you and your horse in mind. . . . and most importantly, our tack is made in the USA with Stainless Steel hardware, guaranteed not to rust or fade!

Owner Amanda Taylor writes, "Back in 1992 I discovered endurance riding and BioThane® Tack. Hallelujah! My leather tack cleaning days were over! Over the years I have tweaked my own BioThane® tack to fit my various Arabian horses. The problem was whenever I bought something, it had oodles of excess, even though the tag said it would fit an Arab. Sound familiar? That’s why I started Taylored Tack™."

Taylored Tack can provide unique and beautiful tack that fits properly.

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Email: Amanda at Taylored Tack
Phone 352-513-5943



Updated 6/5/19