To Finish Is To Win

American Endurance
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AERC Regional Mentors

These regional mentors are experienced, capable riders who are volunteers and have agreed to advise AERC members new to the sport of endurance riding. When you contact a person on this list, please let him/her know what kind of mentoring experience you are seeking: conditioning, preparing for your first ride, help finding local trails or rides, moving up from 25s to 50s, etc. You may need to contact a few different people on the list to find a mentor who is just right for you and your needs. Also feel free to contact your regional directors with any questions. You are also welcome to phone the office and we will try to find an experienced rider in your hometown who may be willing to act as an unofficial mentor. Note that the presence of this list does not represent endorsement or certification of the capabilities of the individuals by AERC.

If no email address is given, mentor prefers to be contacted by phone. Please call the AERC office, 866-271-2372, for phone mentor phone numbers. "Ride Along" means the mentor is willing to ride with the new endurance rider.

NEW! Riding Partners – Riding Partners are AERC members who will gladly partner up with new members for instruction or to ride together on trails. They do not have as much mileage or experience as AERC Mentors but are happy to help share their knowledge and learn alongside you. Please note that AERC is providing the Riding Partners list as a member service; it is up to you to check the person's ride record and to be sure your goals and riding styles are compatible before you set out on the trail together.

Click on the link above to see Riding Partners, listed below the ride mentors.

Want to sign up to be a mentor or riding partner? Fill in the quick signup form or contact Mary Howell of the Membership Committee with your name, region, phone number and email address.

Central Region Mentors

Mentor Name E-mail Ride Along? City/State
Kris Anderson, DVM Yes Santa Fe, TX
Debra Ager Betts Yes New Waverly, TX
Dawn Carrie Yes Huntsville, TX
Monica Chapman Yes Pleasanton, KS
Lucy Estabrook Yes Allen, TX
Hope Finan Yes Waco, TX
Ann Goolsby Yes Forestburg, TX
Jodi Hess-Schlup Yes Pierce City, MO
Todd Hezeau Yes Lone Oak, TX
Dale Keen Yes Milano, TX
Cindy Kovalchuk Yes Rosharon, TX
Bobbie Lieberman Yes Hondo, TX
Jennifer Noblin Yes Sadler, TX
Diane O'Connor Yes Humble, TX
Vickie Roden Yes McKinney, TX
Bob Rogers, DVM Yes Magnolia, TX
Karen Schrader Yes Claude, TX
Khristin Seymore-Norsworthy No Daingerfield, TX

Midwest Region Mentors

Mentor Name E-mail Ride Along? City/State
Marsha Achenbach No Keosauqua, IA
Katie Bachhuber Yes Mayville, WI
Candy Barbo Yes Duluth, MN
Connie Caudill Yes Henryville, IN
Melissa Kanzelberger Coolich Yes Hortonville, WI
Marge Dixon Yes Oregon, IL
Maureen Fehrs, DVM Yes Michigan City, IN
Rebecca Grams Yes Luther, MI
Linda Hamrick Yes Irons, MI
Roberta Harms Yes Wauconda, IL
Sue Keith Yes Floyds Knobs, IN
Keith Kibler No Marion, IL
Kimbler Family Yes Aberdeeen, SD
Bettina Koehn Yes Plymouth, WI
Debbie Kolegraf Yes Bismarck, ND
Kathi Macki Yes Rapid River, MI
Diane Meinders Yes Coopersville, MI
Angie Mikkelson Yes Reeder, ND
Ellen Olson Yes LaMotte, IA
Jeremy Olson Yes LaMotte, IA
Jinnifer Plummer Yes Martinsville, IN
Sheila Schneider Yes La Motte, IA
Joslyn Seefeldt Yes Milton, WI
Lori Windows Yes Wyanet, IL
Guy Worthington Yes Scales Mound, IL

Mountain Region Mentors

Mentor Name E-mail Ride Along? City/State
Sue Basham Yes Cheyenne, WY
Drin Becker Yes Polaris, MT
Linda Browneller Yes Larkspur, CO
Cindy Collins Yes Cody, WY
Linda Fisher Yes Aurora, CO
Kerry Greear Yes Whitewood, SD
Gwen Hall Yes Woodland Park, CO
Carla Richardson Yes Delta, CO
Kathleen Robbins Yes Mona, UT
David & Natalie Schneider Yes Billings, MT
Susan Schomburg No Wheatland, WY
Tonya Stroud-Oaks Yes Roy, UT

Northeast Region Mentors

Mentor Name E-mail Ride Along? City/State
Sharon Akerstrom Yes Canterbury, NH
Nancy Beacon Yes Flesherton, ON
Mary Coleman Yes Cassville, PA
Diane Connolly Yes Lovettsville, VA
Daryl Downs Yes Valley Forge, PA
Bob Gielen Yes Flesherton, ON (& FL)
Claire Godwin, DVM Yes Laytonsville, MD
Patsy Gowen (summer) Yes Rock Hill, SC
Lisa Green Yes Star Tannery, VA
Colleen Greene Yes Rayland, OH
Kelsey Hamill Yes Elverson, PA
Steven Hay Yes Catawba, VA
Dawn Engle Hilliard No Sugarloaf, PA
Mary Howell Yes New Kent, VA
Sandy Howland Yes Hampton, NJ
Heather Hoyns, DVM Yes West Windsor, VT
Pam Karner, VMD Yes Ithaca, NY
Linda Klarner Yes Georgetown, ON
Mollie Krumlaw-Smith Yes Maineville, OH
Helen Lynn Yes Russell, PA
Wendy MacCoubrey Yes Ste. Justine-de-Newton, QC
Mary Palumbo Yes Killingworth, CT
Dodie Sable Yes Lenhartsville, PA
Sarah Schick Yes Norfolk, VA
Deb Shaffer Yes Elderton, PA
Katherine Shank Yes Camp Hill, PA
Donna Shrader No Freeport, PA
Leslie Smith Yes Troutville, VA
Carol Steiner Yes Vanessa, ON
Rebecca Supinger Yes Sumerduck, VA
Karen E. Wade Yes Winchester, VA
Kim Woolley Yes Finch, ON
Nancy Zukewich Yes Ottowa, ON

Northwest Region Mentors

Mentor Name E-mail Ride Along? City/State
Kelly Ahearn-Wagner Yes Pleasant Hill, OR
Darlene M. Anderson Yes Sandy, OR
Carlene Benson Yes Salem, OR
Patty Bratsberg 541-878-2358 Yes Trail, OR
Bianca Chevalier Yes North Bend, OR
Jessica Cobbley Yes Blackfoot, ID
Mike Cobbley Yes Blackfoot, ID
Carol Giles Yes Prineville, OR
Jamie Hughes Yes Kennewick, WA
Karen Leiman Yes Beavercreek, OR
Layne Lewis Yes Middleton, ID
Jeff Loe 541-878-2358 Yes Trail, OR
Terry McDonald Yes Coeur d'Alene, ID
Marlene Moss Yes Bend, OR
Becky Osborne Yes Oregon City, OR
Naomi Preston Yes Baker City, OR
Julie Serres No Tualatin, OR
Virginia Ware Yes Gooding, ID

Pacific Southwest Region Mentors

Mentor Name E-mail Ride Along? City/State
Cathy Bartusek Yes Las Vegas, NV
Marci Cunningham Yes Bakersfield, CA
Steve Downs Yes Phelan, CA
Alison Farrin Yes Ramona, CA
Becky Hackworth Yes Alpine, CA
Heidi M. Helly Yes Valley Center, CA
Terry Woolley Howe Yes Descanso, CA
Connie Hughes Yes Newport Beach, CA
Laney Humphrey Yes El Segundo, CA
Valerie Jaques Yes Descanso, CA
Gayle Pena Yes Moreno Valley, CA
Brooke Schick Yes Simi Valley, CA
Lisa Schneider Yes Agoura, CA
Callie Thornburgh Yes Inyokern, CA
Laura Wereb Yes Santa Barbara, CA
Sue Wilkie Yes Ridgecrest, CA
Janet Worts Yes Warner Springs, CA

Southeast Region Mentors

Mentor Name E-mail Ride Along? City/State
Alison G. Bailey Yes Waxhaw, NC
Lindsay Campbell Yes Lake City, FL
Ruth Anne Everett Yes Hickory, NC
Patsy Gowen Yes Rock Hill, SC
Trish Harrop, DVM Yes Asheville, NC
Diane Hawthorne Yes Navarre, FL
Susan Kasemeyer No Lenoir City, TN
Lynn Kenelly Yes Anderson, SC
Sudi Lenhart Yes Loudon, TN
Misty McAdams Yes Townville, SC
Cheryl Newman Yes Candler, NC
Stagg Newman Yes Candler, NC
Terry Price Yes Madison, MS
Anita Rees Yes Columbia, KY
Joe Schoech Yes Loganville, GA
Nancy Sluys Yes Westfield, NC
Jaime Wedel Yes Haw River, NC
Kimberly Joy Williams Yes Ponce De Leon, FL
Sharon Wilson Yes Jefferson, GA

Southwest Region Mentors

Mentor Name E-mail Ride Along? City/State
Karen Binns-DiCamillo Yes Las Cruces, Socorro, NM
Cressy Drummond Yes Tularosa, NM
Marcelle Hughes Yes Alamogordo, NM
Susie Jones Yes Miami, NM
Lancette Koerner Yes Mesa, AZ
Julia Lynn, DVM Yes Dewey, AZ
Carrie Miracle-Jordan Yes Corona, AZ
Deirdre Monroe Santa Fe, NM
Maribel Paulson Yes Fairacres, NM
Jeanetta Sturgeon Yes Pie Town, NM
Roger Taylor No Albuquerque, NM
Bruce Weary DC Yes Prescott, AZ
Ashley Wingert No Gilbert, AZ

West Region Mentors

Mentor Name E-mail Ride Along? City/State
Pam Bailie No Pilot Hill, CA
Debbie Boscoe Yes Santa Cruz, CA
Shawn Bowling Yes Newcastle, CA
Cindy Brown Yes Windsor, CA
Dianna Chapek Yes Oroville, CA
Karen Chaton Yes Gardnerville, NV
Samantha Ellis Yes Newcastle, CA
Natalie Herman Yes McKinleyville, CA
Elicia Kamberg Yes Smartsville, CA
Alex North Yes Groveland, CA
Lori Oleson Yes Morgan Hill, CA
Pam Peace Yes Mad River, CA
Tami Rougeau Yes Reno, NV
Jane Smith Yes Mariposa, CA
Diane Stevens Yes Lincoln, CA
Maryben Stover No San Jose, CA
Forrest Tancer Yes Hopland, CA
Crysta Turnage Yes Reno, NV
Nick Warhol Yes Hayward, CA
Sheri Weast Yes Penn Valley, CA
Nicole Wertz Yes Auburn, CA

Riding Partners

Sign up to be a riding partner with this quick signup form or contact Mary Howell of the Membership Committee with your name, region, phone number and email address.

Central Region Riding Partners

Riding Partner E-mail City/State
Joyce Adams Garden City, KS
Donna DeYoung Gainesville, TX
Debbie Payne Ingalls, KS
Vicky Kuczbel Rogers Magnolia, TX
Kim Rumpsa Ware, MO
Kirsten Scott Neosho, MO
Annetta Tinsman Hackett, AR

Midwest Region Riding Partners

Riding Partner E-mail City/State
Joy Brock Fowlerville, MI
Lisa Docter Grafton, WI
Jennifer Fischer Beresford, SD
Sandra Hanly Bismarck, ND
Terri McCarthy Hastings, MN
Angie Mikkelson Reeder, ND
Kathy Jo Moore Laporte, MN
Lindsay Nichols St. Croix Falls, WI

Mountain Region Riding Partners

Riding Partner E-mail City/State
Elizabeth Grimshaw, DVM Evergreen, CO
Bridget Helms Sundance, WY
Anna McNamer Cottonwood Heights, UT
Heather Schultz Saratoga, WY

Northeast Region Riding Partners

Riding Partner E-mail City/State
Hanna Bartnick Christiansburg, VA
Jay Brunjes Norway, ME
Lindsey Cooke Stewartstown, PA
Kathie Duggan Duxbury, MA
Joe Ford Spring Grove, VA
Jessica Isbrecht Hillsborough, NJ
Debra Mastellone Amherst, OH
Justine Oakwood Pleasant Plain, OH
Jeanne DeVico Woodbine, NJ
Christie Lawyer Norwell, MA
Erin McCardell Rising Sun, MD
Monica McKenna North Berwick, ME
Sherry Morse Easton, PA
Kyle Querry Middletown Springs, VT
Claire St. Peter Fairmont, WV
Patricia Robinson Oneonta, NY (Apr-Nov)
Mindy Vienneau Carthage, ME
Deb Whorf Hebron, ME
Melissa Yopp Aylett, VA
Jessica Jarudzki Fredricksburg, VA

Northwest Region Riding Partners

Riding Partner E-mail City/State
Carey Lynn Crance North Pole, AK
Mellisa Donaldson Spokane, WA
Jessica Huber Gooding, ID
Rachel Webb Portland, OR and Ridgefield, WA

Pacific Southwest Region Riding Partners

Riding Partner E-mail City/State
Kathleen Phelps Arroyo Grande, CA
Laura Jaeger-Seitz Yucca Valley, CA

Southeast Region Riding Partners

Riding Partner E-mail City/State
Claude Brewer Taylorsville, NC
Heather Byerly Bowling Green, KY
Carly Campbell Houston, MS
Naoma Campbell Grandy, NC
Heather Ferrell Goshen, KY
Victoria Geller Richland, MS
Robin Kurtz Tellico Plains, TN
Denise March Ocklawaha, FL
Patricia Robinson Salt Springs, FL (Dec-Mar)
Shannon Skaug Daleville, AL
Angel Smrekaer St. Augustine, FL
Suzanne Solis Suwanee, GA
Maren Trader Villa Rica, GA
Lindsay Waddell Sumter, SC
Betty Washburn Greensboro, NC

Southwest Region Riding Partners

Riding Partner E-mail City/State
Sharon Andrews Albuquerque, NM
Jeff Averhoff Stanley, NM
Shannon Conley Phoenix, AZ
Andrea Maitland Buckeye, AZ

West Region Riding Partners

Riding Partner E-mail City/State
Tera Allen Redding, CA
Terry Arner (gaited horses) Coarsegold, CA
Melissa Bays Placerville, CA
Cortney Bloomer Dayton, NV
Michelle Coble Martinez, CA
Victoria Kelley Concord, CA
Xaviere Michelot La Honda, CA
Danielle Morgan Reno, NV
Julie Neely Redding, CA
Kristin Ojala Oakland, CA
Diane Stevens Lincoln, CA
Brenna Sullivan Kelseyville, CA
Cheryl Swerbinsky Chico, CA
Jerry Wittenauer Los Altos Hills, CA
Andrew Woodford Cotati/Petaluma, CA

Updated 5/20/20