The meeting of the Board of Directors of the American Endurance Ride

Conference met at 8:45 am., 24 February, 1985

at the Nugget Convention Center~ in Reno, Nevada.

 

QUORUM

With 21 Directors present and President Lindsay Taliaferro presiding a quorum being present, the following business was conducted.

 

MINUTES

Minutes of the 21 February Board of Directors meeting were read.To the motion on Limited Distance Events, the word "speed" was added so that the Motion read "There will be no competitive speed awards for the Limited Distance Rides." Minutes approved as amended.

 

 

1986 CONVENTION

Arlene Morris was appointed Convention Chairman.

 

Jackie Mitchell was appointed Raffle Chairman.

 

JUNIOR POLICY

The Junior committee presented the proposed Junior Policy.Moved and seconded to add National in 4 places of para.1.Motion defeated.

 

Moved and seconded to have Rule 1 read: "Junior riders shall have their own division with the AERC point system. Motion carried.

 

Rule 3. Moved and seconded the words "with their sponsor" be added. Deleting the words "within one minute of their sponsor" Motion carried.

 

Rule 5. Moved and seconded that the words "under 14" be deleted from para. b. Rule 5 and Paras. c, d, e be deleted.Motion carried.

 

Rule 7. Moved and seconded to add the sentence: "Ride management may allow non-competitor sponsor, when necessary, and junior shall then receive completion only." Motion carried.

 

Rule 8: Moved and seconded to delete last sentence: Junior may change sponsors only if sponsor is pulled or cannot continue the ride. Motion carried

 

Moved and seconded to add the sentence: "A junior may change sponsor between check points only in the event that his sponsor or his sponsor's horse becomes unable to continue on the trail to a check point." Motion carried.

 

Moved and seconded to delete the word "vet" from the first sentence. Motion carried.

 

Rule9. Moved and seconded to delete all of Rule 9. Motion carried,

 

JUNIOR POLICY AS AMENDED.

 

Rule 1. Junior Riders shall have their own division within the AERC point system.

 

Rule 2. There shall be a Junior Best Condition judged and recognition made if two or more juniors are competing on the ride.This shall be without regard to the availability of an actual award.

 

Rule 3. Juniors may compete for AERC points and awards within their own division on rides 50 miles or over when riding at all times with their sponsor.

 

Rule 4. Junior riders may participate in AERC competition only with written consent of parent or guardian.

 

Rule 5.1. A junior is any young person, age 17 and under as of 1 December of the new ride year. (ie. age 18 with birthday of Dec. 2 is for competition purposes aged 17 for the ensuing year)

 

 

Rule 5.2 Any junior is required to ride with a sponsor, NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

Rule 6. National standings shall show Top Ten Juniors./ Regional standings for West, Northwest, and Southwest Regions shall show Top Five Juniors, and all other Regions shall show Top Two.

 

When Junior participation in any region increases to a level where there are four (4) or more juniors competing/participating for each placing in the standings, then standings will increase one position for each four (4) competitors to a maximum level of Top Ten. When two†† regions have reached a level of junior participation to have Regional Top Ten Standings, then the National Standings for juniors shall increase to Top Twenty.

 

Number of placings in individual rides shall be the decision of ride management except, there shall be no fewer than Top Two for juniors providing there are two or more juniors competing in that ride.

 

Rule 7. Sponsorship is required for juniors and sponsor must be an adult over the age of 18 and duly entered as a competitor/ participant in the ride. Ride management may allow non-competitor sponsor, when necessary, and junior shall then receive completion only.

 

Rule 8. A sponsor must be registered by name with ride management before the start of a ride and a junior may not change sponsors except at regular stated checks and then only with knowledge and consent of ride management. The new sponsor must be registered by name and name written on junior rider's vet card or record at the time of change. A

junior may change sponsor between check points only in the event that his sponsor or his sponsor's horse becomes unable to continue on the trail to a check point.

 

Moved and seconded that the Junior Policy be accepted as amended. Motion carried.

VET C0MMITTEE

Rod Meier, DVM, West Region, was appointed as chairman of the vet committee.

 

LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP

Committee chairman reported that the committee's decision was to presenting any policy until proper financial planning can be done.

 

NORTH AM. INTERNATIONAL RIDE.

Discussion of the request by ride management of the North American International Ride concluded that the request would in effect promote the ride and therefore was not within the scope of AERC, but the province of ride management.

 

NATIONAL OFFICE COMMITTEE

Jeri Scott was appointed chairman, with Barbara McCrary and Jeff Briscoe as members. Chair may add members if she decides it is necessary.

 

CRITERIA FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION

Moved and seconded that this motion be referred to vet committee. Motion defeated.Moved and seconded that we adopt the new rule for minimum criteria for successful completion. Rule 14. "At the end of one hour from the time of crossing the finish line, without medication, a horse must have a pulse of 72 or less and must be sound at the walk in order to complete the ride."Motion carried.

 

Moved and seconded that this rule to take effect in 90 days providing the information gets out to ride management. Motion carried.

 

RIDE SANCTION COMMITTEE

The new ride sanction committee was appointed, with members from. each region. NW- George Behee; W-Barbara McCrary; SW- Jim Baumgartner; MT-HolIy Ulyate; MW-Louise Riedel; C-Pat French; SE-Jackie Mitchell; NE-Earle Baxter.

 

FUND RAISING COMMITTEE

A fundís raising committee was appointed. Pat French, Jeff Briscoe and Lindsay Taliaferro.Moved and seconded that the AERC hold an AERC sponsored and managed fund raising ride. Motion carried.

 

Jeff Briscoe to come up with recommendations for Board approval.

 

Pat French proposed that AERC sell or rent ride tapes. No action taken.

 

NW 6 DAY RIDE

Penny Behee presented a .plan for an historical trail ride in Oregon. Moved and seconded that the Board approve sanction of "The Lost Wagon Train Ride". Motion carried.

 

CROSS MICHIGAN RIDE

Moved and seconded that the Cross Michigan Ride be approved Sanctioning. Motion carried.

PROTEST PROCEDURE

 

Moved and seconded that the words "or distance" be added following the words "actual conditions" in para.l. Motion carried.

 

Para.3.1 Moved and seconded that the three days be increased to "five days". Motion Carried.

 

Para. 3.8. Moved and seconded that $50 amount be changed to $25 Motion carried.

 

Moved and seconded that the Board accept the protest procedure as amended. Motion carried.

 

VET COMMITTEE

Rod Meier DVM, West Region asked to be removed from heading the vet committee.

 

QUALITY OF SANCTIONED RIDES

It was agreed that this should be a topic for future discussion.

 

BANNER RIDE PROTEST

No action taken.

 

Moved and seconded that we replace the old point system with the proposed point system, effective 1 December, 1985 Motion carried.

 

Moved and seconded that we establish a middle weight division with light weights being under 135 lbs., mid-weights, 136 lbs to 179 lbs., heavy weights 180 lbs and up. , effective 1 December, 1985 Motion carried

 

Moved and seconded that the three weight divisions have 7 positions motion carried.

 

Moved and seconded that the new point system also applies to all weight divisions. Motion carried.

 

MID YEAR BOARD MEETING

A mid-year Board of Directors meeting was scheduled for Denver June 29-30th, 1985.'

 

 

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION CRITERIA

Moved and seconded that we reopen discussion on the successful completion question Motion defeated (9-10)

 

ELDRIC

Moved and seconded that AERC become an associate member of the European Long Distance Ride Committee. (nominal cost of approx. $100. or less) Motion carried.

 

100 MILE HORSE AND RIDER AWARD

Moved and seconded that we-amend our point system for the 100 mile Horse and Rider Award to have only one division.Motion carried.

 

1986 CONVENTION

Moved and seconded that the 1986 convention will be in Reno, Feb 15-16, with AI Beaupre to check on other locations and report.to the Board. Motion carried.

 

YEARBOOK

Moved and seconded to table the yearbook fee. Motion carried.

 

BUDGET

Moved and seconded to table further discussion on the budget until Annie-T and Jeri Scott can review it. Motion carried.

 

ADJOURNED

Moved and seconded that the meeting be adjourned. Meeting adjourned at

2:35 pm.