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November 18, 2010

Join the AERC new member incentive

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*Interested in endurance? The AERC is offering incentives for newbies to the
Edited Press Release
November 17, 2010

Endurance RidersFor trail riders who wish their rides didn’t end at five or
10 miles, endurance riding is the perfect next endeavor. “Our rides range
from 25 to 100 miles, and our motto is ‘to finish is to win’,” said American
Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) Executive Director Kathleen Henkel. “Many
fit trail horses are certainly capable of finishing one of the shorter
distance rides, and the satisfaction that riders get from completing an AERC
ride is incomparable.”

To welcome riders new to the sport, AERC is offering a drawing for a new
Polar® Inzone Equine Heart Rate Monitor, sponsored by,
for brand-new members who join by January 1, 2011. Using a heart rate
monitor is popular with distance riders as it allows them to exercise their
horses within a specific target heart rate zone.

Membership in AERC includes a subscription to the monthly Endurance News
magazine, plus rider and equine mileage tracking in the organization’s
mileage award program. Each new member also receives an endurance handbook,
which introduces riders to the sport, plus a packet of education
information, a rule book and eligibility in annual regional and national
awards programs.

“Endurance riders take their sport seriously, because care for the horse is
vital,” said Henkel. “But our members also enjoy being out with their horses
and their fellow riders in beautiful locations throughout the U.S. and

AERC’s ride season opens December 1, and prospective members can visit to check out the endurance ride calendar and explore the
website’s extensive educational information and back issues of Endurance
News, or phone AERC at 866-271-2372. The organization’s national office is
in Auburn, California, home of the first modern endurance ride, the Western
States Trail Ride, more often known as the Tevis Cup.

“The Tevis Cup is still the one ride that many new members aspire to ride.
It’s a tough 100-mile ride and a true test of horsemanship and stamina,”
said Henkel. “But once members try their first 25-mile ride, they know that
even a 100-mile ride is not out of their reach, with proper knowledge and
many miles on the trail together with their horse. Those miles together
really bond the horse and rider into a true team, and that’s what endurance
riding celebrates.”

To join AERC, or for more information about endurance riding, please contact
the AERC office, located in Auburn, California, at 866-271-2372, email, or visit

1 comment:

  1. Nice article, I hope it brings in new members to the True Faith! >G<

    --Aarene (member since, uh, 1999, I think....)