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February 3, 2014

Endurance News!






I got my copy today and I was SO EXCITED to see that there are excellent horse welfare rule changes being proposed for the BOD's consideration.  Half hour to pulse down vs. the current hour, lower pulse criteria at the checks, better controls for newbies in the sport, vet to horse ratio, to name a few.  I also like the idea of newbie rides being non-racing, having pre-departure vet checks, especially for a horse that might have had an "iffy" last check, and BODY SCORE, SCORE!!!  No more scrawny looking equine athletes.  Possible mandatory rest periods for injured equines, and sanctioning of rides/owners whose behavior is deemed responsible for an equine death.   All of these things can only benefit our horses, our sport, and our sport's reputation. 

 Many people abhor change, but if it is to the benefit of our equine partners, I'm on board.   The funny thing about "rules" is that we all abide by them, so the playing field remains even regardless of the change.  In the current climate of negative opinion and the possibility of being lumped in with the FEI (in the middle east) I feel it is good that the AERC looks towards setting the standard of good animal stewardship, animal welfare, and transparency.

Again, if you are in support of these type of changes it is extremely important to write your regional board of directors and make your feelings known.  It is the only way that we can influence change. 


Regional Directors

CENTRAL
Michael Campbell
Salado, TX, 254-947-3174
E-mail:  mcampbellintexas@gmail.com
Monica Chapman (Sanctioning)
Pleasanton, KS, 913-471-4840
E-mail:  monicachapman1987@gmail.com
MIDWEST
Connie Caudill (Sanctioning)
Henryville, IN, 812-967-5973 (December-April in Florida: 352-486-6739)
E-Mail: conniecaudill@yahoo.com
Sue Keith
Floyds Knobs, IN, 812-949-1629
E-mail: suekeith69@gmail.com susan
MOUNTAIN
Susan Schomburg
Wheatland, WY, 307-322-3503
E-mail: sschom@platte1.k12.wy.us
Jan Stevens (Sanctioning)
Ashland, MT, 406-784-2469
E-mail: circlebarranch@rangeweb.net
NORTHEAST
Nick Kohut, DVM  
Gap, PA, 717-442-4520
E-mail:   NJKDVM@aol.com
Patti Stedman (Sanctioning) 
East Otto, New York, 716-560-8297
E-mail: procompsvc@earthlink.net
NORTHWEST
Stephanie Teeter  Oreana, ID, 208-473-4877
E-mail: steph@endurance.net
Gail Williams (Sanctioning) 
Zillah, WA, 509-865-3246
E-mail: hadablondemoment@gmail.com
PACIFIC SOUTHWEST
John Parke 
Solvang, CA, office: 805-963-8611; office fax: 805-962-1940
E-mail: jparke@aklaw.net
Lisa Schneider (Sanctioning)  
Agoura, CA, 818-575-9750
E-mail: honeybear3371@adelphia.net
SOUTHEAST
Susan Kasemeyer (Sanctioning) 
Lenoir City, TN, 865-988-4617
E-mail: NdurN@aol.com 
Joe Schoech 
Loganville, GA, 770-554-1545
E-mail: jschoech@bellsouth.net
SOUTHWEST
Julia Lynn-Elias, DVM
Dewey, AZ, 928-925-3207
E-mail: azendurancerider@gmail.com
Roger Taylor (Sanctioning) 
Albuquerque, NM, 505-897-4985
E-mail:   Roger_Sue@prodigy.net
WEST
Maryben Stover
San Jose, CA, 408-265-0839
E-mail: merryben@live.com
Forrest Tancer (Sanctioning)
Elk, CA, 707-877-3288
E-mail: forresttancer@mac.com

Directors at Large

Tom Bache La Jolla, CA, 858-454-3210
E-mail: tom@bache.me
Olin Balch, DVM, PhD
Cascade, ID, 208-315-3898
E-mail: obalch@earthlink.net
Randy Eiland
Anthony, NM, 915-309-6836
E-mail: renegade12@juno.com
Susan Garlinghouse, DVM
Upland, CA, 909-981-6630
E-mail: docgarlinghouse@roadrunner.com
Terry Woolley Howe
Descansco, CA, 619-445-5443
E-mail: terryhowe@hughes.net
Mollie Krumlaw-Smith
Maineville, OH, 513-583-5034
E-mail: mkrumlaw@webcincy.com
Michael Maul 
Alvin, TX, 713-725-7776
E-mail: mike@michaelmaul.com
Bruce Weary DC
Prescott, AZ, 928-776-7897
E-mail: bweary@cableone.net





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