Discipline: LD/Endurance, CMO, Trail Rider, Cartoonist, Writer, Co-Director/ Green Bean Endurance
Favorite Links for training, gear, and memberships!
- National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
- HOW TO CMO
- What is CMO?
- Old Dominion Endurance Rides
- Renegade Hoof Boots
- Riding vs. Racing a discussion with the Duck.
- Trumbull Mountain's INTRO TO ENDURANCE RIDING
- Principles of Conditioning
- Conditioning the endurance horse by SERA
- Short Article: Feeding & Training the Endurance Horse
- Feeding the Endurance Horse, Swedish Author
- Preventing Dehydration In the Endurance Horse, Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association
- Jim Holland's fantastic training links here!
- South Eastern Distance Rider's Association
January 3, 2015
Coming to a Trail Near You: The Green Machine
This competition is very unique within the sport of endurance riding, new, and fresh...we are piloting the project, and though I expect a number of hiccups along the way we are devoted to the idea of giving it all we've got.
So how does Green Bean Team work?
Teams of 5 ( mixed region/or single region)
Riders must have less than 1000 miles.
Team members must contribute to the point total in order to be eligible for team/individual prizes.
Cost per team $100 (basically $20 per rider)
Prizes: 100 % payback as all entry fees will be converted to prizes.
Teams are ranked by total mileage/experience (we are verifying these numbers to the best of our ability in AERC's records) . Which can put your team in one of three levels (on the vine, picked, or cooked). You compete against teams of your relative aggregate mileage level (ranking).
We are using a point system based on mileage/completion (placement has no bearing on score to promote completions) (no completion, no score). Higher mileages get bonus point multipliers added.
For all the details of the competition or to find out how to sign on: CLICK HERE and once you get there click on Green Bean Team competition. REGISTRATION IS GOING ON NOW. Deadline to have your team verified in January 31, 2015 so get cracking!
This team competition evolved from an idea I had kicked around for awhile. Jillane Baros and I had some discussion, why this would or would not work, and we hammered on it until we thought YEAH! Jillane created the scoreboard and registration page. We have dual ride secretaries to track points (I expect this to be very challenging but doable). The max riders we will take on is one hundred I believe we are up to 65 last time I checked.
If you currently have less than 1000 miles, we would truly like to see a couple of advanced teams to go head to head. We are well balanced at the novice and intermediate level (though we do have room for more). I'd just enjoy seeing a few advanced teams go at it. So if you have some friends who'd like to have a little friendly advanced green entertainment this season, check out the link.
My team as it currently stands is Victoria Kelley, Phylicia Mann, Dave Wisniewki, Shanna Cogeshall, and myself. Our ranking is Intermediate. So if you see a green t-shirt with a big 4 on it bobbing down the trail, lead, follow, or get out of the way *LOL*!