Green Bean Endurance (Competition) is opening up enrollment for those
who might like to ride on a TEAM in 2016. No fees are due at
enrollment (a $10 fee for prizes applies when the competition goes into
gear officially). Teams of 5 riders (each rider must have less than
1000 combined AERC and must have AERC membership to participate) compete
against similar mileage teams. Last year we limited the competition to
125 riders. We hope to expand the competition in 2016 and will include
some interesting non-riding options for gaining bonus points for TEAM
Low mileage TEAMS will compete in a division called ON THE VINE.
Intermediate TEAMS will compete in a division called PICKED.
Higher mileage/ experienced TEAMS will compete in a division we call COOKED.
Our program is based on mileage, but we use a point system. LD's are
worth their sanctioned ride mileage (25 miles = 25 points), 50 mile
rides ( are worth their face value + bonus points X 1.25), 100 mile
rides are worth their face value (100 miles + bonus points X 1.50). In
this way we encourage and reward growth, either by upping your game
gradually, or riding at your comfort level strategically. It is a
unique competitive platform.
Bonus points in 2016 are about TEAM building, and at the same time
giving back to AERC and our ride managers, it's gonna be fun! You will
be able to ride one day for points, and volunteer the next for bonus
We have a few interesting twists and turns for the game in 2016.
We are also considering an individual mileage based competition for solo riders as well. If we have fifteen riders sign up we will have it.
We have worked hard over the winter to mesh our program with AERC's
mantra "to finish is to win." We hope you will join us for some
friendly competition, and random magical sponge giving in 2016 ☺
If you are interested in forming and riding on a TEAM in 2016 click the
tab up above Join the Competition 2016 to go to the form to sign up.
There is a form for TEAM and a form for Individual.
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