Thursday, 25 July 2013

NW: The Vettec AERC National Endurance Championship is coming up soon!



http://www.endurance.net/AERCNC2013/index.html for all info.

The deadline for qualification to enter a 50 or 100 mile Championship division is September 9.

All ride entry registrations must be postmarked or received by September 11.

Late registrations will be permitted but will incur a $50 late fee.

Ride entry fees:

50 Mile Championship: $150

100 Mile Championship: $190

And because Ride Management wants to encourage participation by Juniors - entry fees for Juniors in both divisions will be Half Price!

Downloadable and online registration forms will be available soon on the website. Payments may be made with cash or personal check, or if you pay by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal there will be an additional 3% to cover bank fees.

Championship Qualification Criteria

100-mile ride:

500 lifetime miles (horse) AND 500 lifetime miles (rider), with at least one 100-mile, one-day ride together. The mileage requirements must be met with endurance competitions of 50 miles or more only -- no limited distance miles count towards qualification criteria. All miles MUST be AERC miles.
50-mile ride:
300 lifetime miles (horse) AND 300 lifetime miles (rider), with at least 100 miles together. The mileage requirements must be met with endurance competitions of 50 miles or more only -- no limited distance miles count towards qualification criteria. All miles MUST be AERC miles.
Alternate Qualification (either distance):
If the horse and rider team has completed 1,000 AERC endurance miles together (rides 50 miles or more only) they are qualified to enter either distance.
Non-Qualified:
You may enter the AERC event even if you and/or your horse do not meet the Qualification Criteria and will receive AERC points and mileage credit. In this case we ask that:
1) you are willing take over sponsorship of a Junior in the case that the Junior's original sponsor is eliminated from competition, or
2) you are willing to help Ride Management in other ways such as drag rider, gate opener/closer or
3) you can volunteer during one of the rides (50 or 100) that you are not participating in.

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