Wednesday 27 August 2014

NW: Prater Mountain

Hi Everyone,
Just a reminder that Prater Mountain Endurance Ride and fun ride will be on Sept 13. Dale has done an amazing job with the trails. There is plenty of water both natural and in tubs on the trail. The fun ride is about 13 miles long, not technical, will prove to be a blast!
All vet checks are in camp, and close to the chuck wagon.
The awards are to die for!
 Elkins Resort  (‪‬  will be sponsoring the best condition awards this year, the top ten awards are unique and very cool. You won't find another like them anywhere.  The completion awards are more like top ten awards where I come from. 
 Sgt. Reckless's handler will be at ride camp to share stories about this amazing little filly. A true hero and war horse in the Korean War, this 5 year old mare carried artillery 35 miles one way on her own... Check out the video
Ride camp is level and  the view is spectacular. The trails have some elevation to them, so bring a fit horse.   If you are planning to come a day or two early please email either Dale at or  Tara at . 
This is the first time a ride has been hosted in the Priest River area. Please lets make this a yearly event. I'd hope to see many folks embrace this neck of the woods and experience the Crown Jewel of North Idaho.  Its going to be a great ride!

Sunday 24 August 2014

CT: 2014 AERC National Championship

100 mile - October 30, 2014
50 mile - November 1, 2014

Time is ticking away and the Championship is getting closer everyday!!

Our Ride Info Page & Ride Entry is now AVAILABLE!!
I have attached it in a PDF & you may also find it on the web site @!!

Questions about Qualifications?
All entries must meet AERC qualification criteria:
• 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.
• 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.
• Alternate qualification (either distance): If the horse and rider team has completed 1,000 AERC endurance miles (rides 50 miles or more only) they are qualified to enter.

To view your Ride History, click here or phone the AERC office, 866-271-2372.

Thinking about Volunteering?
Contact Sue Phillips @ to get your volunteer position and t-shirt size submitted!
If you are thinking about coming to the National Championship and are not bringing a horse trailer to stay in and need a place to stay and/or hotel room please call the Candlewood Suites in Mt Pleasant, Texas @ 903-572-4600. When booking please mention Priefert Endurance Ride to receive a special room rate for the event. You may ask to speak with Nancy Patel for any assistance with booking she is the manager for the hotel and is aware of the event. For special room rate please book by: September 25, 2014 by 9:00 AM!! IF you are sure about coming then please call ASAP to make sure and get a room. We have only been blocked off so many rooms so the early you can call and book the better chances of availability.

**We will be having entrainment on Friday afternoon so come watch Chad Brinlee with Bombproof Horsemanship!**

THANK YOU Todd Hezeau for making our NC logo!!
THANK YOU Russell Betts for keeping our web site updated!!

We have gotten some amazing sponsors and have a few more pending!
Please thank them! (On the web site all logos are linked to the company web site, check them out!)
LubriSyn HA
Priefert Ranch Equipment
Renegade Hoof Boots
Specialized Saddles
Charlotte Baca
Distance Depot
Lone Star Ag Credit
Texas Endurance Riders Association
Boehringer-Ingelheim (maker of lots of your horse vaccine!!)
Uckle ProFormula (maker of Lyte Now!!)
Kentucky Performance Equine
Cypress Trails
Equine Monitors
Platinum Performance
Texas Heritage National Bank

Questions about Trail, Camp, etc? CALL, TEXT, or EMAIL me!
Khristin Seymore

Wednesday 20 August 2014

MW: Northern Highland Ride Cancelled

Due to unprecedented rain totals over the past few days, and the probability of more heavy rains Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the August 23-24 Northern Highland Ride for 2014 has been canceled. We are concerned about the potential risk to rigs getting in and out of camp and the private landowner is concerned about damage to their field. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this cancellation, and hope you will consider joining us in 2015. Please pass the word.

RM, Jon Wagner
RM, Jessi Zirbel
Hosting party, TJ Edwards

Tuesday 19 August 2014

AHA Distance Nationals - Registration due September 8

AHA Distance Nationals - Registration due September 8

Registration forms can be downloaded at  and mailed to

Arabian Horse Association
Atten: Devin Smith
10805 E. Bethany Dr.
Aurora, CO 80014

Entries are due SEPTEMBER 8. Late fees will be applied after this date ($25 for AHA entries, $10 for AERC 'open' entries)

Additionally there will be a $10 BLM/Camping fee per person.

Corrals are available for rental (12 x 12  and 12 x 16 ft stock panels). Send me email (

More info at

We'll post trail maps soon.