Tuesday 30 September 2014

CT: Indian Territory

I just got off the trails at Lake Oologah and they look GREAT!  There has been no flooding so come to Blue Creek Campground at Lake Oologah near Claremore, OK, next weekend!  

There are two 25-mile rides and one 50-mile ride.  If you want to elevate to a 50 but don't want to take a chance on losing your 25-mile completion, this ride is for YOU!  The LD and endurance rides start at 8:00 AM and the 2nd LD ride starts at 2:00 PM.  Of course you may either ride the same horse or a different horse on the second LD ride; if you ride the same horse, the second entry fee is half price!

One of the philanthropic organizations to which I belong is collecting $5 gift cards (McDonalds, Burger King, WalMart, etc) to give to the Shriner's Hospital in Shreveport, LA.  The Hospital uses the cards as incentives for the children to complete their treatment that day. If you wish to donate $5 gift cards that will go directly to the Shriner's Hospital in Shreveport, please bring your card(s) to this ride and I'll give them to the van driver taking kids to LA.  Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Please text, call, or email Link or I with your RSVP (coming only) and any questions.  We appreciate your continued support of Indian Territory and look forward to seeing you this coming weekend (October 4) at Lake Oologah near Claremore (or Foyle), OK.

Susan Young Mock, Ride Manager
(918) 685-0072 (text or call)

Wednesday 17 September 2014

SW: Lead Follow or Get Out of My Way

Lead Follow or Get out of MY Way ride November 15, 2014 at McDowell Mt Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona is only 2 months away! We are once again having an AERC and AHA sanctioned 30, 50 & 75 mile ride as well as a 12 mile fun ride. We will be having a BBQ diner Friday night. We are limiting the ride to the first 100 riders/entries so make sure you get your entry in soon. Entries received after November 7, 2014 will incur a $15.00 late fee. All juniors will receive a $20.00 discount (does not apply to fun ride). Come join us for a beautiful and scenic desert ride with views of Fountain Hills, AZ. Enjoy the mostly groomed trails with some rock and sandy washes. This is the last ride of the season for the Southwest Region. For flyer and entry go to http://www.aerc.org/Calendar/2014LeadFollow.pdf

Any questions feel free to contact Jodie Dukerich, jmdukerich@cox.net 602-579-0130 or Stephanie Palmer-DuRoss, luv4riding@aol.com 602-770-5534

Please help support your local rides so we can continue to offer them.

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ATTN : Non-AERC Members put the $15.00 Non-Member Fee to good use toward your AERC membership, with the AERC Fall Special -- a great way for "new members" to sign up for the last 3 months of this ride season and ALL of next year for one low price of $88.75. 1 year membership is normally $75.00. Call the AERC office toll-free 866-271-2372 for details and to sign up! Yes, there are discounts for family members and for juniors who have solo memberships as well!

We have some volunteer spots still open so let us know if interested. 

Hope to see you there
Jodie and Stephanie

Tuesday 2 September 2014

NW: Oregon 100/PacNorth Benefit

The Oregon 100/PacNorth Benefit will be held on September 20 2014.

Donations needed! 

Dear PacNorth members, riders, and friends~

I'm asking each of you who have benefited from, may benefit from, or just want to contribute to the funds raised by the Oregon 100 endurance ride each year, to help with getting awards donated for this year's ride, 9/20 in Brothers Oregon A personal request to a contact you know is much more effective than any form letter I send. As a benefit ride, the more donated items I get, the less I spend and the more we have to turn over to Pac North. I need your help!

We're looking for new, quality goods that endurance riders like and use.  Would you each ask your favorite tack dealer or vendor for a donation of something that will lead to supporting PacNorth efforts? We need 1st place, BC and high vet score awards for each of the 4 distances (25, 50, 75 and 100). Past items have included biothane goods, sets of leg wraps, gift 
certificates to tack catalogs and services, ice boots, halter/leads, blankets/sheets, riding apparel -- shirts, tights, jackets (sizing needs to be flexible), supplements popular with endurance riders, Ulcerguard, ride entries, wine, hay bags, buckets, and other wonderful items. If I get a bounty of goods, I will combine some of the smaller items into one award. This ride benefits completely from the generous donations of time and goods from many in our endurance community. We welcome any sponsored awards for your favorite breed, too.
Please forward this to any others who you think may be interested in helping us out and apologies if you receive multiple copies of this. Any questions can be directed to me. 
PacNorth is a 501 3c non-profit and we can provide a tax letter for any donation. 

The Oregon 100 is promoted as a PacNorth fundraiser, and we wanted to be sure riders know just what the PacNorth is and what the money is used for.

Established as a not-for-profit organization, PacNorth helps provide funding for regional, national and international endurance championships. As an example, a North American Zone Team Challenge was held in Kentucky in 2009. PacNorth sent a team of six riders, and the funds raised at the Oregon 100 were used to pay for the team chef and the team vets to attend the event. Dewayne Brown was sponsored this past year in Florida at the North American Zone Team Challenge. PacNorth also tries to give back to the riders that support the PacNorth fundraiser by sponsoring speakers for the PNER convention.

If you are a member of AERC and AERC-I you are automatically a member of PacNorth. You do not need to compete internationally to be a member. PacNorth holds an annual meeting during the PNER convention, and any member can attend and have input into the organization. We hope all of you attend, and we thank you for your support of the Oregon 100. Enjoy the ride!

We also of course need volunteers. Please contact Carol Giles if you can help out. NO experience necessary! It’s a great way to learn, meet people, and have a great time in the desert. Thanks!

Many thanks,
Carlene Benson
OR100/ Pac North
545 Leslie St. SE,
Salem, OR 97301