Congratulations to the 2019 AERC National 100 Mile Champions, Jeremy Reynolds riding RTR Rimfires Etta (Etta)

Jeremy Reynolds - 1st 100 Mile MW and 1st Overall - Freeform Saddle

Congratulations to the 2019 AERC National 50 Mile Champions, Susannah Jones and her horse, Diablo Maj (Beauty)

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2019 NC Photos by Merri Melde

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Thank you for joining us at the 2019 AERC National Championship Ride.  The sportsmanship and positive attitude of the riders was unparalleled and contributed to a safe and enjoyable weekend.  At the same time,  the quality of horses and level of horsemanship lead to an exciting competition.
With beautiful weather and sunny skies, the desert vistas and views of the Sierra mountain range were on full display.
We enjoyed sharing 100 mile trail with you, and hope to see you on the trail again at the 2020 National Championship Ride next June in Ft. Howes, Montana.

Melissa and Robert


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Ride Entry

For the first time in more than a decade, the AERC National Championships return to the West Coast in the Pacific South region at Ridgecrest, California.


The entry form has been removed post-event.

2019 NC Ride Entry
The views include mountainous landscapes

Qualifications for the National Championship Rides:

All entries must meet AERC qualification criteria:

A) All entrants must be current full members of AERC

B) All riders must ride in the declared weight division

C) Riders will be eligible to participate in this event by qualifying under the AERC-NC criteria defined as follows:

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 or completion of a Pioneer ride. 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 together 1,000 AERC endurance miles (rides 50 miles or more only) they are qualified to enter.

Additional Alternate qualification, approved by the AERC board 4/15: All horse and rider teams who completed the previous year in the Top 10 overall standings in their region will be qualified to ride in either the 50 or 100 mile distance.

D) It is the RM’s responsibility to validate the eligibility of each entry via the AERC records website.  In the case of entries that are submitted that are in conflict with the AERC records website, the RM and the AERC will work together to validate these entries.



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

20 Mule Team 100-mile rider Lindsay Graham and Monk in 2009. They would go on to win the National Championship 100-mile ride later that year.

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