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Ridgecrest, CA

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. We'll help you with directions, resources and nearby sites.

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Riders

It's all about the riders and their horses. Want to see who will be riding? Are you coming to ride with us? Check back frequently to see what's new!

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Qualifications for the National Championship Rides:

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 together for 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.

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

The 2018 National Championships were held at the Biltmore Estate. Visit the website here.

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