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[RC] Endurance Rider - k s swigart

Truman Prevatt said:

Bottom line, IMO one that belongs to and participates in
AERC sanctioned events is an endurance rider.

The AERC currently sanctions "introductory rides" (they even appear in
the rule book) and are defined as anything less than 22.4 miles
(presumably 22.5 miles would be rounded up to 25 and be considered a
Limited Distance Ride).

Since, according to the current AERC rule book, ride managers can
sanction a 3 mile ride, or even a 1/2 mile ride, that all these rides
should be considered endurance rides and all participants should be
considered endurance riders?

The AERC has to define "endurance ride" somehow (if the word isn't
defined somehow, then it has no meaning).

Personally, I would like for it to be defined as 100 miles; although I
don't have a problem with dividing that 100 miles up into multiple
consecutive days just so long as it is all on one horse.

But, since I am a member of the AERC, I am willing to accept the
definition that is currently laid out in the by-laws.

Truman thinks that anything a ride manager sanctions with the AERC, even
if it is only a 1/2 mile loop around base camp should be defined as

I suspect that most other people lie somewhere in the middle of these
two extremes.

Orange County, Calif.


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