50 Mile Championship Race

Mon, 3 Nov 1997 19:40:03 -0800 (PST)

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From: Debbie Zanot
Email: mrwallet@key-net.net

For a long time now Gene and I have talked about how the fifty mile horses are minimized as inferior competitors more or less overshadowed by 100 mile horses. Here is the point. AERC members are NOT all 100 mile riders. Does anyone have any stats on the percentage of members who only ride 50's? For various reasons, whether it be time,money,or not the right horse, people choose to do 50's only.My question is why isn't thee a 50 mile championship ride for horses who have never do 100's? Do you think there would be a interest in this type of an event? We feek if there were such Regional Championship 50 mile rides it would encourage more new members in to the sport. What do you think?