Re: rule question

Pat Fredrickson (
Wed, 19 Nov 1997 19:51:13 -0800


I guess I never did respond to your rule question. Bred mares are not
allowed to compete in endurance. Someone else has most likely responded to
this, but in case they haven't I thought I would.

-----Original Message-----
From: Sheree D Nikstaitis <>
To: <>
Date: Thursday, November 13, 1997 1:48 PM
Subject: rule question

>Hi ! I am a new subscriber and new to the endurance field, although not
>new to breeding, training and showing arabs. I live and work on a small
>farm in Nor.Ca which has been in the arab business for over 20 years, and
>I own a couple mares which are definate endurance prospects, but one
>being bred and the other being too young (2 1/2) I have some time to wait
>and learn a few things before I delve in to actually competing.
>I have a question for anyone out there regarding bred mares competing in
>endurance events. Is there a rule prohibiting this? I read once that
>there was, but it was not from an "official" source so I really have no
>idea. Granted, anything over 5 months of pregnancy would be taxing but I
>see no reason why an early-stage bred mare could not compete, were she
>properly conditioned.
>I would appreciate anyone's input on this, and also if there is anyone
>subscribed to this that lives in the N.Ca - redding area I would like to
>get in touch with you and maybe put together a "conditioning co-op" to
>train together this spring.