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Re: RC: Jan 1 Die Hards

Coming up this Jan 1, 2000 there will be a ride at Bill Wilsons place
(Henryville IN) for those of you who want to ride and have a lot of fun on
New Years Day.  The ride is being put on by Bob and Lois McAfees.  Ride
time is 9am, yes you got it right 9am! Vetting in will be at 7am for those
who can still get out of bed! No vetting in will be done on the evening of
the 31st.  There are 15 stall availabel at the Wilson compound, so call
Lois early for your reservations.  If the weather turns bad, Wilsonsl,Mc
Afees and Caudells will take some of the frozen souls into their own homes
for the night before the ride. Call Lois for directions and for more
information at 812-294-1776.  This is an AERC sanctioned event and there
will be a 25 and a 50 miler for the day.  This should be a great way to
begin the New Year.  Happy Holidays to all of you out there in endurance
Jerry Fruth 
AERC # 441
Evansville, Indiana
Hickory Ridge Arabians web page:

On Mon, 06 Dec 1999, wrote...
>We have some evolution happening in front of us. And it is GOOD,
>At the mid year board meeting of AERC Barbara McCrary discussed and
>motioned that we begin a certification process of Endurance Ride Vets.
>This was tabled and sent to the Veterinary Committee.  There was
>discussion about the terms used for Vetting rides vs. judging rides.
>In the latest edition of the American Association Equine Practitioners,
>AEEP, on the last page was a call for assistance, "NATRC seeks
>veterinary judges." Contact for more information or
>copies. Or contact Stephanie Ostrowski, DVM through 505-751-4198
>USET and AHSA are encouraging Clinics for Stewards and FEI Vets and the
>increase in FEI rides provided in the U.S. (Though they are NOT
>certifying any new stewards or vets, only letting the other countries
>produce new stewards and certified Vets, bad news for US.)
>As a Ride manager in a variety of horse sports I know first hand about
>how difficult it has become lately to get Vets for rides. In addition,
>as a participant at MANY rides, I know first hand many of the problems
>of getting competent help in Vet services focused on endurance riding. I
>have been let out when I shouldn't have and pulled when I shouldn't
>have....(though I do not mind the "official" erring on the side of
>conservatism in order to learn....) With the number of rides increasing
>(thank goodness) and the inclusion of LD more aggressively we are going
>to be faced with some needs and questions in the near future.
>One, we are going to have to pay our Vets more for the 24 hours ++ that
>they are putting in at endurance rides. Two, we are going to have to
>look at ways to reduce our reliance on strictly Vets for "Judging"
>aspects of our endurance rides. I believe, IMO, that the role of the
>Endurance Steward can assist in this dilemma.....
>I would like to see an active discussion about this and some
>communication to AERC for the Convention and to the Board to start the
>process of expanding the roles of ancillary personnel at rides as well
>as evolving the roles and uses of Vets at our rides.
>Steve Shaw
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