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2017 Arabian Horse Association Distance Nationals/Owyhee Canyonlands

October 11 2017
by Merri Melde-Endurance.net

Endurance riders, Arabian Horse Association people, Two Trees catering by the fabulous Wynne Teeter, evening jams, an even better band, Country Club (classic country, honky tonk, old time, and bluegrass, starring Steph's fiddle teacher), the local Radio Club (who came in very handy when a rider was injured out on trail), and the stars of the show, the endurance horses, merged and mingled at the Teeter Ranch the weekend of October 6-8 for the 3-day Owyhee Canyonlands/AHA Distance Nationals.

Not only did the Arabian Horse Association hold their 50-mile and 100-mile Purebred Arabian, and Half-Arabian/Anglo Arabian Championships, but they also hosted the Appaloosa 50-mile Championship (ANCER) and the Paso Fino National Championship. The Teeter Ridecamp looked like Days of Old, when trailers squeezed into every conceivable space both in front and in back.


While more horse trailers continued to pull into camp on Friday, the Day 1 25-mile ride and the AERC 50-mile ride took riders into the Owyhee desert, down to the Snake River and around Wild Horse Butte.

39 riders started the 50, with 36 finishing. Winner was Christoph Schork, riding RR Jazz Dancer in 5:13. Daneila Lambeck was second (also 5:13) aboard Christoph's GE Berry Haat Salza. Karen Steenhof and WMA Proclaim came in third in 5:50. GE Jazz Dancer won Best Condition.

20 started the LD, with 15 finishing. Vonnie Brown aboard Chipikiri won the ride in 4:04, a minute over Leonard Bottleman and APP Taylor La Esplendida Mirada. Bill Miller, riding Tezeros Annie Sue, and David Brown, riding Tezeros Hot Shot, finished third and fourth in 4:10. Tezeros Hot Shot got Best Condition.

Day 2 was a busy ride day, with a 25-mile LD, an open 50-mile ride, and the 4 50-mile Championship rides: Purebred Arabian, Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian, Appaloosa, and Paso Fino.

14 riders started the AHA Purebred Arabian Championship, with 12 finishing. John Stevens, from Lincoln, California, took the Championship honors with his 9-year-old gelding Rabbalad (FV Classic Farwa x FV Farabba, by Haji Rabba) in 5:08. Reserve Champion went to Christoph Schork, from Moab, Utah, aboard GE Haat Rod Express (DWA Express x Pico Stardust +/, by Pico Haat Shaat) in 5:33. Jeff Stuart, from Ogden, Utah, took third with JV Remington (JV Shadow Dancer x Sugar is Fine, by *Patriark) in 6:27. GE Haat Rod Express won Best Condition.

7 riders started the Half-Arabian/Anglo Arabian division, with 5 finishing. Jeff Loe from Trail, Oregon, and Hillcreek Pyra (SFF Pyro x Zephyr) won in a time of 6:27. Denise Obray, from Auburn, California, and TM Dunit in Gold (Ima Dun Kid x Faireshine Padron, by *Padron) finished second in 7:06. Junior rider Sarah Holloway from Maple Valley, Washington, finished third aboard Phinneas (Grandson of the Black Stallion) in 8:28. Phinneas won the Best Condition award, much to his approval.

Top honors in the Appaloosa Championship went to Siri Olson from The Dalles, Oregon, and EZ To B Perfect, in a ride time of 7:52. Jessica Cobbley, from Blackfoot, Idaho, and The Big Brass finished second in 7:58. Third place went to Kathleen Jepson, from Independence, Oregon, aboard Spotted Wap in a ride time of 8:21. EZ To B Perfect also won Best Condition. 6 started and 4 completed the ride.


The Paso Fino Championship had 3 starters and finishers. Chris Cane, from Olympia, Washington, and Marco del Padre finished first in 8:59, and earned the Best Condition award. Lindsay Campbell, visiting from Lake City, Florida, finished second aboard Cane's horse Magico del Padre in 9:00. The current AERC President, Paul Latiolais, from Milwaukie, Oregon, finished third aboard Francisco Adan CuGR in 10:13.

50 riders started the Open 50 mile ride, with 41 finishing. John Stevens and Rabbalad were first in 5:08. Christoph Schork and GE Haat Rod Express were second in 5:33, and Dean Hoalst and Redwing Ofcourage finished third in 5:56. GE Haat Rod Express won the open AERC Best Condition award.

The Racing Mules put on their fun and excellent show in the LD (3 of them carrying Juniors). They took the top 4 spots, with Junior Parker Eversole and out of Idaho winning in 3:10, with sponsor Trinity Jackson aboard Gracie second (also in 3:10). Junior Sidney Jackson was third on Bear in 3:11, and Junior Lucy Martin was fourth on Irish in 3:12. 8th place Stace Moss aboard Top Hat Frost won Best Condition. 20 started and 18 finished the ride.

Day 3 saw a 25-mile ride, an open 55-mile ride, and the 100-mile open, Purebred Arabian, and Half-Arabian/Anglo Arabian Championships. The 100-milers got to visit Wild Horse Butte, the Snake River, and one of the more scenic canyons in the area, Sinker Creek, which runs through the historic 150+-year-old Joyce Ranch.

All participants this day, horses, riders, and volunteers, got the added bonus of cold gale winds, which were actually acceptable, because they blew the gnats into the next county. It was fine 100-mile horse weather, reflected by the most excellent high completion rates, particularly in the 100.


"Team Stevens," from Lincoln, California, and their sleek Purebred Arabians were the stars of that 100-mile division. Crossing the finish line in 8:57 were Diane (first place) aboard the 15-year-old gelding Banderaz LC7 (Jazzman DGL x Zordosa, by *Bandos PASB), and John (second place) aboard the 9-year-old gelding Justin SF (Sir Fames HBV x NNL Just a Heat, by Don El Chall). Justin SF won the Best Condition award. Third place went to Jeanette Mero, of Mariposa, California, and Jet Setting Sandrita (Djet Set De Falgas x Tiki Destiny, by Sambors Destiny) in 10:40. Jeanette rode and finished with her 16-year-old Junior daughter Reyna, aboard Triomphe. This made the Team Mero weekend a complete success (they also finished the AHA 50 the day before), after 2 breakdowns on the way to Idaho and arriving at camp in the middle of the night. The AHA finish made 4 100-mile completions for both horses for the year.

The only other Junior in the AHA Purebred ride was 14-year-old Sarah Holloway, of Maple Valley, Washington, riding with her aunt Connie Holloway aboard DWA Saruq. Sarah and her 14-year-old gelding Noble Desperado finished in 13th place in a ride time of 15:40 in their first 100-mile ride. 15 started and 14 finished the ride.

A literal coin toss determined the winner of the Half-Arabian/Anglo Arabian 100-mile Championship, because they could not be separated by a nostril wrinkle or a tail hair at the finish. Winner was Suzanne Hayes, of Arlee, Montana, riding her 9-year-old half-Thoroughbred gelding Sanstormm (Sanskrit x Alta Snow), in a time of 9:45. Reserve Champion was Christoph Schork aboard the half Quarter horse mare GE Pistol Annie (Sulte x Sissy). Annie won the Best Condition award. Third place out of 3 starters went to Carson City, Nevada's Connie Creech aboard LS Steele Breeze (Remington Steele x LS Shareem, by Luzero), in a ride time of 15:07. This was Breezy's 16th 100-mile completion. Her previous ride was a finish in the tough Virginia City 100 three weeks earlier.

The open AERC 100-mile ride had 26 starters and 23 finishers. Diane and John Stevens tied for first, and Christoph Schork and Suzy Hayes tied for third place along with Meridian, Idaho's Lynn Rigney, aboard Predictable. That pair also finished the Virginia City 100 three weeks earlier, in 6th place. Justin SF won the open Best Condition award.

10 riders started the 50-mile ride, with 8 completing. First place went to Jeff Stuart and DWA Malik in a ride time of 6:30. Tani Bates and CR Marjan Roars were second in 6:35, and Beth Nicholes and DWA Zifhaffir were third in 7:08. Best Condition went to DWA Zifhaffir.


All 19 starters finished the LD ride (5 mules again!), with Bill Miller finishing first in 2:41 aboard Raffons Noble Dancer. Second was David Brown aboard Tezeros Hot Shot. The 5 mules were next, carrying 3 Juniors. Tezeros Hot Shot won Best Condition.


Team Stevens Dominates 2017 Arabian Horse Association Distance Nationals Purebred 100 Mile Ride

by Merri Melde-Endurance.net
October 9 2017

The wife and husband team of Diane and John Stevens, from Lincoln, California, took top honors in the AHA Distance Nationals Purebred Arabian 100 Mile ride in Oreana, Idaho on Sunday October 8th.

Diane and her gelding Banderas LC7 took first place in a ride time of 8:57. John and his gelding Justin SF took second place (also ride time of 8:57), and, next morning, the Purebred Best Condition award. 15 started the division with 14 finishing.

Winner of the AHA 100-mile Half Arabian/Anglo Arabian division was literally determined on a coin toss. Suzanne Hayes, from Arlee, Montana, aboard Sanstormm tied with Christoph Schork, from Moab, Utah, aboard GE Pistol Annie right on the finish line with a ride time of 9:45. A coin toss gave the win to Suzy Hayes. Christoph's GE Pistol Annie won the Best Condition award the next morning. Connie Creech and LS Steele Breeze finished third in a ride time of 15:07, making 3 starters and 3 finishers in this division.


2017 Arabian Horse Association Distance Nationals 50 Mile Winners

October 8 2017
by Merri Melde-Endurance.net

The 50-mile Arabian Horse Association Distance National 50-mile ride was held Saturday October 7 at the Teeter Ranch in Oreana, Idaho.

Winner of the Purebred Arabian division was John Stevens, of Lincoln, California, aboard Rabbalad in a time of 5:08. Second place went to Christoph Schork, of Moab, Utah and GE Haat Rod Express in 5:33. Jeff Stuart, from Ogden, Utah, was third aboard JV Remington in 6:27. GE Haat Rod Express won Best Condition. 14 started the ride with 12 completing.

In the Half-Arabian/Anglo Arabian division, Jeff Loe from Trail, Oregon, and Hillcreek Pyra won in a time of 6:27. Auburn, California's Denise Obray and TM Dunit in Gold finished second in 7:06, and Junior rider Sarah Holloway from Maple Valley, Washington, finished 3rd aboard Phinneas in 8:28. Phinneas won the Best Condition award. 7 started and 5 finished the ride.

Held in conjunction with the Arabian Distance National were the ANCER (Appaloosa National Championship Endurance Ride) and PFHA (Paso Fino Horse Association) 50 mile championships.

6 started and 4 completed the ANCER Championship. Siri Olson from The Dalles, Oregon, and EZ To B Perfect won first place and Best Condition in a ride time of 7:52. Jessica Cobbley, from Blackfoot, Idaho, and The Big Brass finished second in 7:58. Third place went to Kathleen Jepson, from Independence, Oregon, aboard Spotted Wap in a ride time of 8:21.

3 started and finished the PFHA Championship, with Chris Cane, from Olympia, Washington, and Marco del Padre finishing first and winning Best Condition in a ride time of 8:59. Lindsay Campbell, from Lake City, Florida, finished second aboard Cane's horse Magico del Padre in 9:00. Paul Latiolais, current AERC President, from Milwaukie, Oregon, finished 3rd aboard Francisco Adan CuGR in 10:13.


AHA 100 Purebred Championship

15 Starters 14 Finishers
1. Diane Stevens - Banderas LC7 - 8:57
2. John Stevens - Justin SF - 8:57 - BEST CONDITION
3. Jeanette Mero - Jet Setting Sandrita - 10:40
4. Reyna Mero (Junior) - Triomphe - 10:40
5. Lois Wifall - Bey Special Edition - 10:40
6. Tom Currier - LJ Owyhee Opal - 11:15
7. Nicole Beck - Kenlyn Blitz - 11:25
8. Kristen Maholland - HCC Elessar - 11:57
9. Suzanne Ford Huff - Ezprezzo - 12:41
10. Layne Lewis - Royal Immage - 13:57
11. Beth Kaufmann - BR Nikitiki De Soi - 15:07
12. Connie Holloway - DWA Saruq - 15:40
13. Sarah Holloway - Noble Desperado - 15:40
14. Anne Aganon - DWA Nadra - 15:40

AHA Half-Arab/Anglo Arab Championship

3 Starters 3 Finishers
1. Suzanne Hayes - Sanstormm - 9:45
2. Christoph Schork - GE Pistol Annie - 9:45 - BEST CONDITION
3. Connie Creech - LS Steel Breeze - 15:07



AHA 50 Half-Arab/Anglo Arab Championship
7 starters 5 finishers

1. Jeff Loe - Hillcreek Pyra
2. Denise Obray - TM Dunit in Gold
3. Sarah Holloway (Junior) - Phinneas - BEST CONDITION
4. Jessica Huber - Belesema Star Ebony
5. Lynn White - Belesemo Moon

AHA 50 Purebred Championship
14 starters 12 finishers

1. John Stevens - Rabbalad
2. Christoph Schork - GE Haat Rod Express - BEST CONDITION
3. Jeff Stuart - JV Remington
4. Chantel Allen - SB
5. Reyna Mero (Junior) - Try Pro
6. Chris Samson - Belesema Anna
7. Melissa Stephenson - Sovereign Will
8. Jody Shumway - Worth Five
9. Carlene Benson - Ramsey BD
10. Mindy Wolfe - Keeping Faith
11. Bette Gower - BW Startme Up
12. Heidi Sherratt - Gold N Beaudayshus

ANCER (Appys!) 50 Championship
6 starters 6 finishers

1. Siri Olson - EZ To B Perfect - BEST CONDITION
2. Jessica Cobbley - The Big Brass
3. Kathleen Jepson - Spotted Wap
4. Lynn White - Belesemo Moon

PFHA (Paso Finos!) 50 Championship
3 starters 3 finishers

1. Chris Cane - Marco del Padre - BEST CONDITION
2. Lindsay Campbell - Magico del Padre
3. Paul Latiolais - Francisco Adan CuGR



(all results are tentative and subject to change and revision.)

AHA Distance Nat'ls 100 - FINISH - of the OPEN 100

1st PLACE: Diane Stevens and Banderaz LC7 in at 5:45
2nd PLACE: Jon Stevens and Justin SF in at 5:45
3rd TIE: Suzy Hayes and Sanstormm in at 6:35
3rd TIE: Christoph Schork and GE Pistol Annie in at 6:35
3rd TIE: Lynn Rigny and Predictable in at 6:35
6th: Jeanette Mero and Jet Setting Sandrita in at 7:30
7th: Reyna Mero (Junior) an Triomphe in at 7:30.1
8th: Lois Wifall and Bey Special Edition in at 7:30.2
9th: Tom Currier and LJ Owyhee Opal in at 8:05
10th: Jennifer Kaplan and Ala Catch Ya Later in at 8:15
11th: Nicole Beck and Kenlyn Blitz in at 8:15
12th: Kristen Maholland and HCC Ellesar
13th: Suzanne Ford Huff and Ezprezzo
14th: Layne Lewis and Royal Immage
15th: Beth Claussen and Beau de Valeroso
16th: Beth Kauffmann and BR Nikitiki De Soi
17th: Connie Creech and LS Steele Breeze
18th: Shyla Williams and BW Saracen
19th: Connie Holloway and DWA Saruq
20th: Sarah Holloway (Junior) and Noble Desperado
21st: Anne Aganon and DWA Nadra
22nd: Nance Worman and Big Sky Quinn
22nd: Cindy Bradley and Bogar Tuckar

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A means full Arab
H means Half Arab
no letter is open 100

Vet Check 4 at 80 miles

1. John Stevens out at 3:42
2. Diane Stevens out at 3:43
3. Lynn Rigney out at 4:17
4. Christoph Schork out at 4:18
5. Suzy Hayes out at 4:19
6. Kristen M out at 4:45
7. Lois W out at 5:03
8. Reyna Mero out at 5:05
9. Jeanette Mero out at 5:05
10. Tom C out at 5:22
11. Jennifer K out at 524
12. Nicole B out at 524
13. Suzanne Ford Huff out at 6:02
14. Layne Lewis out at 6:41
15. Beth Claussen out at 7:00
16. Beth Kaufmann out at 7:13
17. Connie Creech out at 7:18
18. Anne Aganon out at 7:53
19. Connie Holloway out at 7:54
20. Shyla Williams out at 7:55
21. Sarah Holloway out at 7:56
22. Nance Worman out at 9:01
23. Cindy Bradley out at 9:01

Only 3 pulls still, Dick Root, Dean Hoalst, Mike Cobbley
8:30 PM wind is FINALLY dying down
At least the gnats got blown into the next county!

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3rd vet check (out) at 65 miles

1. Diane Stevens out at 2:08
2. John Stevens out at 2:08
3. Lynn Rigney out at 2:32
4. Christoph Schork out at 2:32
5. Suzy Hayes out at 2:39
6. Kristen Maholland out at2:57
7. Reyna Mero out at 3:12
8. Jeanette Mero out at 3:12
9. Lois Wifall out at 3:12
10. Suzanne Ford Huff out at 3:32
11. Nicole B out at 3:33
12. Jennifer Kaplan out at 3:33
13. Tom Currier out at 3:34
14. Layne Simmons out at 4:39
15. Beth Kaufmann out at 5:00

in at 5:13: Anne Aganon, Sarah Holloway, Connie Holloway, Shyla Williams

still out: Cindy Bradley and Nance Worman

Mike Cobbley Pull M

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2nd vet check (out) at 45 miles

1. John Stevens out at 11:26
2. Diane Stevens out at 11:26
3. Christoph Schork out at 11:54
4. Lynn Rigney out at 11:54
5. Suzy Hayes out at 12:02
6. Kristen Mulholland out at 12:09
7. Reyna Mero out at 12:27
8. Jeanette Mero out at 12:27
9. Lois Wifall out at 12:26
10. Tom Currier out at 12:29
11. Suzanne Ford Huff out at 12:36
12. Jennifer Kaplan out at 12:42
13. Nicole B out at 12:43
14. Mike Cobbley out at 1:05
15 Layne Simmons out at 1:05
16 Beth Kaufmann out at 1:21
17 Beth Clausen out at 1:24
18 Connie Creech out at 1:25
19 Shyla Williams out at 2:21
20 Connie Holloway out at 2:22
21 Sarah Holloway out at 2:22
22 Anne Aganon out at 2:22
23 Nance Worman out at 2:44
24 Cindy Bradley out at 2:44

no more pulls so far
there were 9 more to still come into this vet check, but I had to make a sandwich run!
it's about 58* and very windy

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1st vet check at 20 miles - 30 minute hold

53A Diane Stevens out 8:12
55A John Stevens out 8:13
86 Lynn Rigney out 8:15
6H Christoph Schork out 8:16
29H Suzy Hayes out 8:16
18A Suzanne Ford Huff out 8:22
150A Kristen Maholland out 8:25
42A Jeanette Mero out 8:34
41A Reyna Mero out 8:35
48A Lois Wifall out 8:36
20A Layne Lewis out 8:38
16A Mike Cobbley out 8:38
31A Nicole Beck out 8:45
32 Jennifer Kaplan out 8:45
39A Beth Kaufmann out 8:46
151H Connie Creech out 8:46
143 Beth Clausen out 8:54
123A Connie Holloway out 8:57
4A Anne Aganon out 8:57
121A Sarah Holloway out 8:57
17 Shyla Williams out 8:57
89 Cindy Bradley out 9:22
147 Nance Worman out 9:24

PULLS:
140 Dean Hoalst - RO
152 Dick Root - RO

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Starters for the AHA Distance Nat'ls 100 26 starters

4A Anne Aganon - DWA Nadra
6H Christoph Schork - GE Pistol Annie
16A Mike Cobbley - Taladega
17 Shyla Williams - BW Saracen
18A Suzanne Ford Huff - Ezprezzo
20A Layne Lewis - Royal Immage
29H Suzanne Hayes - Sanstormm
31A Nicole Beck - Kenlyn Blitz
32 Jennifer Kaplan - Ala Catch Ya Later
39A Beth Kaufmann - BR Nikitiki De Soi
41A Reyna Mero (Junior) - Triomphe
42A Jeanette Mero - Jet Setting Sandrita
48A Lois Wifall - Bey Special Edition
49A Tom Currier - LJ Owyhee Opal
53A Diane Stevens - Banderaz LC7
55A John Stevens - Justin SF
86 Lynn Rigney - Predictable
89 Cindy Bradley - Bogar Tucker
121A Sarah Holloway (Junior) - Noble Desperado
123A Connie Holloway - DWA Saruq
140 Dean Hoalst - Pay Attention
143 Beth Claussen - Beau de Valeroso
147 Nance Worman - Big Sky Quinn
150A Kristen Maholland - HCC Elessar
151H Connie Creech - LS Steele Breeze
152A Dick Root - OFW Alivia

all started at 6 AM



JOIN US! for the 2017 Owyhee Canyonlands Pioneer and Distance Horse National Championships AHA & ApHC hosted by the Arabian Horse Association

October 6,7,8 in Oreana, Idaho


Tentative Schedule *modifications below

Ride Entry Form


DIRECTIONS

ADDRESS:
15401 Bates Creek Road
Oreana, ID

Follow google earth directions to Oreana, Idaho. When you turn off highway 78 south to Oreana (watch for big artistic ride sign), drive down 2 hills to the tiny town of Oreana. You will pass a "slow children" yellow road sign on your right, and another artsy ride sign directing you to turn onto dirt Bates Creek Road to the right. drive up that 5 miles toward the mountains (can be a bumpy ass dirt road in places) (you'll see a couple of ride signs along the road, ignore the Private Road signs), until you come around a corner and see the Teeter Ranch spread before you in all its glorious horsey-ness. You can park out front, or keep following the signs around back where there will be plenty plenty of room, and lots of corrals, if you have rented one (email Steph or Regina if you need one or 2 or more).


Corral Rentals - there are several stock panel corrals available for rent, $30 for the week. If you wish to reserve a corral, please email Regina or Steph

Maps - click to download pdf

Day 1, October 6

Day 2, October 7

Day 3 100 Miles, October 8

Day 3 25/55 Miles, October 8

Live Music!

The country/bluegrass band 'Country Club' will be playing Saturday evening from 5-7. Here's a link to their web page

September 6 Update:

AHA Distance Nationals, Owyhee Canyonlands - October 6,7,8 Footing is generally good with trails and dirt 2-track roads. Might be dusty though.

Day 1 : AHA CTR (40 miles), AERC 30, AERC and AHA Open 50 mile rides will be one loop out of camp to Wildhorse Butte with a single out-vetcheck location.

Day 2 : AERC 25, AERC open 50, AHA National Championship 50 and ANCER/PFHA 50 championship (Apaloosa, Paso Fino) will be 2 loops out of basecamp, north into Birds of Prey and south to Hart Creek (there will be more rock on this loop). Holds will be at basecamp.

Day 3: AERC 25, AERC/AHA open 55, AHA Championship 100 will be one big loop out of camp for 25 and 55, and 60 miles of the 100 mile event. Ride along the base of the mountains (some rocky sections along the road), drop down and ride around Sinker Reservoir, then to Wildhorse Butte and the Snake River, then home. 100 mile riders will have a 20 mile loop out of basecamp in the morning, then repeat the 20 mile loop out of basecamp for the final 20 miles.

Dinners will be provided with ride entry, and all meals available for purchase beginning Thursday evening.

Ride entry is through AHA, so fill out their registration form at https://www.arabianhorses.org/.content/nat-show/dnl-show/DNL17_Entry_Form-Fillable.pdf

Unfortunately there is no Junior discount (or fee waiver) through AHA. We suggest Juniors do a fundraiser at the venue (sell cookies?) and we will try to encourage staff and riders to help with entry fees.

Info: http://www.endurance.net/international/USA/2017AHAOwyheeCanyonlands/ and https://www.arabianhorses.org/competition/national-events/distance-nationals/

We don’t anticipate problems with fires in our desert region this fall - but stay posted.


General Information

The Teeter Ranch will be hosting the 2017 AHA Distance Nationals in conjunction with the Owyhee Canyonlands Pioneer (3-day) AERC event. We are located outside of Oreana in the southwest corner of Idaho. This is sagebrush desert and you will experience sections of sand, rock, dust road, single track game and cow trails and a small amount of county road. We can have weather extremes here, so it might be hot, might be cold, might even rain (a rare occurrence - but not impossible). Days in early October are typically warm, and nights are cool.
You will be camped on bare fields and will experience weeds and dust in most places. We have potable water for people and horses and a shady yard for meetings and shady gravel area for crewing and vetting.

Meals will be provided by Two Trees Catering. Dinners will be at no cost for riders on the day that you ride, and will be available for purchase on other days. Riders and crews may also purchase lunches. All meals including breakfast will be available for purchase beginning on Friday evening.

Ride manager is Steph Teeter, contact info for camp, trails and AERC event: 208.250.6898 or 208.473.4877, email steph@endurance.net, contact for AHA is Paige Lockard, Distance Ride Coordinator/National Events Assistantr paige.lockard@arabianhorses.org, 303-696-4535.

Directions to basecamp


Thank You to Our Distance Horse National Championship Sponsors!

The Distance Horse National Championships (DHNC), including the AHA Distance Nationals, would not be possible without all of our sponsors!

Our sponsors receive great exposure through Eblasts, the DHNC Program, links posted on our website and other industry advertisements. The great and unique thing about being a sponsor with the DHNC is increased industry exposure due to our efforts of partnering with outside breeds like the Appaloosa Horse Club and the Paso Fino Horse Association. We are still growing and will be adding more breed organizations in the years to come.

Now is the time to show your support for Distance Riding. Click here to fill out a sponsorship form and add your Region, Club, business or farm to the growing list of sponsors of this national multi-breed event.

THANK YOU to our current 2017 Distance Horse National Championship Sponsors!

Corporate Sponsors:

Adequan
Awards Recognition Concepts (ARC)

Regional Sponsors:
Region 8
Region 10
Region 11
Region 12
Region 13
Region 14

Club Sponsors:

Rancho California AHA
Green Country AHA
Texas Arabian Distance Riders Association (TADRA)
Knoxville Arabian Horse Club
Minnesota AHA Inc.

Individual Sponsors:

Lisa Blackstone
Micky Hegg
Belesemo Arabians Cynthia Richardson

Product Sponsors:

Valley Vet Supply
Hammer Nutrition
Riding Warehouse Schneiders
All Things Equine

ApHC Sponsors:

Tioga Territory
Texas Equine Mercantile
Appaloosa Horse Club
Schneiders


Distance Nationals Right Around The Corner!

www.endurance.net/international/USA/2017AHAOwyheeCanyonlands/

August 18 2017

The Distance Horse National Championships is returning to Steph Teeter's Ranch this year in Oreana, Idaho from Oct. 6 to 8. We are very excited to have the Appaloosa Horse Club again this Fall, along with the Paso Fino Horse Association an additional partner.

There are several ride opportunities at the Distance Horse National Championships, including the AHA Competitive Trail Ride (CTR) National Championship starting on October 6; AHA Open CTR; American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC); Open Limited Distance and 50 Mile rides. Rides on October 7 will be the AHA 50 Mile National Championship; Appaloosa National Championship Endurance Ride; Paso Fino National Championship Endurance Ride; AERC Open Limited Distance and 50 Mile rides. Rides on October 8 will be the AHA 100 Mile National Championship; AERC Open Limited Distance; 50 Mile and 100 Mile rides.

All Open CTR, 50 Mile, 100 Mile and Open Limited Distance rides are open to ALL BREEDS and are recognized by both AHA and AERC.

As a reminder, if you own a Half-Arabian that is also a registered Appaloosa, you may enter both 50 Mile National Championship rides.

Make your plans now to attend the 2017 Distance Nationals in beautiful Oreana, Idaho! It is never too early to enter the National & Open Rides. To enter, please click here.


2017 Appaloosa Nat'l Championship Endurance Ride in Idaho, October 7

www.endurance.net/international/USA/2017AHAOwyheeCanyonlands/

2017 Appaloosa National Championship Endurance Ride, Oreana, Idaho, October 7. The 2017 Appaloosa National Championship Endurance Ride (ANCER) will be held in conjunction with the Arabian Horse Association Distance Nationals in Oreana, Idaho on October 7, 2017. The ride is called "Owyhee Canyonlands Pioneer" and is an AERC-sanctioned 50-mile ride.

ANCER has been held in locations across the country from Maine to California. It is rotating to the Western U.S. this year. The Arabian Horse Association and Appaloosa Horse Club are partnering for the second year to hold a multi-breed National Endurance Championship ride. Registered Appaloosas that are also registered with AHA as ½ Arabian may enter both National Championships.

Go to http://www.appaloosa.com/trail/national-champ.htm to download forms.

The ANCER will be held in conjunction with the Arabian Distance Horse National Championships.



Contacts

Ride Managers
Steph Teeter, 208 250 6898 Email: steph@endurance.net
Regina Rose, 208 250 6882 Email: rrose4u2002@yahoo.com

Head Veterinarian: Mike Foss DVM

AHA Championship Qualifications
END 107. QUALIFICATIONS FOR NATIONAL ENDURANCE RIDES (from AHA handbook)
1. For the 100-mile Championship Ride, the horse must have successfully
completed a minimum 300 lifetime miles of which 100 miles must consist of
one (1) day or multi-day, one hundred (100) mile Endurance Ride or two
consecutive rides of fifty (50) miles or greater over two consecutive days for a
total of one hundred (100) miles or more.
2. For the 50-mile Championship Ride, the horse must have successfully
completed 200 lifetime miles. (BOD 2/01)
3. Qualifying mileage must be from AHA, AERC, FEI or Endurance Canada
Recognized/Sanctioned Endurance Events of a minimum 50 miles distance
and be completed within maximum time limits of the Recognizing/Sanctioning
body. (BOD 5/12)
4. Ride name, length, date, and location of qualifying ride(s) must be listed on
entry blank for the AHA Championship Ride.
5. The horse is qualified rather than the rider. One or more riders may have
ridden qualifying miles for a single horse and a single rider may qualify more
than one horse.
6. Previous AHA Recognized National Champion Endurance Horses are
qualified for life.
 
CT 113. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
COMPETITIVE TRAIL RIDE.
Horse and rider eligibility requirements:
For Membership requirements refer to Chapter 7.
Only competitions conducted by AHA Approved Competitive Trail Ride
Organizations may be used to qualify for AHA National and Regional
Championship Rides. (Refer to CT 103.1.a for list of Organizations.)
1. A Horse must:
a. Be issued a Certificate of Registration from the Arabian Horse
Association, the Canadian Arabian Horse Registry, or the Canadian
Partbred Arabian Register. See USEF rules for Competition Visa.
b. Be at least five years actual age (60 months) by registration papers.
c. Not be currently owned, managed, or trained by the judge or ride
steward.
d. Have qualified in a Competitive Trail or Endurance Ride that was held
within the two preceding calendar years and that period of the current
year prior to the closing of entries for the ride in which a National
Championship ride is held and will meet one of the following criteria:
i. Complete 100 miles of an AHA Recognized Competitive Trail
Ride(s) or an Open Competitive Trial Ride(s) sanctioned by an
AHA Approved Ride Organization or at ride(s) sanctioned by
AERC of no less than 25 miles (of which at least 50 miles must
be in an AHA Recognized Competitive Trail Ride(s) or an Open
Competitive Trail Ride(s) sanctioned by an AHA Approved Ride
Organization)
ii. Placing Top Five in a Regional Championship Competitive Trail
Ride, or
iii. Placing Top Ten in a National Competitive Trail Ride, or
iv. Previous recognized National Champion Competitive Trail
Horses are qualified for life and may re-enter any National or
Regional Championship Competitive Trail Ride. Reserve
Champion Competitive Trail Horses are qualified for four years,
plus the portion of the current year prior to the closing of entries
for the National CTR, and may re-enter the National
Championship Competitive Trail Ride within that period.
2. Rider must:
a. Not be an immediate member of judge’s or steward’s family.
b. Not be working in an official capacity for the ride as listed in CT 114
with the exception of CT 114.3, the ride publicity chair.
3. The AHA Distance Commission chair shall not enter the National
Championship Ride, unless the Chair makes arrangements for other
committee members to provide the following normal Chair functions:
selection and approval of the ride judges, selection and approval of the ride
steward, and selection and approval of the ride course.