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Reno, Nevada - March 9 & 10



Friday - Regional Awards


Saturday Banquet & Awards

...Because everybody needs 'toons!

"Hot Topics" at AERC Convention Guaranteed to be Hot!

March 3 2018

As part of the AERC Convention in Reno, Nevada on March 9 and 10, prepare to be dazzled by the array of good and vendors presenting their goods and services.

At least 35 booths will outfit you, your horse, and your trailer with the latest and most stylish art, riding gear, tack, boot-ware, feed, supplements, bug protection, ride and event information, breed information, and mentorship. You'll find items you definitely need, and things you don't need but must have.

Come enjoy the Trade Show and support the AERC vendors!

As of February 15, scheduled vendors are:

AERC Green Bean Endurance, 
AERC 2018 National Championship Rides, Al Khamsa – breed association, 
American Trail Gear, 
Arabian Horse Association, 
Arabian Saddle Company, 
Auburn Laboratories, Inc., 
Badlands Equine, 
Bar ALE Inc., 
Boz Saddlery/Bozzage Training, 
EasyCare Inc., 
Farmers Warehouse Co./LMF Feeds, 
5-Star Performance TheraPlate, 
Hawthorne Products, 
H02 Haarlem – equestrian rain gear; 
Hought Endurance Tack, 
Ann Kratochvil – art and practical accessories; Nevada All-State Trail Riders (NASTR), 
The ReactorPanel Saddle Company, 
Renegade Hoof Boots, 
Revitavet Therapy Systems, 
Ride & Tie Association, 
Riding Warehouse, 
Scoot Boot Pty Ltd, 
Shadowtree – tack sales, 
Spalding Fly Predators, 
Specialized Saddles, 
Starfire Design Studio – ceramics, clothing; Stonewall Saddle Company, 
Michaele Leah Tristram - artist; 
Vettec, Inc., 
WSTF – The Tevis Store.

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February 25 2018

The 2018 American Endurance Ride Conference Convention will be held Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10, at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. The full agenda includes provocative, educational seminars, an eclectic Trade Show, Tack Swap, and Friday night music and dance, culminating with the Banquet and Awards ceremony Saturday night.

Guaranteed to be hot, lively, and stimulating are Friday and Saturday mornings' Hot Topics sessions, beginning at 730 AM. The subject of Friday's session is AERC and International Riding; Saturday's session tackles AERC's Drug Rules, with Jeannette Mero, DVM, Veterinary Committee Chair.

Come join in and listen and debate!

There's still time to sign up for the convention at:

Celebrating 45 Years of Endurance! The 2018 AERC Convention


Have you signed up yet?

Join Us for the 2018 National Convention in Reno, Nevada!
March 9 & 10, 2018

Time to get ready for a fun-filled weekend of informative lectures, great shopping, meeting up with friends, awards ceremonies, and celebrating 45 years of AERC endurance! We are excited to be back in Reno and celebrate an amazing year!

We have an incredible lineup of speakers this year! We also have a large trade show-lots of brand new vendors as well as long-time favorites. If you have been needing anything horse related, this is THE time to shop!

BONUS: Register by February 24 and be entered into our drawing to win a $50 gift card to Riding Warehouse and 10 raffle tickets (we are doing two drawings and each winner will win a gift card AND raffle tickets)!

Find convention sign up information, room reservations, and all other important information below, as well as on our website.

Register online here, or phone the office at 866-271-2372.

2018 AERC Convention Registration Open

Monday, January 22, 2018

The 2018 AERC Convention will be held March 9 and 10, 2018 - Grand Sierra Resort – Reno, Nevada

Seminar schedule (subject to change):


Current Topics in Nutrition with Joe Pagan, PhD, of Kentucky Equine Research
Research Findings from the Virginia City 100 Mile Dehydration Study with Jerry Gillespie, DVM, AERC Research Committee Chair
Tevis Ultrasound GI Study (from 2017 ride) with Melissa Esser, DVM, MS, DACVIM, of Michigan State University
Trail Marking: Incorporating the Best from all Regions with Michelle Grald of GMHA


From Start to Finish: Managing the 100 Mile Endurance Horse with Jay Mero, DVM, AERC Veterinary Committee Chair
Exertional Rhabdomyolysis (Tying Up): What You Need to Know with Stephanie Valberg, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, ACVSMR, of Michigan State University
Health Tips to Keep Riders Strong in the Saddle with Lori McIntosh, Health and Wellness Coach

The Veterinary CE is all day Thursday and Friday, March 8 & 9, and AERC's convention is Friday and Saturday, March 9 & 10. All are welcome to the FREE VENDOR AREA and to buy and sell at the TACK SWAP!

To register and for more information, see: