Sunday, February 25, 2007
AERC National Convention
AERC (American Endurance Ride Conference) members gathered for the annual convention. NATRC (North American Trail Ride Conference) joined the AERC for a grand gathering of distance riders.
A huge trade show kept shoppers and vendors busy, and two days of presentations, lectures and hands-on clinics provided education and entertainment to convention goers.
The Saturday night banquet and awards ceremony was in a packed room. AERC presented awards to it's top riders and horses in many divisions.
The prestigious Hall of Fame and Pard'ners Awards were presented to:
Maryben Stover - California resident: long-time rider, ridemanager and supporter of junior riders.
Pandora's Pixy - owned by the late Randy Coleman, a mare that has achieved 11,000 lifetime miles in Endurance, and the 'Perfect Ten' award (10,000+ miles, 10 wins, 10 Best Conditions.
John Park and Remington - Pard'ners through 10,000 miles and years of trails and trials.
An assortment of photos can be found at Gallery