January 26 2011
The 2011 AERC Convention is fast approaching: it will take place March 4 and 5, 2011, in Reno, NV, and will feature a wealth of educational information, entertainment, awards and no lack of opportunities for shopping!
Educational seminars include subjects covering risk factors of ride pulls by Langdon Fielding, DVM, treatment options after ride pulls by K. Gary Magdesian, DVM, AERC lameness judging guidelines by Thomas R Timmons, DVM, and equine endurance nutrition by Stephen Duren, MS, PhD - author of "The Concise Guide to Nutrition in the Horse" and "The 101 Most Frequently Asked Horse Nutrition Questions."
One can count on an entertaining seminar by the always-humorous Angie McGhee - author of "The Lighter Side of Endurance Riding" - with her daughter Angie McGhee on "Adventures in Family Riding."
Highlights of this year's convention will be inspirational seminars by the popular international endurance competitor Jan Worthington, "Never Give Up; and by 'the First Lady of Endurance' Julie Suhr - author of "Ten Feet Tall, Still" - with her daughter Barbara White on "The Functional Endurance Family."
John Parke will facilitate "Hot Topics," workshops where endurance members can discuss, brainstorm, and debate topics such as "LD and Endurance" and "Trails: Lobbying for Change."
Additionally, the Jim Steere Horse Health Symposium will be presented March 3 and 4 in conjunction with the Veterinary Continuing Education Program. This is a dialogue between riders, veterinarians and teachers on the topic of acid-base and body fluid management in the endurance horse.
Of course, the very popular Trade Show with "the latest and greatest distance riding products" will run throughout the convention.
The AERC Regional Awards Ceremony will be Friday night followed by a dance, and the AERC National Awards Banquet will be on Saturday night.
You can still register for the convention. See www.aerc.org for a convention flyer and registration form.