December 8 2014
John Parke and his 2013 AERC Hall of Fame horse Remington became AERC’s only Double Decade team when they completed the Death Valley Warmup 50-mile ride on December 6, having completed a 50 mile ride for twenty years in a row.
The 26-year-old, 13.3-hand Icelandic pony, elected to AERC’s Hall of Fame for 2013, has 11,405 miles and is 11th on the all-time AERC mileage list. Park and Remington were also AERC’s Pard’ners Award winners in 2006.
“This was a beautiful ride in the high desert through the Joshua Trees with a view of snow capped Olancha Peak in the Sierras,” Parke said. “We finished under the full moon. It was a good day.”