January 13 2016
The AERC Board of Directors met in conference call last night. The Executive Director (Kathleen Henkel) reported continued strong growth in membership this year. It was announced that Cheryl Van Deusen was awarded the Maggy Price Endurance Excellence Award for 2015 by USEF and Kelsy Russell was awarded the Brunjes Junior/Young Rider Trophy for 2015 also by USEF. Candace Fitzgerald's contract as AERC Marketing Professional was renewed. A motion from the Junior Committee lowering the age of a Junior Sponsor from 21 to 18 was passed. The Board had an extended discussion of ride format and measuring strategies. The Board looks forward to seeing everyone at the AERC Convention next month (February 19 and 20) in Reno.