Sunday, April 23, 2017

2017 April's Endurance Day on Horses in the Morning

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April 11 2017

Today's Endurance episode starts with Karen Chaton's advice for mud season, Ruth Ann Everett has a preview of the Biltmore Challenge ride, Gordon Ainsleigh shares some stories about the legendary Wendell Robie and Phyllis Keller reports live from the Pacific Crest Trail. Listen in...

http://www.horsesinthemorning.com/04-11-2017-endurance-day-biltmore-preview-gordons-wendell-robie-history-keller-on-the-pacific-crest/

Thursday, April 20, 2017

AHA Distance Nationals is Right Around the Corner!



April 20 2017

Distance Nationals is going back to Steph Teeter's Ranch in Oreana, Idaho, October 6-8, 2017. We are very excited this year to have added the Paso Fino Horse Association along with the return of our partner the Appaloosa Horse Club. These organizations have decided to partner with the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) in holding their National Championship Rides in conjunction with the AHA Distance National Championship Rides.

There are several ride opportunities at the Distance Horse National Championships starting on October 6 with the AHA Competitive Trail Ride (CTR) National Championship, AHA Open CTR, AHA/American Endurance Ride Conference(AERC) Open Limited Distance ride and AHA/AERC Open 50 Mile ride.

There will be offered on October 7 the AHA 50 Mile National Championship, Appaloosa National Championship Endurance Ride, Paso Fino National Championship Endurance Ride, AHA/AERC Open 50 Mile ride and AHA/AERC Open Limited Distance ride.

On the last day of Distance Nationals, October 8, there will be offered the AHA 100 Mile National Championship, AHA/AERC Open 100 Mile, AHA/AERC Open 50 Mile ride and an AHA/AERC Open Limited Distance ride. All Open CTR, Open 100 Mile, Open 50 Mile and Open Limited Distance rides are open to ALL BREEDS and are recognized by both AHA and AERC, so plan on attending the 2017 Distance Nationals in beautiful Oreana, Idaho!  

The Distance Commission would also like to thank all of our current 2017 Distance Horse National Championship Sponsors:
 
Corporate Sponsors
Adequan
Awards Recognition Concepts (ARC)
 
Regional Sponsors
Region 8
Region 10
Region 12
Region 13
 
Club Sponsors
Rancho California AHA
• Green Country AHA
Texas Arabian Distance Riders Association (TADRA)
• Knoxville Arabian Horse Club
 
Individual Sponsors
• Lisa Blackstone
• Micky Hegg
Belesemo Arabians
• Cynthia Richardson
 
Product Sponsors
Valley Vet Supply
Hammer Nutrition
Riding Warehouse
Schneiders
 
If you would like to join our list of sponsors click here or contact Paige Lockard at paige.lockard@arabianhorses.org or 303-696-4535.
 
All camping spots will be on a first-come, first-serve basis and will require a one-time processing fee of $10 per rider. Horse pens will be available for $50 each and must be reserved prior to arriving; reservations must be made through Steph Teeter at (208) 473-4877 or steph@endurance.net. AHA is not responsible for any camping or horse pen reservations.           

Mongol Derby Racer Tim Finley on the WHOA Podcast

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APRIL 18, 2017 BY JOHN

Mongol Derby Racer Tim Finley

A few weeks ago I interviewed Keith Swenson of Stone Horse Expeditions, a horseback adventure company operating in Mongolia. Keith talks about the wonders of Mongolia and how you see them on horseback. It’s a good show, you can listen here: Play Stone Horse Podcast. I received several emails from people telling me how much they enjoyed hearing about Mongolia. One listener and friend, John Zeliff, emailed to suggest I interview Tim Finley who competed in something called the Mongol Derby. While I hadn’t heard of Tim or the Derby, I headed to the interweb for a little research.

The Derby

Wow! The Mongol Derby is the longest horse race in the world. One thousand kilometers or 621 miles across Mongolia. A group called Adventurists, who raise money to help environmental issues organizes the event and want to have fun doing it. While about 40-50 riders start the race, only a little more than half finish. They are riding Mongolian horses. Each horse rides 25 miles. Each rider picks one of the horses from a string. We learn the mechanics of the race from Tim Finley.

Tim Finley

Tim Finley had a career as an Air Force Captain with a tour in Iraq and was part of the Honor Guard. As with many servicemen, Tim struggled with PTSD from his experiences. Because the Air Force is unlike the other armed forces, getting help is more difficult. Horses turned out to be a great outlet for him, particularly when he found a horse at a killers sale. Tim worked with apparel maker Nine Line bringing awareness to returning veterans committing suicide after returning home.

Tim is out of the Air Force now and wrote a book he hopes to publish soon about his experience with horses. And, now he’s working on another about the Mongol Derby. This year he plans to ride in several endurance competitions...

Listen to Tim's interview here:
http://whoapodcast.com/mongol-derby-racer-tim-finley/

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Equine Longevity Award Honors AERC Competitors

April 18 2017

In a sport with a motto that declares "to finish is to win," the American Endurance Ride Conference has produced a lot of winners.

The nonprofit organization has recently launched a new award program for horses that have competed for 10 or more years, completing at least 50 miles of AERC competitions each year. The award is a complement to the highly coveted AERC Decade Team Award, given for horses-and-rider teams who have completed endurance rides (50 miles or longer) for 10 or more years.

"There should be more recognition of our members whose equines compete year after year at any distance, while maintaining the well-being and health of their equines," said Terry Woolley Howe, of Southern California, the organizer of the award program.

"This program recognizes the equine regardless of who was the rider so long as the owner is an AERC member, the equine was entered in AERC's mileage program, and the equine completed at least 50 miles a year at any AERC-sanctioned event," said Howe.

To date, owners of nearly 800 equines have received 10-year pins. Five horses have been honored with 20-year pins, including AERC Hall of Fame equines Ramegwa Drubin, Remington and Robin Hood. Another 70 equines have earned 15-year pins.

"The Equine Longevity and Decade Team awards are unique to AERC," said the organization's executive director, Kathleen Henkel. "Many new members say that AERC's emphasis on long-term goals are a key reason for choosing to join." Members and their equines can accumulate lifetime mileage achievement awards, starting at 250 rider miles, and also compete for annual awards in a variety of categories.

Interested in pursuing a 10-year Equine Longevity Award for your horse? The trail to that recognition will start with a single 25- or 50-mile AERC ride.

For information about AERC or to request a Discover Endurance Riding booklet, visit aerc.org/New_Members_Page.

Contact: Troy Smith, AERC Publications, 866-271-2372, endurancenews@aerc.org

Monday, April 10, 2017

Darley Awards Hollywood Sparkles With the Best

Horsereporter.com - Full Article

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival – sponsored Awards at Dolby Theater in Hollywood


by Pamela Burton

1 April 2017, Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Naziq was named the ‘Best 4-year-old filly’ in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley (International) Awards while Scott Powell and his Champion Purebred Arabian race horse Paddys Day along with US owner-breeders Betty and Joe Gillis and US breeder Dianne Waldron stole the limelight at the 2016 US Darley Awards at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Friday night, 31 March.

Once again the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival along with the Stewards of the Arabian Racing Cup put together a dazzling Award Ceremony at the very same venue where the Oscars was held just three weeks ago.

The Purebred Arabian fraternity was given star treatment walking the red-carpet at the famous Dolby Theater while the ceremony never faltered with racing commentators Derek Thompson (UK) and Victoria Shaw (AUS) as presenters with some innovative ‘Drone-dancing’ on the sidelines of the laser-lit theatre.

It was no surprise as Paddys Day scooped the Horse of the Year and the Best Older Horse awards while his owner Scott Powell was named Trainer of the Year in the 2016 US Darley Awards...

Read more here:
http://www.horsereporter.com/darley-awards-hollywood-sparkles-with-the-best/

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Sam Glaser Named EasyCare CEO

Easycare Blog - Full Article

Monday, April 3, 2017 by Garrett Ford

Exciting news! Sam Glaser has been named the organization’s next chief executive officer, effective April 3, 2017.

“Sam is a leader with a track record of leading teams that create measurable bottom line growth,” said EasyCare president and owner, Garrett Ford. “We are thrilled to bring Sam into the EasyCare family as we continue to position this company as the global pioneer in innovative equine products.”

Sam recently received his Executive MBA from the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business, and joins the EasyCare team after 15 years of experience in diverse leadership roles within the oil and gas, publishing, and outdoor service industries. In his most recent role, Sam served as Director of Operations for Abadie|Schill, PC, an energy law firm practicing in 14 states...

- See more at: http://blog.easycareinc.com/blog/hoof-boot-news/sam-glaser-named-easycare-ceo#sthash.i5QWJDOG.dpuf