Saturday, January 06, 2018
AERC Honors Equine Longevity: 10, 15, and 20 Years of Competition
January 6 2018
AERC's Equine Longevity endurance program welcomed 223 new horses in the 2017 competition year.
"This is a wonderful program," writes Troy Smith of the AERC office, "that honors the marvelous horses and mules that carry our members for many years of participation in the friendliest sport on horseback."
Equines which have reached these milestones have completed 10, 15 or 20 years of competition over their endurance careers (at least 50 miles per year, either endurance or LD or a combo), and AERC member/owners will be receiving Longevity pins.
In the 2017 season (results tracked Between 2017 Convention and end of 2017 Ride Year), 204 horses completed 10 years, 18 horses completed 15 years, and 1 equine, Heather Hoyns' Just Bill, completed 20 years of competition.