Monday, June 25, 2018
Mark Your Calendars for Distance Nationals!
Mark your calendars for the 2018 Distance Horse National Championships at the Spook Run Site in Henryville, Ind., running October 26-28. We welcome back our returning partners, the Appaloosa Horse Club and the Paso Fino Horse Association, and our 2018 additions, the Performance Shagya-Arabian Registry, the American Morgan Horse Association and the Akhal-Teke Association of America! We are very excited to have all of these great organizations on with us and hope to see all breeds there!
Don't forget we also have several AHA/AERC/SERA/OAATS recognized Open Rides running each day that do not require breed membership(s) and have no qualification requirements. To check out the qualification requirements for the National Rides click here!
The LD Challenge is a new event this year, which is open to any horse/rider combination that plans to ride all three days (25 miles a day) in the Open LD Rides.
The rider must pay the $20 entry fee for the LD Challenge indicated on the Entry Form before the start of the first day's ride. This is in addition to the entry fee for each individual open ride. Because we encourage the very best care of our horses, all the LD riders must reach a 56 for pulse down criteria and will have a CRI in the final Vet Check for each day.
On the third day, the entries in the LD Challenge will have a final Vet Check score. The placings and CRI heart rates for each of the three days and the Vet Check at the end of the third day will be converted into a points score. This score will determine the awards for the 1st-5th winners and all completion riders. All rules and point schedule are available on the AHA Distance National web page under Exhibitor Information.