Friday, December 29, 2023

2024 Green Bean Endurance Registration is Open!

Green Bean Endurance Challenge is a group for endurance riders with fewer than 1,000 combined LD and Endurance miles in AERC. The program offers prizes, drawings, and year end awards for team and individual challenges.

A great green welcome to those new to the sport of endurance riding! Visit for a look at all the Green Bean program offers.

If you are on Facebook, please join the closed group for the most up-to-date announcements.

The cost to join the Green Bean Endurance Challenge is $15 per AERC season (Dec 1 through Nov 30). You MUST be an AERC member to participate in this program. Join or renew your AERC membership by phoning the office, 866-271-2372, or by enrolling online.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2023

2023 December's Horses in the Morning Podcast - Listen

Endurance: Vital Signs, Horse Worming and New Ride for December 12, 2023

Karen talks about the importance of knowing your horses vital signs and Laura Worden is an endurance rider and an equine nutritionist and she tells about the current best practices for worming our endurance horses. Amie Kreth fills us in on a new ride called the Lost Sierra in Graeagle, CA. Listen in...

Friday, December 15, 2023

Cheryl Van Deusen and Avery Betz-Conway Win 2023 US Equestrian Endurance Awards

Cheryl Van Deusen and JG General. ©Liz Gregg/FEI
Avery Betz-Conway and RAS Istanbul. ©Claire Sapet

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Dec 15, 2023, 9:00 AM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian congratulates the winners of the year-end awards for endurance. As the top-ranked senior endurance athlete, Cheryl Van Deusen (New Smyrna Beach, Fla.) will receive the Maggy Price Endurance Excellence Award. Avery Betz-Conway (Kingsland, Ga.) will receive the Brunges Junior/Young Rider Trophy as the top U.S. junior or young rider endurance athlete.

With this year’s win, Van Deusen has now won the Maggy Price Award seven consecutive years. She competed in 12 FEI endurance rides on seven different horses in 2023, including as a member of the U.S. team for the FEI Endurance World Championships in Butheeb, United Arab Emirates, held in February of 2023 and the FEI Endurance Pan American Championships in Llay Llay, Chile. With her own 2012 Arabian gelding, JG General, Van Deusen had wins at the Scenic Spruce Creek Spring Fling CEI1* and Broxton Bridge Fall Rides CEI3*.

Betz-Conway is also a repeat winner, having won the Brunges Trophy in 2022. In 2023, she represented the U.S. at the FEI Endurance World Championship for Young Riders and Juniors in Castelsagrat, France, finishing 18th place out of a field of 70 starters. In between international finishes in Europe, Betz-Conway had five wins out of five FEI rides at U.S.-based competitions. With her 2014 Arabian gelding Djets Mojo, she earned wins at Broxton Bridge Ride in the Low Country CEIYJ2*, McCulley Farms FEI CEIYJ2*, Broxton Bridge: Night Riders CEIYJ2*, and Broxton Bridge: Fall Rides CEIYJ2*. She rode RR Soldier, Stephen Rojek’s 2012 Arabian gelding, to a win at JD’s Carolina CEIYJ2*.

The Maggy Price Endurance Excellence Award is generously sponsored by Gold Medal Farm and Larry and Valerie Kanavy in memory of Maggy Price. Price was the 1992 FEI Endurance World Championship silver medalist and was instrumental in developing international endurance in the U.S. The Brunjes Junior/Young Rider Trophy is awarded in memory of Kathy Brunjes, a successful endurance athlete and active supporter of the junior/young rider program.

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Thursday, December 14, 2023

Endurance Horse Podcast: Jeremy & Heather Reynold of Reynolds’ Racing on Training and 2023 Tevis

Endurance Horse Podcast - Listen

November 14 2023

Today on Endurance Horse Podcast I have the pleasure of getting to know Jeremy and Heather Reynolds a little bit better, the services they offer the endurance community and to learn a bit more about their best practices of bringing along champions. If you are interested in learning more from this dynamic duo, please listen in, share this episode of Endurance Horse Podcast and go to to learn more about the services offered by Reynolds Racing. Yes, the topic of the not only bitless mare Treasure, though her completely no headstall headstall first place finish of Tevis 2023 is one for the history books for sure. In this interview I hope you find many treasured bits of advice to encourage you along your endurance journey. Ride far. Ride well. Ride Often. Christina


Wednesday, December 06, 2023

2023 November's Horses in the Morning Endurance Podcast - Listen

Virtual Endurance Rides and Jenna Harrison for November 14, 2023

Nov 14, 2023

It’s all virtual today when Abigail Madden tells us about Virtual Tevis for 2024 and Christina Hyke on the Warhorse Virtual Endurance Rides. Plus, Jenna Harrison, winner of the 2023 AERC National Championship 100. Listen in...