AERC vs NATRC: Part I

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A few weeks ago, I gave an overview of the North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC), the largest competitive trail riding organization. I have received some questions regarding the differences between NATRC and the...

Open Nailing Slots – Why Are They Important?

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Curtis Burns and I received great news over the holiday break that our open nailing slot nailing plate had received a patent! (Yes, Curtis is the farrier who shod the 2018 Triple Crown winner...

Easyboots and the Tevis Cup 100 Mile One Day Trail Ride

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The Tevis Cup 100 Mile Endurance Ride started the sport of endurance racing and is still considered the toughest 100 mile horse race in the world.  It's the race where the toughest people in...

AERC vs NATRC: Part II

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Last week I discussed some of the basic differences between AERC (American Endurance Ride Conference) and NATRC (North American Trail Ride Conference). Now I would like to delve into some of the more specific...

Christoph Schork’s World Record

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Christoph Schork is the world record holder for the number of first place finishes at endurance events. Christoph won his 200th race on Saturday, September 18, 2010, at the Las Cienega 100 mile event....

Foreign Field Notes

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Submitted by Christoph Schork of Global Endurance Training CenterVisiting new countries is always such a treat for me; meeting new people, new cultures and tasting local food never loses its fascination. Although my travels...

The AERC Nationals

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Last weekend the AERC National Championships were held at Antelope Island in Utah. Every year, endurance riders compete for national honors in 50 and 100 mile endurance events. The locations rotate from the eastern...

Endurance And EasyCare

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The sport of endurance riding is only a small segment of all equestrian sports nationally and worldwide. Maybe 5% of all equestrians engage in endurance. Attending the AERC Annual Convention, one gets the feeling...

How to Succeed at Tevis: Surround Yourself with Winners!

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Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. Oprah WinfreyI didn't sleep much the week before the 2012 Tevis Cup.  I was nervous, my mind was racing and my stomach was...

Week 4 Photo Contest Winner

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Congratulations to Sanoma Blakeley for winning our photo contest this week! Sanoma submitted this photo of herself on her purebred Arab gelding, RA Ares Bay (also known as Goobs), at mile 70 of the Tevis...