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...

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....

What is Competitive Trail Riding?

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Mission Statement: The North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) promotes horsemanship and horse care as they apply to the sport of distance riding by offering a variety of challenging and educational experiences designed to...

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...

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...

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...

Easyboot Gluing Tips and Tricks for Wet and Cold Weather Conditions

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The 2011 Tevis Cup 100 Mile Horse Race is days away.  The EasyCare staff will be helping many of the horses competing in the event with Easyboot Glue-On boot installation during the week of...