June 23-25: Spanish Peaks Pioneer

A 3day event with LD’s, 50s, and 10mi Fun rides each day (Fri/Sat/Sun.)

Head Vet: Dr Laura Blanton, Assisting Vets: Dr Miranda Andress, Dr Larry Moore

July 22-23: The Spanish Peaks

A 2day event with LD’s, 50s, and 10mi Fun rides both days (Sat/Sun.)

Head Vet: Dr Laura Blanton, Assisting Vets: Dr Miranda Andress, Dr Larry Moore

August 18-20:

The AERC National Championships*

A 3day event: the NC 50mi* on Friday, an Open LD on Saturday, the NC 100mi* on Sunday.

Head Vet: Dr Tom Currier, Treatment Vet: Dr Laura Blanton, Vet Panel: Dr Carter Hounsel, Dr Jim Baldwin  Assisting Vets: Dr Miranda Andress, Dr Larry Moore

*Please note that there are QUALIFICATION CRITERIA (listed on our “Sign Up” page, below the entry form) for the National Championship 50 and 100.  These criteria have been created by our national sanctioning body, the AERC.  All the other SoCo rides are Open (no qualifications required.)

New to endurance riding?  A great way to get in to this sport is to enter one of our fun rides, they are set up just like an endurance ride but they are only ~10 miles and just one loop, but you will learn about vet checks, vet cards, rules, how to “vet your horse in” to the ride, and how to “vet out” for completion etc.  We are much more patient with this group of riders and happy to answer questions.  On top of that, you will surrounded by more experienced endurance riders doing the 25-50-100 mile rides, so you can observe and volunteer and learn everything you need to know in order to start bumping up in the mileage and getting competitive.  These rides are gorgeous so you and your horse will have a blast, all you need is basic, independent trail-riding skills (helmets are required for fun riders.)