AERC Convention

Friday, January 15, 2010

February 19 & 20, 2010
Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
Reno, Nevada

Convention Overview

Trade Show - Vendors from across the country will display and sell their products. Find all the latest and greatest innovations for endurance riders Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday until 5:00 p.m. Don’t miss the fabulous bargains and great variety,all at the Grand Sierra’s Silver State Pavilion.

Speaker Seminars - It takes drive and ingenuity to keep riding trails open. This year’s convention was designed to get AERC members up to speed on the state of trails in 2010. Leading experts in horse health will be presenting additional seminars which you’ll want to be part of.

Hot Topics Workshops -  John Parke will lead two early-morning open forums. Both sessions will focus on two topics: trail funding and reducing postride evaluation time to 30-minutes (see rule Bring your concerns and be ready for thought-provoking discussions.

National Awards Banquet - AERC’s top riders and equines for the 2009 season will be honored at Saturday’s banquet. Also recognized will be the Hall of Fame, Pard’ners, and Volunteer Service award recipients, and equines who have reached 5000+ endurance miles. Don’t miss this special evening.

Regional Awards - Winners of regional mileage, points, and best condition awards for endurance and limited distance will be celebrated and acknowledged at a ceremony/reception on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Come and celebrate!

Friday Night Concert & Dance - Renowned cowboy singer Dave Stamey will present a concert, followed by an opportunity to kick up your heels with DJ Mike J (Jaffe). Friday’s dance party is always a convention highlight! Tickets are $10.

Junior Activities - All junior riders are welcome to participate in special activities just for juniors. Visit the AERC Junior convention booth for details.

Raffles - The popular AERC raffle drawings take place during trade show hours (tickets: $1 each). Drop your tickets in the regional or national buckets lining the raffle stage. You are invited to bring a prize to donate to the raffle!

Tack Swap - Bring your surplus tack to sell—our tack swappers will take care of all the details. Ten percent of the purchase price is a donation to AERC. Don’t miss this busy booth!

General Session - This open forum meeting, held Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until noon, offers members an opportunity to speak directly with AERC board members. Come and express your views on the direction of the organization and the sport of endurance riding. Election of officers by the AERC Board
of Directors will also take place during this session.

International Information - A full schedule of AERC-I meetings is set for Sunday, February 21.

Committee Meetings - Many AERC committees meet on the weekend of the convention. Committee meeting times will be posted at the convention.