We would like to thank the following individuals and companies for sponsoring the upcoming 11/1/15 All Breed & Arabian Community Horse Show. Click Here for a complete list.
On January 1, 2016, 25 horses and riders will make history as the first Endurance Riding Group, representing the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC), to participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade. This year's parade theme is "Find Your Adventure" and the Tournament Committee found the AERC group application representative of the parade theme as endurance riders enjoy the many trails of the United States National Parks.
Equestrian groups are selected to showcase a variety of breeds as well as unique tack and costumes. AERC's group includes a mix of riders, from those who have a few hundred miles up to 62,580 miles of endurance competition. The 5.5-mile walk along Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard should be no problem for horses who regularly compete in 50- and 100-mile endurance events.
Karen Chaton, an AHA lifetime member, owns two Arabian geldings who will be participating in the parade, TBR Granite Chief+/, with 14,575 AERC miles, and Pro Bono D, who is on his way to over 8,500 miles – if he completes the Western States Trail Foundation 100 Miles One-Day Trail Ride (Tevis Cup) on August 1, 2015. In addition to being an AERC Hall of Fame horse, TBR Granite Chief +/ was recognized in 2005 as the second horse to be honored as the AHA Distance Horse of the Year. Chief is currently the second highest mileage Arabian horse.
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