ANCER & ANCCTR - EP32

This episode I talk to Kerry Lowry and Julie Figg about the Appaloosa National Championship Endurance Race, as well as, to Kim Rumpsa and Julie Figg about the first annual Appaloosa National Championship Competitive Trail Ride. As a bonus, Kim and I talk a little bit about her experiences on the Chief Joseph Trail Ride this year.

https://www.appaloosa.com/trail/national-champ.htm

2019 Appaloosa National Championship Endurance Ride (ANCER) and National Championship Competitive Trail Ride (ANCCTR)

The 2019 Appaloosa National Championship Endurance Ride (ANCER) will be held in conjunction with the Arabian Horse Association Distance Nationals in Vinita, OK on October 25, 2019 at the “Owl Hoot Spook” ride. The ride is located at the Franks Ranch and is an AERC-sanctioned 50-mile ride. ANCER has been held in locations across the country from Maine to California. The Arabian Horse Association and Appaloosa Horse Club are partnering for the fourth year to hold a multi-breed National Endurance Championship ride. Registered Appaloosas that are also registered with AHA as ½ Arabian may enter both National Championships. The first annual Appaloosa National Championship Competitive Trail Ride will be held in conjunction with the AHA CTR National Championship ride on Saturday, October 26, 2019 also at the Franks Ranch. This is a 40-mile CTR and will follow AHA CTR Rules which can be found in Chapter 13 of the AHA Handbook

ANCER QUALIFICATIONS:

• The horse must be registered with the ApHC. If non-characteristic, must be CPO or Performance Permit-enrolled. • Horse must be at least five (5) years of age on date of ride. • The rider must be a current ApHC member in good standing. • The owner of the horse must be a current ApHC member in good standing. • The horse must be currently enrolled in the ApHC Distance Program. • Both the horse and rider must have completed 100 lifetime distance miles. Mileage does not have to be earned by the same horse/rider team entering. The 100 distance miles can be accumulated from endurance and/or competitive trail rides of 25 miles or longer. However, 50 of those miles must have been earned on a successfully-completed 50-mile endurance ride. Documentation of this mileage will be requested but does not have to be a part of the ApHC Distance Program. • Horses and riders must be qualified just prior to the ride (qualification deadline on application) • Riders age 16 & under are not required to qualify but must ride with an adult sponsor.

ANCCTR QUALIFICATIONS:

• The horse must be registered with the ApHC. If non-characteristic, must be CPO or Performance Permit-enrolled. • Horse must be at least five (5) years of age on date of ride. • The rider must be a current ApHC member in good standing. • The owner of the horse must be a current ApHC member in good standing. • The horse must be currently enrolled in the ApHC Distance Program. • Both the horse and rider must have completed 100 lifetime distance miles. Mileage does not have to be earned by the same horse/rider team entering. The 100 distance miles can be accumulated from endurance and/or competitive trail rides of 25 miles or longer. However, 50 of those miles must have been earned on two successfully-completed 25-mile or longer competitive trail rides. Documentation of this mileage will be requested but does not have to be a part of the ApHC Distance Program. • Horses and riders must be qualified just prior to the ride (qualification deadline on application) ANCER AWARDS:

• The Appaloosa successfully completing the ANCER in the shortest time will be titled the ApHC National Champion and will receive a championship trophy and an embroidered award jacket.. There will not be separate weight divisions. • The George Hatley Cup (a perpetual trophy) will be awarded to the horse, judged by the ride veterinarian, to be Best Condition at the end of the race. Only the first 10 Appaloosas will be considered for the best condition award and they must successfully complete the ride within 2 hours from the time the first Appaloosa crosses the finish line. Any horse that comes in after the two-hour time limit will not be considered for the Best Condition award. The George Hatley Cup is a perpetual trophy that the award winner will keep for a one-year period. The name of the horse earning the award will be added to the trophy. A Montana Silversmiths buckle is also awarded. • Ribbons are awarded to the top ten finishers. • First Junior will receive a special award. • Additional awards will be added at a later date. • All competitors entered by October 11, 2019 will receive an ANCER t-shirt.

ANCCTR AWARDS:

• The Appaloosa in First Place in the competitive trail ride will be titled the ApHC National Champion and will receive a National Championship trophy and an embroidered award jacket. • Ribbons are awarded to the top ten...