FAVORITE TRAIL” – AERC ESSAY CONTEST
Endurance Ride Conference announces
Favorite Trail” essay contest
equestrian has a favorite trail. Just thinking about riding there brings you a
feeling of peace, of being close to nature and closer to your equine friend.
celebration of trails, the nation’s leading sport in encouraging the use,
protection and development of equestrian trails – the American Endurance Ride
Conference (AERC) – is announcing a My Favorite Trail essay contest.
top three entries will be awarded gift certificates from contest sponsor Riding
with $250 in gift certificates going to the first place entry, $150 for second
and $100 for third. The top prize winner will also receive a free one-year
membership to the American Endurance Ride Conference.
500 words or less, simply describe a favorite trail or trail system where you
love to ride. Have you had an incredible wildlife encounter, an “ah-ha”
moment with your horse when you conquered a particular challenge or just love
the beautiful scenery?
your entry by November 30, 2013, to firstname.lastname@example.org or
by mail to AERC, Attn: Trail Contest, PO Box 6027, Auburn, CA 95604. You are
welcome to include one photo if you wish. Please include your name and contact
Trails and Land Management Committee members will choose the top three winners,
based on the most heartfelt write-ups. Those essays, and runner-up essays, will
be published by AERC in the monthly Endurance News magazine or the quarterly
online newsletter, AERC Extra.
rides ranging from 25 to 100 miles in a day, endurance riders are lucky enough
to experience trails in all their glory as they train and compete. They would
love to welcome new riders and their horses into the sport to share joy of
riding trails, both new and historic. To find out more about the sport of
endurance riding, visit www.aerc.org.
of AERC’s mission is to fund trail projects that not only make trail
improvements for endurance rides, but for all who use the trail systems. Each
year thousands of dollars contributed by endurance riders are given to trail
grant applicants. The organization also hosts Trail Master classes to teach
sustainable trail building, maintenance and repair skills to trail workers
around the country.
contest is open to all. The winner will be announced in mid-December, 2013.
Complete rules are available at www.aerc.org/TrailsContestRules_2013.pdf.
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