by Jessica Schroeder, U.S. Trotting Association Outreach
Columbus, OH — The USTA’s Standardbred Equine Program has teamed up with the American Endurance Ride Conference to present the “Standardbred Endurance Award” for 2011. The award will be given to the Standardbred that has the most miles ridden during the season (Dec. 1, 2010–Nov. 30, 2011).
All rides will be considered, including the limited distance 25-35 mile rides, and standard endurance rides (50-plus miles).
Riders must be a member of AERC in order to track horse and rider mileage. New membership is $63.75 and includes one horse registration; additional horse registration is $15 each. For more information about AERC, visit www.aerc.org.
Since 1996, the Standardbred Equine Program has worked with off-the-track Standardbreds and their owners to educate the general public on the many disciplines at which Standardbreds excel once they are retired from racing. For more information about the SEP at the USTA, visit standardbreds.ustrotting.com, or send e-mail inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.