Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Join us for the first GBE Webinar

Hello Green Beans!

“Ride your own ride!” is an often-heard saying in our sport. One of the most important ways to have a successful, long-term partnership with your endurance mount is to practice the art of proper pacing.

Join Southeast Endurance Riders Association (SERA) President Sudi Lenhart on Monday, Nov. 5 from 8-9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time for a chance to learn and ask questions.
Simply dial 302-202-1100, then enter access code 220060.

For those unable to participate, visit  www.greenbeanendurance.org where later that week we’ll post highlights of the call, or email your request to countshiloh@gmail.com.


Mary Howell
AERC Membership Committee Chair

Monday, August 27, 2018

Green Bean shirts and logo merchandise now available!

Green Bean Lindsay Waddell in South Carolina has set up online ordering for GBE logo shirts and other merchandise! https://teespring.com/greenbeanendurance

If you'd like to customize your order with your GBE team name, please contact her directly via Facebook or at L_S_Waddell85@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Have a question? Need a correction? Here's how to make it easier for program directors!

Hey all! If you have a question or see an issue with data or just want an easy way to reach out to us, please fill out this quick form for the Green Bean Program's volunteer directors. They may have trouble keeping track of the many emails & private messages we receive and don't want to miss anyone.  https://goo.gl/forms/KygF1QvFxW5MTjgC3

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Tevis, Mentors, and More!

For those of you who are members and participating in the team or individual competition, you should have received our 2nd Edition of the Newsletter last week.  (If not, please check your spam and let us know if you don't find it!)

We are aware of 3 Green Beans to follow at Tevis:
Rachel Manley #107
Denise Fissel #143
Ken Campbell #166

Remember you can follow along on the Facebook Group!

Scoreboards are updated!  Don't forget to check them out :)

Are you still searching for a Mentor?  Check out this list from AERC by region and drop one a note!
Many are willing to be "remote" mentors too, so don't be afraid if they aren't local to you.  There is also a "Riding Partners" list on that page too.

If you haven't completed the Endurance Essentials online "clinic" yet, don't forget you get 20% off through our Discounts page! (password was provided via email in Feb)

Keep up the great work - Beans have logged almost 16,000 miles in completions, 65 "pulls", and 352 entries for "bonus points!" (clinics, volunteering, mentors, intro rides).

Friday, March 2, 2018

20 Mule Team

Congratulations to our members who completed rides at 20 Mule Team! 

Three members completed their first 100 mile endurance ride! Denise said it was "windy, painful, miserable, exhilarating, and rewarding". 

  •  Rachel Manley on Mystical Dancer (Peanut) 
  • Kristin Ojala on Shoubrah Lanni 
  • Denise Fissel on MCA Dark Star (Gabe). 

 Jenni Gomez on Sushi (Sioux) finished a 50 - a first for her horse.

 Jeanlaurie Ainsworth on Deste Tocata finished her first 50. She said it was her first 50 in 45 years, with the American River Ride completion from back in 1973. What a comeback, Jeanlaurie!

Monday, January 8, 2018

New Year, New Teams! Now what?!

There's a lot of buzz right now going on over in our Facebook group, discussing where everyone is from and what kind of horses everyone rides.  Teams are forming and questions are starting to crop up. 

Checking off the to-do list is pretty easy for a few items like joining AERC and Green Beans, and with the help of our teams coordinator, finding a team is pretty straightforward.  Fill out a survey and we'll get you matched up.  Actually figuring out where to go next can be a bit overwhelming!

Patti Stedman wrote an excellent blog article "Top Ten Questions Endurance Green Beans Ask" that might help you with some of your questions.

There's also a variety of books that have been written on the subject, many of which you can find listed on the MnDra.com website.  MnDRA is the local endurance riding club, short for Minnesota Distance Riders Association. 

Attending an Endurance 101 clinic or taking the Endurance Essential online course will set you up with excellent information before heading out to your first endurance event.

Finding a mentor can be challenging - here's a great place to start looking for one.

AERC Regional Mentors
UMECRA Mentors 
SEDRA Mentors

Other state & local clubs listing:

I hope this helps with a few of those initial questions.  And just for fun, here's a video I took of my first novice ride.  It's not fancy but might give you a flavor for what a novice\intro ride  might be like. 

~ Deb

Sunday, December 3, 2017

They rode all the miles!!

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2017 Green Bean'ers who miled out this season. May you continue to ride, learn, and share your experiences with the rest of us.

  • Flash Accardo (Blazin Belles)
  • Maranda Bibb (Blazin Belles)
  • Vicki Daggett Nickels (Coast to Coast)
  • Andrea Maitland (Mustang Endurance Horse)
  • Elise Levasseur Rogers (Mustang Endurance Horse)
  • Daniel Mccaslin (Rockin Mountain Monstas)
  • Beth Frieders (Wild Unicorns)
  • Kimberly Slamp Fosler (Wild Unicorns)

Time to sign up for 2018 Teams!


  • If you don't have 5 people right now, it's okay. Leave the names blank and pick "open spot". 
  • If you don't have a team name picked out, leave it as Team Number x. You have until Feb 15th to decide on a name.
  • If you are waiting to hear back from someone, enter their name and pick "tentative".
  • Try to appoint one person to keep this list up to date for your team.
  • Enter complete information for each teammate.

Use this survey and we'll help.


  1. Teammates do not need to live by each other. These are virtual teams. 
  2. All ages and mixes of experiences can be on a team.
  3. All miles you complete with for all of your horses go to the team total.
  4. Team registration ends Feb 15.
  5. Riders may only be substituted after Feb 15 if no team miles have accrued. One swap only.