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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Exciting news!! Green Bean Endurance is an official AERC program!!

Howdy Green Beans!

We have some exciting news!  After three successful years of existence, Green Bean Endurance is now an official program of the American Endurance Ride Conference! The AERC board voted to approve this motion at their midyear meeting and staff have added the annual enrollment, including the $15 fee, as an option on the 2018 membership renewal form so you can pay at one time when you renew!

Registration is now open for 2018. This is done directly through AERC.  The form to join GBE can be found here

The program will have a few changes in 2018.  First, members can join GBE anytime throughout the season, much like AERC.  All members will be automatically enrolled in the individual points program (previously called 1H1R) at the same time, regardless of registration date.  Points will be gin accruing once AERC membership has been finalized.  Each horse/rider unit will accrue points for year end awards through GBE, much like how points accrue for AERC.  Declaring which horse is ridden is no longer needed.  

Team registrations will be done separately, directly through this website, beginning December 1 through February 15th.  Points for teams will again be based on rider mileage and bonus points.  A rider can ride as many horses as they wish and all miles will be included.  

Riders no longer need to choose between "individual" or "teams" program.  All riders are in the individual program.  Teams will be in addition to the individual program for those that opt to sign up.

Bonus points will once again be offered in 2018.  If you obtain a mentor, attend an AERC Endurance 101/102 clinic, or volunteer at an AERC ride, you'll be able to receive bonus points for these activities.   

We hope you'll join us for our first 'official' season of AERC Green Bean Endurance!

Sincerely,
Deb Moe, GBE Director
Ricky Stone, GBE Director
Mary Howell, AERC Membership Committee Chair.

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