Getting Started

We'll be building up our library of links to articles to help you get started in AERC distance riding.  Stay tuned!

If you are looking for something today, please visit the Education tab on the AERC.org website.

Green Bean Endurance highly recommends taking an Endurance 101 clinic in person or, alternatively, take this online course which covers the same material (if not more!).

Endurance Essentials (Green Bean members get a 20% off discount)

LINK to the discounted course  (note, you must use a password to gain access, which can be found on our Discounts page.  you'll need to PM an admin for the password)

For aspiring and new (and maybe not so new) distance riders who prefer to take a self-paced online course, or who do not have a live local 101 clinic happening in their neighborhood, it would provide an opportunity get both INSPIRED and EDUCATED about what it takes to successfully prepare for that first competition.

Module 1
You Can Do This!
The Distance Riding Sports
The Horse

Module 2
The Rider
The “Stuff”

Module 3
The Feed
The Conditioning

Module 4
The First Competition
Getting to the Ride Camp
Vetting In

Module 5
On Ride Day
After the Ride
Mentors and Resources