2023 Region 2 - Championship Endurance Ride and Bill Thornburgh Ride
The Bill Thornburgh ride is also the AHA Region 2 Endurance 50 Mile Championship on October 28th.
There will be embroidered fleece coolers for both the first place purebred and half-Arabian horse.
Platinum Performance, https://www.platinumperformance.com/, is sponsoring the best condition award for each division, which will be a 10 pound bucket of Platinum Performance Equine.
Other awards include Top Five and Completion. Both the rider and the horse owner must be an AHA member with a competition card, and the horse must be registered with AHA.
More information can be found on the AERC website under the ride calendar section.
Congratulations to Champion AHA horse, Alittle Too Much CH, ridden by Anastassia Savini and owned by Anna Wolfe. Additional photos coming soon!
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2022 Region 2 Championship Endurance Ride:
The Region 2 Championship Endurance Ride was held October 29, 2022 during the Bill Thornburgh Endurance Ride near Inyokern CA.
Our Region 2 Championship endurance ride was a success. We had 6 purebred and 1 part bred entries, which is one more than last year. There was one 'pull' on the purebreds and all the others completed. I found out that we are the only Region in California that has a Championship endurance ride.
From left to right in the group picture are:
- Kerrie Tuley riding WP Aurdacious (Best Condition Award)
- Marci Cunningham - AHA Steward
- Nina Bomar riding Om El Jadon
- Allan Horn riding Shez MostlyZipped (first half Arabian)
- Suzanne Ford Huff riding SD Proof of Energezy (first purebred)
- Cathy Bartusek riding OT Dymonite RSI
- Valerie Jaques riding BS Malabar Dark Demon
2021 Championship Endurance Ride:
The Thornburgh endurance ride on October 30th is also the AHA Region 2 Championship 50 mile ride. You must be an AHA member with a competition card to cross enter and your horse must be registered with the Arabian Horse Association. For your $25 entry fee you will receive a cross entry award and if you finish, a completion award also.
Best Condition for Arabian and Half Arabian will each receive a gift card for a 10 pound bucket of Platinum Performance Equine supplement generously donated by Platinum Performance. Champion and Top 5 in each division will also receive awards. The cross entry form is included in the on-line entry info on the AERC website. Come on out and have a great ride!
Purebred Top 5 in order of finish
SD Ezprezzo ridden by Suzanne Ford Huff (Champion and Best Condition)
Aavanti ridden by Lisa Schneider
Bey Special Edition ridden by Lois Wifall
Om El Jadon ridden by Nina Bomar
Cheys Cocomoe Joe ridden by Dave Rabe
Half Arabian/Anglo Arabian – only one entry
Aur Quick Chick ridden by Andy Botello (Champion and Best Condition)
Awards were a 2 gallon bucket for cross entry, completion was a dunking sponge w/leash donated by Horse Gear USA, Top Five received a lead rope, Champions received duffle bags and Best Condition received gift cards for 10 lb. buckets of Platinum Performance Equine donated by Platinum. All received Top 5 ribbons.
Pictured is Dave Rabe and Nina Bomar at the Championship Ride -
“Thanks to Region 2 for the bucketful of awards. We love to celebrate our proud ownership of the purebred Arabian horse. We all have many! Thanks to Region 2 and AHA for recognizing our beloved breed. They always generously honor those who enter and Marci does such an amazing job organizing it all and keeping it going. Together we walked away with many prizes and a beautiful ribbon too.” ~ Nina