Appaloosa Horse Club

National Championship Endurance Ride & CTR

2021 Appaloosa National Championship Endurance Ride (ANCER) And National Championship Competitive Trail Ride (ANCCTR)

The 2021 100-mile and 50-mile Appaloosa National Championship Endurance Rides (ANCER) and the Appaloosa National Championship Competitive Trail Ride (ANCCTR) will be held at the Big South Fork site in Oneida, TN on September 10-12, 2021

ANCER has been held in locations across the country from Maine to California. The Arabian Horse Association and Appaloosa Horse Club are partnering once again to hold a multi-breed National Endurance Championship ride. Registered Appaloosas that are also registered with AHA as ½ Arabian may enter both National Championships. Appaloosa National Championships will be awarded for both a 50-mile and 100-mile ride.

The Appaloosa National Championship Competitive Trail Ride will be held in conjunction with the AHA CTR National Championship ride on Friday, September 10. This is a 40-mile C​TR and will follow AHA CTR Rules which can be found in Chapter 13 of the AHA Handbook.

See below for additional information and qualifying requirements.

Event Forms:

ANCER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The horse must be registered with the ApHC. If non-characteristic, must be CPO or Performance Permit-enrolled.
  • Horse must be at least five (5) years of age on date of ride for the 50-mile ANCER or must be at least six (6) years of age on date of ride for the 100-mile ANCER.
  • The rider must be a current ApHC member in good standing.
  • The owner of the horse must be a current ApHC member in good standing.
  • The horse must be currently enrolled in the ApHC Distance Program.
  • For the 50-mile ANCER, both the horse and rider must have completed 100 lifetime distance miles. Mileage does not have to be earned by the same horse/rider team entering. The 100 distance miles can be accumulated from endurance and/or competitive trail rides of 25 miles or longer. However, 50 of those miles must have been earned on a successfully-completed 50-mile or longer endurance ride. Documentation of this mileage must be provided but does not have to be a part of the ApHC Distance Program.
  • For the 100-mile ANCER, both the horse and rider must have completed 200 lifetime distance miles. Mileage does not have to be earned by the same horse/rider team entering. The 200 distance miles can be accumulated from endurance rides of 50 miles or more and/or competitive trail rides of 25 miles or more. However, 100 of those miles must have been earned on a successfully-completed 100-mile endurance ride or two consecutive 50-mile rides. Documentation of this mileage must be provided but does not have to be a part of the ApHC Distance Program.
  • Horses and riders must be qualified prior to the ride (qualification deadline on application)

ANCCTR QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The horse must be registered with the ApHC. If non-characteristic, must be CPO or Performance Permit-enrolled.
  • Horse must be at least five (5) years of age on date of ride.
  • The rider must be a current ApHC member in good standing.
  • The owner of the horse must be a current ApHC member in good standing.
  • The horse must be currently enrolled in the ApHC Distance Program.
  • Both the horse and rider must have completed 100 lifetime distance miles. Mileage does not have to be earned by the same horse/rider team entering. The 100 distance miles can be accumulated from endurance and/or competitive trail rides of 25 miles or longer. However, 50 of those miles must have been earned on two successfully-completed 25-mile or longer competitive trail rides. Documentation of this mileage must be provided but does not have to be a part of the ApHC Distance Program.
  • Horses and riders must be qualified prior to the ride (qualification deadline on application)

ANCER AWARDS:

  • The Appaloosa successfully completing the 50-mile and the 100-mile ANCER in the shortest time will be titled the ApHC National Champion and each will receive a championship trophy and an embroidered award jacket. There will not be separate weight divisions for either ride.
  • The George Hatley Cup (a perpetual trophy) will be awarded to the horse, judged by the ride veterinarian, to be Best Condition at the end of each.  Only the first 10 Appaloosas will be considered for the best condition award and they must successfully complete the ride within 2 hours from the time the first Appaloosa crosses the finish line. Any horse that comes in after the two-hour time limit will not be considered for the Best Condition award. The George Hatley Cup is a perpetual trophy that the award winner will keep for a one-year period. The name of the horse earning the award will be added to the trophy. A Montana Silversmiths buckle is also awarded.
  • Ribbons are awarded to the top ten finishers.
  • First Junior will receive a special award.
  • Additional awards may be added at a later date.
  • All competitors entered by August 15, 2021 will receive an ANCER t-shirt.

ANCCTR AWARDS:

  • The Appaloosa in First Place in the competitive trail ride will be titled the ApHC National Champion and will receive a National Championship trophy and an embroidered award jacket.
  • Ribbons are awarded to the top ten finishers.
  • First Junior will receive a special award.
  • Additional awards may be added at a later date.
  • All competitors entered by August 15, 2021 will receive an ANCCTR t-shirt

CHECKLIST:

  • Rider must be a current ApHC member in good standing.
  • Horse owner must be a current ApHC member in good standing.
  • Horse is ApHC-Registered. If non-characteristic, must be CPO or Performance Permit-enrolled
  • Horse enrolled in ApHC Distance Program (see Distance Program web page for application and one-time fee)
  • Equine Health certificate and Negative Coggins are required as per individual AERC ride Management Requirements and Existing State Regulations.
  • Proof of qualification mileage requirements for each ride entered.
  • Qualification Deadline: See Event Forms
  • Adult sponsor for riders age 16 and under to accompany them on the ANCER
  • Entry form and fees submitted to Arabian Horse Association

ANCER RIDE RESULTS:

ANCCTR RIDE RESULTS:

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Trail & Distance Coordinator
2720 W. Pullman Road
Moscow, ID 83843
(208) 882-5578 ext. 264
Fax (208) 882-8150
trailrides@appaloosa.com