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Remembering Anne Ayala, Oct 16, 1940 - Dec 27, 2012:  AERC has passed the motion to name the AERC Junior scholarship for Anne Ayala.  In the future it will be called the Anne Ayala Young Rider Scholarship.  Please send contributions for for this very worthy cause in Anne's name to AERC (PO Box 6027, Auburn, CA  95604)!  The Biltmore Challenge has created a special Anne Ayala Biltmore Pardner’s award for the horse / rider combination completing this year who has the most completed miles together at the Biltmore Challenge.

May 3-4, 2014 Saturday 75, 100 miles and Sunday 55, 75 miles

  July 11-12, 2014 Friday 30, 55 miles and Saturday 25, 55 miles (note -- two days of 55 miles)


  July 11-12, 2014 -- SERA-sponsored clinic on Longevity for your Performance Horse

bill's fieldThe Biltmore Equestrian Center, located on the grounds of George Vanderbilt’s historic Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, will host 2014 Biltmore Challenge Endurance Rides.  

General Conditions:  Built in 1895, the Estate trails promise a challenging ride along the French Broad River and over rolling hills and low mountains.  We recommend that all horses have hoof protection.  Breast collars/cruppers may be helpful.  Each loop will circle back to a central vetting area adjacent to the main camping area. 

Controlled Entry to Biltmore Estate.  As part of the need for security on the Estate, and to provide a more official mode of access for attendees to the Estate grounds, names are provided for a list used by the front gate guards for initial entry (the "Gate List").  Subsequent re-entry will be via wristbands available at the ride site.  Entry for one named crew member is covered as part of the ride entry fees.   On the Estate, including at the ride site, colored wristbands will be required to be worn as visible proof of permission.
Additional entry permits may be purchased for each additional named crew members for $25 each. 
Note:  children 16 and under are free, but must still have their names on the "Gate List" and wear the wristbands.


Note:  Most photographs for the web site have been generously contributed by Genie Stewart-Spears and Becky Pearman


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