Biltmore Equestrian Center logo and  New Holland logo

present the

Biltmore Challenge Endurance Ride

5 and 6 May 2023

Entry Information:
the Biltmore Challenge is a pre-entry and pre-pay ride

coming to Biltmore
ENTRY FORMS / PAYMENT:  Pre-entry is required (including entry fee payment).  For open AERC riders, entry form is here. Send the entry form including the signed waiver with your entry fees. Note that the entry fee schedule is on the entry form. All final payments are due by April 28 (closing date).  That is, any entry not paid by April 28 is accepted only at management discretion (not guaranteed).  Any entry not paid, but accepted at management discretion after April 28 will be subject to a $40 late entry penalty. 

Fees are fully refundable with notice received before close of business, April 30; less $50 prior to May 2; 50% thereafter until arrival on premises. Once on site, refunds will be dictated by circumstances. As an example, if on site but not yet vetted, if a rider chooses not to ride, a 30% refund will be provided. Once a rider vets in (whether or not passes vetting), all entry fees are the ride's.

Non-AERC member riders must pay day fee of $15.  

***** The Biltmore Challenge is a pre-entry and pre-pay ride.  ***** 

Please send a copy of the Coggins current through May 7, 2023 ahead of time.  somehow.

Questions?  Call Cheryl Newman at 828-665-1531 or email the Ride Manager for trail or AERC questions; or Biltmore Equestrian Center for stalls / paddocks / site info, phone 828-225-1454.

ECAHS Awards:   We hope the Eastern Crabbet Arabian Horse Society will be sponsoring a "Best Crabbet" horse award in each distance. This includes both Young Rider / Junior and Senior divisions for this award. The horse must be Crabbet-certified as having at least 25% Crabbet blood by April 28. If your horse has a certificate, all you do is enter, no fee.  To enter, per form instructions, send a copy of your horse's certificate with the Crabbet entry by the cutoff date. If you wish to enter and get your horse certified (assuming the horse meets the qualifications), send in the nominal fee for Crabbet certification with a copy of the horse's registration papers or pedigree along with the entry form by the cutoff date. The entry form will be attached here.  If you have any questions on the instructions, contact Cheryl Newman

TEAM COMPETITION: We plan on having team competitions, open to ALL riders on BOTH days, all distances.  We will try to get a good sponsor!! Teams are of 4 rider-horse combinations (one rider per horse) at the same distance.   At least 2 full teams must be entered for the team competition at each distance.   At least three horse and rider combinations on a team must go the entire distance.   The top three finishing times for the team count towards awards.  

This is a good opportunity to practice team riding....   Check out how strategy and opportunities change in this environment!   Entry at ride registration, no additional fees. 

Choose your team -- riders entered will be posted as of May 1: 

Friday 25 mile riders -- will be here
Friday 50 mile riders -- will be here
Saturday 30 mile riders -- will be here
Saturday 55 mile riders -- will be here
Saturday 75 mile riders --will be here
Saturday 100 mile riders -- will be here

AWARDS: Completion awards for all riders.  Top 10, Best Condition and 1st-to-Finish Awards. Team awards.  Other awards as sponsored.


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