National Championships

50 Mile

300 lifetime miles (horse) AND 300 lifetime miles (rider), with at least 100 miles together. The mileage requirements must be met with endurance competitions of 50 miles or more only — no limited distance miles count towards qualification criteria.

National Championships

100 Mile

500 lifetime miles (horse) AND 500 lifetime miles (rider), with at least one 100 mile, one-day ride together OR completion of a Pioneer ride (minimum of three days and 155 miles). The mileage requirements must be met with endurance competitions of 50 miles or more only — no limited distance miles count towards qualification criteria.

Alternate Qualifications – Either Distance

1. If the horse and rider team has completed together for 1,000 AERC endurance miles (rides 50 miles or more only) they are qualified to enter.

2. All horse and rider teams who completed the previous year in the Top 10 overall standings in their region will be qualified to ride in either the 50 or 100 mile distance.