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Spirit of Texas Arabians Endurance Rides

Sponsored and Managed by Spirit of Texas Arabians : Hank & Selena Copeland. 

Sanctioned by:

  • AERC – American Endurance Ride Conference
  • TERA Texas Endurance Riders Assoc
  • Friday, April 22nd 
    • Registration begins at 3:00 PM
    • Vet Check for horses begins at 4:00 PM
  • Competition Saturday, April 23rd   2016
Competition Distances:
  • 50 miles
  • 25 miles
  • Introductory Ride of 13 miles

Where:  TADRA Equestrian Campground for camping, registration, all veterinary checks, ride meetings – Competition will be on the 75 miles of permanently marked equestrian trails at the LBJ National Grasslands near Decatur, TX. This event is authorized under a special use permit with the USDA Forest Service, Caddo-LBJ National Grasslands. This is a great endurance ride to try for your first competition. The trails are well maintained, permanently marked equestrian trails that range from wide sandy trails where you can easily ride 2 horses side by side, to single track trails through wooded areas. There will be several places to water your horse on trail as well as in camp. Depending on how much conditioning you and your horse have done, we usually suggest that people start with the Introductory Ride or the 25 mile distance. With both rides a veterinarian will check your horse the day before the ride and at the end of the ride. On the 25, you will complete 1 trail loop returning to camp to have your horse checked by a veterinarian and for a short required hold time, so you and your horse can rest, eat and drink and get ready for your last loop. Your time stops at the end of the first loop and the end of the ride when your horse’s pulse reaches 60 bpm. There will be a first time riders meeting immediately after the main pre-ride meeting for more in-depth information and Q&A. Directions and more detailed information are on the entry form.

Entry Form: Link will be added at a later date

Educational Information on Endurance:  http://www.aerc.org/Education_New_Start_page.aspx

Video by Donna DeYoung of an endurance Ride held December 2010 at the same location:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV38ywYh0Y8  

Please call us at 214-793-0311 or 972-571-0610 if you have questions about the competition or getting started in the sport. We are also looking for volunteers for the ride if you would prefer to help out.

Spirit of Texas Arabians
Hank and Selena Copeland
2219 C R 2690, Alvord, TX 76225

Phone: Hank 972-571-0610, Selena 214-793-0311
Email: spirittxarabians@aol.com