AERC to Split With USEF

The American Endurance Ride Conference has announced plans to terminate its affiliation with the U.S. Equestrian Federation, effective in December.
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Horse welfare issues are being cited as one reason the American Endurance Ride Conference has decided to terminate its affiliation with the U.S. Equestrian Federation effective in December. | Photo: Courtesy FEI/Martin Dokoupil

Equine welfare issues are being cited as one reason the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) has decided to terminate its affiliation with the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) effective in December.

Monica Chapman, AERC board president, said another major concern was that AERC members were not receiving due process pursuant to AERC rules if they were suspended for FEI/USEF violations.

Chapman told The Horse that the organization expressed concerns about the welfare of horses used in Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Region 7 endurance events; Region 7 includes Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen

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Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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