The first Canadian Championship was held in Ontario in 1985 and in 1986 the competition was hosted by the Maritimes in New Brunswick. The tradition has been continued as a National event held bi-annually on even numbered years.
Provincial Organization(PO) members of the Canadian Long Distance Riders association (CaLDRA) bid directly to CaLDRA to host the Competitive Trail and Ride ‘n’ Tie Championships, and these alternate between the 'east' and 'west' regions to provide equal opportunity for riders to compete at the National level.
Canadians participating in the Championships do so as team and individual provincial representatives. Their nominations and entries are processed through their provincial organization who submits them directly to the Ride Management Secretary of the hosting PO.
Both Competitive Trail and Ride & Tie competitions are governed by the Canadian Rule Book issued by CaLDRA. The Canadian Championships have most recently adopted all 3 disciplines to its National Championships. Competitive Trail, R’n’T and Endurance are all currently being held at the same venue.
For more information visit: caldra.net
There are several different National events hosted by different sanctioning bodies. Some breed associations also hold a National Championship, as well as the American Endurance Riders Conference (AERC) – currently the official sanctioning body for Endurance in the US and Canada.
Some of the most popular ones to OCTRA members:
AERC – AERC National Championships – Endurance
September 11 (100) and 13 (50), 2009
Greenville, California (West Region)
Hosted yearly by different states throughout the USA . All entries must meet AERC qualification criteria:
50-mile ride: 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.
100-mile ride: 500 lifetime miles (horse) AND 500 lifetime miles (rider), with at least one 100 mile, one day ride together. The mileage requirements must be met with endurance competitions of 50 miles or more only -- no limited distance miles count towards qualification criteria.
For more information visit: aerc.org
AHA National Distance Championship - Arabian Horse Association
First Annual Arabian and Half-Arabian Endurance and Competitive Trail Championship!
October 27-31st, 2009
Lake Carl Blackwell, Stillwater OK
Held concurrently with US Nationals in Tulsa, OK
For more information visit:www.arabianhorses.org