Western Australian Endurance Rider's Association Inc.

A family friendly sport that upholds the principles of sportsmanship, horsemanship and the spirit of endurance riding as embodied by the motto "to complete is to win"

 

•     Set up horse yards ,Metal yards need to be fixed to a solid object ,float, electric tape 
       needs to be two strands with the top between  1.2 &  1.4 meters above ground no sages and energized 
       at all times.
•     Collect water for strapping/horse drinking and feed horse
•     Attend ride desk and pay entry to ride; you will receive a number bib and a tag with the 
      Chief Stewards number to put on your saddle, wearing your ride bib and with your day card/log book
•     Collect horse, brush put on halter lead /any ribbons needed, red ribbon if horse kicks and 
      attend vet ring, Should you need a rug make sure all leg/belly straps are undone and not trailing 
      behind horse.
•     Once in vet ring wait in line for pre-ride vetting procedure, removing your rug when asked 
       Horse will have heart rate / respiration /temperature taken by a TPR steward Wait where directed 
       for the Vet
•      unrug horse completely The vet will check all vital signs and ask you to trot out on a 
       lose lead around the designated trot area
•     The vet will tell you if you passed/failed vetting and will keep your day card/log book 
      Proceed back to your yard and prepare horse for overnight stay, Attending
•     Pre-ride briefing is compulsory for all riders .Know your ride out time, novice riding time 
      and your course numbers to be followed, Walk horse and pre-pare for sleeping
•     Arise early walk horse feed pre-pare for saddling Ride to start and call your number to Chief 
      Steward, continue on course calling your number to all checkpoints waiting until they repeat your 
      number
•     At all checkpoints water/hay/carrots for horse riders water/ lollies
•     After completing your distance you arrive back at finish /weigh in desk  call your number 
      /collect your day card/ log book your vet time will be written clearly
•     Strap horse and attend vet ring 5 minutes before your vet time ,you may be disqualified if 
      late Follow vetting  procedure after trot out the vet will tell you if you have successfully 
      completed or Vetted out/allow 2hrs in camp before leaving /attend presentations and receive back  
      your logbook day card
•     At all checkpoints you may call a float and you will be driven back to ride base .Go to the 
      Yes you may ride with your Mobil phone ,direct all enquiries to the Chief Steward please and enjoy 
      your ride
 
 

The Spirit of Endurance

Glenn Dix & Shaylen Park AllusionFrancesOverhue PosiedonMoon JoanneZielono Eleazar JMC

Our sport is not a glamorous one that will attract large spectator crowds. Nor is it one that will hold the interest of the person who is simply a fierce and good competitor. Such people have come and gone in the past as they no doubt will in the future.
Although we consider Endurance Riding as a sport, we know that it is something more. Our challenge is more than a test against course, clock and other competitors. It is a test of something deep within each of us - a test of our spirit, our compassion and our communication with a creature with whom we share our life during the long hours and miles of training and competition.
Having ridden many miles with competitors I respect, it is clear to me that what is almost a spiritual union exists between these riders and their horses. There is a oneness which transcends the usual human-animal relationships. The rider has a high degree of awareness towards his horse and this is returned by the horse.
We live in a world where young people are searching for values not always provided by the existing social structure. For many, an involvement with horses has brought the feeling of being closer to nature. The trusting, loving, working relationship between horse and human through the ages began to diminish as transportation and farming became mechanised. However, the relationship with horses is being renewed in leisure activities.
I would like to suggest that it is time to let people know what they can gain by becoming involved in Endurance Riding. There must be many young people who would add to our ride numbers once they became interested. So let us take the opportunity to spread the word about our sport, and hope they too can experience with their horses many hours of happy riding together.

Brook Sample Seven Times Quilty Champion

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