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AERC Convention in Reno, Nevada

AERCThe AERC convention is coming up and is on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada.  The convention is where the AERC gives out it’s regional and national ride awards to riders.  There is also a tradeshow (that is free to attend!), and on both days there are several speakers lined up to talk on various topics.

Since I had to miss the ride last weekend, I decided to clean out my tack room and will be bringing a LOT of used tack to sell at the tack sale.  I have everything from biothane tack, girths, saddle pads, saddle packs, hoof boots, bits, lead ropes, reins, blankets, sheets and many other things.   Everything is in good shape, and clean so I hope those that are local or that were already planning to attend can come and do some shopping, both at the used tack sale but also at the trade show where there are going to be dozens and dozens of vendors.

I had to miss the ride last weekend, because my truck broke down — while hauling to the ride.  Fortunately I had not gone very far and was able to get off of the highway safely.  The horses are both okay, which is the most important thing.

I hope to see many of you in Reno!  ~Karen

Here is more information from the flyer on the AERC.org website:

AERC CONVENTION 2013
Think Like a Vet –
Learn From the Vets
March 8 & 9, 2013
Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, Reno
Hotel Reservations: 800-648-5080
Speakers Include:
Trisha Dowling, DVM, MSc, DACVIM (LAIM), DACVP
Sarah Fletcher, MD • Karen Hassan, DVM, DACVS • Jeanette Mero, DVM
Hal Schott, DVM, PhD, ACVIM • Donna Snyder-Smith
Aarene Storms • Jeannie Waldron, DVM
Speaker Seminars • Fabulous Trade Show
National Awards Banquet • Tack Swap
Friday Night Dance • Regional Awards
Hot Topics Workshops • Much More!
Fun • Friends • Great Vendors • Don’t miss it!

What’s happening at the
2013 AERC Convention
March 8 & 9, 2013 • Grand Sierra Resort and Casino • Reno, Nevada
The convention is a fabulous two days of endurance, endurance and more endurance! It’s a
wonderful place to see old friends, meet new ones, and check out all the latest endurance gear at
the always-terrific trade show. There’s something to do just about every hour of the day, starting
with Hot Topics seminars in the early morning, and ending with a dance on Friday night and
the national awards banquet to close the convention on Saturday evening.
Be sure to sign up before February 22 to take advantage of discount pricing on seminars!
The Grand Sierra Resort’s reservation line:
800-648-5080
Send us an email at aerc@foothill.net if you’d like the direct link to AERC’s Grand Sierra
online reservation page. Please phone the office at 866-271-2372 if
you have any questions about convention. See you in Reno!
HOT TOPIC 1: Liability Issues at Endurance Rides (FREE!)
John Parke, Moderator
Friday, March 8 – 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
This informative and lively session will include discussion of insurance, Good Samaritan regulations, and liability exposure of riders, ride managers
and veterinarians. Also covered will be liability releases—their validity, and how to improve them.
HOT TOPIC 2: Dogs, Guns, and Steel (FREE!)
John Parke, Moderator
Saturday, March 9 – 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
A spinoff of Jared Diamond’s best-selling 1997 nonfiction book, “Guns, Germs, and Steel,” the AERC version will cover
dogs
at endurance rides,
guns
on the trail and
steel
(as in horse shoes). This is going to be a far-ranging Hot Topic session. Bring your thoughts and share them!
TRADE SHOW and TACK SWAP (FREE!)
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. • Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Experience the wealth of distance information and gear at the convention trade show, and stop by the tack swap!
REGIONAL AWARDS CEREMONY (FREE!)
Friday, March 8 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Share in the accomplishments of 2012 award winners!
FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE
($10)
Friday, March 8 – 8:00 p.m. – midnight
A great time to get together with friends and dance!
GENERAL SESSION (FREE!)
Saturday, March 9 –11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Election of AERC officers takes place at this meeting. Members will also have the opportunity to voice their concerns and ask
questions of their directors.
NATIONAL AWARDS BANQUET ($40; $20
for ages 11 & under)
Saturday, March 9
– 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The convention culminates in this ceremony celebrating national award winners and Pard’ners and Hall of Fame honorees.
Also:

AERC Board of Directors will meet Thursday evening and Sunday morning. AERC members are welcome to attend

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