Biltmore Challenge Endurance Ride

6 May - 7 May 2022

Entry Information:
the Biltmore Challenge is a pre-entry and pre-pay ride

coming to Biltmore
ENTRY FORMS / PAYMENT:  Pre-entry is required (including entry fee payment).  For open AERC riders, entry form will be here. Send the entry form including the signed waiver with your entry fees. Note that the entry fee schedule is on the entry form.  Note: NO MEALS are offered (Covid strikes again). All final payments are due by April 29 (closing date).  That is, any entry not paid by April 29 is accepted only at management discretion (not guaranteed).  Any entry not paid, but accepted at management discretion after April 29 will be subject to a $40 late entry penalty. 

Fees are fully refundable with notice received before close of business, May 1; less $50 prior to May 3; 50% thereafter until arrival on premises. Once on site, refunds will be dictated by circumstances. As an example, if on site but not yet vetted, if a rider chooses not to ride, a 30% refund will be provided. Once a rider vets in (whether or not passes vetting), all entry fees are the ride's.

Non-AERC member riders must pay day fee of $15.  

***** The Biltmore Challenge is a pre-entry and pre-pay ride.  ***** 

Please send a copy of the Coggins current through May 7, 2022 ahead of time.  somehow.

Questions?  Call Cheryl Newman at 828-665-1531 or email the Ride Manager for trail or AERC questions; or Biltmore Equestrian Center for stalls / paddocks / site info, phone 828-225-1454.

ECAHS Awards:   The Eastern Crabbet Arabian Horse Society has traditionally sponsored a "Best Crabbet" horse award in each distance. We anticipate they will do so for 2022, too. This includes both Young Rider / Junior and Senior divisions for this award. The horse must be Crabbet-certified as having at least 25% Crabbet blood by April 23. If your horse has a certificate, all you do is enter, no fee.  To enter, per form instructions, send a copy of your horse's certificate with the Crabbet entry by the cutoff date. If you wish to enter and get your horse certified (assuming the horse meets the qualifications), send in the nominal fee for Crabbet certification with a copy of the horse's registration papers or pedigree along with the entry form by the cutoff date. The entry form will be attached here.  If you have any questions on the instructions, contact Cheryl Newman

TEAM COMPETITION: We plan on having team competitions, open to ALL riders on BOTH days, all distances.  We will try to get a good sponsor!! Teams are of 4 rider-horse combinations (one rider per horse) at the same distance.   At least 2 full teams must be entered for the team competition at each distance.   At least three horse and rider combinations on a team must go the entire distance.   The top three finishing times for the team count towards awards.  

This is a good opportunity to practice team riding....   Check out how strategy and opportunities change in this environment!   Entry at ride registration, no additional fees. 

Choose your team -- entries will be posted as of May 1: 

Friday 25 mile entries -- will be here
Friday 50 mile entries -- will be here
Saturday 30 mile entries -- will be here
Saturday 50 mile entries -- will be here
Saturday 75 mile entries --will be here
Saturday 100 mile entries -- will be here

AWARDS: Completion awards for all riders.  Top 10, Best Condition and 1st-to-Finish Awards. Team awards.  Other awards as sponsored.


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