I live in Wisconsin where the ride season draws to a close in late October. If we’re lucky, we get to sneak in a few more rides before the parks close and the ice and snow make riding a challenge. It feels like the next season is far, far away, especially with Thanksgiving and Christmas to get ready for. Before I know it, it’s January and plans are starting to be made for all of the conventions. I’m a member of UMECRA (Upper Midwest Endurance and Competitive Riders Association), MnDRA (Minnesota Distance Riders Association), DRAW (Distance Riders of Wisconsin), and AHDRA (Arabian Horse Distance Riding Assocation). Each one has an awards ceremony that I try to attend, keeping me busy. I look forward to catching up with my friends and start talking about the upcoming ride season.
This year, I will be attending the AERC Convention in Reno. I’m very excited to go. It’ll be the first one I’ve ever attended. I really don’t know what to expect but I have no doubt it will be wonderful. The flights and hotel are booked and my time off work has been approved. This will be like a mini-vacation!
I’m mentioning the convention because, this year, GBEC is going to help out other Green Beans who are also going to convention. We are going to have a drawing for (9) $100 seminar vouchers. A green bean from each region will be drawn to win the voucher. You’ll need to register for the drawing using the form below. We will be selecting winners January 25, so don’t delay in filling out the form. If you win, and later decide you aren’t able to go, please let us know so we can draw for a replacement.
We also will be in need of volunteers to sit at the Green Bean Endurance booth for 2 hour periods. Send us an email if you’re interested in helping.
Many thanks to Mary Howell for this idea and for coordinating it with the office at AERC. We appreciate all of the hard work you do for our program.
ALL paid 2018 and 2019 Green Bean Endurance Challenge members are eligible to win the vouchers. We will select one winner from each region.
Thanks and good luck!
Director – GBEC
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