Ice­landic Named to AERC’s Hall of Fame

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The Amer­i­can En­durance Ride Con­fer­ence has named Rem­ing­ton, a 26-year-old Ice­landic Horse, as its Hall of Fame Equine. The geld­ing was hon­ored for his con­sis­tency and true en­durance in a sport dom­i­nated by Ara­bi­ans.

“With Rem­ing­ton, it is all about longevity,” said Rem­ing­ton’s owner, John Parke. “With two 50-mile rides so far this sea­son, we have now com­pleted en­durance rides to­gether for the last 20 years in a row. He has ac­cu­mu­lated 11,300 ca­reer en­durance miles so far. He’s a gold-level horse in the AERC’s 100-mile pro­gram.

“Even among all the in­cred­i­ble horses in the Hall of Fame, Rem­ing­ton is unique for the com­bi­na­tion of th­ese achieve­ments,” Parke con­tin­ued. “Rem­ing­ton’s ex­treme in­tel­li­gence and in­sis­tence on be­ing the decision-maker cer­tainly makes for an in­ter­est­ing ride, since I’m never sure of what he’s go­ing to do.

“He is nim­ble and sure­footed. He loves to dash through the rocks and jump over logs and washouts. It’s thrilling to ride him while he weaves his way through the trees down a steep, wind­ing trail in the moun­tains at full speed.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on en­durance rid­ing, call the AERC of­fice at (530) 823-2260, or go to www.aerc.org.

© LYNNE GLAZER; WWW.LYNNESITE.COM The Amer­i­can En­durance Ride Con­fer­ence has named Rem­ing­ton, a 26-year-old Ice­landic Horse, as its Hall of Fame Equine.

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