Icelandic Named to AERC’s Hall of Fame
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.