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SueNH 02-01-2013 10:24 AM

Vermont GMHA endurance rides
Denny Emerson of eventing/Tevis fame is trying hard to revive the GMHA distance rides.

I guess I can't post a link directly to the facebook page. The group is called
GMHA Distance Days. He really is very interesting and shares his knowledge freely.

Joe4d 02-01-2013 12:47 PM

no idea what GMHA stands for, looked at the group , seemed Competitive trail oriented. But more rides like that might get some crossover into endurance. The North East is reportedly loosing AERC members.

jillybean19 02-01-2013 02:10 PM

It seemed like it was both an ATCHA and endurnace club from what I saw. I'm in Idaho, but Good luck!

Joe4d - where did you hear about members being lost? I'm curious as to what the trend is in my area.

Joe4d 02-01-2013 02:16 PM

on NE fb page,,
I told them I had renewed even though I dont ride NE, Va is in NE so my membership counts there even though I ride SE. Not sure where they got data but pretty sure the poster is a NE director.
Seemed like some of the western and central areas are loosing rides. Southeast is booming though, two new rides added this year and RMs biggest problem seem to be finding a free weekend.

I so wanna ride with you out west. I really am a much funner , nice guy in person. :)

phantomhorse13 02-01-2013 02:42 PM

Pretty sure GMHA is some thing like "green mountain horse association" as that is the area of Vermont they are in. They do primarily ECTRA events (which is CTR), but I believe they have always done an AERC sanctioned ride yearly too. Not sure about ATCHA involvement.. Maybe something new this year to appeal to newbies?

jillybean19 02-01-2013 04:31 PM

ACTHA is another organization for CTR - I might just have them mixed up

Joe4d 02-01-2013 04:49 PM

ACTHA is a untimed ride about 6 miles, you're judged by how you negotiate obstacles.

SueNH 02-01-2013 06:42 PM

GMHA has a 100 mile ride. They also do shorter ones.

Timeline Photos | Facebook

I believe they have been holding this ride for 78 years now.

Joe4d 02-02-2013 08:31 AM

yes looks like they have a 100 mile ctr spread over 3 days, 40/60/40, in late august and a 50 Endurance and 30 LD in October. Bet the Oct rides are nice.

SueNH 02-02-2013 10:00 AM

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