NASTR is so proud of our long time member Gina Hall and her fabulous Fire Mt. Destiny, (sired by AERC Hall of fame stallion, Sierra Fadwah) for their outstanding partnership through many years of endurance riding. This will be their 15th year of competition with over 7000 miles, 2100 miles of those completed in one day 100 mile rides. They both represent the epitome of the AERC Pard'ners Award. Thank you to Beth Kauffmann, Kim Mileo and Pam Anderson for presenting the award and surprising Gina at the AERC National Awards Banquet. Congratulations Gina and Destiny, Pard'ners for life!
Photo: Gina and Destiny during the 2007 Virginia City 100 (photo Rene Baylor)
(Pard'ners Award: "Rider and horse perform together as a mutually bonded team. Rider and horse engender a spirit of friendship, enthusiasm and championship that makes those around them glad to have attended the ride. However competitive they may be, good sportsmanship remains their first priority. Horse and rider take care of each other. Together horse and rider personify the prevailing and abiding goal of AERC: "To finish is to win." This award was established in honor of the late Mae Schlegel and her horse Pard. The recipient receives a keepsake plaque and the names of the "pard'ners" are engraved onto a perpetual trophy." )
New Ride Date: 25th June 2016
Due to the challenges accessing the "out" vet check used for the Dayton Rodeo Grounds ride location, NASTR voted to take over the Upham’s permit for the High Desert ride, so we have a new location out at the Fort Churchill Scout Camp, approximately 40 miles east of Carson City.
Unfortunately the original ride date was not available for the park, so this year's ride date has also been changed.
The new trail consists of scenic canyon climbs, desert washes, natural springs, stock tanks and dry lake terrain. In addition, the trail goes into the hills, around a dry section of Lake Lahontan (where you may see bands of wild mustangs).
2015 - Endurance lost one of its greats on July 14th. RIP Pat Fitzgerald 1933-2015.
NASTR is pleased to announce that $1200 was raised at the 2015 NASTR Trails Fundraiser Auction of TR My Surprise on April 4, 2015 at the NV Derby ride.
Thanks to Terry Reed for the donation of this filly (Cowbboy Bob (HR Aflame) x Bold Rose (Sanskrit)).