The American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) was founded in 1972 as a national governing body for long distance riding. Over the years it has developed a set of rules and guidelines designed to provide a standardized format and strict veterinary controls. At the same time it has sought to avoid the rigidity and complexity so characteristic of many other equine disciplines.
The North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) is a national sanctioning body for competitive trail rides in the United States. It is based on philosophies of stimulating the breeding and use of equines possessed of stamina and hardiness for trail riding and to encourage good horsemanship, training and conditioning of these equines. NATRC has developed a philosophy of competitive trail riding with uniform judging being of paramount importance.
The Texas Junior Livestock Association, which includes the Texas Club Calf Association, Texas Club Pig Association, Texas Club Lamb Association and Texas Club Meat Goat Association, is the premier organization for junior livestock exhibitors in the state of Texas.
Houston Dressage Society
Dedicated to Furthering the Art of Dressage Through Education
7IL Ranch in Cat Spring, TX, just minutes from Interstate 10. We have 1,150 acres of private ranch land with 40 miles of permanently marked equestrian trails for you and your horse to enjoy. Amenities include 21 Electric with water hookups, 1150 acres of private land, endurance trailing available and private parties welcome.