Pacific Northwest Endurance Rides
Team Membership

Pacific Northwest Endurance Rides (PNER) Team Membership

To encourage member community and comradery, light-hearted recognition is obtainable for a wide array of PNER members through the formation and competition of teams.  Teams with the highest total accumulated points on completed distances determine those to be recognized.
A team is comprised of up to 15 PNER members.  Team members may be any combination of Junior and Senior riders, but all members must be current PNER members.
Changes to a team roster, as outlined in the eligibility section below, are allowed.  Teams with members added during the ride season are not given retroactivity.  The new member’s points prior to their joining the team will not count toward team points.
A team must have a minimum of three riders complete the same distance of a ride.  If more than three members complete the same distance, points from the top three overall placings will count toward team points.
ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:  A roster must be submitted to the Awards Coordinator by a team representative prior to the first ride in which the team wants to accumulate points, or prior to the first ride in which a new member is added to the team’s roster.  Members must have paid their annual dues prior to being added to a roster.  Eligibility for the team will be determined by the Awards Coordinator through the review of individual’s membership status.
If a roster is fewer than 15 members, individuals may be added until the roster reaches 15 members or June 7, whichever comes first.  Once the roster reaches 15 members, the roster can only change between June 1-7.
Teams may replace members between June 1-7.  Dropping and/or adding members to a maximum of 15 is allowed during this period.  All roster changes must be submitted to the Awards Coordinator prior to the ride in which the team member is added.  No roster changes are allowed after June 7.
The minimum completion requirement applies and teams must have successfully accumulated points in a minimum of three events to be eligible for placing.  
And don’t forget, the following requirements apply to all PNER awards:
  • Awards are available to members of Pacific Northwest Endurance Rides, Inc.  (PNER) and horses ridden by PNER members.
  • PNER membership is required and is not retroactive.  Events ridden prior to the processing of an individual’s membership are not counted toward PNER awards in the applicable ride season.
  • The awards cycle covers the PNER ride season (January 1 through December 31 annually),
  • Rides sanctioned through organizations recognized by PNER and located in the PNER region are considered in award determination, unless otherwise specified in the award description.
  • Unless otherwise specified in the award description, a minimum of three sanctioned events or 150 or more miles during the applicable PNER ride season must be successfully completed by the rider, horse, rider and horse team, or group of riders (e.g., family, couple, team).  This requirement applies to the distances covered by the specific award.  For example, if the award description specifies only endurance distances are recognized for an award and the individual completed one 100-mile event and one 50-mile event, then the award recipient would have met the requirement by having completed 150 endurance miles although not having completed three endurance events. If the requirement is not met, the award or full complement of placings will not be presented.  Individual award descriptions cover whether the minimum completion requirement applies.
  • Some awards require nomination.  Members must submit the requested materials to the Awards Coordinator or appropriate individual on or before the nomination due date.  Failure to do so by the submittal deadline will result in the individual being ineligible to receive the award.
Last Updated: 5/25/2017