Monday, January 12, 2015

Icelandic Horse Remington Inducted Into Endurance Hall of Fame

In 2013, Remington (Spæjari), a 26-year old Icelandic horse owned by John Parke, was inducted into the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) Hall of Fame.  Remington and John have accumulated over 11,000 miles and have competed every year for the past 20 years and never been pulled.  John is still riding Remington in endurance races.  Last year, John and Remington did two 50 mile races, one of which was in the Arizona dessert.

Per John Parker, "Some of the horses in the Hall of Fame have won ride after ride. Others have rolled up mile after mile. Some have done both.

With Remington it is all about longevity. 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 is a gold level horse in the AERC’s 100-mile program for having completed ten 100-mile rides. He has also completed more than ten multiday Pioneer rides. 

Even among all the incredible horses in the Hall of Fame, Remington is unique for the combination of these achievements."

To read more about John and Remington's accomplishments, follow the link below:

 The US Icelandic Horse Congress gives out the Spaejari award, sponsored by John and Marilyn Parke, to a child who submits the best essay about the Icelandic horse.  You can read about the requirements for the award here:

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