BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany's Peace Point Equestrian Center, in partnership with the Mountain State Horse and Mule Council, will hold an AERC sanctioned endurance ride Oct. 1-2. Registration is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30. At that time, participants will also have a veterinary check-in for their horses. Spectators are welcome to the event.

The endurance ride will begin with the 50 mile ride at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. The 25 mile ride will start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday's awards will be given out at the evening dinner.

Sunday's ride begins with the 50 mile ride at 6 a.m. with the 25 mile ride immediately following at 6:30 a.m. Awards will follow after both distances are completed by the last rider.

Ellen Fischer, Executive Director of Peace Point Equestrian Center, said, "We already have 100 entries and several riders are nationally ranked. We have riders coming from New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Virginia."

This ride is being used by many as a warm-up for the North American Championships which are being held in Fair Hill, Md., two weeks later. This is the first ride sanctioned in West Virginia in almost a decade and the largest attended ride in the Tri-State area.

For more information on the endurance ride or Peace Point Equestrian Center, please call 304-829-4800.