Gold Country Endurance Riders

Preserving Equestrian Trails Since 1980

About Us


Gold Country Endurance Riders (GCER) was started in 1980 in Auburn, California. GCER is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 68-0002043). The original 1981 Roster lists 38 members. Although the club is based in Auburn, California we have members from as far as Reno, Chico, Sacramento and beyond. Membership includes endurance riders, social riders and non-riders. The cohesiveness of this multi-interest group comes from a common love of horses, comradeship among members and a united desire to preserve and improve the sport of endurance riding and the trails that we all enjoy and use.

Toward this end, along with monthly meetings, many activities are planned. The club generally provides an information booth at the AERC Convention in Reno every year and/or donates a ride entry to the convention auction. Gold Country members enjoy the annual spring, summer and fall camp-outs and many social rides that are sprinkled throughout the year. Annually GCER puts on the Gold Country limited distance and 50-55 Mile Endurance Ride.

Other activities have included helping with the Western States Endurance Run and the Western States (Tevis) 100 mile Ride or related events. Gold Country members also spend several days a year working on building and/or repairing trails, setting water tanks, creating staging areas, etc.

Gold Country Endurance Riders are rarely idle…

From the Archives…

1982 Xmas Smokey George Larry

Smokey, George and Larry at our 1982 Xmas Partyy

The GCER Board of Directors when we incorporated in March of 1982 were as follows:

George Hawes, President
Larry Suddjian, Ride Manager
Joe Larkin
Potato Richardson
Mary Gastman

GCER 1981 Ride Brochure


GCER Bylaws

Officers for 2021

  • President: David Meanor
  • Vice-President: Potato Richardson
  • Ride Manager & 2nd VP: Kelly Williams-Stehman
  • Assistant Ride Manager: Denise Fissel
  • Secretary: Lori Stewart
  • Treasurer: Emilee Hanson
  • Ride Secretary: OPEN

Other Positions

  • Website Admin: OPEN
  • Membership Coordinator: Abby Robbins

Members at Large

  • Michel Bloch
  • John Dull
  • Diane Dull