The Old Dominion Equestrian Endurance Organization, Inc. The Old Dominion Equestrian Endurance Organization, Inc.
Dedicated to the Sport of Endurance Riding in the Commonwealth of Virginia
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  • Endurance Seminars & Clinics

    The Old Dominion Equestion Endurance Organization plans to host endurance riding and training clinics and seminars throughout the year. These special educational events range from lectures and demonstrations, to mounted rides on trails with experienced endurance riders as mentors. All are welcome: from wannabees, to newbies, to seasoned veterans. There is something for everyone.

    2019 ODEEO Clinics and Seminars

    • SEMINAR - Drag Ride Educational Clinic - February 16th at TriCounty Feeds in Marshall, VA
    • CLINIC - Endurance 201 Clinic - May 4th-5th, in Winchester, VA (registration forms are below in clinic description)
    • CLINIC - Ride and Tie weekend and Horse Camping/Night Riding Practice - Saturday July 27th and Sunday July 28th
    • CLINIC - Endurance 201 Clinic and Ride - September 28th

    Information for all clinics and seminars will be posted on this page at least ONE MONTH prior to the date of the event.


    2019 Endurance Riding 201 Clinic - September 28th 9am-4pm

    Welcome to our Fall Endurance Riding Clinic. An outdoor, demonstration style, hands-on clinic for people who would like to learn more about the sport of endurance riding. It will be geared toward riders new to the sport, either contemplating trying it or in their first season or two of competition. Topics covered will include how an endurance ride is run, conditioning for horse and rider, camping with your horse, how the vet check works, crewing at a ride, tack and equipment, trailer safety and many more tid-bits of useful information.

    The format will be primarily stations dedicated to each of the topics, with participants rotating through the stations. You may bring your horse if you would like to practice taking him through the vetting procedure. There will be a marked "sample" endurance trail (4-5 miles) which you can ride if you'd like to see the type of terrain to expect and how your horse handles hills, streams, bridges, rocks and other obstacles. (A very limited number of experienced endurance horses will be available to borrow if you can't bring a horse of your own. Please contact Karen Wade in advance to arrange this.)


    Organizers/Facilitators: Assorted members of the Old Dominion organization.

    Directions and Schedule: Will be emailed to all registered participants.

    Meals: Please bring a bag lunch for yourself.

    Camping: Will be in a large fenced field. Ideally you should have your own form of containment for your horse (portable corral, electric tape, High-Tie, tie to trailer, etc.). We don't have trees appropriate for a picket line. We may have a few paddocks available, but not enough for everyone. Horse water and Porta-Potty available.

    Cost: $20 per person. Make checks payable to Old Dominion Equestrian Endurance Organization, Inc. Please send a separate registration and release form for each participant. Pre-registration and payment are required so that we know how many to plan for.

    Farm Rules: No smoking except in your vehicle. NO dogs! (Yes, we all love our dogs, BUT this is a HORSES ONLY event so please leave Fido at home.) Helmets required while mounted.

    Any questions, please contact Karen Wade at kew@shentel.net or (540) 877-2371.

    Old Dominion Equestrian Endurance Organization rides and events are privately held and are open only to registered participants and their guests, ride/event management, volunteers, and staff.

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