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Old Dominion Endurance Rides, Inc. Old Dominion Endurance Rides, Inc.
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  • The Old Dominion Endurance Rides, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1973 to promote and sponsor the equestrian sport of endurance riding.

    Our organization annually hosts several endurance clinics and endurance rides in Northern Virginia including:

    • The No Frills
    • The Old Dominion
    • The Fort Valley.

    We invite you to visit this website for information on our organization, including upcoming rides and clincs, entry forms, results, and membership.

    Photos above are from courtesy of our ride photographers/riders/members.
    Many thanks to all for letting us share your great photos of the trail!


    Please Click Here to Volunteer for any or all of our rides!

    SENDING OUT A BIG REQUEST!

    The OD needs a host of volunteers to staff the OD/ECTRA booth at the Maryland Horse Expo on Friday, January 20th through Sunday, January 22nd, 2017. This is a really fun event of "all things horsey" all weekend long, and you can pick the hours you are available to help. More details will appear on this website in the coming months, but in the meantime if anyone is interested you can contact me (Lisa Troutman) at cat.home@verizon.net or call me at 301-928-5243.

    THANK YOU EVERYONE!

    Well, a "thank you" barely seems to touch on the extent of this organization's deepest, most heartfelt, appreciation for every single person who pitched in to help make the 2016 OD rides such a huge success. So let's try this again:

    For every volunteer - young or old, experienced or green, large or small - in any capacity - you are the ones who make these rides shine!! Your help keeps the rides running smoothly and while it may seem to the outside eye your combined assistance is almost effortless, we know the extent of your sincere hard efforts when you throw your hat into the volunteer ring and work together with everyone else as a proud, capable, fun team. We love you all!!! To all the riders who come out to compete and enjoy the trail - it is always fun to have you fill up the ridecamp with your horses, trailers, good cheer, and smiles along the trail. To our vets - big hugs all around because we adore you!! You are simply the BEST!!!!!!! To all the Ride Managers - heaven knows only how you keep your sanity, but you do, and your efforts never fail to keep us in awe and admiration...and to produce a great ride. To all those who are hired (or happily coerced into being hired) into providing the necessary support staff, we are supremely thankfully that you come to the rides with your talents, your good cheer, and to be there when you are most critically needed.

    And finally to the OD organization - board and members - who keep the ball rolling in the background, who do the planning and preliminary work year after year after year, quietly maintaining the high standards and critical presence needed to put these rides, the clinics, the educational seminars, and the gatherings supporting endurance (and Ride and Tie) on the perennial calendar. You deserve a big pat on the back, and a "job well done" round of applause.

    Triple Crown Winners for 2016!!

    Congratulations one and all to the riders who have been awarded the OD Triple Crown for 2016. This is a great annual ride goal for so many people who love the OD rides, and this year's winners were roundly cheered and lauded at the annual Christmas party, much to everyone's delight and amusement. If you haven't marked your ride calendar with this challenge in mind, isn't it about time you did so? To find out more, just click the Awards link on the main menu, and find out how you can join in the fun to being a Triple Crown winner yourself in 2017!

    Click Here to see the list of the 2016 Triple Crown Winners and all prior winners back to 2010.

    Save the Dates for 2017

    • April 21-22 - No Frills Ride 30/50
    • June 9-10 OD 25,50 and 100 Mile Rides
    • July 22-23 - Ride and Tie weekend, and Horse Camping/Night Riding Practice
    • Oct. 20-21 Ft Valley Rides - 2 days - 30/30/50/50

    © The Old Dominion Endurance Rides, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    All photos & graphics by Flora Hillman, unless noted otherwise.
    No photos or graphics may be used, copied, or downloaded without the express permission of the designer/photographer(s)

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