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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.

    Celebrating a great 2016!!
    OD's Christmas Party Announcement!!

    When: Saturday evening, December 10th - 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    Where: Skyline Ranch clubhouse,751 Mountain Road Front Royal, VA 22630

    Hooray for parties at the end of the year ...which include riding your horse for those loath to be out of the saddle during the holidays!! We have a GREAT location for our party that includes a bit of everything near and dear to an endurance rider's (and their crew's) hearts!! Food, fun, festivities, and (of course) some saddle time if you so desire on the stunning mountain trails of Fort Valley.

    For everthing you want to know regarding the party details click here!

    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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