NO FRILLS ENDURANCE RIDE - and- INTRODUCTORY RIDE
and RIDE & TIE
FRIDAY, APRIL 20th & SATURDAY, APRIL 21st
(Sanctioned by: AERC, ECTRA, RIDE AND TIE, and SERA)
ENTRIES NOW ON-LINE!
(Get in your entries BEFORE April 9th to get the Early Fee Discount!)
Two days of riding (and running!) fabulous mountain trails and enjoying stunning spring vistas are on the menu for
the very first ODEEO ride this April. We are very excited to be hosting this grand old "first of the season"
ride as it had been a perennial OD treasure not
only for the wide, quiet gravel roads and beautiful yet challenging trails through a very scenic middle section of the
George Washington and Thomas Jefferson National
Forest, spanning both Virginia and West Virginia, but because it will once again be graciously held at the farm of Ann Mebane and John Crandell.
Diane Connelly will be once again managing the ride and extends an invitation to all who would like to volunteer to help.
There are lots of jobs to be filled, and Diane will be happy to fit you with one that you'll enjoy. So please come
support this springtime event.
We can absolutely 100% guarantee everyone two things about this ride: the weather will be completely unpredictable, and you'll have a terrific time!
We have several entry registration options for riders to chose from, and
all of those are online on our Entries page. So plan to join us in April and stay tuned to this website for updates!
Click here to download the ECAHS Achievement Award Entry Form.
This award is presented by the Eastern Crabbet Arabian Horse Society to the Arabian and part Arabian horses of
Crabbet breeding that complete and finish the June OD ride in the 100, 50, or 25 mile divisions.
details, please download the flyer and entry form (see link above).
Coming in the Summer 2018
CLINIC - Ride and Tie weekend and Horse Camping/Night Riding Practice
Saturday July 28th and Sunday July 29th
The national Ride and Tie association will be holding their fabulous FREE summer clinic this coming July, hosted this year by the ODEEO.
Designed for all those who love the run-and-ride sport, and all those wanna-bees who would love
the chance to dip their running shoes in the water to try it out, this clinic gives a great oppertunity
to do a practice event, as well as talks with all kinds of tips and info to make a sanctioned Ride and Tie competition a success.
There will also be a barbeque involved, as well as lots of yummy food, and hilarious tales told of past competitions
to keep you well entertained the entire weekend.
Pre-registration is required. We will have more data as the date draws near, so stay tuned and plan to spend a fun
weekend with other runners, horses,
and some awesome Virginia mountain trails.
Coming in the Fall 2018
CLINIC - Endurance Riding 101
September 29th. Location/time TBA
The ODEEO is hosting this welcoming FREE clinic designed exclusively for those who are interested in the sport of endurance but want a
chance to "try it out" in a relaxed, non-stressful venue. This clinic involves all the fun aspects of being a
competitor at an Endurance ride - tips on the best way to overnight camp with your horse, learning what is involved with the vet checks and
vetting procedure, how to ride the trail and understanding what the ribbons overhead on the trees mean, foods
to bring for you and your horse, and so much more. We will have talks, tips, and important info to share as you enjoy
the day of distance education with your horse and fellow enthusiasts.
Pre-registration is required. We will have more information uploaded to this page by at least one month prior to the event.