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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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