To support, host, and sponsor endurance riding in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and to support the sport of endurance riding nationwide.
Our organization began with the gathering of several like-minded individuals, all endurance riders for several decades, as well as participators in other
distance sports such as ride and tie, competitive trail riding, and distance driving (horse/pony carriages). It became our goal to help foster and encourage others who were
interested in our sport by engaging in personal interaction to promote the many positive aspects of Endurance riding, by using the social media and print avenue
to offer advice and the locations of Endurance resources, and through volunteering at events, clinics, seminars, trail clearing, rides and other
venues to show our continued and enthusiastic support. Our assets were our good will, and an ongoing excellent partnership with, and membership in,
various distance and endurance related organizations on local, state, and national levels.
In January 2018 we had the opportunity to offer our support to the Old Dominion Endurance Rides Inc. by transitioning over the responsibilities
of organizing, maintaining, and hosting the prior organization's three signature rides: The No Frills, the Old Dominion June ride, and the Fort Valley ride,as well as the signature
awards and trophies of the OD.
this increased responsibility we subsequently applied for a corporate ID and 501(c)3 status to become the "new"
face of the "old" OD.
Our organization now serves three expanded primary goals:
Competition & Training -
To organize, host, and conduct AERC sanctioned endurance rides within the Commonwealth of Virginia. To support and aid other distance sports by providing
a venue for their membership to gain points and recognition as well as education and training, with a combined use of our resources during and between our
calendar of sanctioned endurance rides.
Education -To design and host Seminars and Clincs for the express purpose of educating and training
both novice and experienced riders in the enjoyment, safety, and well-being of the working endurance horse.
To offer a wide range of opportunities within the organization to benefit riders, volunteers, and outside individuals in learning about the endurance sport.
Trails Advocacy - To help support local, state, and federal government through the use of volunteerism in the preservation of equestrian trails for historic, environmental
and horseback recreational/competition use.
The ODEEO meetings are held monthly.
Emails are sent to all ODEEO and affiliated club members regarding time and place of the meeting.
If you are not a member or on our email list, but wish to attend our meetings, please
e-mail us using our Contact page.