The Old Dominion Equestion Endurance Organization plans to host endurance riding and training clinics and seminars throughout the year. These special educational events range from lectures and demonstrations, to mounted
rides on trails with experienced endurance riders as mentors. All are welcome: from wannabees, to newbies, to seasoned
veterans. There is something for everyone.
SEMINAR - Drag Ride Educational Clinic - February 16th at TriCounty Feeds in Marshall, VA 12:30pm to 4:00pm
CLINIC - Endurance 201 Clinic - early May in Winchester, VA (registration required)
CLINIC - Ride and Tie weekend and Horse Camping/Night Riding Practice - Saturday and Sunday at the end of July
CLINIC - Endurance 201 Clinic and Ride - end of September
Information for all clinics and seminars will be posted
on this page at least ONE MONTH
prior to the date of the event.
Drag Rider Clinic this February 16th!! Mark your calendars!!
Based on positive responses to the Drag Rider clinic last year, we will have another one this year. Date, time, and location are set. All we need is YOUR wish list for what will be covered at the clinic.
The venue will be the same, at TriCounty Feeds in Marshall, VA. It will be indoors (mostly) using their Media Room upstairs. We can have anything in the room we can carry up the stairs or fit in the elevator except for live animals. Last year we used a laptop and projector for a PowerPoint presentation and some small items for show-and-tell. We can do that again, though I would also like to hear some ideas on how to get all the participants doing something. For instance, if no one has a better idea I will bring in a bunch of radios and make everybody go out into the store and talk to each other from a distance. And since I had such a blast drag riding at night for the June ride, I might show how I set up my tack with glow sticks.
But **this is for YOU**, the experienced drag riders and the new drag riders and the new people I have not yet met who are interested and to whom you passed this information and invitation. So send me your ideas and spread the word! I intend for most of the clinic to be lead by some of the experts we have in the area - that means that I want your ideas on speakers. And that means some of you may be called upon to share your wealth of knowledge. So volunteer early!
What: Drag Rider Clinic
When: Saturday, 16 February 2020 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Where: TriCounty Feeds, 7408 John Marshall Hwy, Marshall, VA 20115
Cost: No charge to those submitting ideas or interested in drag riding
2020 Spring Endurance Clinic
To be held at 412 Copperhead Lane, Winchester, VA 22602
The ODEEO is hosting this welcoming 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 will be a less structured and more informal affair than our fall clinics, an opportunity to camp with your horse, practice riding endurance-style trails, and pick the brains of experienced endurance riders. It will also be an appropriate venue for introducing a new or young horse to camping, strange horses, and unfamiliar trails in a relaxed, non-competitive setting.
Participants will arrive Saturday morning and set up camp. Volunteers will be available to assist you with this if you're new to horse-camping. Once you're set up, you can check out examples of endurance tack and equipment, practice the vetting procedure, ride the approximately 5 miles of marked trails (with or without an experienced mentor), and snoop around other peoples' campsites to see what creative ideas you can copy! We hope to have someone available to give a tutorial on trailer parking (backing up, leveling, etc.). In the evening we will have a potluck supper and maybe a campfire (if weather permits).
Sunday morning you can pack up and leave right away if you've learned everything you need to know, but we hope that you'll stay and go out for another ride! We'll probably have some new volunteers who couldn't come on Saturday with more and different knowledge to share.
INFORMATION ON THIS CLINIC WILL BE POSTED IN APRIL
Old Dominion Equestrian Endurance Organization rides and events are privately held and are open only to registered participants and their guests, ride/event management, volunteers, and staff.