Old Dominion Endurance Rides, Inc. Old Dominion Endurance Rides, Inc.
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  • Endurance Seminars & Clinics

    The Old Dominion hosts endurance riding and training clinics and seminars throughout the year. These special educational events range from lectures and demonstrations, to mounted rides along OD trails with experienced endurance riders as mentors. Everyone is welcome to attend, from wannabees, to newbies, to seasoned veterans. There is something for everyone.

    2016 Old Dominion Endurance 201 Clinic

    Registration, Schedule, and information forms are below:

    Click here for information regarding the Endurance 201 Clinic
    Click here for the Registration Form
    Click Here to download a printable Clinic Schedule

    Clinic Schedule

    8:30 - 9:00 - Check-in

    9:00 - 9:30 - Introduction to Endurance Riding

    9:30 - 12:30 - Stations

    Camping With Your Horse: John Lyttle
    Training and Conditioning: Mary Howell
    Trailer Safety: Jack Weber
    Tack and Equipment: Bob Walsh and Teri Carroll
    Crewing: Nancy Smart and Joe Selden
    Vet Check: Lani Newcomb DVM

    12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch/Trail Briefing: Please bring a bag lunch. We will provide drinks, chips, and dessert from Red Truck Bakery in Marshall, VA.

    1:30 - 4:00 - Your choice! Ride (or hike) the sample endurance trails, practice taking your horse through the vet check, or go back to a Station where you had more questions to ask.

    TRAILS: There will be two trail loops marked with ribbons, flags, and pie plates just as you would find on an actual endurance ride. Each loop will be about 2-3 miles in length. One loop will be fairly easy and suitable for ponying a young horse or riding a horse that's not very fit. The other loop will be a bit more challenging. Both will involve rocks, hills, and stream crossings. They can be ridden barefoot if your horse is used to rocks. Please wear a helmet, and NO SMOKING ON TRAILS!

    CAMPING: Please let me know if you plan to camp with your horse before or after the clinic. There will be water available for horses and a Johnny Blue for people. No campfires in the field, please!

    Questions: Karen Wade, kew@shentel.net, (540) 877-2371

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