The Old Dominion Equestrian Endurance Organization, Inc. The Old Dominion Equestrian Endurance Organization, Inc.
Dedicated to the Sport of Endurance Riding in the Commonwealth of Virginia

About Us
  • Our Organization
  • Membership
  • Calendar of Events
  • How to Volunteer

  • Rides & Events
  • Seminars & Clinics
  • Ride Entry Forms
  • Ride Results

  • Sponsors
  • Asgard Arabian Raffle Horse
  • Sponsors and Awards

  • Education
  • The Endurance Sport
  • How to ride Endurance
  • AERC Rule Book

  • Contact

  • Endurance Seminars & Clinics

    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.

    A Two Day weekend of Ride and Tie Fun!
    Saturday and Sunday - July 28th and 29th 2018

    For an entry form plus information please click one of the following:
    Ride and Tie Weekend Form - Word Doc file ... or ...
    Ride and Tie Weekend Form - PDF file

    Join us for another annual fantastic, super fun Ride and Tie Weekend and Horse Camping/Night Riding Practice

    Saturday July 28th:

    • “How-To” Clinic 2-4 p.m.
    • Then at 6:00 p.m.: your choice of a 20 mile, a 12 mile, or a 6 mile ride and tie practice...OR (All NEW for 2018) a 12 ride/6 run Equathon

    Sunday July 29th:

    • 7:30 a.m.: Your choice of 20 mile, a 12 mile, or a 6 mile ride and tie, or a 12 mile ride/6 mile run Equathon

    Or Saturday and Sunday

    • come for the practice camping to teach your horse (and/or yourself!) about overnighting, and to ride the trails. (See details below)

    Location: Orkney Springs, VA at the OD Ridecamp on Happy Valley Road. (Driving directions are in the entry form)

    The ODEEO 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 offers a great opportunity 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 yummy mouthwatering potluck involved, as well as lots of delicious food, and hilarious tales told of past competitions to keep you well entertained the entire weekend.

    OR...if you want to just to give your horse (and/or yourself!) experience in endurance camping, and would like to ride the marked trails (as a welcomed volunteer or just for pleasure), come on down and spend the weekend at our ridecamp. A group of us will be drag riding for the 20 mile R&T, which will finish in the dark.
    To find out more about horse camping/trail riding/night riding, contact Karen Wade at or (540) 877-2371.
    For drag riding specifics (distances and times needed, etc.), contact Duane Martin at
    Please let one of us know you're coming so we don't leave without you!"

    Pre-registration is not required, but appreciated. Plan to spend a fun weekend with other runners, horses, and some awesome mountain trails to ride and run and enjoy!

    Endurance 201 Clinic
    September 29th, 2018
    Winchester, VA

    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 clinic involves all the fun aspects of being a competitor at an Endurance ride - what to expect with overnight camping 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 being 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.

    Cost: $20/person. Pre-registration is required. Limit of 20 riders due to horse trailer parking space. No limit to unmounted participants. Click on the links below to download the registration form and clinic info:

    Downloads are in PDF and Microsoft Word doc forms:

    Endurance 201 Clinic Registration Form:
    PDF format ~ or ~ Word doc format
    Clinic Information:
    PDF format ~ Or ~ Word doc format

    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.