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A Two Day weekend of Ride and Tie Fun!
AND Horse Camping!!
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 HORSE CAMPING to teach your horse (and/or yourself!) about overnighting, and to ride the trails. (See details below)

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

The ODEEO will be hosting the fabulous FREE summer Ride and Tie clinic the third weekend of July in Orkney Springs, VA. 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 listen to 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.

If you don't feel quite tough enough to attempt Ride & Tie, come anyway to practice camping with your horse and ride the marked trails. A great low stress way to introduce yourself and/or your horse to camping overnight at a practice competition event. Learn from the best on how to camp properly and safely, and get some experience under your (or your horse's) belt before the Fall rides begin. 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 for the R&T is not required, but would be nice. We DO want you to contact us if you are hoping to participate in the Horse Camping, so call either of the two contact people listed above, please.

Plan to spend a fun weekend with other runners, horses, and some awesome mountain trails to ride and run.


Click here

for info on the 2018 OD Raffle Horse and our wonderful sponsor Asgard Arabians who graciously donates a young purebred French/Russian Arabian horse each year as an Old Dominion fund raiser!

2018 OD Raffle Horse
2015 bay mare "TAMBURITZA"
Stratagem x Tamborin (Bandjo de Falgas)

Click here
for information on the chance to win a **gorgeous** Taylored Tack set (winners choice of colors!!!) being raffled in support of the East Coast Championship Ride and Tie.

Every endurance horse deserves a stunning Taylored Tack set to wear on the trail! Here is your chance to win a lovely set, and help support a great event at the same time.

Coming September 29th 2018

Endurance Riding 201 Clinic

Location: 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 - tips on the best way to overnight camp 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 bring 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.

This is both an unmounted and a mounted clinic (on your horse) with a limit of 20 horses total, and pre-registration is required. Cost $20/person. Registration forms are now online! Please click on the Seminars link in our menu to go to the page with the clinic info downloads.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited parking space for trailers, we are taking a maximum of ONLY 20 mounted riders. There is no limit for unmounted participants.

Fort Valley Rides - coming October 19th & 20th, 2018

Time to mark your calendar for another great OD favorite - the 2 day Fort Valley Rides. They are being held once again in the gorgeous Massanutten Mountains of the Shenandoah Valley. We can guarantee stunning vistas from the trail, the best ridecamp anywhere, mouthwatering food, spectacular fall foliage, and of course interesting weather (just kidding! Not really.)

So plan on being with us for this terrific ride this fall. We are always delighted to have volunteers to come help, so if you can't ride for any reason, come to help and enjoy all the amenities minus the saddle sores!

Information and details will be uploaded in September.

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.

All ODEEO endurance rides are sanctioned by the AERC. AERC rules and regulations apply. Please read the rule book at for complete information.

The Old Dominion Equestrian Endurance Organization, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. No photos or graphics may be used, copied, or downloaded without the express permission of the website designer and/or credited photographer(s)