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  • The Old Dominion Endurance Rides, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1973 to promote and sponsor the equestrian sport of endurance riding.

    Our organization annually hosts several endurance clinics and endurance rides in Northern Virginia including:

    • The No Frills
    • The Old Dominion
    • The Fort Valley.

    We invite you to visit this website for information on our organization, including upcoming rides and clincs, entry forms, results, and membership.

    Photos above are from courtesy of our ride photographers/riders/members.
    Many thanks to all for letting us share your great photos of the trail!


    Please Click Here to Volunteer for any or all of our rides!

    COMING THIS SEPTEMBER 30TH!!!!

    Get Ready For The Endurance 201 Clinic this September!

    If you are new to the Sport of Endurance and just want to try your hand at it in a nice, relaxing environment with friendly, helpful, experienced mentors, here's your opportunity. Just *Click here* to download all the necessary information, and sign up for our fabulous annual endurance clinic on September 30th!

    FORT VALLEY ENDURANCE RIDE ENTRY FORMS NOW ONLINE

    Entry Forms for this October's Fort Valley ride are now uploaded to the website. Just click on the Ride Entries link in the Menu. Rides will be held Friday and Saturday in the Massanutten mountains of Fort Valley, Shenandoah County, VA. This ride is one of our most popular events, taking place on the beautiful autumn colored trails in this lovely, serene valley. The views from the trails are always spectacular, the weather always cool and inviting (and sometimes "interesting"), the trails challenging at times yet encouraging, the dinners always 5 star, and the ride camp big and flat and wide. Come join us for our final ride of the season and find out for yourself why this weekend of rides truly makes Endurance so much fun!

    OH, AND ONE MORE THING...

    Volunteers are always welcome and we have a plethora of neat and jnteresting jobs to fill, so please contact our Ride Manager Claire at this email *crgdvm@aol.com* if you'd like to come and help for one or both days. Volunteers are the heart of our rides and make these events possible. You can camp along with all the riders and take part in all the festivities, as well as get up close and personal to how the volunteer efforts are so critical to a well oiled and functioning ride. So if you haven't had a chance yet to flex your volunteer muscles, and have the time to help out, please join our cadre of super staff people for this wonderful weekend of Endurance in the Massanuttens!

    2017 Annual Meeting and Holiday Party!!

    It's almost time to start thinking about snow and cold and jingle bells and decking the halls with boughs of holly. And to get you in the spirit we want to remind you that Dec 2nd is the date of our Annual Meeting and Holiday Party! Join your fellow riders and all of your OD endurance friends to close out 2017 in merriment and fine style. All the details are in the link below. Come and have a wonderful time at our final event of the year!

    CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

    2017 OLD DOMINION TRIPLE CROWN AWARD/S

    DO YOU HAVE TWO ENDURANCE HORSES?????
    Well, this year is your year! For the 1st time ever ALL THREE Old Dominion Rides will be hosted over two days.
    Aim to Earn TWO (YES... TWO!!) Old Dominion Triple Crowns on different horses in 2017!

    • No Frills: Friday, April 21st and Saturday, 22nd. (30 and 55 miles offered each day)
    • The Old Dominion June ride will be held over two days: Friday, June 9th will host the 25 mile and 50 mile courses. Saturday, June 10th will host the 100 mile course.
    • Ft Valley: Friday Oct. 20th and Saturday Oct. 21st (25 and 50 offered each day)
    Who is up for the challenge to double up the fun of earning the 2017 Old Dominion Triple Crown Award? If you're game, and have two endurance horses ready to go, then we'll see you all at the rides!!

    ENTER TO WIN!

    The Eastern Crabbet Arabian Horse Society's
    Crabbet-related Horse Awards

    for the 2017 Old Dominion rides

    **Click Here to view the flyer**

    The OD Trail Welcomes
    The 2017 Ride and Tie World Championships!!!!!!!

    A big shout out and thank you to all the OD volunteers who came out to support and assist the 2017 Ride and Tie World Championships that was held this July for the first time in a long time on the East Coast. The OD trail was selected as the site of the Championship, and quite a number of OD endurance folk jumped in to help make the championship weekend one of fun and camaraderie. The Commonwealth of Virginia was happy to dish up the rocks, the heat, and the humidity, while the OD ride camp was delighted to welcome all the competitors and volunteers with open arms, amidst a lush green camping field. We hope everybody had a fabulous time!

    © The Old Dominion Endurance Rides, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    All photos & graphics by Flora Hillman, unless noted otherwise.
    No photos or graphics may be used, copied, or downloaded without the express permission of the designer/photographer(s)

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