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!
2017 Old Dominion Endurance Ride
Fri, June 9th
& Sat, June 10th
25/50/100 mile rides
~ and ~ Ride and Tie: Friday 25/50 miles, Saturday 15 miles
ENTRY FORMS ARE NOW ONLINE!!!!
Everything you need to know about the ride is on downloadable documents located on the entry forms page.
AND we have plenty of positions open for volunteers, so don't forget to click on the Volunteer link to join our elite corps of the Best Volunteers Ever!
Thanks so much!!! See you all in June!
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2017 Old Dominion Ride - Welcome!
Sanctioning: We are again sanctioned with:
Just a few quick notations below...
Camp opening and closing: Camp will
open at 9AM on Wednesday, June 7th, and will close at noon on Monday, June 12th.
If you need to arrive earlier or stay later, please contact ride management ahead of time.
Directions to Base camp:
Coming from the North on I-81 South, take Exit 273 (Mt. Jackson), take a right at the top of the ramp onto Mt. Jackson Rd. Go to the T, take a left onto Rte 614 for 1.1 miles, then a right (west) onto Rt 263 (Orkney Grade). Stay on 263 for about 11 miles, taking it slow on the winding, downhill grade as you enter Orkney Springs. As the grade levels out, take your first left onto Happy Valley Road (there’s board fence on your left as you approach the turn, and a cluster of white buildings directly beyond the turn). Go ½ mile; turn right at right hand bend in road, go to the end of the base camp field and turn left into the driveway to camp.
Coming from the South on I-81 North, take Exit 269 (to avoid traffic in Mount Jackson), turn right off exit ramp and then left onto Rte 11 North, continue about 2 miles, then turn left onto Rte 263, following this road about 11 miles until you reach Orkney Springs. Follow the above directions from that point.
Base camp address and phone number: The base camp is located at 1794 Happy Valley Road, Orkney Springs, VA 22845.
Phone is 540 856-3528. There is no cell service in Orkney Springs, but there is at the Community Store in Basye.
Thursday evening will once again feature a pot luck dinner, with the OD supplying meats and condiments, and others bringing a dish to share.
- The 25 mile entry fee includes Friday dinner and Saturday’s continental breakfast.
- 100 mile entry fees include Friday dinner, Saturday’s continental breakfast, and the Sunday awards brunch.
Ride entry includes Friday night's dinner for ALL riders. Extra meal tickets must be purchased for crew and friends
Saturday's dinner IS NOT included in the ride entry.
We need a head count (pre-purchased tickets) to know how many grilled chickens to order.
In the past we grilled hamburgers as people came up so a head count was not important.
Included in 100 miler ride entry. Everyone else must purchase meal tickets for the brunch.
2017 OLD DOMINION TRIPLE CROWN AWARD/S
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: and start planning...
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!
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!!
- 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)
The OD Trail Welcomes |
The 2017 Ride and Tie World Championships!!!!!!!
We are delighted to announce that the 2017 Ride and Tie World Championships will be held this year on the East Coast, and that the OD trail has been
selected as the site of the Championship. |
For more information on the event, click on one of the links below:
2017 Ride & Tie World Championship Entry Form and Release:
Word Doc File