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Old Dominion Endurance Rides, Inc. Old Dominion Endurance Rides, Inc.
Dedicated to the Sport of Endurance Riding in the Commonwealth of Virginia
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    History

    The Old Dominion ride began in the early 1970's as a shared dream of Virginian Pete Fields and Alex Bigler, a transplanted Californian newly arrived to Loudoun County, Virginia. ...

    Click Here to read the entire Old Dominion ride history

    Mission Statement

    To support, host, and sponsor endurance riding in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and to support the sport of endurance riding nationwide.

    The Old Dominion Endurance Rides Inc., is a 501C(3) nonprofit organization formed in 1973 to promote and support the sport of endurance riding. Our membership comes from all over the country. We currently host three endurance rides annually -- the No Frills, Old Dominion, and Ft.Valley -- as well as Ride and Tie competition in conjuction with the endurance rides. As part of our bylaws our organization serves three primary goals:

    • Competition & Training - Conduct a series of annual endurance rides and endurance ride training clinics with topics such as equine nutrition and dentistry, shoeing, conditioning, vetting, and officiating.

    • Education -Educate and train riders in the enjoyment, safety, and well-being of the working endurance horse. Promote excellence in horsemanship and sportsmanship in all aspects of the endurance sport. Provide volunteer opportunities within the organization to aid in learning about the endurance sport.

    • Trail Preservation - Preservation of the pioneer experience through establishment and use of trails for historic, environmental and horseback recreational/competition value. The OD membership works hard at maintaining the trail system through Fort Valley and the surrounding area. We organize groups to clear the trails and in the process get a little sweaty maybe pick up a blister or two and have a lot of fun giving back to the trails enjoyed by many.

    OD Board Meetings

    The OD Board meetings are held on the 2nd SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH. Everyone is welcome. Come share cookies and have input into how the organization is run. Meetings are held every month at the M.A.R.E. Center in Middleburg, VA located 1 mile south of town on The Plains Road (Rt 626), unless specified otherwise. Please e-mail Lani Newcomb or phone her at: (540) 554-2004 for time and locations.

    2017 Board of Directors

    Officers

    Lani Newcomb - President
    Claire Godwin - Vice-president
    Lenora Keener - Secretary
    Susan Trader - Treasurer

    2017 Board Members and Their Terms

    Vickie Croney- 2017
    Diane Hypes - 2017
    John Lyttle - 2017
    Lenora Keener - 2017
    Lani Newcomb - 2017
    Pete Fields - 2018
    Virginia Ingram - 2018
    Susan Trader - 2018
    Karen Wade - 2018
    Duane Martin - 2018
    Diane Connolly - 2019
    Claire Godwin - 2019
    Bob Heltibridle - 2019
    Joe Selden - 2019
    Jack Weber - 2019

    Old Dominion Endurance Rides, Inc.
    33715 Snickersville Turnpike
    Bluemont, VA 20135

    For more information on membership please click on the Membership link. Or you may contact e-mail Lani Newcomb or phone her at: (540) 554-2004.

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