The Old Dominion Equestrian Endurance Organization, Inc. The Old Dominion Equestrian Endurance Organization, Inc.
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  • 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.

    2019 ODEEO Clinics and Seminars

    • SEMINAR - Drag Ride Educational Clinic - February 16th at TriCounty Feeds in Marshall, VA
    • CLINIC - Endurance 201 Clinic - May 4th-5th, in Winchester, VA (registration forms are below in clinic description)
    • CLINIC - Ride and Tie weekend and Horse Camping/Night Riding Practice - Saturday July 27th and Sunday July 28th
    • CLINIC - Endurance 201 Clinic and Ride - September 28th

    Information for all clinics and seminars will be posted on this page at least ONE MONTH prior to the date of the event.


    2019 Spring Endurance Clinic
    May 4-5, 2019
    To be held at 412 Copperhead Lane, Winchester, VA 22602

    Preregistration Required!

    Clinic Information form
    Clinic Registration form
    Clinic Liability Release form

    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 will be a less structured and more informal affair than our fall clinics, an opportunity to camp with your horse, practice riding endurance-style trails, and pick the brains of experienced endurance riders. It will also be an appropriate venue for introducing a new or young horse to camping, strange horses, and unfamiliar trails in a relaxed, non-competitive setting. Participants will arrive Saturday morning and set up camp. Volunteers will be available to assist you with this if you're new to horse-camping. Once you're set up, you can check out examples of endurance tack and equipment, practice the vetting procedure, ride the approximately 5 miles of marked trails (with or without an experienced mentor), and snoop around other peoples' campsites to see what creative ideas you can copy! We hope to have someone available to give a tutorial on trailer parking (backing up, leveling, etc.). In the evening we will have a potluck supper and maybe a campfire (if weather permits). Sunday morning you can pack up and leave right away if you've learned everything you need to know, but we hope that you'll stay and go out for another ride! We'll probably have some new volunteers who couldn't come on Saturday with more and different knowledge to share.

    Organizers/Facilitators: Assorted members of the Old Dominion organization.

    Directions and Schedule: See separate pages (to be posted later).

    Meals: Potluck supper Saturday. Please bring a dish to share. Bring your own breakfast and lunch supplies. (We'll probably have coffee/tea and pastries available Sunday morning).

    Camping: Will be in a large fenced field. Ideally you should have your own form of containment for you horse (portable corral, electric tape, High-Tie, tie to trailer, etc.). We don't have trees appropriate for a picket line. We may have a few paddocks available, but not enough for everyone. Horse water and Porta-Potty available.

    Cost: $20 per person. Make checks payable to Old Dominion Equestrian Endurance Organization, Inc. Please send a separate registration and release form for each participant. Pre-registration and payment are required so that we know how many to plan for.

    Farm Rules: No smoking except in your vehicle. NO dogs! (Our dogs will be tied during the day.) Helmets required while mounted.

    Any questions, please contact Karen Wade at kew@shentel.net or (540) 877-2371.

    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.

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