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  • Endurance Seminars & Clinics

    The Old Dominion hosts endurance riding and training clinics and seminars throughout the year. These special educational events range from lectures and demonstrations, to mounted rides along OD trails with experienced endurance riders as mentors. Everyone is welcome to attend, from wannabees, to newbies, to seasoned veterans. There is something for everyone.

    2017 Old Dominion Endurance 201 Clinic

    Registration, Schedule, and information forms are below:

    Click here for information regarding the Endurance 201 Clinic
    Click here for the Registration Form
    Click Here to download a printable Clinic Schedule
    Click Here to download Liability Release
    Click Here to download Directions to the Clinic

    Ride Camp: Ride camp will be located at 412 Copperhead Lane, Winchester, VA 22602. Parking will be in a large field. If you bring your horse, he will need to stay at your trailer during the unmounted portion of the clinic. You may arrive Friday PM and/or stay Saturday night if you would like to camp with your horse.

    Clinic Schedule

    8:30 - 9:00 - Check-in

    9:00 - 9:30 - Introduction to Endurance Riding

    9:30 - 12:30 - Stations

    • Camping With Your Horse
    • Training and Conditioning
    • Trailer Safety
    • Tack and Equipment
    • Crewing
    • Vet Check
    12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch/Trail Briefing: Please bring a bag lunch. We will provide drinks, chips, and dessert.

    1:30 - 4:00 - Your choice! Ride (or hike) the sample endurance trails, practice taking your horse through the vet check, or go back to a Station where you had more questions to ask.

    TRAILS: There will be two trail loops marked with ribbons, flags, and pie plates just as you would find on an actual endurance ride. Each loop will be about 2-3 miles in length. One loop will be fairly easy and suitable for ponying a young horse or riding a horse that's not very fit. The other loop will be a bit more challenging. Both will involve rocks, hills, and stream crossings. They can be ridden barefoot if your horse is used to rocks. Please wear a helmet, and NO SMOKING ON TRAILS!

    CAMPING: Please let me know if you plan to camp with your horse before or after the clinic. There will be water available for horses and a Johnny Blue for people. No campfires in the field, please! NO DOGS!!!!!

    Questions: Karen Wade, kew@shentel.net, (540) 877-2371

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