Whether winning, completing or almost-but-not-quite making it, distance trail riding events should be a fun and rewarding experience for horse and rider. It provides the joy of many miles on the trail and knowing that rider and horse as a team are fit to do more than they thought possible.
Let's Get Started!

We encourage you to join SEDRA, get all the up to date information on trail news, horse health issues, training rides, tack information, etc. right here on on the South Eastern Distance Riders Association website! If you are looking for a club to that shares your same interests, not only in riding long distances, recreational or competitive, but learning all aspects of the sport, sharing knowledge while making new and maintaining friendships, this is what SEDRA has to offer!

There are several ways to get started with distance riding:

Volunteer at one of our sanctioned rides! What a great opportunity to get involved in a sport where you can breathe fresh air, learn the aspects of distance riding and earn volunteer awards all at the same time!

You can also interact with other distance riders on our SEDRA Yahoo Chat Group or Facebook Page and Distance Riding Group!

Attend one of our Rookie Clinics.  At the clinic, you will learn about:

  • Preparing you and your horse for distance riding, including conditioning and much more
  • Equipping you and your horse for success
  • What happens at during the ride, including vetting

In addition, the event includes a mock ride / IDR so that you and your horse can experience a small-scale distance ride.

Take advantage of these benefits!

  • Sanctioned Competitive Trail, Driving and Endurance Rides
  • Introductory Distance Fun Rides and Clinics
  • Junior, Rookie, Light, Middle, Heavyweight, Introductory Distance, Driving and Mileage Only Divisions
  • Published Set of Competitive Trail Riding Rules
  • Lifetime Mileage Accrual for Horses
  • Lifetime Mileage Accrual for Riders
  • Annual Membership Directory
  • Annual Educational Seminar
  • Annual Awards Banquet
  • Annual Membership Meetings/Elections
  • Year-End High Point and Special Awards that include all Distance Disciplines
  • Annual Mileage Accrual Awards
  • Annual SEDRA Hall of Fame Awards
  • Volunteer Program
  • Informative Website with distance riding calendar, articles, membership perks and more!

News & Events

Get the latest SEDRA news and events!

Rider Fitness 2018 03: Nine Tips to Stay on Your Game as an Older Rider

Whatever your riding discipline is, and whatever your age, I found that the tips made a nice conversion into tips for success with rider fitness. This month, we'll cover what these nine tips can mean for your workout- and body care- success.
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March 2018 Newsletter

March has started with a BANG! There are rides every weekend or so it seems, the weather is near perfect, horses are full of spring silliness and the flowers and trees are blooming. Spring is in the air!
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Jim Wofford: Ready to Ride?

Jim advises riders not to overlook this essential in preparing for your new competitive season.
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February 2018 Newsletter

Happy Valentine’s Month! What a month it will be with love in the air, the sun staying up a bit longer and the temperature starting to rise. Next thing you know, spring grass will be popping up all over. Not soon enough at my place.
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Ride without Pain, Avoid Injury and stay in the saddle!

Most equestrians will ignore an injury indefinitely just to stay in the saddle. But over the long term, remaining inattentive to it is not the best thing for riders
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January 2018 Newsletter

As endurance competitors, I think most of us set similar goals such as: reevaluating our fitness plan, competing in longer distances successfully, possibly starting a new horse and becoming a better horse person for the sake of our mounts.
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From our riders!

  • Kudos to Ride Manager Leah Greenleaf on this past weekend’s Greenway Getaway, the trails were awesome, great turnout, delicious food/dessert was delightful with a dash of cool whip! Very organized ride; for those who like to ride in the heat, Friday was the day to ride. For those who like it cold, Saturday fit right in! BE sure to place this ride on your calendar for next year! A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS that made this happen

    Caren S.
  • Everyone I have met at SEDRA have been awesome to work and ride with! The events are well put together and areas we ride in around Central Florida are awesome! Can’t wait for the next ride!