Welcome to SEDRA!

We are the best resource for distance riding in the south east!
Getting Started with SEDRA!

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 your knowledge while making new and maintaining friendships, this is what SEDRA has to offer!

You can also interact with other distance riders on our:
SEDRA Yahoo! chat group!  

The best way to get started with distance riding is to 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.

By joining SEDRA
You will be able to take advantage of these benefits!
  • Sanctioned Competitive Trail, Driving and Endurance Rides
  • Introductory Distance Fun Rides and Clinics
  • Junior, Rookie, Lightweight, Middleweight, Heavyweight 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!

Preventing Pre-Ride Dehydration

Most riders  would  not  start a ride with  a lame  horse. Even if they wanted to try, the  vets would  not  allow the horse to start. On the other hand, many  riders, most  unknowingly start a ride with a partially dehydrated horse. Yet, there is more and more evidence that pre-ride dehydration may be far...
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Keeping Your Horse Hydrated

In a perfect world, our horses would always be well hydrated. Keeping your horse hydrated is an important part of keeping your horse healthy at home and on the trail. Traveling with horses can start them down the trail to dehydration. Many horses don’t drink or don’t drink enough while they are on the trailer....
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2016 River Rise O’Leno Competitive Trail Ride

AHA Region 12 CTR Championships for Arabians & Half/Anglo Arabians 25 MILE CTR with Introductory Rides December 17-18, 2016 Trailhead: River Rise, Oleno State Forest, High Springs, FL 373 SW US Hwy 27 in High Springs. FL Ride Manager: Tom Hamilton 352.239.2786 Ride Secretary: Lynn Kenelly, c/o Leslie Baur, 6080 Hensel Road, Port Orange, FL...
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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!

    Thomas