Welcome!

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!

Dangers of Overtraining

It’s important to keep your horse fit, but overdoing it can cause problems. By Nancy S. Loving, DVM | August 7, 2017 Overtraining symptoms are seen most often in high-intensity sports like racing, but horses in training for any activity can suffer from chronic fatigue. Photo: Leslie Potter You’ve been working hard on getting your...
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What You Need to Know About Cooling Out Horses

Understanding what it really means to be “cooled out” You do it at the end of every ride—take ten minutes to walk your horse out, then maybe rinse them with cool water in the summer, or throw on a wool cooler in winter. You feel the temperature between their front legs and pronounce them “cooled...
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November 2017 Newsletter

November… the time of year that evokes thankfulness. We’re thankful the weather has finally cooled down, competitions have started back in the SE that hopefully will not have triple digit heat indexes and celebrating Thanksgiving with our loved ones.
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Featured Videos

If you’ve never thought about entering an Endurance ride or Competitive Trail ride, these videos might convince you to try it. Do you dream of spending all day with your horse? Do you love discovering new trails and taking on the challenge of varied terrain? Do you believe that there’s no such thing as too...
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Get started in distance riding with Green Bean Endurance

The program offers support for newcomers to the equestrian sport of endurance riding. By American Endurance Ride Conference | November 1, 2017 Endurance riding can be an intimidating equine sport. After all, the shortest distance offered is 25 miles long. But a grassroots effort has been growing for the past few years to help the...
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Ride Camp Food Safety & Potluck Recipes

It is not uncommon here in the southeast to find potluck dinners at rides. Sometimes the Ride Manager will plan a potluck for one night of a multiday. Sometimes the riders get together and have one on a smaller scale.
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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