Established in 1984

SEDRA’s Objectives and Purposes

  • To encourage the growth and popularity of Competitive and Endurance Trail Riding and Ride and Tie, hereinafter referred to as Distance Trail Riding, throughout the State of Florida and the Southeastern States, by the use of publicity and educational programs and by setting the highest standards of excellence through its judging, management and contestants.
  • To foster the establishment of well-managed Distance Trail Rides that are conducted and judged under standard rules and guidelines as provided by SEDRA.
  • To encourage greater knowledge in the selection, care, and use of distance equines.
  • To maintain records related to Distance Trail Riding for the benefit of its members.
  • To help maintain and preserve private, public riding, and multi-use trails in local, state and national forests, so that they may be accessible to equestrian activities.
  • To do any and all things necessary and appropriate to accomplish the objectives and purposes set forth herein, provided that such are in compliance with the applicable laws of the United States of America and the State of Florida.

SEDRA, Inc., known as the South Eastern Distance Riders Association is a non-profit organization established in accordance with Section 617.1006, Florida Statutes, and governed by an elected Board of Directors. Since SEDRA, Inc., is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt under section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, donations to SEDRA, Inc. are tax-deductible.

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the State of Florida (800) 435-7352. The out-of-Florida number is (850) 413-0840. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State of Florida. The organization’s registration number issued by the Florida Department of Agriculture, Division of Consumer Services under Chapter 496 of the Florida Statutes is CH22080. No professional solicitors are used by the SEDRA, Inc. or South Eastern Distance Riders Association and 100% of each contribution will go to the organization’s many programs.



PresidentChris Littlefield
Vice-PresidentLindsay Campbell
Corresponding SecretaryLinda Kropp
TreasurerCaren Stauffer
Awards SecretaryCarol Thompson
Sanctioning SecretaryJo Harder
DirectorKathy Burnett
DirectorCindy Bell
DirectorVickie Griffis
DirectorDeborah Walker
DirectorPenny Staffney
Alternate DirectorDebbie Holt
Alternate DirectorDarlene Krell
Alternate DirectorBrenda O'Donnell


Protest CommitteeCindy Bell
Public Relations CommitteeCaren Stauffer
Education Committee ChairpersonCarol Thompson,
Membership CommitteeChris Littlefield, Carol Thompson, Caren Stauffer
Drug Testing CommitteeDoug Shearer, Kathy Burnett
Trail PreservationDoug & Michelle Shearer, Julianne Phillips
Rules CommitteeCarol Thompson
Appeals CommitteeMaris Ramsey