INTRODUCTORY DISTANCE RIDES and DRIVES

While researching ways to attract new members and serve the current membership better, SEDRA received a proposal from members that we consider adding a “mini-miler” division.  We implemented SEDRA’s Introductory Distance Rides (IDR) and Drives (IDD). ECTRA and AERC has a similar program in place that has been very successful.  The increase in participants is helping support the longer distances, and has brought in some new members.  They’ve been very pleased with the program, and after a couple of years it seems to be helping their organization grow.

We’ve chosen to call our program Introductory Distance Rides/Drives, and adapted our proposal to suit our environment.

The purpose of the IDR/D division within SEDRA’s awards program is to introduce distance riding/driving to those who would like to sample the sport and for those experienced riders and /or horses no longer able to complete a longer course.  IDR/D events will count ONLY towards Lifetime mileage for horse and riders and no other SEDRA awards. 

The general idea of IDDs and IDRs is that they are a shorter version of the MO (Mileage Only) program that is already in place. 

RULES FOR INTRODUCTORY DISTANCE RIDES (IDR) AND DRIVES (IDD)

  1. The purpose of the IDR/D division within SEDRA’s awards program is to introduce distance riding/driving to those who would like to sample the sport and for those experienced riders and /or horses no longer able to complete a longer course. IDR/D events will count ONLY towards Lifetime mileage for horse and riders and no other SEDRA awards, to include the Longevity Award. 
  2. IDRs and IDDs can be offered only in conjunction with a SEDRA sanctioned event.  IDD/Rs will be conducted along the same guidelines as a Mileage Only division.  Ride Management may also offer a fun ride division which would receive no mileage, but keep safety in mind.
  3. Mileage for IDRs and IDDs will be between 10-20 miles. 
  4. All SEDRA safety, procedural, and completion requirements are to be enforced for the miles to count.
    • If held in conjunction with a CTR/D, the IDR/D
      • Must follow those procedures and completion criteria already set up for the Mileage Only Division.
      • A separate Trail Judge can be used for the IDR/D, if Ride Management feels that it is warranted.
    • If held in conjunction with an Endurance ride, the IDR
      • Must follow those procedures and completion criteria already set up for Limited Distance.
  5. Hoof and leg protection devices are acceptable, as stated in the Mileage Only Division.
  6. Event Distances and Times (In conjunction with a CTR/D:  times indicated are elapsed time, including one 20-minute hold.  Hold is optional, but if no hold is scheduled, no adjustment on time is permitted.  Standard 45 minute window applies with no assessed penalties.  DQ if come in 30 minutes early or 30 minutes over time, again follow Mileage Only Division rules). (Pace set at 6mph average.)
    • 10 miles = 1:25-2:10
    • 12.5 miles = 1:50-2:35
    • 15 miles = 2:15-3:00
    • 18 miles = 2:45 – 3:30
    • 20 miles = 3:05 – 3:50
  7. Event Distances and Times (In conjunction with an Endurance ride:  one hold may be scheduled, but is not required.  If no hold is scheduled, no adjustment on time is permitted.)
    • 10 miles =  2:30 hours maximum
    • 12.5 miles = 3 hours maximum
    • 15 miles = 4 hours maximum
    • 18 miles = 5 hours maximum
    • 20 miles = 5:15 hours maximum
  8. Participation in an IDR/D does NOT constitute the official beginning of a rider’s or horse’s Rookie Season.  The Rookie Season will officially begin with their first 25 mile minimum CTR/D or Limited Distance/ Endurance ride.
  9. IDR/D is not eligible for elevating.
  10. Any mileage before the beginning date of this test period cannot be purchased and will not count.
  11. All other SEDRA rules apply (i.e., Rider/driver must be a member, horse must be nominated prior to the ride, etc. for miles to count.)
  12. Either the ride manager will provide a list of IDR/D completions, or the rider will provide a copy of the rider card or scoresheet to the awards secretary as proof of completion.  The card must be signed by a judge as complete, and show the ride time to verify that criteria were met.

Upcoming Events

Oct
2
Sun
all-day Scenic Spruce Creek Fall Fling E... @ Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve
Scenic Spruce Creek Fall Fling E... @ Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve
Oct 2 all-day
Scenic Spruce Creek Fall Fling Elevator End IDR/25/25/50 Cancelled @ Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve
Ride Information & Entry Form Event cancelled due to hurricane Ian, it may be moved to Oct 9 (sun).  
Oct
14
Fri
6:00 am Fort Valley Endurance
Fort Valley Endurance
Oct 14 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fort Valley Endurance
Ride Entry and Information Due to late sanctioning this will be a mileage only for SEDRA members unless you are a AERC member (if you are, no worries!)
Oct
15
Sat
6:00 am Fort Valley Endurance
Fort Valley Endurance
Oct 15 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fort Valley Endurance
Ride Entry and Information Due to late sanctioning this will be a mileage only for SEDRA members unless you are a AERC member (if you are, no worries!)
Oct
22
Sat
all-day Endurance/CTR 101 Mounted Clinic... @ Seabrooke Farms
Endurance/CTR 101 Mounted Clinic... @ Seabrooke Farms
Oct 22 all-day
Endurance/CTR 101 Mounted Clinic, Ocala, FL @ Seabrooke Farms
Endurance/CTR 101 Information and Entry! Limited Entries Location: Sea Brook Farm 2301 SE 85th Street Ocala, FL 31180 ~ Clinic Agenda to Include ~ What is Endurance and CTR? Basic Conditioning Camping With Your Horse[...]
Oct
29
Sat
all-day Sand Hills Stampede 25/50 Endur... @ Sugarloaf Mountain, GasLine Rd., Patrick SC
Sand Hills Stampede 25/50 Endur... @ Sugarloaf Mountain, GasLine Rd., Patrick SC
Oct 29 all-day
Sand Hills  Stampede 25/50 Endurance, Patrick SC @ Sugarloaf Mountain, GasLine Rd., Patrick SC
Ride Information & Entry Form !
Nov
5
Sat
all-day Autumn Gallop to Benefit Camp Bo...
Autumn Gallop to Benefit Camp Bo...
Nov 5 all-day
Autumn Gallop to Benefit Camp Boggy Creek 30/50 Eustis, FL
Ride Information & Entry Form- online 9/1/22 Ride Camp  Camp  Boggy Creek is a children’s camp with a large barn, and we are  responsible for leaving the grounds in excellent condition for the next  group[...]
Nov
11
Fri
all-day Broxton Bridge USA SE Fall Eleva... @ Broxton Bridge, Ehrhardt SC
Broxton Bridge USA SE Fall Eleva... @ Broxton Bridge, Ehrhardt SC
Nov 11 – Nov 12 all-day
Broxton Bridge USA SE Fall Elevator IDR/25/50/75/100 End @ Broxton Bridge, Ehrhardt SC
Ride Entry and Information coming soon!
Nov
26
Sat
all-day Carolina Endurance IDR/30/55/65/...
Carolina Endurance IDR/30/55/65/...
Nov 26 all-day
Carolina Endurance IDR/30/55/65/75/100 Ride&Tie/Endurance, Patrick, SC
Endurance Ride Information & Entry Form  coming soon!        Ride and Tie Information & Entry Form coming soon!
all-day Greenway Gallivant Turkey Trot 2... @ Florida Greenway Trails, Pruit Trailhead
Greenway Gallivant Turkey Trot 2... @ Florida Greenway Trails, Pruit Trailhead
Nov 26 – Nov 27 all-day
Greenway Gallivant Turkey Trot 25/50/100 25/50/75 END and CTR, Ocala, FL @ Florida Greenway Trails, Pruit Trailhead
Ride Information & Entry Form coming soon!
Dec
17
Sat
all-day Goethe Benefit Endurance 25/50, ... @ Goethe State Forest, Black Prong Trails
Goethe Benefit Endurance 25/50, ... @ Goethe State Forest, Black Prong Trails
Dec 17 all-day
Goethe Benefit Endurance 25/50, Bronson, FL @ Goethe State Forest, Black Prong Trails
Ride Information & Entry Form coming soon!
Jan
13
Fri
all-day River Rise Ramble Endurance IDR/... @ River Rise Oleno State Park, High Springs, FL
River Rise Ramble Endurance IDR/... @ River Rise Oleno State Park, High Springs, FL
Jan 13 – Jan 14 all-day
River Rise Ramble Endurance IDR/25/50 @ River Rise Oleno State Park, High Springs, FL
Ride Information & Entry Form
Jan
27
Fri
all-day Broxton Bridge: Ride in the Low ... @ Broxton Bridge, Ehrhardt SC
Broxton Bridge: Ride in the Low ... @ Broxton Bridge, Ehrhardt SC
Jan 27 – Jan 28 all-day
Broxton Bridge: Ride in the Low Country IDR/25/30/50/65/75/100 End Ehrhardt, SC @ Broxton Bridge, Ehrhardt SC
Has Intro Ride and Clinic! Ride Entry and Information coming soon!
Jan
28
Sat
all-day Hokey Pokey Endurance 25/50/75/1... @ Goethe State Forest, Tidewater Trails
Hokey Pokey Endurance 25/50/75/1... @ Goethe State Forest, Tidewater Trails
Jan 28 all-day
Hokey Pokey Endurance 25/50/75/100, Goethe State Forest, Dunnellon, FL @ Goethe State Forest, Tidewater Trails
Ride Information & Entry Form coming soon! www.RidesandRuns.net
Feb
3
Fri
all-day Florida 3 Day 100 CTR 40/35/25/I... @ Florida Greenway Trails
Florida 3 Day 100 CTR 40/35/25/I... @ Florida Greenway Trails
Feb 3 – Feb 5 all-day
Florida 3 Day 100 CTR 40/35/25/Intro, Mileage Only, Ride and Tie Ocala, FL @ Florida Greenway Trails
Updated Information coming soon! On-Line Forms 3 DAY FHA 35/25/10/Equathon  Ride and Tie 3 DAY 100 MILE COMPETITIVE TRAIL RIDE 40/35/25/IDR The above on-line entry form will let use Pay Pal to cover your entry[...]
Feb
18
Sat
all-day Gator Run 10-15 IDR/25/50, Tidew... @ Goethe State Forest, Tidewater Trailhead, Dunnellon, FL
Gator Run 10-15 IDR/25/50, Tidew... @ Goethe State Forest, Tidewater Trailhead, Dunnellon, FL
Feb 18 all-day
Gator Run 10-15 IDR/25/50, Tidewater, Geothe St Forest, Dunnellon, FL @ Goethe State Forest, Tidewater Trailhead, Dunnellon, FL
  Ride Info and Entry coming soon!
Mar
2
Thu
all-day Fun In The Sun (FITS) 25/50/75/1...
Fun In The Sun (FITS) 25/50/75/1...
Mar 2 – Mar 4 all-day
Fun In The Sun (FITS) 25/50/75/100 Endurance, Williston, FL
Ride Information & Entry Form FITS website update coming soon!
Mar
25
Sat
all-day McCulley Farms IDR/25/50 2 Day 5... @ McCulley Farms
McCulley Farms IDR/25/50 2 Day 5... @ McCulley Farms
Mar 25 – Mar 26 all-day
McCulley Farms IDR/25/50 2 Day 50/100 Endurance, Jasper, FL @ McCulley Farms
  Ride Information & Entry Form coming soon!