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

Jul
26
Fri
all-day Broxton Bridge: Night Riders Fri... @ Broxton Bridge Planation
Broxton Bridge: Night Riders Fri... @ Broxton Bridge Planation
Jul 26 – Jul 27 all-day
Broxton Bridge: Night Riders Fri-Intro/25/50/65/75 Sat-30/50, Ehrhardt, SC @ Broxton Bridge Planation
Ride Information & Entry Form SANCTIONED BY AERC , SERA, & SEDRA! ~For those new to sport of distance riding please consider SEDRA’s Intro Distance Riding (IDR) program, https://www.distanceriding.org/…/introductory-distance…/ ~All trails are groomed hard and[...]
Jul
27
Sat
9:00 am SEDRA Annual Awards Banquet @ Grand Oaks Resort
SEDRA Annual Awards Banquet @ Grand Oaks Resort
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
SEDRA Annual Awards Banquet @ Grand Oaks Resort
Click here to download event information and reservation
Sep
6
Fri
6:00 am Big South Fork Endurance & Ride ... @ Scott State Forest,
Big South Fork Endurance & Ride ... @ Scott State Forest,
Sep 6 @ 6:00 am – Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm
More Info and Ride Entry coming soon! Head Vet Name Troy Nelson Ride Secretary Name Eric Rueter Ride Secretary Phone (865) 599-3594 Ride Secretary Email eric@fleetfootfarm.com SafeSport Representative Jenny Dart SafeSport Representative Email jddart@juno.com
Sep
21
Sat
all-day Biltmore Fall Ride to Benefit Ho... @ Biltmore Equestrian Center
Biltmore Fall Ride to Benefit Ho... @ Biltmore Equestrian Center
Sep 21 all-day
Biltmore Fall Ride to Benefit Hope for Horses Endurance 25/50 @ Biltmore Equestrian Center
Ride Information & Entry Form coming soon!
Oct
12
Sat
all-day Hunting for Big Foot IDR/25/25/5... @ Big Foot Trailhead
Hunting for Big Foot IDR/25/25/5... @ Big Foot Trailhead
Oct 12 all-day
Hunting for Big Foot IDR/25/25/50/100 Wiggins, MS @ Big Foot Trailhead
Ride Information & Online Entry Form coming soon!
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 12 – Oct 13 all-day
Scenic Spruce Creek Fall Fling Elevator End/IDR/25/50 @ Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve
Coming Soon! Endurance Ride Information & Entry Form CTR Ride Information & Entry  
Oct
26
Sat
all-day Sand Hills Sugarloaf Mountain St...
Sand Hills Sugarloaf Mountain St...
Oct 26 all-day
Sand Hills Sugarloaf Mountain Stampede 25/50 Patrick, SC
Ride Information and Entry Form coming soon! Online/Credit Card >>> www.SERAOnline.Org/SOLEEntrySecur.php opening soon
Nov
8
Fri
all-day Broxton Bridge: Ride in the Low ... @ Broxton Bridge, Ehrhardt SC
Broxton Bridge: Ride in the Low ... @ Broxton Bridge, Ehrhardt SC
Nov 8 – Nov 9 all-day
Broxton Bridge: Ride in the Low Country IDR/25/30/50/65/75/100 End Ehrhardt, SC @ Broxton Bridge, Ehrhardt SC
 Ride Entry and Information! Coming soon!
Nov
23
Sat
all-day Blackwater Boogie Endurance Intr...
Blackwater Boogie Endurance Intr...
Nov 23 all-day
Blackwater Boogie Endurance Intro/25/50, Milton, FL
Ride Information & Entry Form coming soon! https://www.facebook.com/groups/189855361738629
Nov
29
Fri
all-day Carolina Endurance IDR/25/50/75/... @ Winery Rd Patrick, SC
Carolina Endurance IDR/25/50/75/... @ Winery Rd Patrick, SC
Nov 29 – Nov 30 all-day
Carolina Endurance IDR/25/50/75/100 Ride&Tie/ Endurance, Patrick, SC @ Winery Rd Patrick, SC
Endurance Ride Information & Entry Form coming soon!         Ride and Tie Information & Entry Form coming soon!
Jan
25
Sat
all-day Hokey Pokey Endurance 10/15/25/5... @ Goethe State Forest, Tidewater Trails
Hokey Pokey Endurance 10/15/25/5... @ Goethe State Forest, Tidewater Trails
Jan 25 all-day
Hokey Pokey Endurance 10/15/25/50/75/100, Goethe State Forest, Dunnellon, FL @ Goethe State Forest, Tidewater Trails
Online Entry Form or Mail In Entry form coming  soon!   Trail – Shoes are recommended as you will be using a lot of 2 track, logging, or grade road. Longer distances will also utilize[...]
Jan
30
Thu
all-day 75th FHA/Florida 3 Day 100 CTR 4... @ Florida Greenway Trails
75th FHA/Florida 3 Day 100 CTR 4... @ Florida Greenway Trails
Jan 30 – Feb 2 all-day
75th FHA/Florida 3 Day 100 CTR 40/35/25/Intro, Ride & Tie Ocala, FL @ Florida Greenway Trails
3 DAY 100 MILE COMPETITIVE TRAIL RIDE  January 30-FEBRUARY 2, 2025 12112 SW 16th Ave ● Ocala, FL More info coming soon!      
Feb
15
Sat
all-day Gator Run IDR/25/50, Tidewater, ... @ Goethe State Forest, Tidewater Trailhead, Dunnellon, FL
Gator Run IDR/25/50, Tidewater, ... @ Goethe State Forest, Tidewater Trailhead, Dunnellon, FL
Feb 15 all-day
Gator Run IDR/25/50, Tidewater, Goethe St Forest, Dunnellon, FL @ Goethe State Forest, Tidewater Trailhead, Dunnellon, FL
  Ride Info and Entry coming soon ! IDR/25/50 miles RM: Connie Burns Caudill Control Judge: Robert Marshall * Details * Ride Location : Goeth State Forest, Tidewater Trail Head, Saddlepen Rd. CR 336/337 near[...]
Mar
13
Thu
all-day Fun In The Sun (FITS) 25/50/55/7...
Fun In The Sun (FITS) 25/50/55/7...
Mar 13 – Mar 15 all-day
Fun In The Sun (FITS) 25/50/55/75/100 Endurance, Williston, FL
Day 1 10/15/25/50/65/75 Day 2 10/15/25/50/65/75/100 Day 3 10/15/25/50 Ride Information & Entry Form coming soon! FITS Website will be updated soon!