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)