Volunteer Information

The Sport of Long Distance Trail Riding depends on many volunteers, all Ride Managers can use you! What a great opportunity to get involved in a sport where you can breathe fresh air, learn the aspects of distance riding, earn volunteer awards all at the same time!

Volunteering is quite possibly the best way to learn about endurance.  Not only do you get to see what a real endurance ride in your area is like, but you’ll also get the opportunity to learn valuable things about how to do your best at the ride and get to know your local endurance community.  It’s often said that you learn more about endurance riding from volunteering one day than you will after completing ten rides.

Volunteers help build, maintain and protect the trails we so enjoy riding, biking, and walking on! Get involved… in the conservation, restoration and preservation of our trails… ensure that public lands remain open to recreational equestrian activity, assist the various federal, state and private agencies in their maintenance and management of public lands, they encourage and solicit active participation in the use of the public land resources by equestrian users and the general public, but most of all spend countless hours annually working on the trails with public agencies. In many cases this is the only way to keep some of the trails open! We strongly encourage all equestrians’ hikers, bikers, nature lovers to GET INVOLVED at any level they can, it is the least we can do for ourselves, our future and generations to come!

It is at the local, community level where successful trail networks begin.
– BRANDYWINE CONSERVANCY, Community Trails Handbook, 1997

Volunteering Do’s and Don’t at a Distance Ride!

Volunteering can be an exciting, growing, enjoyable experience. It is truly gratifying to serve a cause, practice one's ideals, work with people, solve problems, see benefits, and know one had a hand in them. --Harriet Naylor
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Long Distance Ride Volunteers and Ride Safety

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is just that little extra. ~Unknown
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Volunteering: a learning experience

I wondered why somebody didn't do something. Then I realized, I am somebody. — Source Unknown
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How many volunteers it takes to make a distance event?

The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering: Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good. - Ivan Scheier
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Volunteer Award Program

Trail Workdays, Rides or Clinics!  Interested? Need Volunteers? We can help spread the word! If your organization, association, club would like to participate in our program, we can advertise your trail workdays in our newsletters and web site calendar. You do not need to be a member of SEDRA to participate, everyone is welcome! Only SEDRA...
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