“The Old Dominion Endurance Rides Inc. was formed in 1973 to promote and support the sport of endurance riding. Membership comes from all over the country. The group hosts the No Frills, Old Dominion, and Fort Valley endurance rides, as well as Ride & Tie competitions held in conjunction with the endurance rides. The organization focuses on competition and training, education and trail preservation,” according to the organization webpage. As of January 2018, the organization now under the management of the Old Dominion Equestrian Endurance Organization (ODEEO), Inc., hosting of three annual Virginia endurance rides: The No Frills in April, the Old Dominion ride in June, and the Fort Valley ride in October. Information regarding each of these rides can be found on the AERC website (aerc.org), the ODEEO Calendar of Events, and on the Ride Entry page at least one month prior to the ride date. These rides are sanctioned by the AERC (American Endurance Ride Conference), and also by ECTRA (Eastern Competitive Trail Ride Association, ectra.org), the Ride and Tie organization (rideandtie.org), and SERA (seraonline.org). AERC rules and regulations are primary in our all our rides. All other sanctioning association rules are secondary to both AERC and ODEEO rules. Go to www.olddominionrides.org for more information.
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