Ride Entry Form
The ODEEO rides are sanctioned
by the following organizations:
Ride and Tie
AERC rules and regulations are primary in all our rides, ODEEO rules are secondary. All other sanctioning associations' rules are subordinate to AERC and ODEEO rules and regulations.
Old Dominion Equestrian Endurance Organization's rides and events are privately held and are open only to registered participants and their guests, ride/event management, volunteers, and staff.
Ride Entry forms are posted here roughly two months before a scheduled ride.
Forms are available as either Online Fill-Ins or Print and Mail-Ins.
Payment can be done via Paypal, Credit Card, or Check.
Directions to the ride location can be found at the bottom of the page.
Thank you to our Ride Manager:
Interested in Volunteering during Ride & Tie 2023?
Fill out our Sign Up Questionnaire!
2023 Ride & Tie
Saturday July 15:
Night Ride & Tie / Equathon: 20, 12, and 6 miles and 12/6 and 12/12 Equathon
Sunday July 16:
Day Ride & Tie / Equathon: 20, 12, and 6 miles and 12/6 and 12/12 Equathon
Click on the button above to download the form, and fill in for whichever ride you plan to attend. Be sure to make copies of everything for your own records.
Once complete, follow the instructions for your chosen payment method below to complete your registration.
The Liability Release and Treatment Forms are included and must be filled out.
To Pay by PayPal
click on the below PayPal button
log into your PayPal account
you should see the 'send money' screen of paypal
enter the 'payable to' email at the bottom of your entry form
fill in the total amount of your entry fee (the rates are listed on your entry form)
fill in the “What’s this payment for?” box with “Entry Fee - Your Name, Ride Date, Mileage”,
such as “Ride&Tie Entry Fee – Jane Doe, 4/15/2023, 20 Miles”
follow PayPal’s directions from there
Once you have paid your entry fees, you will receive a confirmation email with your receipt. Forward the confirmation email, along with your entry form and all relevant documents, to Janice Heltibridle at the email listed at the bottom of the entry form.
To Pay By Check – Print the completed entry form and mail it, along with your check payable to 'Old Dominion Equestrian Endurance Organization, Inc.' and any relevant documents, to the address included on the entry form.
Want to try Ride & Tie but never done it before?
Consider our 'How-to' Clinic or Training Ride!
Saturday July 15, 2023
Come and find out everything you’ve always wanted to know about the exciting sport of Ride and Tie, but didn’t know who to ask! Hear what it takes, check out the tack and gear everyone uses, learn some strategy, and see how easy it is to get involved.
This is a ground clinic, no horses required, but you’re welcome to bring your horse, we have plenty of parking and camping space. If you want to know if your horse is as interested in the sport as you are, bring him along and we’ll give you tips for making it happen. If we have enough horses around we can assemble some teams and practice on the trails near base camp.
For more information and to register, go to page 5 of the Ride and Tie Entry Form.
Any time during the Ride and Tie Weekend
Want to try out the trails? Just let us know.
For more information and to register, go to ####
Information and Ride Documents
Ride & Tie Trail Maps
PLEASE NOTE: ALL equine entries in all our rides, without exception, are to be wearing four shoes, or an equivalent hoof protection (which include boots or glue-ons) at the start of the ride. The mountain trails on which our endurance competition takes place can be exceptionally difficult to strap-on boots, so we strongly suggest you might want to consider gluing any boots on.
All competitors and their crews are advised to please review the most current AERC Rules, especially if competing for the 1st time.
Coming from the North on I-81 South, take Exit 273 (Mt. Jackson), take a right at the top of the ramp onto Mt. Jackson Rd. Go to the T, take a left onto Rte 614 for 1.1 miles, then a right (west) onto Rt 263 (Orkney Grade). Stay on 263 for about 11 miles, taking it slow on the winding, downhill grade as you enter Orkney Springs. As the grade levels out, take your first left onto Happy Valley Road (there’s board fence on your left as you approach the turn, and a cluster of white buildings directly beyond the turn). Go ½ mile; turn right at right hand bend in road, go to the end of the base camp field and turn left into the driveway to camp.
Coming from the South on I-81 North, take Exit 269 (to avoid traffic in Mount Jackson), turn right off exit ramp and then left onto Rte 11 North, continue about 2 miles, then turn left onto Rte 263, following this road about 11 miles taking it slow on the winding, downhill grade as you enter Orkney Springs. As the grade levels out, take your first left onto Happy Valley Road (there’s board fence on your left as you approach the turn, and a cluster of white buildings directly beyond the turn). Go ½ mile; turn right at right hand bend in road, go to the end of the base camp field and turn left into the driveway to camp.