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 once the ODEEO's Old Dominion Ride has completed.
Forms are available as PDFs below.
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:
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 above or below button to download your form.
Fill in for whichever ride you plan to attend.
As well as the included Liability Waiver and Treatment Authorization form.
Be sure to make copies of everything for your own records!
Then follow the instructions for your chosen payment method below to complete your registration.
Information and Ride Documents
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Schedule of Events
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.
Want to try Ride & Tie but never done it before?
Consider our 'How-to' Clinic!
Saturday July 15, 2023 @ Base Camp
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.
Considering Ride & Tie but not ready for competition?
Try our Training Ride!
"Self-Guided" Night & Day Training Ride
Saturday July 15 & 16, 2023 @ Base Camp
The Old Dominion is offering a “Self-Guided” NIGHT TRAINING RIDE on July 15th and
a DAY TIME TRAINING RIDE on July 16th
The Old Dominion will be asking for a Donation to attend the event.
The Training Ride will start approximately 30 minutes after the Ride and Tie starts each day,
the distances offered are 6, 12 and 20 miles with NO away vet check.
For the 20 miles on Sunday, you must be back at camp no later than 1:00 PM since we will start unmarking trail at that time.
Volunteers are a big part of how we're able to host our rides. If you'd like to be a part of the goings-on, we're currently looking for people to help fill these jobs:
Before the Ride:
Trail work - needed for the week prior
Marking Trail - on Friday
During the Ride:
Crewing at Base Camp
Horse Holder - for first "tie" at turn off from road to trail at the turkey barn
P/R Taker - possibly!
Spotters - on trail at turnaround points for 12 and possibly 6 mile distances
Filling Base Camp water troughs - either Friday or early Saturday Morning
Handing out Completion Awards
After the Ride:
Un-Marking Trail - on Sunday afternoon
You can find descriptions of our Volunteer Opportunities on the How to Volunteer page!
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.
To Pay by PayPal
click on the below PayPal button, which should take you to the send money section of Paypal after logging into your Paypal account
fill in the 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, 7/15/2023, 12 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 all relevant documents (entry form and current coggins), to our ride manager, Janice Heltibridle at: Janiceheltibridle@gmail.com.
To Pay By Check – Email your completed entry form and current coggins to our ride manager, Janice Heltibridle at Janiceheltibridle@gmail.com. Then mail your check (made to 'Old Dominion Equestrian Endurance Organization, Inc.') to the address included on the entry form.