Hello and Welcome to the Equine Distance Riding Association (EDRA). My name is Marty (Martha) Graham, and I am excited to be able to serve you as the newly elected president of EDRA for the 2023 ride season. I am proud to represent EDRA and be a member of this organization which is so inclusive and welcoming. EDRA Leadership remains focused on our mission of promoting safe, competitive equine distance riding events and experiences.
At the end of the 2022 ride season, I was reflecting on what started me on this journey with endurance riding. My first endurance ride was Renegade in 2012 with Gail Williams as the Ride Manager. Let me just put it out there – I was out of shape, new to riding (barely knew how to ride at a trot), and completely out of my element. My mentor & friend Margaret Birdsey stayed with me and ensured my survival throughout the ride. The Ride manager, the volunteers and my mentor made it an amazing experience and guaranteed that I wanted to be a part of endurance in the future. I highly recommend if you don’t have a mentor, take a look at the Mentor link in our website and get one. https://www.equinedistanceriding.com/mentors-2-2/
I encourage all members to join the EDRA in Motion Challenge: to get ready and maintain your fitness throughout the ride year. This program assists in preparing you for your best ride season and encourages movement through a friendly competition. https://www.equinedistanceriding.com/edra-in-motion-2022-2/
This organization is run by volunteers and everyone’s participation is appreciated. There are many Volunteer opportunities throughout the year – conference, trail markings, be a mentor/find a mentor, assist a Ride Stewart, and many more that I have listed below.
Come find me, Arielle Bloom Bonney, one of the Board Members or your friendly Ride Stewart and we can get you quickly integrated!
Welcome to EDRA.
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|DATE||2023 RIDE SCHEDULE|
|March 24th – 26th||Conference – Kittitas Fairgriounds|
|May 6th 2023||Don’t Fence Me In – Odessa WA|
|June 10th 2023||Trout Lake 100 – Trout Lake WA|
|July 8th 2023||Teanaway Ride – Teanaway WA|
|July 29th 2023||Sand Canyon – Chewelah WA|
|August 19th 2023||Selkirk – Mt Spokane WA|
|Sept 2nd 2023||Big Sky Memorial – Libby MT|
|Sept 23rd 2023||Ride The Loup – Okanogan WA|
|Oct 28th 2023||Scottsdale reMarkable 100 – AZ|
*Due to unforeseen weather/events this calendar may be adjusted during the course of the year. Rides may be canceled, moved or added to the schedule. Notice to riders will take place as soon as possible in the event of a schedule change.
Most rides will include a clinic on Friday prior to the ride day. Topics and teachers will be announced as they are developed.Ride Details