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Ride Date Location
MnDRA1 5/05-5/06 Hinckley, MN
Border Battle Boogie 5/19-5/20 Cushing, WI
Maplewood West 6/02-6/03 Pelican Rapids, MN
SE Minnesota 6/16-6/17 Forestville, MN
Mosquito Run 7/14-7/15 Rogers, MN
Run for the Cactus 8/18-8/19 Granite Falls, MN
Charity Cup 9/08-9/09 Pillager, MN
Run for the Ridge 9/21-9/22 Fairfax, MN
Point Chaser 10/19-10/20 Thielman, MN


A smile with every  mile....

Minnesota Distance Riders Association was formed to promote distance riding in the Upper Midwest, giving recognition to horse and rider teams.  Events sponsored in Minnesota are Competitive, Limited Distance, and Endurance. 


Endurance rides are a test of horse condition and stamina, rider intelligence and horsemanship and the team effort of both over a cross-country course while under veterinary supervision. The horse completing the trail in the shortest time in an acceptable condition wins.

Competitive rides are usually shorter in distance and are ridden in a set maximum and minimum time period. Under veterinary supervision, the winner is the horse completing the course within the allotted time in the best condition. Certain rides also offer competitive drives for single or pairs carriage drivers; these follow the same rules as competitive rides with a few minor differences.

Limited Distance rides are between 25 and 35 miles. Also under veterinary supervision, the winner is the horse completing the course and pulsing down to a predetermined pulse criteria first.


MnDRA sanctions rides located in beautiful state and county parks and on private lands in Minnesota and surrounding states.  Check out the ride schedule and join us at an upcoming event.  Spectators and volunteers are always welcome.


The spring MnDRA "Intro to Distance Riding Clinic" has been rescheduled for May 12 due to the never-ending winter Minnesota is experiencing.  Click HERE for more information.




Purchase your Minnesota Trails Horse pass online and never worry about losing it!  Download the pdf and save it on your computer.  Take a photo of it in case you forgot to bring it with you.  



The spring MnDra "Intro to Distance Riding Clinic" has been planned for April 7, 2018 (rescheduled for May 12) at Peggy Pasillas home in Inver Grove Heights, MN.  A mock ride is scheduled the following weekend, April 14th, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.   Update:  The clinic and mock ride have been postponed.  


Watch your email from Ken Meyer for a survey. Please take the time to fill this out to help MnDra understand what its members would like for scheduling, distances, and prizes.  


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