MnDRA Distance Riding Clinic & Mock Ride

2020 Intro to Distance Riding Clinic

Saturday, April 17 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Peggy Pasillas Indoor Arena

9928 Rich Valley Blvd.,

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077


Are you considering distance riding or driving but aren’t sure? This is the clinic to learn all about the sport.  Whether you are have never done a ride and want to learn the basics or you’re ready to step up into longer distances, we have information for all experiences. 


COST  Register by April 9th:  $10/session or $20/all day.  Register at the door: $15/$25.  



AM Session: Introduction to Distance Riding 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

· What is distance riding (Novice/Intro, Competitive, LD, Endurance)

· Getting started; Conditioning for your first ride.

· What to expect at ride camp.

· What are P&R’s and why are they important?

· Vet checks—what to expect.

Lunch 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

Breakout mini-sessions (30 minutes each) 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Topics TBD

PM Session: Advanced Distance Riding  - 50 Miles & More 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Topics TBD


Breakout sessions, lunch, and beverages, along with a chance to win door prizes, are included in your registration fee. 


Note:  The arena is unheated.  Please dress appropriately.  Although some seating is provided, it is recommended that you bring a folding chair and if it's chilly, bring a lap blanket.


For more information, visit our Facebook Event Page 2019 MN Distance Riding Clinic or contact Peggy

2020 Mock Ride 

Date and Location To Be Announced



Bring your horse!  This will mimic a real ride!  

Reservations with pre-payment are required.

You must have attend a current or prior distance riding clinic to participate.


Experience the excitement and joy of distance riding. Riders of all ages and horses of all breeds are welcome. GET READY for a summer full of adventures !  Supported by MnDRA, UMECRA & AERC.


Camping at the Riverbend Group Camp will be open at 5pm on Friday, May 10th, with the rides scheduled for Saturday, May 11th.  People can stay through Sunday, May 12th (Mother’s Day) but there are no events planned on Sunday. 


Helmets are strongly encouraged for all riders but helmets are required for Junior riders (17& under). Juniors must ride with a sponsor.


Intro ride (based on AERC Intro rules) – starts at 10am on Saturday

Novice rides (based on UMECRA Competitive rules) will start at 10:30am.


Completion awards to all riders who successfully finish the ride.      


Potluck on Saturday night! Dishes and flatware will be provided.  Bring your own beverage and a dish to share.  


Camping is $15/night.  No hook-ups – open camping sites.  Limited high ties, pens allowed.    


Ride Photos from Mosquito Run which is held at Crow Hassen:

2018 Facebook Album - Saturday

2018 Facebook Album - Sunday

2017 Facebook Album - Saturday

2017 Facebook Album - Sunday

2016 Mock Ride Facebook Album (note:  this was held at a different location)


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