2019 Intro to Distance Riding Clinic
Saturday, April 20 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 12th: $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
· Camping at the rides—what you really need.
· Non-traditional distance horse
· Learn to take your horse’s P&R—hands on, limited to 6 people)
· Overcoming obstacles and breaking through to successful rides.
· All about distance driving.
PM Session: Advanced Distance Riding - 50 Miles & More 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
· Conditioning for longer distances
· Feeding the endurance horse
· Electrolytes: You can lead your horse to water……
· Making the most of your holds
· Managing the heat
· Listening to your horse.
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
2019 Mock Ride
Friday, May 10-12, 2019
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:
2016 Mock Ride Facebook Album (note: this was held at a different location)