Minnesota Distance Riders Association

A smile with every  mile....

Minnesota Distance Riders Association (MnDra) 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.

2020 MnDRA Events & Ride  Schedule 

*Please note:  The 2020 schedule is atypical to most years; when planning for 2021, contact the ride manager for anticipated 2021 dates.



Ride Date Location
Distance Riding Clinic 04/18 Inver Grove Heights, MN (canceled)
Mock Ride 04/24-25 Rogers, MN (canceled)
Border Battle Boogie 5/16-5/17 Cushing, WI (canceled)
Maplewood West 5/30-5/31 Pelican Rapids, MN (canceled)
SE Minnesota 6/20-6/21 Forestville, MN (canceled)
Mosquito Run 7/11-7/12 Rogers, MN (canceled)
Northern Lightz Run 7/24-7/25 Twin Valley, MN (canceled)
Huntersville 100 8/15-8/16 Menahga, MN
Charity Cup 9/12-9/13 Pillager, MN (canceled)
MnDRA1 8/29-8/30 Hinckley, MN 
Run Cut Foot Run 9/19-9/20 Menahga, MN 
Point Chaser 10/16-10/18 Thielman, MN (canceled)
MnDRA Ride Entry Form
To fill this out electronically, download the file and open it with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (free program) on a pc or use your phone's Adobe Fill & Sign app.
Ride Entry Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [120.3 KB]
Print Print | Sitemap
© MnDRA 2019