August 19, 2017 –
Intro to Long Distance Riding Clinic
Clinic 10:00 am
Lunch 12:30 pm
*****Bring a Lawn Chair*****
10 am - Clinic
Presentations: Introduction to Long Distance Riding
- New Member – How they got involved. Vet Checks & Electrolytes
- Timer – what to know. What to expect on Trail-
- Experienced riders explain the sport.
- Camping with your horse – opportunity to share with others different camp set ups.
- 12:30 pm Lunch.
- 1 pm – Ride N Tie starts. Clinic participants observe a Ride n Tie event.
FEES: per person : Juniors $ 15.00 – Adult $ 20.00
(fees include $1.00 OCTRA Member Day Fee)
Wishing Stone Farm
Solstice, Phyllis and Dominic
9406 & 9474 Woodvale School Road,
From 401 - exit (464) Port Hope,
Hwy. 28 (north) to Conc. 9 of Hope
Township (approx. 15 miles) (lights)
Turn left (west) to first road Woodvale School Rd. turn right (north) follow signs to 9406/ 9474.
From Hwy 115 - exit at Kirby, go
east to Woodvale School Rd. Turn left (north) follow signs to 9406/ 9474.
RIDE & TIE
RIDE & TIE is a team sport.
A team consists of two people and one horse, competing against other teams on a marked course and yes it is a race.
At the start the horse and rider lead off with the runner starting behind.
At some point along the trail the rider gets off the horse, ties it securely, and runs on ahead.
Meanwhile, the runner catches up to where the horse is tied, unties the equine member, jumps on, rides and catches up to the first rider, passes and somewhere up ahead, jumps off and after retying the equine member, runs on, leaving the horse to wait for the first member to catch up and so it goes to the end of the competition.
To ensure protection of the horse, there are vet checks (gates) that the horse must pass in order for the equine member to continue in the race.
SET SPEEDS are a non-race event, where the horse and rider compete against the clock and the trail.
There is a minimum and a maximum time / speed set to complete the distance. For the protection of the horse, there are Vet Checks (gates) that the horse must pass before being allowed to go back on trail.
At the half & final Vet Check you must present your horse within 30 minutes for your final vetting to be judged either fit to continue or not (elimination).
Upon passing the final 30 minute Vet Check, the fit to continue, the data collected at the Vet gates (pulse, soundness, metabolics). Set Speed Rides are scored using a formula that combines speed and heart rate in roughly equal importance. The system used for the day is determined by the Ride Manager.
Endurance is a race. The first horse and rider team to cross the finish line, and pass their final vetting, is the winner. There are veterinary holds throughout the event, and horse welfare is carefully monitored. If there's any doubt, the horse would not be allowed to continue. In endurance riding, the equine and rider are a team, and the challenge is to complete the course with a horse that is "fit to continue." A panel of control judges supervises the equines, each of which must pass a pre-ride examination in order to start the event. During each ride are set hold times, which vary in duration from a simple gate-and-go to one-hour rest holds. During these holds, the equine's physical and metabolic parameters are checked. The horse must pass the exam in order to continue on the course. Each horse must also pass a post-ride exam in order to receive credit for completing the course.