News Flash! 

RDA Endurance is back at the National Championships in 2019! We will be running as a 'Have a Go' session over 1km and 2km distances and will be looking to celebrate the 50th Anniversary, keep an eye out for more information soon!            



  • Sally Hall
  • Endurance Committee Chairman

Why get involved?

  1. It’s fun and open to all riders, horses and ponies
  2. More involvement and variety for leaders and helpers
  3. Greater knowledge of horsemanship, especially fitness heart rates, metabolic rates and dehydration
  4. Knowledge of speed and distance – do you know how fast your pony walks, trots and canters?
  5. Have a go, start at 1km and progress to 16km!

Endurance rides will be determined by the availability of suitable routes.  Groups that are already able to hack out would be an ideal venue to hold Endurance sessions, although shorter distance rides can be organised within an arena.  A loop would need to be created of either 1km, 2km, 3km, 5km, 10km or 15km long.  For shorter rides this may take place within an arena; it may make things more interesting to include obstacles such as poles and a gate.  A 1km ride within an arena would be approximately 8 circuits depending on the size of the arena.

How does a Group add Endurance as an activity? 

It’s easy, any Group Instructor can run Endurance sessions; firstly you would need to fill out: Application Form to add Endurance to Activities   and return to National Office, this is only a registration form and no assessment of the Group is required.  Once registered you are able to start planning your first ride.

Want to start riding up to 15km or more?  

Click here to find out more! 


Page Last Updated: November 14, 2018