We define a distance riding event as an equine event

We define a distance riding event as an equine event, taking place over natural terrain, demonstrating the ability of an equine and its rider to perform.  There are many equine distance riding events that are sanctioned by various organizations worldwide.  Equine distance riding includes the traditional distance riding activities of the AERC, FEI, EDRA, USEF, along with other equine distance riding activities such as endurance driving, NATRC, CTR, and Ride and Tie, and even extending to the epic distance riding achievements recognized by the Long Riders Guild.