About The Western Distance Riders Alliance

The Western Distance Riders Alliance brings together all equestrians who enjoy the companionship of their human and equine friends in the natural trail settings found in our beautiful country. 

 The WDRA supports all aspects of equine distance riding – distance riding as it has been in the past, as it is practiced today, and equine distance riding in the future

As an organization, we welcome anyone who has the best interest of their horse in their heart and is eager to participate with like-minded riders in fun and challenging events throughout the west.  We look with favor upon those who are willing to saddle up and ride regardless of the distances and effort involved. We leave it up to the individual riders to decide for themselves and their horses what is a worthy challenge.

What is Endurance riding? How do you do it? What kind of horses do you need?

Lots of valid questions by riders unfamiliar with endurance riding. Lots of us understand endurance sports, xc skiing, long distance…
The WDRA is an alliance.

The WDRA is an alliance.

The WDRA is an alliance.  An alliance is a “union or association formed for mutual benefit, especially between countries or…
We strive for an all-inclusive approach

We strive for an all-inclusive approach

We strive for an all-inclusive approach to the sport of distance riding.  We take no issue with any of the…
The WDRA honors all accomplishments

The WDRA honors all accomplishments

The WDRA honors all accomplishments of its members in any sanctioned event demonstrating the ability of a horse and its…
The Tevis Cup

The Tevis Cup

We feel that no other event, worldwide, offers the challenge of the Western States Trail Ride, known as the Tevis…
We welcome everyone

We welcome everyone

As an organization, we welcome anyone who has the best interest of their horse in their heart and is eager…
We define a distance riding event as an equine event

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…
The WDRA brings together all equestrians

The WDRA brings together all equestrians

The Western Distance Riders Alliance brings together all equestrians who enjoy the companionship of their human and equine friends in…

Board Members and Leadership

Tom Noll

President
Tom

Dr. Dave Nicholson

Dave-Nicholson

Kerry Redente

Secretary
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Andrew Gerard

Andrew

Tonya Stroud

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Christoph Schork

Christoph

Tennessee Lane

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