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 organizations.”  The WDRA is an alliance between riders, drivers, equines, ride and event managers, ride volunteers, ride veterinarians, and all of the organizations that sanction equine distance riding events --...

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 other distance riding organizations, including AERC, EDRA, USEF, NATRC, and the others.  We believe that we are all branches springing from the same roots.  We offer ride managers a format...

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 rider to perform in a natural setting.  Members of the WDRA can have their personal records from other distance riding organizations incorporated into the WDRA records

The Tevis Cup

We feel that no other event, worldwide, offers the challenge of the Western States Trail Ride, known as the Tevis Cup Ride.  We encourage those who set their sights on that ultimate distance riding event.  While the Tevis Cup is the definitive challenge, there are many other events that offer...

We welcome everyone

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...

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 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 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...