A few others on here have mentioned distance riding, so I decided to start a thread for it. I compete in UMECRA sanctioned competitive trail rides, which is basically endurance where you can't sponge your horses! We ride at a very fast pace. I have 620 cumulative miles which is kinda low compared to others who have 2-3,000 miles. My horse is an Arab/Saddlebred cross and we do quite well, usually placing in the top 3. I don't compete as much as I would like to. Who else out there does distance riding? Endurance, competitive trail, ride & tie or CMOs? Here's my mare Izzie and I on Michigan's Shore to Shore Trail on a conditioning ride with a friend This is Izzie on the Bay de Noc-Grand Island Trail in MI's U.P.