This page contans a number of FAQs relating to ILDRA and our activites as well as Endurance Riding in general.
It is a work in progress and we will be adding to it. If you feel there is a FAQ that should be there please email
No - you do not have to be a member.
Anybody can ride as a Pleasure Rider (PR) at most ILDRA rides, just turn up on the day within the prescribed times (see the web site) and check in and pay the ride organiser.* You can ride up to 32km as a PR. (Entry Fees)
Of course we do offer Pleasure Ride membership which reduces the cost of the ride and also you can register your horse for a log book to officially record all your miles thus being eligible for awards.
To do Competitive Rides (CTRs) and Endurance Rides (ERs) you must be a member and have your horse registered and issued with a log book.
* Pleasure Riders must enter St. Patrick's Coast ride in advance - no exceptions
The price of a ride varies depending on whether you are a member or not and a Junior or Senior.
You can find out about types of rides on our Ride Type page here.
Yes - well just about...
For Pleasure Rides horses must be at least 4 years old.
For CTRs horses must be at least 5 years old and can then start to work up though the distances. A horse or pony can not do a ride of a longer distance that they are qualified for. Horse and Rider qualifications apply. Talk to a ride organiser at any event.
Of course it goes without saying horses must be well behaved as many of our rides are in Forest Parks that are open to the public.