Great Lakes Distance Riding Association
2024 Annual Awards Banquet

This event takes place annually to reward the previous year’s top competitors, plan for the upcoming year and where members vote on the club officers. This year’s meeting takes place February 10, 2024 at the Doherty Hotel in Clare, Michigan.

This year’s banquet party will include a Silent Auction, so bring your seldom used gotta-have-it’s and help us upgrade our awards for next year’s awards. (Everyone loves award upgrades!) The MacGillycuddy Room will be available to us from 9:30 A.M. to 7:30 P.M. Everyone is responsible for their food, beverages, and tips.

If you’re already a member and curious to see what we do, we invite you to attend as it is open format. Please RSVP at There is no fee to attend.

The Doherty Hotel agrees to provide a guest room block for GLDRA. This block will be held for reservations until January 9, 2024. Rates quoted are based on single or double occupancy and subject to 6% state sales tax and 2% local assessment. There is a $5 fee for each additional person beyond double occupancy. The Doherty Hotel requires the first night’s room and tax to be paid in full or guaranteed on a credit/debit card. Guests will be charged for any cancellations within seventy-two hours of scheduled arrival. Other terms and conditions apply. Note: The Doherty must provide all food and beverage consumed on premise.

Hotel Accommodations:
Doherty Hotel
604 N McEwan Street
Clare, MI 48617

Phone: 1-877-236-4378

Itinerary for 2024 GLDRA Awards Meeting

  • 9:30-10:30 A.M. Arrival and Organization
  • 10:30-12:00: Board meeting (all are welcome to attend).
  • 12:00-1:00 P.M.: Lunch (off the menu–on your own).
  • 1:00-2:30 P.M.: General membership meeting
  • 2:30-3:00 P.M.: Brief new board meeting and break
  • 3:00-3:30 P.M.: Awards
  • 3:30-5:30 P.M.: Silent Auction and Socializing
  • 5:30-7:00 P.M.: Dinner (off the menu–on your own)



Nominations Required Before The Meeting
Nominations are to be written and publicized at the annual meeting. This could be done with
handouts or posters. The candidates should be informed in advance.

Hall of Fame

Nominated Before Or At Meeting
Pit Crew
Ride Management

Nominated by Juniors at the meeting

Prior Entry Required, Awarded At Meeting
Personal Mileage Award
Horse Mileage Award

Charles Philips Versatility Award
Nominations for the Versatility Award must be submitted to the Points Keeper (Kathy Macki)
before the beginning of the last scheduled ride of the season.

Legend Cup-No Entry Or Nominations Needed
The horse completing the overall highest mileage of the year in sanctioned GLDRA events