A mentor is a seasoned distance rider who wants to help new riders start their journey into distance riding. Mentors can be a valuable resource to a new distance rider. This sport can be intimidating to start on your own, mentors will help ease the transition and build your confidence. Below you will find a map and list of GLDRA mentors in Michigan or you can email gldraorg@gmail.com for help finding a mentor near you.

A mentor will help you with:

  • Conditioning program for you and your horse
  • Explain the different types of distance ride formats
  • Camping
  • Trail etiquette
  • What to expect at an event
  • Help troubleshoot problems
  • Support and confidence
  • Answering any questions you may have
  • And so much more…

Endurance Clinic in Chelsea, MI

Shannon Weston and Spirit

GLDRA Mentors

West Michigan

North West Michigan

Southeast Michigan

Upper Peninsula


GLDRA Mentor Map


GLDRA Members who want to become a mentor, please fill out this Mentor Application!

Mentor applications can be sent to gldraorg@gmail.com or mailed to Lisa Germann, 6529 Milan-Oakville Rd., Milan, MI 48160.

Mindy and Ditto