Endurance News

Longines FEI Endurance World Championships 2020 postponed to 2021

23 June 2020, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The Longines FEI Endurance World Championships 2020 have been postponed until May 2021 due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on equestrian sport. The decision to postpone comes following agreement between the FEI, the Italian National Federation and the Organisers in Pisa. The Championships were due to…

Dubai World Cup Races Attract 902 Nominations From 21 Countries

US$1,000,000 DUBAI KAHAYLA CLASSIC Group 1, 2000m, Dirt with 82 Nominations23 January 2020, Dubai, ~ A host of global Thoroughbred racing stars have been nominated for the historic 25th edition of the Dubai World Cup, which is scheduled for Saturday, 28 March 2020 at Meydan Racecourse. International luminaries Almond Eye, Maximum Security, Anthony Van Dyck,…

A Chance to Visit Russia’s Famous Tersk Stud

Tersk Stud is one of the places that every Arabian horse lover dreams to visit at least once. Situated in a picturesque valley surrounded by five Caucasian mountains, the Stud was founded 130 years ago by Count Sergei Stroganov. Tersk Stud keeps up the old traditions of Arabian breeding preserving precious straight Russian bloodlines and…

Four Champions Crowned at Inaugural USEF Endurance National Championship

Broxton Bridge Plantation was the venue20 November 2019, Ehrhardt, South Carolina, USA. ~ The Broxton Bridge Plantation in Ehrhardt, S.C., played host to the inaugural USEF Endurance National Championships from 14-16 November as part of the 2019 North American Endurance Championships. An unofficial FEI team competition was integrated into the competition at the CEI2*/CEIYJ2* and…

Take a Gallop Through the Woods

Stay on this Horse Farm in the South of FranceTrips and Travel – Stay on this Arabian Horse Farm in the South of France Belgium natives Wim and Karolien Strobbe-Heyns are living their dream, combining their love of Arabian horses and their hospitable natures to run a breeding/training facility and a BnB from their restored…

Endurance Temporary Committee Discusses Equine Welfare Reform at FEI HQ

The Committee will review the discipline with the remit of bringing the sport back to its original roots of Endurance 21 February 2019, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The Endurance Temporary Committee, set up by the FEI Board in October 2018 to review the discipline with the remit of bringing the sport back to its original roots of…

American Endurance Ride Conference Severs Ties With USEF

AERC Will Give One Year Grace Period The American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC), the National Governing body for US endurance riding since 1972, made the announcement on 15 January 2019 that, as of 1 December 2019, the AERC will no longer be affiliated with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). The AERC Board of Directors…

Remembering The Big Red Machine (1992-2018)

He understood the game of endurance and he loved every second of it  4 December 2018, California, USA ~ His registered name was LF Crystals Charm (Crystal Wind AHS x Autumn Splendor), and because of his steady ground-eating stride and his lets get down the trail attitude, they called him, The Big Red Machine. He…

FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tops Discussion at FEI General Assembly

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Multiple issues contributed to the problems with the Endurance venue19 November 2018, Manama, Bahrain ~ The FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 and the future of the Games were the subject of a well-attended session at the FEI General Assembly in Manama (BRN) today, 19 November 2018. The independent Equestrian Community Integrity Unit (ECIU), which…

AHS Centenary Marathon at Rowley Mile on 7 October 2018

The Arab Horse Society Marks Centenary of 1918 – 2018The Arab Horse Society Centenary Marathon will take place on Sunday, 7 October 2018, over the historic Rowley Mile course in Newmarket, UK, courtesy of The Jockey Club and the Arab Horse Society of Great Britain. The Royal Studs of Bahrain are kindly sponsoring the race…

WEG Weather Advisory Closes TIEC for Sunday, 16 September 2018

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WEG and World Equine Expo Closed Sunday, 16 September 2018.15 September 2018, Tryon, North Carolina, USA ~ Due to the ongoing extreme weather conditions and latest reports from the National Weather Service, the International Media Center (IMC) will be closed on Sunday, 16 September 2018, and there will be no media operations team onsite – no shuttles, no…

FEI World Equestrian Games ™ Tryon 2018 in North Carolina Welcomes Endurance as First Discipline

Endurance will be the first competition of the 54 Nations for the first week’s medals 4 September 2018, Tryon, North Carolina, USA ~ They’re going to be dancing and prancing, jogging and spinning, jumping, galloping and giving it everything they’ve got when the horses and athletes in the first four disciplines take centre stage at…

UAE Endurance Teams Will Donate Any Competition Winnings from Euston Event

UAE Teams to Donate All Prize Money Won at H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum UK Endurance Festival 18 August 2018, Suffolik, UK ~ It has been announced that competitors representing the UAE at this weekend’s H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum UK Endurance Festival will not be claiming any prize money that…

FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 Nominated Entries Endurance

Maria Alvarez Ponton arriving first in endurance at WEG 2010 photo: Pamela Burton

17 August 2018, FEI, Switzerland ~ Nominations are in for the Discipline of Endurance at FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018. The next and final stages in the Games entry process are the deadlines for definite entries: 3 September for the first week’s competition in Dressage, Eventing, Endurance and Reining, and 10 September for the second…

Follow the USA Endurance Team on the Road to the WEG

Mark Dial at the World Equestrian Championships in Slovakia

7 August 2018, USA ~ Horsereporter interviewed US Endurance Chef d’Equipe, Mark Dial, with added comments by the US Equestrian Marketing on members of the USA Endurance Squad and their qualifications. We also learned some details on how to watch the Endurance Venue on 12 September 2018.         Can you share with…

Does a Retired Arabian Racehorse Make a Good Endurance Horse?

Riding in the Full Buck Moon3 August 2018, USA ~ The answer is YES. On 28 July 2018, Heather Reynolds of Dunnellon, Florida, riding the retired Arabian racehorse, ten-year-old, Cayucos (Virgule Al Maury x Tikis Wing Beat) was first across the finish line in Auburn, California, at 10 PM, to claim her third Tevis Cup…

Italian Endurance Festival in Azizi Begins 27 July

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Festival includes a CEI2* 120 km ride and a CEI1* 81 km ride24 July 2018, Italy ~ The His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Italy Endurance Festival will take place as part of the Toscana Endurance Lifestyle 2018, supported and sponsored by Meydan, at San Rossore Racecourse in Pisa, Italy, on 27 July…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Supports the Sardegna Endurance Festival

Saturday’s Endurance in Sardenia20 April 2018, Arborea, Sardinia, Italy ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival makes a stop in Arborea -a town in the province of Oristano, Sardinia, Italy – to stage endurance rides as part of SARDEGNA ENDURANCE FESTIVAL on Saturday, 21 April 2018. The…

World Equestrian Games Endurance Nominations and Procedures

7 February 2018, from the United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. Athletic Selection Procedures for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, Endurance Competition Location: Tryon, North Carolina Dates to Remember: 13 July – The U.S. Endurance Team will be named 10-23 September – Full FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 World Equestrian Games 11 September –…

USA Entries for 2017 FEI World Endurance Championships

The FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Riders & Juniors at Verona, Italy22 September 2017, Valeggio sul Mincio, Verona, Italy ~ The Distance Depot/U.S. Endurance Team will compete in the 2017 FEI World Endurance Championships for Young Riders and Juniors on Saturday, 23 September. Chef d’Equipe Mark Dial will guide the team, newly sponsored for…

UAE Riders Take Honors at Euston Park Endurance

Winners of the CEI3 HHShMohammedBinRashidEndurance Ride

19 August 2017, UK ~ The HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup Festival UK Endurance Masters got off to a flying start with UAE riders taking top honors in three out of four rides on Day 1 at Euston Park, UK. 160km CEI 3* In the 160km CEI 3* event, UAE rider…

France Takes Team Gold in HH Sheikha Fatima Endurance Cup

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Denmark’s Neland Wins19 August 2017, Brussels, Belgium ~ Denmark’s Merethe Neland won the individual gold and France emerged team champions in the 120-km CEIO two-star HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Nations Ladies Cup, while Sebastien Valerio of France won the 120-km HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Cup International CEI two star in Brussels…

HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup Festival UK Endurance Masters

A press conference was held in Euston Park, UK, to announce the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup Festival UK Endurance Masters which will run from 18-20 August 2017, at Euston Park. The press conference, moderated by CNN’s Aly Vance, featured Nick Brooks-Ward – Event Director, Tom Eaton Evans – Treating Veterinarian President,…

Germany’s Sabrina Arnold Wins FEI European Endurance Championship Gold with Tarzibus

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Spain retains team title in the forests of Brussels17 August 2017, Brussels ~ Germany’s Sabrina Arnold (37) claimed her first major individual Championship win as she and Tarzibus were crowned FEI European Endurance Champions 2017 in Brussels (BEL) today, 17 August, but it was the Spanish that took team gold when their top finishers claimed…

European Championships Kicks Off Three-day Brussels Masters

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HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival supports for four endurance rides in Belgium 16 August 2017, Brussels, Belgium ~ The Programme The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s role in promoting the sport of endurance comes into full play with its support for the second successive year to the FEI-approved…

Toscana Endurance Lifestyle Festival Takes Off in Italy

San Rossore Estate and Racetrack Hosts Toscana Endurance Lifestyle14 July 2017, UAE ~ The Toscana Endurance Lifestyle, held for the third consecutive year at the San Rossore Estate near Pisa, Italy, and the unique racetrack by the same name, will host two high profile rides from 14-16 July and then from 4-6 August 2017. The…

South Africa’s Sondela Nature Reserve Holds Boudheib Initiative-based Endurance

Two days of Endurance with views of giraffe and kudu2 June 2017, UK ~ The first in the 2017 series of 7 international Boudheib Initiative endurance events took place in South Africa last weekend, 26 – 28th May, on the beautiful Sondela Nature Reserve in the Limpopo Province. The event, organised by the PwC Sondela…

FEI Endurance Forum 2017: Welfare, Education and the Future

With presentations by Valerie Kanavy, Nick Brooks-Ward, Stephane Chazel and Spanish Chef D’Equipe Ignasi Casas2 6 May 2017, Lausanne (SUI) ~ Welfare, education and the future direction of the sport were prominent topics at the FEI Endurance Forum 2017, which took place this week in Vic, Barcelona (ESP). A total of 100 delegates from over…

Maria Alvarez Ponton Leads Spain to Victory in Spanish Endurance Festival

Alvarez Ponton Tops two days of endurance20 May, Madrid, Spain – Former World Endurance Champion Maria Alvarez has been crowned the Gaulta de la Nina after winning the 160-km three-star FEI ride on Delif De La Nie at the Carmara Esteruelas suburb in Madrid, Spain, on 19 May 2017. The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Supports Madrid Endurance Festival

18 May, Madrid, Spain ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is supporting five endurance rides in Madrid, Spain, from 18-20 May 2017, under the name of Abu Dhab-Madrid-Brussels Endurance Challenge. The FEI rides include the 19 May 160km 3* with an 80km 1*, and on Friday,…

Saeed Al Khayari Wins Royal Windsor Endurance CEI2* on Dahi

14 May 2017, Royal Windsor, UK ~ Royal Windsor Great Park grounds were once again the location of one of the most picturesque of UK endurance rides on Friday, 12 May. Royal Windsor Endurance supported by the Kingdom of Bahrain held three rides, attended by the Queen and other Royals. The United Arab Emirates (UAE)…

Sha’hir Wins Wathba Cup in Pau, France

Sha Hir takes the win

8 February 2017, Pau, France ~ Sha’hir, under Mikael Forest, kick-started the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup series with a win at the Pau racecourse in France on Tuesday, 7 February 2017. The 1950 metre race is the first international leg of the…

Al Qemazi wins Al Reef Endurance Cup FEI CEI** 120 Km

Mohd Ali Ateeq Al Qemzi

Qemazi led a sweep by UAE riders taking the top three spots 14 January 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ UAE rider Mohammed Ali Ateeq Al Qemazi astride 14-year-old Woodbourne Star Flash won the FEI CEI** 120 Km Endurance Al Reef Cup for the in-form Al Reef Al-Ain Stables in the Saturday, 14 January, race at…