Endurance News

Dial Named U.S. Endurance Chef d’Equipe/Technical Advisor

9 April 2015, Lexington, Kentucky ~ The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Dial as the U.S. Endurance Chef d’Equipe/Technical Advisor. “I am very excited to be able to work with some of the best riders and horses in the USA. In the following few years my expectations…

Al Mazroui rides Splendacrest Adage to Narrow Win

Saif Ahmed al Mazroui rides Splendacrest Adage to win 7 January 2015, Abu Dhabi ~ Saif Ahmed Al Mazrou on the Australian-bred Splendacrest Adage from MRM Stables staved off a double challenge to win the Saturday 7 January HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s endurance ride at the Emirates International Endurance…

Argentina’s Sabrina Magli Mendiz wins CEN 120km Al Reef Cup

31 January 2015, Abu Dhabi ~ Argentinean Sabrina Magli Mendiz astride 11-year-old part-Arab gelding Sapucay representing Al Reef Stables, won the Al Reef Cup CEN 120km Endurance Ride at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba on Saturday 31 January. One of 100 starting riders, the early leader Salem Hamad Malhoof Al Kitbi riding eight-year-old Anglo…

FEI Endurance Forum in Costa Rica Discusses New Endurance rules

30 January 2015, Costa Rica ~Over 64 delegates from FEI Group V attended an FEI Endurance Forum in Tilaran, Costa Rica, on 23-25 January 2015, the first Forum following the introduction of the new Endurance rules on 1 August last year. FEI Group V covers Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras,…

Over 100 races in 2015 Calendar of HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival

3 January 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival unveiled its 2015 calendar of events which includes 102 flat races and nine endurance championships across five continents. A press conference at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel in Abu Dhabi showed off the impressive agenda for the Festival. Ms Lara…

Al Naqbi wins 120-km Abu Dhabi Endurance ride

It’s more than horse racing in the desert, it’s a time-honored tradition to qualify good Arabian breeding stock 27 December 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ The recent endurance competition in Abu Dhabi put a few more riders and horses into the qualified category. Starting second on the final stage, Abdulla Rashid Mohammed Saeed Al Naqbi partnering 11-year-old Arabian…

Results of the Australian Tom Quilty Endurance Ride

The famous Endurance Ride of Australia was started almost 50 years ago by cattleman Tom Quilty and his friend and boot maker, RM Williams. 13 October, 2014, Shire of Wagin, Australia ~ On 3 October the Western Australian Endurance Riders Association (WAERA) and the Shire of Wagin put on a fantastic weekend for all those who dream of…

Croatia steals the show at FEI Balkan Endurance Championships 2014

25 September 2014, Serbia ~ The FEI Balkan Endurance Championships 2014 took place on 20 September in Meljak in the Barajevo municipality of the Serbian capital Belgrade. Seven National Federations were represented with Croatia stealing the show and scooping two of the three individual medals as well as team gold. The individual competition was tightly fought…

Qatar’s Al Shaqab Stables Rides Winner in Florac 160km CEI 3*

23 September 2014, Florac ~ The dramatic backdrop of the mountains and canyons of the Cévennes National Park is the yearly site of one of the most challenging endurance rides in France. Located south-east of the Massif Central, about 80km north of the Mediterranean city of Montpellier, the Cévennes region is a challenging and exciting paradise…

The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Welcomes Endurance to Sartilly

The endurance marathon on 28 August will be hosted in the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel for the first time  18 August 2014, Normandy, France ~ The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy from 23 August – 7 September 2014 ~ On Thursday 28 August 2014 at 7am, over 170 riders under the flags of 48 nations…

FEI World Equestrian Games Alltech 2014 Has Wide Range of Accommodation

March 16, 2014, France ~ The 2014 Normandy World Equestrian Games (WEG) FEI Alltech will bring some 500,000 spectators to Normandy this summer, already a popular international tourist destination. Held from 24 August to 7 September 2014, the Games will showcase not only the elite of the equestrian world but the culture of Normandy as well.…

Al Kaabi partners Loca Linda to glory in Abu Dhabi Al Ettihad Endurance Cup

  January 5, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy National Security Advisor and Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs attended the CEN 100km Al Ettihad Endurance Cup For Private Owners Only (UAE)…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival comes to Portugal

January 3, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ Under the directives of HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Endurance Festival will be held at Frontiera  in the neighborhoods of the Portuguese capital of Lisbon over three days from April 25 – 27,…

Chase-Dunn and Kimbler Have Strong Performances at Pan American Endurance Championship

 Mae Chase-Dunn (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Endurance Athletes Association) October 2, 2013, Official Press Release, Lexington, Kentucky ~ The U.S. was represented well at the Pan American Endurance Championship in Trinidad, Uruguay. On September 27, Mae Chase-Dunn tackled the 120km race in the Senior division while McCamey Kimbler and Mallory Capps contested the Young Riders/Juniors…

Dachs keeps it in the family with the European Gold

September 16, 2013, Most, Czech Republic ~ As the 88 competitors representing 23 countries left the start it was minus the current European Champion, Spain’s Maria Alverez Ponton and her steady champion mount, Nobby. Husband, Juma Punti Dachs, commented that after the recent birth of their third child, Anna, his wife did not currently feel…

Italy and Portugal endurance in headlines at Abu Dhabi ADIHEX news conference

September 7, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ The Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival continued its partnership with the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) to sponsor two endurance events in Italy and Portugal, Lara Sawaya, director of the Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival and…

La Garda Endurance Championship for Young Horses Detailed at ADIHEX

September 6, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ The fourth day of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition delivered more in the way of exhibits and entertainment and included a Saluki Dog Beauty Contest, Birds of Prey Show, and a Camel auction. At a press conference held earlier in the day, the details of the 2013 FEI…

Endurance Strategic Planning Group Composition Announced

Lausanne (SUI), 2 September 2013, FEI PRESS RELEASE ~ The FEI has announced the composition of an Endurance Strategic Planning Group further to the unanimous recommendations of the Round Table held on 24 July. The Group will be chaired by Andrew Finding, European Equestrian Federation Board Member and CEO of the British Equestrian Federation. The members of…

Russell Finishes Fifth at FEI World Endurance Championship for Juniors and Young Riders

From the USEF Communications Department August 5, 2013, Lexington, KY ~ The U.S. was represented by a strong contingent of young endurance riders on July 27 in Tarbes, France for the FEI World Endurance Championship for Juniors and Young Riders. Kelsey Russell rode Valerie Kanavy’s My Wild Irish Gold to an impressive fifth-place finish. With the 10-year-old…

Tevis Photos 2013

Vicki Gaebe sends along these photos of her sister, Beverly Gray and Jolly Sickle at her Tevis ride and completion. Bravo! Bev’s comments: “It was a fantastic race. My worry was the heat, 112+ in the canyons. Jolly Sickle did exceptional. I was impressed and he showed very well for the Haggin Cup. The Tevis has…

A clear stance on anti-doping for endurance

 27th of May 2013, Bern ~ The Swiss Equestrian Federation (SEF)  has clearly expressed its dissatisfaction to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) concerning, “the highly deplorable state of affairs in respect of animal welfare and unequal treatment of athletes at international endurance competitions.” They have stated in correspondence that they are now expecting the FEI to…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival throws weight behind two important Endurance rides

 Attractives prizes for HH President’s Cup and Sheikha Fatma Bint Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Ladies Endurance Cup February 13, 2013,  Abu Dhabi, UAE ~HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival have announced their support for endurance rides by becoming the main sponsor for the HH The President of the UAE Cup…

Reynolds and Kimbler Receive Top Endurance Awards at 2013 USEF Annual Meeting

January, 2013, Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the winners of two prestigious awards in the discipline of Endurance, the Maggy Price Endurance Excellence Award and the Brunjes Junior/Young Rider Trophy. The awards were presented at the USEF Horse of the Year Awards gala and dinner on Friday, January 18,…

Action Hero, Meg Wade, continues to improve in Australia

  This is a portion of Meg Wade’s Christmas letter. It is so full of   love of life and positive spirits that I asked if we could reprint some of it. With Meg’s permission, here are excerpts of  the good news. When I started to think about writing my New Year letter for 2013…

Bahrain Receives Glanders All Clear

October 15, 2012, Bahrain ~ According to the  Gulf Daily News –the European Union has  given the kingdom the stamp of approval to lift its ban on the movement and export of horses nearly two-and-a-half years after the restrictions were put in place. No new cases have been reported since two horses were put down after…

Belgian European Junior and Young Rider Championship news

August 2, 2012 from Belgium ~Upon the decision of the FEI, the European Championships Juniors and Young Riders set for Saturday 8, September (CEIYRJ4 * 120 kms) is not open. This Championship will be the first with this restriction and  finalizes the decision that the European Endurance Championship will be from now on reserved only…

FEI NAJYRC Endurance ride today in Lexington, Kentucky

The Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships Presented by Gotham North July 17-22, 2012 The NAJYRC is the premier equestrian competition in North America for junior and young riders, age 14-21. Young equestrians come from the United States, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands to vie for team and…

WEC Endurance Trial in Argentina

 April 16, 2012 ~ San Andres del Moro had a great race in La Paloma, Argentina, March 30/31. It was a qualifier for the World Endurance Championship in Euston Park and for the PanAm this year. We had several excellent positions, 12 starters and 9 finished. In 160 km: From the farm had one horse-rider. Moro…

Akaash Maharaj Stands Down as CEO of Equine Canada

January 10, 2012—It is with sincere regret that Equine Canada reports that Akaash Maharaj has announced his decision to stand down from his post as our Chief Executive Officer.  Akaash accepted the position of CEO in 2008, stating that he would remain in the role for one quadrennial cycle. “The years have rushed by faster…

2012 HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Endurance Cup to be held Jan 14 in Dubai

            January 10, 2012, Dubai~The HH Sheikh Mohammed bid Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup CEI*** 160k will have its  fifth running on Saturday, January 14, 2012. Organized and hosted by the Dubai Equestrian Club the ride is scheduled to start 6:30 am at DIEC in the Seih Assalam area of…