International Endurance Riding

FEI Holds Virtual Board Meeting on Finance, Cancellations and Championships

Croatian team

26 June 2020, Lausanne, SUI ~ A virtual Board Meeting of the FEI was held from 23-25 June 2020 due to the dangers of travel communication during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The main discussions, Finance, Cancellations and Championships during the FEI Board Meeting video conference days (23-25 June) are summarized here. 23 June 2020 ~ The…

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…

Cheryl Van Deusen and Kate Bishop Awarded Top Honors in Endurance

Van Deusen and Hoover the Mover

3 January 2020, Lexington, Kentucky, USA ~ US Equestrian is pleased to announce the winners of two prestigious awards in the discipline of endurance. Cheryl Van Deusen has been awarded the Maggy Price Endurance Excellence Award, and Kate Bishop has been awarded the Brunjes Junior/Young Rider Trophy. Cheryl Van Deusen and Hoover the Mover at…

US Equestrian Announces Inaugural Endurance National Championships

Championships to be held at the 2019 North American Endurance Championship 7 March 2019, Lexington, Kentucky, USA ~ US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce that it will host its inaugural Endurance National Championships at the 2019 North American Endurance Championship, held from November 14-16, 2019, at the Broxton Bridge Plantation in Ehrhardt, S.C. Hosted…

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…

Update: Endurance competition at FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 

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14 September 2018, Tryon, North Carolina, USA ~ FEI President Ingmar De Vos, FEI Veterinary Director Göran Akerström and President of the Endurance Veterinary Commission Thomas Timmons addressed media with the following update: The False Start Regarding the false start, the FEI President advised that two members of the independent Equestrian Community Integrity Unit are…

Meydan Group Is the Title Sponsor of Endurance at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

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9 September 2018, TRYON, NC, USA ~ Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) is pleased to announce Meydan Group as the title sponsor of Endurance at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG), taking place this September (11 – 23). The sponsorship further reinforces Meydan’s ongoing commitment to equestrian sport, building on its position as…

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…

Spain, Slovakia, and France Final in the FEI European Endurance Young Rider/Junior Championship

Toscana Young Riders on the Podium

26 July 2018, Pisa, Italy ~ The Toscana Endurance Lifestyle FEI Meydan European Endurance Young Rider/Junior Championship was held on 27 July 2018, at Pisa San Rossore, Italy. All top three competitors arrived within 6 seconds of each other.   CH-EU-YJ-E 120 km Continental/Regional Championships, Young Riders and Juniors Costa Codina Raquel and Tunez Cost…

Italian Endurance Festival in Azizi Begins 27 July

Meydan Endurance

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…

British Equestrian Federation Announces WEG Endurance Team Selection

Endurance Nominated Entries for 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games 17 July 2018, UK ~ The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) confirmed the nominated combinations selected by EnduranceGB, which have been submitted to the FEI, for this year’s World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina (USA), 11-23 September 2018.     The nominated combinations are (in alphabetical…

U.S. Endurance Squad Named for FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

13 July 2018, Lexington, Kentucky, USA ~ US Equestrian has announced four athlete-and-horse combinations for the U.S. Endurance Squad for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018, which takes place 11-23 September 2018 in Mill Spring, North Carolina, USA. Following the 2016-2018 selection period, the US Equestrian Board of Directors approved the following combinations…

Cre Run Arabians Winning Ways

4 June 2018, USA ~ The start of racing at Delaware Park at the end of May brought two quick wins for Cre Run Farm. FiftyShadess of Bay 2013 (Dahess x DonnatellAA by Genuine Monarch) with Keiber Coa in the saddle finished a length ahead of Miss Paradise under Robert Paz followed by third in…

Second Day of World Arabian Horse Racing Forum Madrid

Race meeting in Sevilla on Saturday, 5 May 4 May 2018, Madrid, Spain ~ Organized by the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, the Forum witnessed panel debates on three additional subjects on Thursday, 3 May 2018, and then joined together in a grand dinner at the Castillo de…

Italians Dominate HH Sheikh Mansoor Endurance Festival Sardegna

Italians emerge victorious in 4 of 5 rides22 April 2018, Arborea, Sardinia, Italy ~ Adrien Benedetti from France on Uzim d’Altare prevented an Italian endurance domination after winning the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Endurance Cup (Open) Two-star 120-km ride in the Sardegna Endurance Festival in Arborea, in the province of Oristano, Sardinia,…

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…

Arab Horse Society Plans Centenary Celebrations at Newmarket

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Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline Headlines Five Day Festival

Teenager Mohammad AlMarri aboard SM Jota Curado

15 March 2018, Dubai UAE ~ The week-long Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup Festival opened on March 12, 2018, and includes a highly compelling mix of endurance rides, catering to individual and private stables, ladies riders and mares. Topping the program is the CEI** 120 km Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline…

Dynamites Makes Double Delight for Dutch Trainer at St. Moritz

Dynamites Wins at St Moritz 2018

HH Sheikha Fatima Ladies race on White Turf in Switzerland19 February 2018, St Moritz, Switzerland ~ In an exciting finish Dutch trainer Karin Van den Bos’s Dynamites completed a memorable double after winning the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) race on the White Turf frozen track at St Moritz, Switzerland, on…

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 –…

The Boudheib Initiative in Shifting Sands

7 December 2017, Abu Dhabi ~ The Boudheib Initiative (BI), the enduring passion of His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, has gained momentum far exceeding initial expectations. Now entering it’s third year since creation (2015), HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan first introduced the BI rules when he saw…

Boudheib Endurance Season Opener Puts the Welfare of the Horse First

120K FEI Winner, Perez

The Boudheib Initiative – Driving the Future of Endurance26 November 2017, Boudheib, UAE ~ The first event of the 2017-2018 endurance season incorporating the Boudheib Initiative got underway at the Boudheib International Endurance Village outside of Abu Dhabi from 23-24 November 2017 with over 101 horses starting in the day one, 120km Open CEI** Al…

French Success for Endurance in Capitals Challenge In Fontainbleau, France

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Sponsors Endurance in Capitals Challenge outside of Paris 16 October 2017, Paris, France ~ Arthur Desprez riding 8-year-old Verseau D’Aurabelle led a clean sweep of the French riders in the CEI Two-star 120-km HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Cup held on Saturday, 14 October 2017 in the forest of Fontainebleau…

Morocco Embraces Boudheib Initiative Endurance

7 October 2017, Ifrane, Morocco ~ Morocco was the latest country to take advantage of the inspiration of the International Boudheib Initiative for an FEI endurance event in the Atlas mountains of Morocco. The weekend of 6 -7 October 2017 saw the latest International Boudheib Initiative (BI) -sponsored endurance event take place in the cedar…

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…

Spain’s Robert Diez Noguera wins Florac 160 CEI***

All Winners

9 September 2017, Florac, France ~ Florac FEI 160km CEI/CEN*** On 9 September 2017, competitors from 9 countries from as far afield as Australia, Colombia, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Oman and the UAE set out to win the coveted prize of a Florac win. It was Spain’s Robert Diez Noguera riding 9-year-old Sunit Du…

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…