Endurance is a long distance sport covering variations in altitude, terrain, and weather that tests the fitness and stamina of the horse as well as the athlete’s discipline and horsemanship skills. Periodic checkpoints occur throughout the competition to ensure the health and fitness of the horse and athlete. Given their ability to meet and master physical challenges, it’s no surprise that Arabians and their close kin dominate in this discipline.



US Equestrian Endurance Program Contact Information


Nicole Zerbee
[email protected] | 859.225.6952


Additional Resources

USEF Endurance Discipline Rules

USEF Endurance Discipline Rules

FEI Endurance Event Materials Check List

FEI Endurance Event Materials Check List to assist organizers while planning for their event. Please feel free to contact the Director of Endurance with any feedback on this document.

2025 USEF Endurance Selectors Application

For any individual that is interested in serving as a USEF Endurance Selector for the 2025 FEI Endurance Championship for Juniors and Young Riders and the 2025 FEI Endurance Pan American Championships, please review the attached information and complete the included application. Application deadline: September 1st, 2024

Biosecurity Measures at CEI/CEN Endurance Competitions

A FEI document describing good biosecurity measures for when CEI and CEN competitions are running alongside one another.

Endurance Results Template

The USEF results excel document that has been altered specifically for Endurance events.

FEI Endurance CEI2* CIM and CEI2* Transition

A document which aids in explaining the transition and differences between a CEI2* CIM event and CEI2*.

FEI Endurance Novice Qualifications For U.S. Athletes & Horses Quick Guide

This quick guide reviews the steps for how FEI Novice Qualifications for Endurance are achieved.

Outline of FEI Endurance Rule Changes

This document outlines many of the changes made to the FEI Endurance rules which went into effect on January 1, 2024.

US Endurance FEI Championship History

Explore the US Endurance FEI Championship History dating back to 2005.

USEF Endurance Logbook

The USEF Endurance Logbook is a tool for people to keep track of their horse's training and competition history. This is a free tool, but please contact Nicole Zerbee, [email protected], to register a logbook and receive a USEF Logbook ID. This tool can be filled in electronically or printed.