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 Arabian horses and their close kin dominate in this discipline. Many other breeds can also make great endurance partners, such as Paso Finos, Morgans, Connemaras, and American Saddlebreds!

Learn more about competing in endurance at US Equestrian!


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In The News

US Equestrian Announces Team for 2022 FEI Endurance World Championship

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 18, 2023, 3:15 PM EST

US Equestrian Congratulates 2022 Endurance Award Winners

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 11, 2023, 1:00 PM EST

Athlete Selection Procedures Now Available for FEI Pan American Endurance Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 16, 2022, 5:00 PM EST

FEI Announces Cancelation of 2022 FEI Endurance World Championships

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 9, 2022, 12:00 PM EST

US Equestrian Announces Five-Point Plan for USA Endurance Program

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 13, 2022, 11:00 AM EST