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 Introduces New National Endurance Award Program

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Jan 10, 2024, 1:00 PM EST

Applications Now Open for USEF Endurance Competition and Licensed Officials Grants

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Jan 3, 2024, 12:00 PM EST

Cheryl Van Deusen and Avery Betz-Conway Win 2023 US Equestrian Endurance Awards

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Dec 15, 2023, 9:00 AM EST

U.S. Endurance Team Competes at 2023 FEI Pan American Endurance Championships in Chile

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian | Nov 26, 2023, 6:00 PM EST