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U.S. Endurance Team

“The sport of endurance is a long-distance competition against the clock. It tests the speed and stamina of both horse and rider, and challenges each combination to ensure an effective use of pace and navigational skills over undulating terrains. Endurance is the ultimate test of the partnership between horse and rider. Mandatory vet checks and rest periods are a key aspect of the competition and ensure horse and rider welfare through the 100-mile test.” - Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)

The U.S. Endurance Team has not won a team medal at the Games. However, Becky Hart won the individual gold medal in 1990 (Stockholm, Sweden) and Valerie Kanavy won the individual gold medal in 1994 (The Hague, The Netherlands).

In 2018, the U.S. Endurance Team’s goal is to complete the event as a team.

US Equestrian Extending Submission Period for Expressions of Interest for Endurance Recognized Affiliate

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 27, 2020, 12:01 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - Due to the unprecedented impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the extreme disruption to business this has caused, US Equestrian (USEF) is extending the deadline for submission of Expressions of Interest (EOI) from those organizations interested in being considered for designation as a USEF Recognized Affiliate for the international discipline of Endurance. Through its announcement released Monday, March 16 2020, USEF opened the submission period which was originally established...

USEF Update on COVID-19: Presidential Modification and Resources

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 17, 2020, 12:15 PM EST

Dear USEF Members, The COVID-19 Pandemic has created significant challenges the world over and USEF greatly appreciates those of you who have chosen not to compete in accordance with our statement issued on March 13, 2020 . USEF extends our thanks to you for joining us in our community-wide effort to responsibly address the COVID-19 virus outbreak. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide our members and competition organizers with updates every 10-14 days, or sooner if...

U.S. Endurance Team Secures a Strong Sixth-Place Finish in FEI Endurance World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Jump Media | Sep 19, 2019, 12:14 PM EST

The U.S. Endurance Team had a great finish in the FEI Endurance World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors on Wednesday, September 18. The prestigious 120-kilometer competition was held at the San Rossore Racecourse in Pisa, Italy, during the Toscana Endurance Lifestyle event. “This is a really good result for the program,” said the U.S. team’s chef d’equipe, Mark Dial. "This is the fastest we’ve ridden, and the best team finish we’ve had since...

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Endurance Team for FEI Endurance World Championship for Young Riders & Juniors

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 11, 2019, 10:23 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has named the following combinations to the U.S. Endurance Team for the FEI Endurance World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors on September 18 in Pisa, Italy. Mark Dial will serve as chef d’equipe. Kate Baldino (Marietta, Ga.) riding Traction, Melody Blittersdorf’s nine-year-old Arabian gelding Kate Bishop (Raleigh, N.C.) riding LR April Breeze, Lisa Green’s 12-year-old Arabian mare Kimberly Loutzenheiser (LaGrange, Ga.) riding DM...

U.S. Endurance Embarks on Mission for Team Finish at FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 11, 2018, 8:37 PM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – The U.S. Endurance Team will use the home atmosphere and familiar terrain to their advantage when they mount up in quest for a team finish at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018. Led by Chef d’Equipe Mark Dial, the team of Gwen Hall, Cameron Holzer, Kelsey Russell, and Cheryl Van Deusen will set out on the five-loop, 100-mile test on Wednesday, September 12, at 6:30 a.m. EDT. The course will start and finish on the Tryon International Equestrian...

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

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 13, 2018, 4:13 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – 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 Sept. 11-23 in Mill Spring, N.C. Following the 2016-2018 selection period, the US Equestrian Board of Directors approved the following combinations for the U.S. Endurance Squad to be named to the FEI Nominated Entry List. The following combinations have been named to the U.S. Endurance Squad for the WEG (in...

U.S. Team Makes a Strong Finish a the 2017 FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Riders and Juniors

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 23, 2017, 7:25 PM EST

Valeggio sul Mincio, Verona, Italy – The Distance Depot/U.S. Endurance Team met the substantial challenges of Saturday’s 2017 FEI World Endurance Championships for Young Riders and Juniors, with three riders completing the course for a successful U.S. team finish. Leading the U.S. team to finish in the 11 th position against 16 other national teams, was Chef D’Equipe Mark Dial. “The entire Team showed a lot of maturity in their riding and professionalism throughout the...

The Distance Depot/U.S. Endurance Team Seeks Successful Finish at 2017 FEI World Endurance Championships for Young Riders and Juniors

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 22, 2017, 3:05 PM EST

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, September 23. Chef d'Equipe Mark Dial will guide the team, newly sponsored for 2017 by The Distance Depot, of Katelyn Baldino, Ragan Kelly, Ainsley Suskey, and Annie Whelan as they join 110 combinations from 33 nations racing towards top team and individual honors. With the beautiful city of Valeggio sul Mincio...

Applications Now Being Accepted for U.S. Endurance Chef d'Equipe/Technical Advisor Position

by USEF Communications Department | Feb 25, 2015, 4:35 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - Following a comprehensive review of the position, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is seeking a U.S. Endurance Chef d'Equipe/Technical Advisor. The job description and application can be found here . Individuals interested in serving as the U.S. Endurance Chef d'Equipe/Technical Advisor must submit an application no later than Wednesday, March 11, 2015. For more information regarding the process of hiring the U.S. Endurance Chef d'Equipe/Technical...

McCamey Kimbler Wins 2014 USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award

by USEF Communications Department | Nov 25, 2014, 4:10 PM EST

McCamey Kimbler Wins 2014 USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award