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“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 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

Olson Completes Testing Endurance Course

by Mark Coley | Aug 28, 2014, 8:43 PM EST

The endurance race at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games kicked off at 7:00 a.m.local time on Friday, as 165 horse-and-rider combinations headed out on the five-loop track, all hoping to be the first to finish at the end of the day. A sloppy trail from rain all week tested teams’ strategies and riding tactics, resulting in numerous problems throughout the day. On Thursday, the U.S. was represented by Ellen Olson, Jeremy Olson, Heather Reynolds, Jeremy Reynolds, and Kelsey Russell....

Jeremy Olson Finishes Alone on Tough Day for U.S. Endurance Team

by Andrew Minnick | Aug 28, 2014, 3:29 PM EST

A slippery, muddy course didn't yeild much to U.S. endurance horses and riders today. 4 of the 5 horses that started in Sartilly were pulled at vet checks along the way, but Jeremy Olson & Wallace Hill Shade were able to complete the course. They are in 32nd place provisionally before tomorrow’s final horse inspection.

U.S. Endurance Riders Ready to Go After First Horse Inspection

by Mark Coley | Aug 27, 2014, 4:29 PM EST

After today’s first horse inspection, U.S. Endurance horse-and–rider combinations are poised and ready for the start of the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games endurance race on August 28, 2014,. Setting out over the picturesque 100 mile (160km) track stretching from the Lucerne Forest to the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel are five U.S. combinations who look to climb atop the podium. The horses of the U.S. Endurance Team, made up of riders Ellen Olson, Heather Reynolds, Jeremy...