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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 Announces Team for the 2021 Longines FEI Endurance World Championship

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 8, 2021, 3:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete/horse combinations that will represent the United States at the 2021 Longines FEI Endurance World Championship, scheduled to take place May 21-22 at San Rossore, Pisa, Italy. The following combinations will represent the U.S. Endurance Team and are listed in alphabetical order: Karen Binns-DiCamillo (Las Cruces, N.M.) and RGS Ragnar Ze Monarch , her own 2009 Arabian gelding Holly Corcoran (Stroudsburg, Pa.) and Poete , her...

Selection Memo Available for 2022 FEI Endurance World Championship

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 8, 2021, 11:59 AM EST

Lexington, Ky . – US Equestrian has published a selection memo for the 2022 FEI Endurance World Championship with helpful information for potential applicants. In December 2020, the FEI Board considered a series of key decisions on allocation, cancellation, and reopening of bids for FEI Championships. The FEI Board agreed to allocate the 2022 FEI Endurance World Championship to Isola della Scala in Verona, Italy. Following this decision, the USEF Endurance Sport Committee produced a...

US Equestrian Now Accepting Applications for 2021 U.S. Endurance Chef d’Equipe Position

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 26, 2021, 12:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has opened application submissions for the position of U.S. Endurance Chef d’Equipe for the following 2021 Championship events. The U.S. Endurance Chef d’Equipe will serve as Chef d’Equipe and USEF’s representative (per FEI General Regulations) for the 2021 FEI Senior World Endurance Championships in San Rossore (Pisa), Italy from May 19-24, 2021, the 2021 FEI Junior & Young Rider World Endurance Championship in Ermelo,...

Key Dates for the 2021 FEI Senior World, FEI Young Rider World, and FEI Pan American Endurance Championships

by USEF Endurance | Dec 8, 2020, 8:54 AM EST

The following application deadlines have been announced for the 2021 FEI Senior World, FEI Young Rider World, and FEI Pan American Endurance Championships. 2021 FEI SENIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Application Opening Date: Opened 1 st September 2020 Early Application Deadline: 12 th February 2021 Late Application Deadline: 17 th March 2021 The 2021 FEI Senior World Championships will be held on May 22, 2021 in San Rossore, ITA. Additional information for these Championships can be found here . The...

FEI Suspends UAE National Federation for Rules Violations

by Fédération Équestre Internationale – Communications Department Communications Department | Sep 25, 2020, 2:29 PM EST

Lausanne (SUI), September 25, 2020 - The FEI Board has suspended the National Federation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following a detailed investigation into the circumstances around two National Endurance Events (CEN) in January and February 2020 - the Sheikh Mohammed Cup and The President's Cup – that should have been held as International Endurance Events (CEIs) as the number of foreign athletes far exceeded the quota permitted for National Events. Given the serious nature of...

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...