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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.

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...