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Mark Dial

Hometown: Aubrey, Texas Birthday: 8/6/1959 Sport/Disciplines: Endurance

Mark Dial was appointed to the position of U.S. Endurance Team Technical Advisor and Chef d’Equipe in April of 2015. Dial was first active in the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC), including his role as Vice-Chair of the AERC International Committee.

Team Leader

Kristen Brett

Hometown: Georgetown, Ky. Birthday: 5/27/1975 Sport/Disciplines: Endurance

In 2008, Brett joined USEf as a Regulation Representative and moved into the Sport Department as an Assistant in 2013. Following the 2014 Alltech® FEI World Equestrian Games™, Kristen was promoted to Director of Dressage & Endurance Programs.


Danielle Crouse

Hometown: White Post, VA Birthday: 4/1/1971 Sport/Disciplines: Endurance

Danielle Crouse earned a top-five at the 2005 Pan American Games in Pinamar, Argentina, a team top-ten at the 1997 European Championships in Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy, and placed second at the 2017 FITS CEI3* with AM Mysterious Mopsa. In the last three years, she has successfully completed seven of the ten races she entered with a top-four placing and above.


Gwen Hall

Hometown: Woodland Park, Colo. Birthday: 10/7/1966 Sport/Disciplines: Endurance

Since 2013, Gwen and SizeDoesntMatter have completed 11 of the 13 races they have entered, always finishing in the top five. The combination placed first in the 2018 Fire Up Ridgecrest CEI2*, first in the 2017 Ft. Howes CEI2*, and first in the 2017 Lone Star Express CEI1*.


Kelsey Russell

Hometown: Williston, Fla. Birthday: 10/23/1995 Sport/Disciplines: Endurance

Kelsey Russell was selected for the U.S. Endurance Team for the 2014 FEI Alltech® World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy, France. She also lays claim to two top-ten finishes at the FEI Junior and Young Rider Endurance World Championships (2011, 2013) and won a team and individual gold medal at the 2011 Adequan/FEI North American Junior and young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North, riding My Wild Irish Gold. She and Fireman Gold finished in the top twenty at the CEI2* Test Event for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 and have won three of the five top-five finishes in CEI3* events in 2017 and 2018.


Rae Shumate-Tysor

Hometown: Cumming, Ga. Birthday: 11/22/1996 Sport/Disciplines: Endurance

Since 2013, Shumate-Tysor and DM Michaelangelo have 18 top-five finishes in races, as well as three wins in CEI1* and CEI2* races in 2018, and were second in the 2018 Broxton Bridge CEI3* race.