Category archives for: Endurance

Uruguayan Endurance Rider Sanctioned


The FEI has imposed a provisional suspension on a Uruguayan Endurance rider whose horse has tested positive for a prohibited substance. Samples taken at a CEI2* event in Trinidad (URU) on 8 August 2015 from the horse LG Muneerah (FEI ID 104TQ89/URU), ridden by Fernanda Villar (URU) to win the 120-kilometre competition, have returned positive […]

Equestrian World Mourns Loss of Dubai Sheikh


The son of renowned equestrian Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and VP and Prime Minister of the UAE, died this morning, felled by a heart attack at age 33, according to the United Arab Emirates’ state news agency WAM. Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was to turn 34 on November […]

72-Year-Old Endures, Tops Tevis Field


Potato Richardson, 72, of Greenwood, CA, and his 14-year-old chestnut Arabian mare, SMR Filouette, beat a scrappy field of 201 riders to claim victory in the 60th Tevis Cup endurance competition. Twenty U.S. states and 11 countries were represented in the Aug. 1-2 ride, a 100-mile marathon that begins at the Robie Equestrian Park (elevation 7,000 feet), south […]

Toth Quake Rocks Tevis

Rusty Toth and his chestnut horse Quake

Colorado rider Rusty Toth and Take A Break, known as “Quake,” won the 58th Tevis Cup Endurance Ride, completing the 100-mile race with a time of 14 hours and 57 minutes on July 20. Jennifer Waitte was second on M Dash Czoe. Only 75 horse and rider combinations, or 47% of the 160 starters, were […]

Crandell Debuts Heraldic Saddle

ReactorPanel's Heraldic saddle in black.

Endurance rider John Crandell III has teamed with ReactorPanel to design a new lightweight saddle called the Heraldic, in honor of his champion mount. Crandell said he loved the freedom of motion and adjustability of the classic ReactorPanel saddles, but thought they were too heavy for use in competition, so he approached the company with […]

UAE Rules World Endurance

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum rides his horse across the finish line in the rain.

The UAE solidified its rank as an endurance superpower on Aug. 26, sweeping the Longines FEI World Endurance Championship, which took place in Euston Park, England. The race had a rocky conclusion when heavy rain and thunder forced the event to a halt before its natural conclusion. Although the top 52 individuals and top four […]

Fords Cruise to Tevis Win

Garrett Ford poses for a close-up with his grey horse, The Fury.

Garrett Ford has been declared winner of the 2012 Tevis Cup Ride, his wife Lisa in second place. Riding his 12-year-old Arabian gelding The Fury, Ford crossed the finish line at 10:05 p.m. PDT on Aug. 4 with Lisa Ford a few steps behind on her 10-year-old gelding CE Cyclone. Their ride time for the […]

Tevis 2012: Grounds for Research

A horse leaves Robinson Flat at the 2012 Tevis Cup Ride.

The 100-mile Tevis Cup endurance ride got underway at Lake Tahoe in the wee hours of morning, marking the 57th running of the event. The extremity of the terrain – sheer descents, vertical climbs and rivers to be forged – lend it mythic status, its place in history guaranteed by the fact that it is […]

57th Annual Tevis Cup

Three trail riders clear a ridge in the Lake Tahoe mountains.

As of June 12, there were 127 riders from four countries signed up for the 100-mile Tevis Cup Ride, set for Aug. 4. The event takes place in the Lake Tahoe region of California, and while the tagline is “to finish is to win,” the competition, which unfolds over 24-hours, is technically a “race.” All […]

Reynolds tops Endurance Trial

Jeremy Reynolds racing his grey endurance horse, A Kutt Above.

Jeremy Reynolds and A Kutt Above took the win in a flat-out race to the finish at the Endurance Ranking Trial CEI 160km in Mt. Pleasant, TX. The race served as the USEF Selection Trial for the 2012 FEI World Endurance Championship taking place in August. Forty-five of the nation’s top endurance riders took to […]

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