Posts tagged as: endurance

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

U.S. Endures Silver at Pan Ams

John Crandell and Heraldic at the Pan Am Games in Chile.

The U.S. Endurance Team won Team Silver at the Pan American Games Endurance Championship in Santo Domingo, Chile Oct. 22, with John Crandell and Heraldic also claiming Individual Silver while  teammate Valerie Kanavy and Spectacular Gold nabbed Bronze. The three U.S. medals represent a historic high for the country’s showing in an international endurance competition. […]

USEF names Pan Am Endurance team

John Crandell and Heraldic at Tevis (Photo by Potato Richardson)

The United States Equestrian Federation has named the following horse/rider combinations for the 2011 Pan American Endurance Championship, taking place in Santo Domingo, Chile, Oct. 22. Representing the U.S., in ranked order: Name/Age/Hometown/Horse/Breed/Age/Sex/Owner John Crandell III/49/West River, MD/Heraldic/Arabian/13/Gelding/John Crandell JR Meg Sleeper/43/Frenchtown, NJ/Syrocco Cadence/Arabian/8/Mare/Meg Sleeper Deborah Reich/51/Croton on Hudson, NY/Pandor/Arabian/12/Gelding/Deborah Reich Melody Blittersdorf/51/Jeffersonville, VT/Synthetic/Arabian/11/Gelding/Melody Blittersdorf […]

Reynolds first to finish at Tevis

Jeremy Reynolds and Riverwatch in Auburn for the 2011 Tevis Cup. (Photo by Linda Moulton)

Jeremy Reynolds and Riverwatch were the first horse and rider pair to cross the finish line at the Tevis Cup endurance race today. The 31-year-old San Jose rider and his 7-year-old bay horse reached McCann Stadium in Auburn at 7:01 p.m, completing the race in 12 hours and 31 minutes. That’s about two hours faster […]

Tevis Rerouted Due to Snow

Shannon Constanti rides LR Bold Greyson at the AERC National Championships. They finished sixth.

Due to snow in the high country the 2011 Tevis Cup start has been relocated from Robie Park to the Gold Country Fairgrounds, and the start time pushed back to 6:30am. The ride will be re-routed to accommodate the change while still covering 100 miles, and will run Saturday through Sunday, Oct. 8-9. Rider Check-In […]

Gearing Up for Tevis Cup


One hundred miles in 24 hours on horseback ― that’s the Western States Trail Foundation’s Tevis Cup endurance race. Riders who’ve made the trek from Lake Tahoe to Auburn describe it as an adrenaline-fueled test of strength, will and strategy that sees them trotting along narrow switchbacks edged by thousand-foot drops, climbing 50-degree inclines and […]

Ross First in Line as US Endurance Chef

Emmett Ross endures.

Emmett Ross has been formally recommended to be the Endurance Chef d’ Equipe for the United States Equestrian Federation. The announcement was made June 24 by the group’s Endurance Eligible Athlete Committee and Endurance High Performance Committee. Ross, currently working at a personal training facility in Texas, has been involved in every aspect of endurance […]

Tevis Cup Moved to October


In an unusual move, the Tevis Cup board of governors has voted to change the date of the 2011 Tevis Ride from July to October 8, 2011, due to unusually high snow packs in the Lake Tahoe mountains where the 100-mile endurance ride takes place. “The alternate trail from Soda Springs to French Meadows continues […]

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