Thursday, April 29, 2021

Applications Closing Soon for 2021 FEI Endurance Pan American Championships and World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 27, 2021, 2:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Endurance athletes are encouraged to submit their Applications of Intent for the 2021 FEI Endurance Pan American Championships and the FEI Endurance World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors. The final deadline for both applications is Thursday, April 29, 2021.

The applications are available through the Member Dashboard on Additional information on the application process for each championship is available through

The 2021 Pan American Championships is scheduled to take place July 28-29 in Campinas, Brazil. The World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors is set for September 6-11 in Ermelo, the Netherlands.

For more information, please contact Steven Morrissey, Project Director of High Performance Programs, at

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Tevis Cup Rider List as of April 22 2021

Updated April 22, 2021 - 196 riders.

All entrants are listed in the order entries were received by the Tevis office whether by post mail or email. This ranking will be posted on the Tevis website and will only change when there are entrant withdrawals.

We will not know the number of starters allowed until we are much closer to the actual ride date.

Our current rider list for 2021:
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The number of Tevis starters in 2021 will depend on several factors that are beyond the control of ride management:

• The number of participants may be limited by the usable area at the Robinson Flat vet check due to hazardous tree logging by the US Forest Service.
• Additionally, ride management does not yet know if restrictions may be placed on us by land owners, the US Forest Service, or the Auburn State Recreation Area due to Covid-19 concerns.

Because of these factors, Tevis wants to be clear about how the entry list was ranked and how it will be updated. Thank you for your understanding during these unusual times.

For more information, see:

Monday, April 26, 2021

Eastern Crabbet Arabian Horse Society Award in this year's Tevis Cup

Posted Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:04pm

The Eastern Crabbet Arabian Horse Society will be offering an award to the "Highest Placing Purebred, Half-Arabian, or Anglo-Arabian Crabbet-Related Horse" in this year's Tevis Cup. Ribbons will be awarded to both a senior and junior rider.

There is no entry fee, however you must pre-enter and your horse must be certified 25% or great Crabbet bloodlines. If your horse has not been pre-certified a small fee will be collected to do so.

For entry form see:

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Stroudsburg, PA native to represent US Equestrian national team in Endurance World Championship - Full Article

Frank Piscani
Pocono Record
April 25 2021

U.S. Equestrian announced its roster for the the 2021 Endurance World Championship, and a Monroe County native will be one of just five representatives for Team USA in the International Federation for Equestrian Sports competition.

Holly Corcoran, originally from Stroudsburg, will be riding her 2007 Arabian gelding named Poete in the championship event, which takes place at the San Rossore estate in Pisa, Italy, on May 22. The 160-kilometer, six-phase race will begin at 7 a.m. local time on May 22.

Corcoran also owns a second horse that will competing at the Endurance World Championship, a 2011 Arabian mare named Poetrie that Hanna Weightman will be riding.

Making this year's roster adds to a list of success for Corcoran, who in January 2020 the International Federation for Equestrian Sports ranked as the No. 1 endurance rider worldwide...

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

25,000 Miles for Endurance Rider Suzanne Hayes

You can't buy, beg, or borrow respect in Endurance. You earn it. Suzanne Hayes has it.

by Merri
April 15 2021

25,000 miles - more than one trip around the earth - that's the AERC mileage mark Suzanne Hayes reached at the 2-day Antelope Island endurance ride on Antelope Island State Park in Utah last weekend.

This Arlee, Montana, horsewoman started endurance riding in 1965, and has competed in an endurance ride every single year since. She has consistently shown a competitive and calculating, yet honest and kind nature on the endurance trails, always putting the welfare of her horses first.

She's completed 91 100-mile rides and her mounts have earned 96 Best Condition awards. She has 9 Tevis Cup completions and has won the Big Horn 100 twice.

She has an AERC Hall of Fame Equine Award (2011), and Pard'ners Award (1997) with her horse Kootenai Zizzero that she traveled the world with and competed on internationally. Kooter earned 6340 endurance miles, 28 first places, 35 Best Condition awards, and 33 100-mile completions over 15 years of competition. He's just one of her outstanding horses over the years.

Fittingly, her 25,000 mile mark at Antelope Island happened aboard Sanstormm, the gelding she won last year's Big Horn 100 ride on 6 weeks after a riding accident left her with 10 healing broken ribs and 2 cracked vertebrae and a lacerated liver.

Susie took her 25,000th mile in stride, as humorously as she takes all her horse adventures. "Here's to another 25,000!"

Talkin' Trot Podcast: Getting Started in Distance Riding

This week we are Talkin' Distance Riding with Angie Mikkelson and Bridget Helms from the Talkin' Trot Podcast.

We chat about:

Finding a Distance Riding mentor

Distance lingo every new rider should know

The latest Distance Riding news

Plus, Bridget and Angie debunk a few Distance Riding myths!

Listen in

2021 April's Horses in the Morning - Listen

Endurance for April 13, 2021: Ten Times Tevis Rider Judy Houle and US Team Member Holly Corcoran

Apr 13, 2021

Endurance Episode: Ten time Tevis competitor Judy Houle is starting a new blog with her humorous stories from the trail. Us Endurance Team member Holly Corcoran tells us the United States Team plans for 2021 and the FEI Endurance World Championship. Listen in...

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

2021 Antelope Island Endurance Ride

by Merri
April 13 2021

Situated back in its regular April perch on the AERC calendar, the Antelope Island 2-day endurance ride on Antelope Island was a good start to the Utah endurance season. If you survived the windy drive on Thursday (the wind closed I-84 in eastern Idaho for a time, causing long detours for some Montana drivers, and it also ripped the rolled-up awning off a horse trailer and sailed it and deposited it on the Interstate median), and the windy Thursday and Saturday nights, the rest was mostly smooth sailing!

Weather ran the usual gamut from cold to cool to warm, wind (from every direction), no wind, (but this year sans precipitation); it was good riding weather for many horses' first out of the year. At least one of the loops on each distance each day had a good climb, but at an altitude of 5300 feet by the (receding) lake, the whole ride is a good workout. (Over the years, the lake has been shrinking, due to an ever-growing population sucking the rivers and creeks about dry before water reaches the lake, hence salt water ten times the salt content of an ocean.)

This year's ride had a number of first-time island riders, and some first-time endurance riders. Riders sat astride spectrum of breeds from Arabians to American Saddlebreds to Mustangs to Quarter horses to Thoroughbreds and a feisty little Hackney pony who kept his companion tall, leggy Saddlebreds on their toes!

64 riders started on Saturday, 40 in the 30-miler and 24 in the 50.

The familiar face in the Winner's Circle (i.e. the awards table) was Christoph Schork aboard GE VA Blizzard of Ozz (Ozzie's 23rd win in 33 starts!) in 5:17, and he also got Best Condition (Ozzie's 20th BC!) 22 finished the 50.

Winner of the 30-miler was Lynn Oslick riding Kenlyn Psyche in 3:58. Best Condition went to first-time rider and first-time endurance horse, 9th place Randy Lander aboard his Thoroughbred Royal. 34 finished.

24 started and finished Day 2's 50-miler, with Jennifer Kaplan winning aboard Rogelio in 4:22. Second place Suzie Hayes got Best Condition with last year's Big Horn 100 winner, Sanstormm. Suzie hit the 25,000 mile mark!

Ride Manager Jeff Stuart finished Day 2's 50 on 17-year-old JV Remington (aka Gus), achieving their Decade Team.

Winner of Day 2's 25-miler was Cindi West on Solvstads Ann Mai in 3:00. Fourth place Lynn Lee got Best Condition on Al-Marah Fastnfine. 18 finished out of 20 starters.

Tennessee Lane and her golden Thor were the only starters and finishers of the 2-day 100, finishing in a total ride time of 12:07.

This year we all said farewell to a long-time Northwest/Mountain region endurance rider and long time invaluable helper and fixture at the Antelope ride. Tonya (Call Me Annie) Stroud-Oakes and Gary are moving to Ohio, and Antelope Island will never be the same.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Gloria Mack, 74 - Full Article

April 8 2021

Gloria Jean (Pearce) Mack, 74, of Rossiter, PA died Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital in Punxsutawney, PA.

The daughter of Charles “Chuck” Harvey and Doris “Jean” (Hopkins) Pearce, she was born on December 16, 1946 in Commodore, PA.

Gloria was a 1966 graduate of Harmony High School.

She attended the Canoe Ridge Church of God.

Gloria married Gary Dalton Mack on July 2, 1966 and they shared over fifty-four years of marriage together.

Prior to embarking on her retirement seven years ago, Gloria had been employed the previous twenty-one years as the receptionist for the Wise Veterinary Clinic in Punxsutawney, PA. Earlier in her working career, she was the receptionist for Doctors Fatula and Orris, a Pediatricians office, in Punxsutawney, PA.

Gloria thoroughly loved being in the outdoors, especially in the woods. She enjoyed keeping herself busy with her family going camping; fishing; hunting and swimming.

She possessed a special affection for animals. Her pets – dog, Kasey, horse, Sarge and three cats – were treated as family members. Through her love of horses, Gloria had competed in endurance horse racing competitions and was a past member of the AERC...

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Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Eagle Canyon is Opener for 2021 Northwest Endurance Season in Idaho

by Merri
April 5 2021

54 horse and rider teams turned out near Eagle, Idaho, for the first Endurance ride of the season in the Northwest region. With the Covid pandemic (maybe) in the rear view mirror, endurance riders were looking forward to the beginning of a more normal season this year.

Eagle Canyon, managed by Layne Lewis in the Eagle foothills, is no pansy ride however: those deceptively gentle rolling green hills are a valid challenge to horses and riders. The weather cooperated this year - no excessive heat and no hurricane to blow riders off their mounts.

Eagle is normally in late April, but Layne switched with Regina Rose's Tough Sucker, which is normally the first of April, so that Regina could put on an early season 100 miler in the desert. Eagle was a good solid prep for the ambitious 100-milers!

28 started the 25-miler, with 26 finishing. Carrie Loughry and Copper River won in a ride time of 3:57, with Maria Kilgo and Echo Barbanno winning Best Condition.

26 started the 50-miler, with 19 finishing. Dick Root aboard OFW Alivia tied with Roxi Welling aboard SLF Lil Bit Loco tied for first in 6:36. Roxi and Loco got Best Condition.

A jolly Easter Egg Hunt commenced the next morning, Easter Sunday, with one or two grown up big kids getting in on the festivities. It was reported that one or two gophers joined in the fun, making off with a few of the eggs down their badger holes.

For more from the ride, see: