Thursday, May 30, 2024

Endurance Horse Podcast: A Chat with Ride Managers of Trade River Run Lindsay Nichols and Bobbi Belz

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May 09, 2024

Episode 65 Welcomes the ride managers of Trade River Run in beautiful Cushing, Wisconsin. Ride Managers Lindsay Nichols and Bobbi Belz talk about becoming a RM and the details of their event. You can see their ride flyers at this link: Trade River Run

Trade River Run is a multi sanctioned event sanctioned by AERC, UMECRA, MnDRA and DRAW. The trails are said to be soft and barefoot friendly with great views of the river. Many sponsors equals great awards at this event. Sponsors include: Hay Chix, US Rider, Endurance Horse Podcast, Cashel, Distance Depot and more! Check out their ride flyer linked above!


Thursday, May 23, 2024

USEF Athlete Selection Procedures Now Available for 2025 FEI Endurance Pan American Championships for Seniors and Juniors/Young Riders

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | May 22, 2024, 3:00 PM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has published the athlete selection procedures for the 2025 FEI Pan American Endurance Championships for the Senior division as well as the Juniors and Young Riders division. Both Pan Am Championships will take place July 17-18, 2025, at Haras Albar, in Campinas, Brazil.

Download the USEF Selection Procedures for the 2025 FEI Pan American Endurance Championship for Seniors
Download the USEF Selection Procedures for the 2025 FEI Pan American Endurance Championship for Juniors and Young Riders

The Selection Procedures include FEI and USEF requirements for horses and athletes, along with the process that will be used by the USEF Endurance Selectors when naming the team and/or individual athletes for the championship.

Interested athletes must submit an application of intent to US Equestrian along with a non-refundable $50 application fee by May 12, 2025, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The selection period began on Sept. 1, 2023, and closes at the application deadline.

Questions? Contact USEF Director of Endurance Nicole Zerbee at

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Volunteers Wanted for the 68th Annual Tevis Cup Ride!

The Western States Trail Foundation is looking for volunteers for this year’s Tevis Cup 100 Mile One Day Ride from Truckee to Auburn on July 20th, 2024.

Whether you’re a seasoned Tevis volunteer or have yet to experience the fun and excitement of assisting with our historic equestrian event, we welcome your help. We need volunteers at vet checks, water stops, for horse transport, communications, parking/traffic control and more. No experience necessary and you’ll go home with a coveted Tevis Volunteer T shirt for your efforts!

Each year ~800 people volunteer for the Tevis Cup.

Why so many volunteers?

Since the Western States Trail Ride (the Tevis Cup) is a 100 Mile One Day “point to point” ride traversing remote, rugged terrain over the mountains and through the canyons from Truckee, CA to Auburn CA, volunteers are needed all along the trail as well as before and after the Ride.

What do Tevis Volunteers do?

• Check Riders In
• Put Numbers on Horses
• Distribute GPS Trackers
• Parking and Traffic Control
• Set up Vet Checkpoints
• In and Out Timing at Vet Checkpoints
• Take Horses’ Pulse at Vet Checkpoints
• Assist Riders and Horses at Checkpoints
• Fill buckets and troughs
• Horse Transport for Pulled Riders
• Trailside Photography
• Radio Communications
and more!

To find out more information or to sign up as a volunteer, simply click here

or email for more information. Thank you!

Monday, May 20, 2024

USEF Endurance Logbook Now Available Online

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | May 20, 2024, 1:00 PM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the release of the USEF Endurance Logbook, which is now available online. The USEF Endurance Logbook is a free tool for riders to use to track all their horse's training and competition history in one place.

Included within the logbook, you will find pages to record the following information:

• Horse's details including name, breed, foaling date, etc.
• Horse's identification information
• Vaccination log
• Medication log
• Current and previous owner information
• Training notes
• Event information, vet card, and results

The logbook can be downloaded as a pdf from and filled in electronically, or it can be printed by the user and utilized as a hard-copy document.

Please contact Nicole Zerbee, USEF Director of Endurance, at, with any questions and to register your logbook and receive a USEF Logbook ID.

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Deadline Approaching for 2025 FEI Calendar Applications for Endurance; U.S Endurance FEI Calendar Policies and Procedures Amendments Approved

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | May 13, 2024, 10:00 AM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian reminds U.S. endurance competition organizers that the deadline for 2025 FEI calendar applications is June 1, 2024. Applications received after June 1, but before July 1, may be considered depending on the availability of the USEF Endurance Sport Committee (ESC) and staff to ensure the application can be submitted to the FEI by the October 1 deadline.

Applications for FEI competitions must be submitted online through the USEF Competition Dashboard at

Additionally, competition organizers are encouraged to review the U.S. Endurance FEI Calendar Policies and Procedures document, which outlines the process for application, review, and approval of FEI endurance competitions in the U.S. Several amendments to the policies and procedures were recently approved. These amendments were made to align with 2024 FEI endurance rule changes and to adjust the deadlines and application review timelines to be more favorable for competition management. Changes made by these amendments include:

• Allowance of applications to be submitted after June 1, but before July 1, subject to the availability of the ESC and staff.
• Adjustment of the USEF review procedure timeline based on the ESC’s meeting schedule to allow for more time for consideration of applications.
• Adjustment of late application and modification request levels to align with 2024 changes made by the FEI regarding lower- and upper-level competitions.
• Adjustment of the USEF deadline for an upper-level modification request to allow for USEF’s review process to be properly conducted prior to the submission of the request to the FEI.
• The addition of two new criteria factors for the ESC to consider when reviewing applications.

Questions about FEI calendar applications can be sent to or Nicole Zerbee, Director of Endurance, at Inquiries about national and lite licenses should be sent to

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Major equestrian event, endurance riding national championships, set for La Pine, Oregon, in August - Full Article

By KTVZ news sources
Published May 14, 2024

La PINE, Ore. (KTVZ) – Central Oregon is set to host the 2024 American Endurance Ride Conference’s (AERC) National Championships. This amazing equestrian event will feature 50-, 75- and 100-mile rides scheduled from August 15-17 at Outback Station, just outside of La Pine.

Endurance riding enthusiasts from across the United States will gather in Central Oregon for what promises to be one of the most exciting events of the summer. The National Championship rotates annually to different locations, allowing riders to experience diverse trails and landscapes while showcasing the best of the endurance riding experience. This is the first time this event has been held in Oregon.

“We are proud to bring this ride to Central Oregon, offering riders the opportunity to explore our region’s breathtaking trails and world-class amenities,” said Darlene Merlich, Ride Manager. “With our dedicated team of top-notch volunteers and veterinarians, we aim to deliver a truly unforgettable experience.”

The event will attract some of the nation’s top endurance riders, along with enthusiasts from the Pacific Northwest eager to test their skills in completing a prestigious National Championship ride. Endurance riders are known for their commitment to equine welfare, ensuring their horses are in optimal condition for the challenges ahead...

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

2024 May's Horses in the Morning Endurance Podcast

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NE Endurance Team Challenge at Fair Hill, Rider Fitness, Green Beans

May 14, 2024

We chat about the ups and downs of getting young or inexperienced horses out and about, the AERC Green Bean program, tips on rider fitness, and the NE Endurance Team Challenge at Fair Hill.


Saturday, May 04, 2024

Trail's Open! for the 2024 Virtual Tevis Cup

The ride was first organized by Wendell Robie, an Auburn businessman and devoted rider of the Sierra high country. The Western States Trail Ride has had many names, but most people know it simply as “Tevis". The ride has evolved a great deal in 69 years; some of the trail has changed, the entry has changed, and even the criteria for completion has changed. One thing has not changed. One horse, One rider, 100 miles in One day (24 hours).

The Tevis Cup Ride itself operates at or near a financial loss. So, the Western States Trail Foundation needs to raise funds in order to continue our trail preservation and put on the ride. In 2020, the Virtual Tevis was created due to the cancellation of the actual ride because of the global pandemic. The Virtual Tevis has become a premier fundraiser for the Western States Trail Foundation.

Because of your support, we are able to not only put on this iconic endurance event, but continue with our efforts of trail preservation and improvements.

Once again, there will be both Riding and Non-Riding Divisions so everyone can enjoy the fun.

You can complete the 100-miles in as many smaller excursions as you choose to finish the goal. As you log your completed miles, you will receive updates of where you would be on the historic Western States Trail.

Follow this link for more details and frequently asked questions.