September 15, 2008
Adding another 60 miles to his North American Trail Conference (NATRC) career, 37-year-old Elmer Bandit was declared the Open Sweepstakes division winner this past weekend at the Dave Smith Fall Fiesta competition near Lehigh, Iowa.
"We had... Read More
September 02, 2008
Elmer Bandit, the 37-year-old Half-Arabian gelding nearing a lifetime competitive mileage record, boosted his mileage to 20,480 over Labor Day weekend after completing the Nebraska National Forest event.
"Elmer loved trotting over the... Read More
August 18, 2008
July 25, 2008
Like school kids everywhere, Elmer Bandit, the 37-year-old Half Arabian gelding who is closing in on a world record for lifetime competitive trail miles, is enjoying a summer vacation.
Elmer's lifetime miles stand at 20,360, which is 350... Read More
July 21, 2008
Carrie Miracle-Jordan and Marilyn McCoy drove nearly 1,000 miles from Sierra Vista, Ariz., to Auburn, Calif., last week. Jordan planned to ride Stealawin, McCoy's 10-year-old Arabian gelding, in the 100-mile Tevis Cup endurance race.... Read More
July 10, 2008
As a result of ongoing California wildfires, the 2008 Tevis Cup endurance race has been cancelled. The 100-mile ride, which was scheduled to take place July 19, draws entries from around the world.
Although the fires are not on the trail at... Read More
June 29, 2008
The Austrian International Endurance Horseride held yesterday (June 28) in Bad Blumau, Austria, is a qualifier for the World Endurance Championship to be held Nov. 9-11 in Malaysia. Bahrain's Royal Endurance Team captain Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad... Read More
June 26, 2008
Emmett B. Ross has been selected as the Endurance Discipline Manager for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
Ross brings more than 20 years of international endurance riding experience, acting as trainer, Chef d'Equipe,... Read More
June 14, 2008
After an extensive search, the USEF has named three-time World Endurance Champion and 1990 AHSA/Hertz Equestrian of the Year, Becky Hart, as Chef d'Equipe for the U.S. Endurance riders.
An Endurance veteran, Hart was inducted into the American... Read More
June 10, 2008
June 03, 2008
Elmer Bandit, a 37-year-old Half-Arabian gelding, completed the Indian Territory North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) ride over Memorial Day weekend, finishing in sixth place and bringing his lifetime mileage total to 20,360.
The... Read More
April 28, 2008
Nineteen days after turning 37 years old, Half-Arabian Elmer Bandit and owner/breeder Mary Anna Wood crossed the timing line on Sunday to complete his first Open Competitive Trail Ride (CTR) of 2008. Less than two hours later he vetted out sound an... Read More
April 06, 2008
Pushing the envelope of equine athletic prowess, 37-year-old half-Arabian Elmer Bandit is gearing up to start yet another competitive trail ride season.
In 2007 Elmer's certified lifetime competitive miles stood at 20,240, nearing the... Read More
December 21, 2007
It's an unlikely story of a 25-year-old mare and her 62-year-old rider competing on the endurance ride circuit.
Over a seven-year span, the duo, starting at age 18 and 54 respectively, completed more than 1,000 miles. The horse is now... Read More
September 14, 2007
The American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) will investigate the deaths of the two horses that were hit by a car after crossing the finish line on day seven of the Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Ride, said AERC President Mike Maul. The... Read More
June 12, 2007
The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has appointed members to the endurance task force, which has been asked to undertake a full review of the sport ahead of the disciplines major rule review due in January 2009.
Over 50 application... Read More
December 28, 2006
Lisa Benner and her horse are endurance athletes.
They covered 100 miles across the Sierra Nevadas in less than 24 hours, and now they're training to do it again.
"It's you against the clock," Benner said of the difficult... Read More
December 16, 2006
Horses galloped through a race in the Arabian desert for the first time in any Asian Games Dec. 14 while a number of more conventional sporting pursuits were completed back in the city.
As the regional games, which have attracted 10,500... Read More
July 24, 2006
With just over four weeks to go until the kickoff of the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Aachen, Germany, the U.S. teams in all seven disciplines are nearly finalized and looking stronger than... Read More
July 21, 2006
The BHS's pioneering Horse Trek in
July 11, 2006
A 13-year-old Arabian fell more than 200 feet into a canyon and is feared dead after he was spooked by a rattlesnake on Sunday (July 9), reports the online edition of the
June 28, 2006
Note: The bi-annual International Breeders Meeting was held on May 30 in Tokyo and was hosted by the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association. Delegates from 16 countries along with each country's associated veterinarians and observers met to... Read More
June 16, 2006
The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is proud to announce the top three placings in the inaugural 50-mile National Championship Endurance Ride, which took place on June 3, 2006, in Palmyra, Wisc. The Champion was Fourmiles Kashtin, of Eagle, Wisc.,... Read More
May 17, 2006
With the 2006 World Equestrian Games (WEG) just three months away, the top endurance riders in the U.S. are preparing to demonstrate their abilities in hopes of earning a place on the U.S. Endurance Team. In order to be considered, each rider... Read More
October 01, 2005
Endurance riding can lead to significant losses of water and electrolytes, which can cause clinical illnesses related to increased neuromuscular excitability, including cardiac arrhythmia, muscle cramping and twitching, and gut motility changes.... Read More
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