Endurance

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FEI Appoints Members to Group Reviewing Endurance Rules

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

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Idaho Endurance Rider, Horse Train for Another Marathon Ride

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

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Endurance Race Debuts at Games in Qatar

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

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Aachen Countdown Begins; USEF Announces Majority of Teams

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

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British Horse Society Seeks Riders for Trekking Challenges

July 21, 2006

The BHS's pioneering Horse Trek in Inner Mongolia proved a huge success raising £9,000... Read More

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Endurance Horse Falls from Trail in California

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 Read More

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Topics on Racing, Breeding, Sales, and Health Covered at Breeders Meeting

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

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Appaloosas Earn Honors at National Championship Appaloosa Endurance Ride

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

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WEG Endurance Team Hopefuls Prepare to Demonstrate their Abilities

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

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Oral Potassium for Endurance?

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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Clone of Endurance Champion Thrives

April 14, 2005

Italian researchers today (April 14) announced that the first clone of a gelded horse is healthy and thriving. The Arabian colt is a genetic copy of U.S. endurance rider Valerie Kanavy's world champion Pieraz and represents the ability of... Read More

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Champion Endurance Horse Successfully Cloned

April 14, 2005

As was reported earlier today, Pieraz, the two-time World Champion endurance gelding owned by Valerie Kanavy of Virginia, was successfully cloned in Italy by Eric Palmer,DVM of the Italian laboratory LTR-CIZ, in collaboration with Cryozootech.... Read More

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Endurance Race Requires Peak Condition

March 17, 2005

The World Championship 100-mile endurance race was held Jan. 27, 2005, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The race fielded 175 horses, with flags of 41 participating countries flying proudly over the Dubai Endurance Village, a facility built... Read More

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Endurance and Endotoxemia

July 01, 2004

Endotoxemia in horses is usually associated with severe infections, inflammation, and colic. Endotoxin from intestinal bacteria activates release of inflammatory mediators such as thromboxane B2 (TxB2), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha),... Read More

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Focus on Discipline: Endurance

October 09, 2001

Uphill, downhill, through brush, over rocks and deep sand, across streams--this equine athlete carries his rider to a destination. The trail horse travels along a sometimes none-too-defined path, replicating the centuries-old use of the horse as... Read More

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Feeding the Endurance Horse

September 01, 2001

The nutritional needs of the endurance horse are somewhat unique compared to horses used for other athletic disciplines. The metabolic demands of endurance racing (including competitive trail riding and ride and tie events) are high, requiring... Read More

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FEI Seminar For Endurance Officials

June 15, 2001

According to news reports from the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) the international governing body for horse sport, 41 experienced endurance judges vets and stewards attended a very successful seminar given by Dr. Jerry Gillespie of th... Read More

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Endurance Ride For Research

May 18, 2001

On April 1, the 100+ volunteers, staff, and students at the Virginia Tech Middleburg Agriculture Research and Extension Center (MAREC) held their first ever 50-mile endurance ride dedicated to research primarily intended to improve the... Read More

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Endurance Riding: A Humane Use of the Equine Athlete

November 01, 1998

The growing interest in endurance riding has encouraged participants with different levels of prior horse experience to become involved with the sport. However, if equine athletes are asked to perform over distances for which they have not been appro... Read More

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American Endurance Ride Conference Annual Convention

January 30, 1998

The American Endurance Ride Conference Annual Convention accompanied by a trade show was held in Lexington, Ky., January 22-24. Filled with seminars, the convention was an opportunity for both new and experienced endurance riders to gain and... Read More

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Electrolytes and Endurance Horses

November 01, 1997

Not all horses are alike in their needs for electrolyte replacement after strenuous exertion. Some deplete the... Read More