Endurance riding is a true test of speed, soundness and good horsemanship. Endurance riding involves a horse and rider team, completing a set course of up to 160 km, with maximum times assigned to each distance, within a 24-hour period. Multi-day rides are becoming increasingly popular in North America, offering 2 to 5 days of competitions, each day being considered as an independent, separate contest. Any breed of horse can be used for endurance riding although Arabians and part-Arabians, bred for centuries for their stamina and endurance, have proven to be the most successful breeds. Riders aim to finish the course as quickly as possible with a “sound”, healthy horse. Welfare of the horse is paramount. There are multiple veterinary checks along each course at which horses receive a soundness exam to ensure that they are fit to continue.
Competitor Membership Requirements
|OEF Membership||Equine Canada
|Equestrian Skills Development|