Ever wanted to know everything that the best riders know about Endurance Riding, but were afraid to ask? Well, you're in luck because there are now more than 150 articles linked in the articles section of the site. Not only are there amazing articles for the novice rider, but extensive veterinarian research about performance, illness, and diet. Newly added this month are several research studies about injury and special considerations for high performance equine sports. Unlike other sites, 100% of all of the articles are about endurance riding and horse health.
Endurance Horseback Riding.com
Endurance Horseback Riding is dedicated to informing riders, novice or veteran, on the amazingly thrilling sport of endurance riding. The sport that we know and love is a technical field that involves the best of horse training, competitive trail riding, and extreme athleticism. The ultimate goal of Endurance Horseback Riding. com is to be a resource for anyone interested in endurance riding and all of the work and play that is involved in it. Check our pages often because when we are not on the trail, we are trying to get you on a trail. Here are several great pages to check out while you are here:
Articles about Endurance Riding - More than 100 articles about endurance riding are linked and listed by the article title. New articles are added weekly. If you have any suggestions for article or want to write your own, please contact us to make arrangements
Endurance News - Daily and weekly updated news articles about the sport and results from endurance rides all around the world. This page also gets updated frequently and has the option to subscribe to the updates via RSS feeds
Georgia Trails Review - There are many great trails out there to ride, but the Georgia Trail review highlights trails that are accessible, enjoyable, and allow for distance rides of fifteen miles or more. If you know of a good trail, please let us know on our contact page.
American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC)
The American Endurance Ride Conference was founded in 1972 as a national governing body for long distance riding. Over the years it has developed a set of rules and guidelines designed to provide a standardized format and strict veterinary controls. At the same time it has sought to avoid the rigidity and complexity so characteristic of many other equine disciplines. The AERC provides a significant amount of the information needed to compete in the United States and Canada. Below there are several important links to information:
AERC Ride Calendar - A complete and updated list of all of the sanctioned endurance rides broken down by regions with all of the information needed to ride.
The Rider Handbook - An excellent source for information about preparing for rides, selecting and conditioning of horses, and tips for successful performances.
AERC Rules and Regulations - This is an absolute must-read containing information on the general rules of sanctioned events and the point system attached to them.
Control Judges Handbook - Beyond reading the rules and regulations, this guide will teach you what the ride judges are looking for and the rules they must adhere to also.
Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI)
“The primary mission of the FEI is to advance the orderly growth of equestrian sport worldwide by promoting, regulating and administering humane and sportsmanlike international competition in the traditional equestrian disciplines” - FEI Mission Statement. The FEI is the sole controlling authority for all international events in Dressage, Para-Equestrian Dressage, Jumping, Eventing, Driving, Para-Equestrian Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining. There is an amazing amount of information on the FEI site, but below you will find some of the best sections.
FEI Rules and Regulations -This document outlines all of the specific rules that are used to sanction and govern a FEI Event.
Vet Gate Protocol - An exhaustive list of the rules governing the vet gate at endurance events and a good reference to return to also
Endurance.Net is a very intricately developed website devoted to providing education about endurance riding and introducing riders to new products that make endurance riding enjoyable. The two main things to look for on this site are the links to the many helpful articles on the Education page and the plethora of ride videos that are entertaining and informative. There are several good link below to some of their content:
Endurance.Net News - The site maintains a good number of quality articles about endurance riding throughout the world and a healthy list of alternative blog sites.
Education and Tips - There are an amazing amount of article linked that are gauged to the needs of the new rider and the more experienced professional.
Video Database - Endurance.Net also maintains a significant number of video links to some of the more interesting, informative, and even, exotic rides.
* Endurance Horseback Riding.com does not endorse and is not directly affiliated with any of the organizations and other sites listed here.