International/Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI)
With endurance being one of the fastest growing equine disciplines in the world, it is only fitting that it has become an international sport. Some of our very own OCTRA riders and horses have competed at the highest international levels in the Americas and overseas. The world’s top endurance athletes can compete at the highest level every two years: at either the World Endurance Championships which coincide with the cycle of the summer Olympics or at the FEI World Equestrian Games. Young Riders and Juniors can compete at the FEI World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors and the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships.
Other large scale international events include the Pan Am Games, held every four years. Although endurance is not an official part of the Pan Am Games, the hosting country usually includes this discipline.
For information on the rules of FEI/International Competitions and requirements for qualifications and participation for Senior and Junior/Young Rider competitors, please go to:
For information on the rules that also govern all Canadian riders and horses participating in all FEI/International Competitions, and to obtain an authorization to compete, please go to Equestrian Canada Endurance