Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Belgium: Endurance Impressions 2009

2009 Endurance Photos by Caroll Gatelier and Leonard Liessens of

Sunday, December 20, 2009

2009 Bahrain National Day Endurance Ride Championship

2009 Bahrain National Day Endurance Ride Championship Photos by Osama Mohammed

Saturday, December 19, 2009

2009 Santo Domingo, Chile

Photos from
2009 Santo Domingo, Chile

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

2009 Death Valley Warm-up - Lynne Glazer

2009 Death Valley Warm-up Photos by Lynne Glazer

I really enjoyed shooting this ride, if a little grumpy about the 60 cancellations/no shows the day before it. 30 riders on the first day and 11 on the second got to get their photos taken more than a few times, and there are lots of landscapes from which to remember the eastern Sierra vistas.

Monday, December 14, 2009

2009 National Day Cup & Giants Endurance Challenge Round 1

2009 National Day Cup & Giants Endurance Challenge Round 1 - photos by Osama

Sunday, December 06, 2009

2009 HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad al Khalifa Endurance Ride Championship 100 km

2009 HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad al Khalifa Endurance Ride Championship 100 km Photos by Osama Mohammed

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

2009 Season Finale

Season Finale 2009 ride photos at Bell Cow Lake just outside Chandler, OK, by Remuda, can be seen here.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Jordan: Wadi Rum

11/14/09 Photos by Heidi Bernsdorf

Photo gallery

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Euston Park, Ride With The Stars Endurance Ride 2009

Euston Park, Ride With The Stars Endurance Ride 2009 blog

Argentina: Pinamar Endurance Ride photos

Pinamar Endurance Ride photos here by Favio Lorenz.

2009 Kentucky Cup Photos by Genie Stewart Spears

Photos here from the Kentucky Cup Endurance WEG test event, from Genie Stewart Spears.

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Adventurists Mongol Derby photos

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Bryce Canyon XP Photos by Karen Chaton

Bryce Canyon Photos by Karen Chaton -

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

2009 Washoe - Karen Chaton

Story and Ride Photos on Karen’s Musings & Endurance Ride Stuff

Washoe was a great ride, as always! We had so much fun and thoroughly enjoyed the trail and getting to see everybody - this is one of the best run rides that I've ever been to! The trail is marked superbly too thanks to Dave Rabe. Plenty of vets, volunteers, water, hay and treats for riders and horses too along with nice awards and dinners.

I think the best part of the ride for me was on the second day on the second loop after having been rained on and wind blown for hours (but getting to change into dry gear at lunch to give it another go on loop #2) being on top of the mountain several thousand feet in the air up among the clouds (which were whizzing by at mach speed) having gigantic tumbleweeds blowing towards us at high speed and stopping to take a photo while Chief stood perfectly still while the fast flying tumbling tumbleweeds flew into us and he stood quietly. The best endurance rides are the ones where something extreme happens whether it be the weather or another situation - that's when you really get to know your horse and I can't say it without meaning it -- there is no horse that I would rather be riding in extreme conditions than Chief. I don't even mind slipping and sliding down slippery hills in the mud with him. Whereas another horse would scare me, with him it's just fun and exciting. I had the best ride ever and I'm so thankful to be able to have these experiences.

Many thanks to Connie, Gina, their family and friends and everybody that helps with this ride - great job (again, as always!). Don't miss it next year if you can help it!


Saturday, May 02, 2009

2009 Lost Padres

Images by Lynne Glazer

Moving this ride one month earlier in the year was a grand success on all counts, the gorgeous spring setting and cool weather made it a pleasure for all involved from volunteers to riders and horses. Shots are from three places on the course plus horse camping setups. The misty morning with green everywhere you looked, oak studded hillsides and an interesting rock formation that John Parke said was a must-see. I barely beat the riders up that hill, with the camera not even out of its case as they approached, I was still feeling the burn from the degree of elevation on foot. 100% coverage there, with John and Remington bringing up the rear.

Then I hustled to the meadow from last year's shots, only this year there was a huge field of lupines backed up against the hillside. I missed the frontrunners there, and struggled mightily to find a way to shoot blinding midday light and shadows at the same time, but loved sitting in the flowers and inhaling their fragrance. Many commented on how photogenic it was from their perspective looking west at me! When one rider went off course, I let her, because it was the best light in that area. Went back to camp after seeing John again.

A quick lunch thanks to Annie and volunteers and no shots, headed out to the two way trail near Pozo Road. Drove in a few miles but didn't see anything I liked better than nearby the same site I'd used last year. Shot some nice pas de deux from rider pairs who knew despite the "photog ahead" sign they didn't need to split up any more, I think some couples got their holiday card photos from this part. Missed the front runners again but wasn't trying, it's a challenge to shoot in more than one place on an endurance ride anyway, at least to get interesting terrain so that people who have lots of photos of themselves are motivated to get more of them. :D

As usual we dined grandly, had outstandingly accurate maps and a first rider/last rider gate policy on most of the gates, which made it easier for the vertically challenged and those who struggle with gates in general. I stayed until Monday but didn't shoot on the second day, made myself useful in other ways.

Hope you enjoy the pix!

2009 Torres Del Paine

Images by Steph from Chile!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

2009 Chicken Chase

Photos from the 2009 Chicken Chase by Daniel Johnson -

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Old Glory

Photos from the April 11, 2009 Old Glory Endurance Ride held just outside of
Athens, Texas, by John Adame

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Giants of Endurance Series - Images by Osama

2009 Giants of Endurance Series

Images by Royal Endurance Team Official Photographer
Osama Hassan

Endurance.Net Coverage

Round 1: Emirates International Endurance Village

Round 2: Bahrain International Endurance Village

Round 3: Dubia Internaltional Endurance City

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Bar H Ride - Lynne Glazer

Two days of 50s in beautiful weather, as opposed to the beautifully stormy weather we have now. Whew!

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