is a constituted
body, independent of Endurance GB, established to select and support
the horses and riders competing for Wales in the Home International
and Celtic Challenge endurance riding competitions.
Endurance Team is the group of horses and riders selected
annually to represent Wales in the above events. Riders must
have either been born in Wales or resident in Wales for at least 12
months. Horses and riders must be registered with
Once upon a time (1988) in a dim and
distant land (England) there lived some people who thought they
should choose who would ride for Wales in the annual competition
between Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England. This would be
like the RFU in Twickenham selecting the Welsh rugby team to play in
the Six Nations - outrageous! So
Welsh Endurance was born.
For more than two decades, pretty much
all the hard work was done by Pat Conn, with help from Roger Lunt,
Glenn Helmann and others in the Mid-Wales EGB Group area.
Ceredigion became the unofficial Centre of Operations. With
Pat and Roger migrating south to France in 2012, they were keen to
see Welsh Endurance continue in safe hands. To this end, the
2011 AGM was more widely publicised than previous meetings and there
was a very good attendance in Builth Wells on 4th December 2012. A
new committee was elected and a new chapter began...