Originally Posted by *Stella*Polaris*
In Finland we have plenty of small endurance riding competitions with 10-30 kilometres (1 mile=1,6 kilometres) and standardbreds are very popular in them.
Some endurance riders are mixing standardbreds with arabians here too, but I haven't heard of the results yet.
Professional endurance riders who are competing in longer distances uses arabs, wich is known to be the best breed for it in Europe too.
Also in Estonia standardbreds and russian trotters are becoming more poppular in endurance. My horse is 3/4 russian trotter 1/4 stb and I bought him for endurance. I also heard that the couple of over best rider are thinking about buying some arab and trotter crosses.