For Jeremy Olson, the sport of endurance was a family affair growing up. Olson’s father began taking part in endurance rides in 1978. Four years later, a seven-year-old Jeremy took part in his first 50-mile ride. Olson’s mother and sister also were active competitors.
Olson has found recent success with SA Belshazzar. This horse represented the U.S. at the 2010 Abu Dhabi Al Wathba President’s Cup in the United Arab Emirates with Ellen Olson in the irons.
With Olson, Belshazzar was third in the CEI1* at the Goethe Challenge in December of 2008. They also won the CEI2* at the Florida Horse Park Gallop on the Greenway in January 2009.
Also in 2009, Olson and Belshazzar completed the Kentucky Cup, a test event for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, in monsoon-like conditions.
Olson placed in two CEI1* events in 2011 with two different horses. In June, he rode Hadban USA to a fifth-place finish at the Fort Howes Endurance Ride CEI1*. Olson’s second placing came in November when he piloted Noslo’s Banjara to an eighth-place finish at the NJTRA Mustang Memorial CEI1*.
In 2012, Olson and Bound for Honor rode to a second-place finish in the FITS CEI1*. He then finished second Noslo’s Echo Extreme in the Goethe Benefit Challenge CEI1*.
Olson had several top placings in 2013. At the Broxton Bridge Fundraiser, he and Noslo’s Echo Extreme were third in the CEI2*. The pair was then won the FITS CEI2*. With Noslo’s Mesozoic, Olson came in third in the Zone Team Endurance Challenge CEI1*. The pair then brought home top honors in the Sand Hills Stampede CEI2*.
In 2014, Olson had a second-place finish in the Broxton Bridge Fundraiser CEI3* riding Wallace Hill Shade. He then scored a win in the CEI1* at the Zone Team Endurance Challenge with Noslo’s RRenaldo.