Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Equisearch: An Endurance Ride in Egypt

A Desert Ride: A rider tackles her first endurance ride -- in the sands of Egypt -- with a little help from her friends.


By Denise Hearst



When an Egyptian friend of mine, Gamal Breesh, dropped the idea in front of me, I said, 'No way.' But then, after walking around with it for a couple of days, I began to warm to the idea: to compete in an 80km endurance race. In four weeks. In Egypt. On a strange horse.
Never mind that I'd never ridden in an endurance race before, or that I'd hardly been riding my own horse lately because a rainy December had made California's central coast trails too muddy. No, these details were not going to stand in my way. The ride appealed to me as a way to take a measure of myself as much as to sample a new life experience. At the very least, I figured there'd be stories to tell ... and I'll take any excuse to spend "

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