Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Frazier trains for Lake Tahoe

Frazier trains for Lake Tahoe Endurance
By Michael Shinabery/Staff WriterJul 20, 2004, 04:36 am

JAMES CANYON ? Hoof prints atop tire tracks: Hindi Shahab?s intermingled with those of the ATV in the soft mountain dirt.While just feet away drivers sped unknowing along U.S. 82?s winding curves.In the rural James Canyon area of the Sacramento Mountains, 21st Century technology may tread the asphalt, but remnants of Otero County?s custom and culture remain on the forested trails. For the past two weeks the white Arabian stallion Hindi Shahab, carrying rider Richard Frazier, has trotted along the landscape. He?s training. The two have been a sight, but Frazier?s sights are set on a horizon farther than their eyes can see. Only a dream envisions it. On July 31 he and the Arabian are bound for Lake Tahoe, Calif. to vie for the coveted Tevis Cup, a prize Frazier described as endurance racing?s ultimate challenge. Their competition includes horse-and-rider teams from European and Arabian countries.
 
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