Tuesday, November 15, 2005

North American Championships: Napa Valley Rider Youngest in Competition

An enduring, endearing horse tale
By JAY GOETTING, Register Staff Writer
Tuesday, November 15, 2005 8:27 AM PST

One hundred miles is a long trek by any standards, but to guide a horse over challenging terrain day and night for 100 miles requires endurance.

And that's exactly what an 18-year-old Arabian named Phoenix Affair and his 23-year-old rider showed in spades at the North American Endurance Championships in Fair Hill, Md.

Phoenix was the oldest horse to place in the October event, and Napan Lindsay Graham was the youngest rider.

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