Monday, June 11, 2007

NZL: Why this Sample Horse is Fit For A King

WHO does the King of Malaysia trust to pick out the best horse in the country for him to ride in a marathon 160km event?

It's simple - the Kenilworth's Sample family.

And Brook Sample - who is also a national endurance horse-riding champion - chose a seven-year-old Arabian-Appalachian cross gelding called Pharoah for the king to ride in the weekends endurance event near Nanango.

Brook's father Bob said his son picked out the gelding from the family's 200 hoses on their Kenilworth farm and even decided not to compete against Sultan Mizan in the gruelling race held on Saturday.

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