Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Australia: Avery rides away with endurance challenge

Stuff.co.nz: The Marlborough Express - Full Article

13/01/2010

Former Waihopai Valley rider Kylie Avery showed her skills at last weekend's Annandale Feeds South Island Endurance and Competitive Trail Riding Championships in Chestnut Valley, taking out the Radich Law CE1 1* 100-kilometre title.

On a challenging course in the Wairau Valley, Avery, on her horse Silands Mia Bella, headed off Jessica King riding Wishum, with Tessa Deuss, from Wellington, third on Samson 11.

Avery backed that effort up on Silands Jasark with a second placing in the Mitavite CE1 2* 120km event and later won the Best Conditioned 100km award with Silands Mia Bella.

The event included a wide range of courses, from 160km in the top endurance event to 32km trail rides. The 160km event started in darkness at 1am, the first two loops completed with the aid of headlamps and glow markers.

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