Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Guatemala: The Magdalena Endurance Challenge, 4th Edition - Full Article

Tuesday, 23 March 2010 12:22 Barbara Schieber

Guatemala will host the 4th Edition of the Magdalena Endurance Challenge on 24th of April 2010. Magdalena is a giant sugar mill in La Gomera, Escuintla. This event is the most challenging endurance event in Guatemala. According to Fernando Paiz, President of Jinetes de Aventura Endurance (Endurance Adventure Riders) and President of the Organizing Committee of this international competition, the race will be very exciting and very tough.

The race will demand a lot of technical expertise from the riders and horses because it will be held at night, to reduce the effect of the extreme heat of the coast area where Magdalena is located. The route of the competition will go through roads and paths of tropical forest, sugar plantation, rivers and irrigation channels.

The President of the Organizing Committee expressed his excitement and satisfaction that Sugar Mill Magdalena is opening their doors for the fourth year in a row to provide their adventurous terrain for one of the most important competitions of the year. Family Leal, the owners of the Sugar mill have been of tremendous help to support the logistics for such a complex event. The event is called: Magdalena Endurance Challenge, in their honour.This event will is a classifying event for the FEI World Endurance Championship held in Kentucky USA, this year.

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