Monday, 24 May 2010 15:43
Fauresmith’s Annual Endurance Race
Every year Fauresmith hosts the annual Endurance Race for Horse and rider.
The race is over a distance of 205km and three days. It is rated as one of the toughest endurance races in the world and attracts international riders from several countries.
This year will be the 37th running of the race which started after a pub side argument as to which horse breed was better suited to endurance racing.
This sport is vigorously controlled and the health of the horses is paramount. Horses are checked every 20kms by registered vets and both rider and horse are compelled to take 20 minute breaks at these checkpoints.
Fauresmith Endurance Race takes place from 6th July to 8th July.
Accommodation in and around Fauresmith is at a premium and spectators may have to look further afield for guest houses, B&B establishments, Self catering units and Hotels.
Rietputsdam Guest Farm - 073-189-7157
Phoenix Guest House and Restaurant - 051-723-0093
Le Stable Guest House – 051-723-0498
Kapokbosskerm Bed and Breakfast - 051-723-0527
Accommodation in Bloemfontein (130km)
Accommodation in Edenburg (92km gravel, 102km tar)
Accommodation in Springfontein (70km on gravel, 80km tar)
Accommodation in Trompsburg (62km)
For more on accomodations, see http://www.holiday-homes-sa.com/news-and-events/62-sports-events/310-fauresmith-endurance-race-july-2010.html
For more on Fauresmith see http://www.fauresmith.co.za/endurance_ride.htm
For more information, entry forms see the Endurance Ride Association of South Africa at http://www.erasa.co.za/
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