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Australia: Village hosts international endurance event - Full Article

15 June 2010

The Federation Equestrian International Endurance ride that was held at the Red Range Sports Grounds last month attracted 60 horses from Australia and New Zealand to compete in two international events.

The rides were a 120km two star event and a 90km one star event.

Five local riders Jenny Annetts, Tami Parnell, Jasmine Shields, Judy Burton and Rebecca Miller all qualified to compete in the event.

The weekend started off full of drama as Parnell fell from her horse after her bridle broke at approximately 4:30am. A local search crew led by Col Crosby and Tracy Hutchinson eventually found the horse unharmed twelve hours later.

Parnell escaped relatively unscathed with cuts and bruises.

The main event was the 120km two star ride. This event was won by Brook Sample riding his 14-year-old gelding Brookleigh Excalibur. Sample completed the ride in seven hours and 22 minutes with an average speed of 16.3 kilometres an hour...

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