Friday, August 06, 2010

2010 WEG: Final Stages of Preparation for the Australian Endurance Team

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Heading for Kentucky

August 4 2010

Flights are booked, we are still not 100% sure when the horses fly out, currently it is the 29th August , which is not far away. The Team is now almost organised, Norbet and Acheron had their final preparation ride of 90km this last week which they won in fine style in 4:53hrs.

The final team is

Norbet Radny and West Coast Acheron

Grooms Jane Radny ,Dr Narelle Cribb

Crew Rebecca Radny, Harry O’Brien, Ian Symington

Matthew Sample and Tarrengower Crecendo

Reserve: Brookleigh Ricardo

Grooms; Paul Brown, Jessica Landridge

Crew : Barbara Timms

Penny Toft and Don
Grooms: Anne Hall, Alexandra Toft
Crew: Helen Toft, Jackie Byrnes, Peter Toft

Chef D’ Equipe, Dr Trish Mackay Annetts, Assistant: Denise Trollope
Team Veterinarian: Dr Robyn Mather
Crew Manager: Chris Gates
Farrier: Mark Peel

Matthew and Crecendo will be competing at the Murrumba 100km ride on 8th August as the final work out and Penny and Don will be going out to Charleville the 21st August for their final run.

The flights for the horses has been a bit distressing as the original flight bookings were cancelled without warning when the carrier suspended all services to Australia and New Zealand. Currently the horses are booked on the 29th August, this has also incurred extra cost to the competitors.

Dr Narelle Cribb, Paul brown and Peter Toft are scheduled to travel with the horses. This too may change!

More information when this becomes available

Barb Timms