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Published on October 10th, 2010
In the first competition of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, in Lexington, KY, the Canadian Endurance Team comprised of Elroy Karius and Gail Jewell of Kelowna, BC; Robert Gielen of Norton, NB; and Ruth Sturley of Owen Sound, ON placed seventh out of 21 starting teams on September 26, 2010. 108 riders started the 160km competition, only 55 individuals finished.
Endurance is a distance riding sport where horse and rider teams complete a course of up to 160 km within 24 hours. The welfare of the horse is paramount. Riders aim to finish as quickly as possible, with a “sound”, healthy horse and there are multiple veterinary checks to ensure the horses are fit to continue.
“It was a wonderful team effort,” remarked team captain Kay Melvin. “The crew worked really well together. Today was a real team effort, and a real team success..."
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