Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Australia: Big year in saddle for Allix Jones - Full Article

29 Dec, 2010 01:00 AM

ANCHORED to the saddle for up to 12 hours at a time, Allix Jones admits the demands of her sport are a touch extreme.

But as Australia's top lightweight endurance horse rider, she clearly relishes the challenge.

The Bobs Farm 18 year old clocked-up more than 2400km on horse back in competition this year, accruing 149.5 competition points at 26 events across the country.

She became Australia's most successful lightweight rider by season's end in November.

Aside from putting her in the box seat to represent Australia at next year's Singapore endurance Olympic event, Jones' 2010 campaign delivered some grand milestones.

She completed her fifth straight Shahzada 400 endurance test, an annual 400km race near Wisemans Ferry held over five days, and won the 160km FEI National Championships in Queensland...

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