Friday, July 22, 2011

Australia: The Enduros are Coming

July 22 2011

EXCITEMENT levels are building in Kilmore as, for the first time ever, endurance horse riders are set to have a home town event.
The Kilmore Endurance Ride will take place this weekend and will involve competitorsracing in 15km, 24km, 41km and an 80km ride.

The event has been well supported in the local community and by racing enthusiastsfrom around Victoria with encouraging numbers committed to attending, according toride organiser Emma Holland.

“We were hoping to have between about 80 and 100 people involved and it looks like wewill have 100 which is great” Ms Holland said.

“A lot of endurance riders are very excited about it. This is the first time we haveheld this in Kilmore.

“It's a big event and it takes a lot of work.

“We have had a lot of support from local businesses which is great. The Scouts andthe local shire have been great with all their help.”

First over the finish line in each division won't get all the glory for the weekendwith a number of other awards up for grabs.

Best presented horse or pony and best presented rider awards will keep entrants busyand a “compete is to win award,” which acknowledges the last competitor over the lineare just some of the other titles...

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