Monday, November 07, 2011

Great Britain: Abbi Tennant amongst 10 starters in the 160km race in South Africa


Wayne Webb Photo
Endurancegb.co.uk

4th November 2011

We had 6 loops to ride and I finished at 4 in the afternoon, riding through the main heat of the day.

22nd October I rode in my first ever 160km FEI *** on Perseverance Liberty (the horse I had previously done well on at the 200km race in Fauresmith coming 10th in July) at Schanskraal. It was also Liberty's first 160km.
It was a very early start of 2am due to the temperatures getting so hot here and even though it was dark it was already warm. There were 12 starters in the 160km with 3 of those being from Perseverance stud; Laura Seegers riding PSV Jedi, Franscois Seegers riding PSV Mauser and myself on PSV Liberty. We had 6 loops to ride and I finished at 4 in the afternoon, riding through the main heat of the day. Although I have been in Africa for 5 months now riding in the heat is very tough for both horse and rider and was a great experience to have. I even joined Liberty in drinking out of a trough on route as to avoid dehydration, now thats a new experience!...

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