Friday, November 04, 2011

New Zealand: Five Minutes With... Mark Tylee

Mark and Class Act after winning the 2007 New Zealand 160km*** Championship and Best Conditioned - Full Article

Published on Friday, November 4, 2011 in Five Minutes With Horsezone

Successful New Zealand endurance rider, Mark Tylee, is based near picturesque Taumarunui on the central North Island. When he's not busy dedicating the hours needed to train his team of endurance horses to peak condition, Mark can be found working on the 900 acre sheep and beef property owned by his family.

Horsezone managed to catch up with Mark and find out more about this talented and dedicated horseman.

Mark, when did you first become involved in horses?

I became involved with horses through my father Ray when starting to ride on the farm then started competing in Endurance in 1993 at nine years old.

What do you love most about endurance?

The partnership you form with your horses while training and competing long distances, also the country you see that you otherwise wouldn't.

What makes a great endurance horse?

There is always exceptions but an athletic type with economical movement and a great heart and the will to win...

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