Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Australia: The little horse that could

Manly-daily.com.au - Full Story

4 SEP 12 @ 05:00PM BY ANDREW PRIESTLEY

IT'S official. An Oxford Falls horse is now the smallest equine to complete in one of the world's toughest endurance rides.

Winter Hill Alice, at 13 1/2 hands, and rider Cherry Cummins, who is 1.62m tall, were among a select few to finish the 400km Shahzada in Yengo National Park on the Central Coast last week.

About 60 riders took part from across the country. Fewer than 30 finished.

There were doubters, Cummins said, but Alice literally silenced her critics.

"There were a few laughs at the start of the race. They were definitely not laughing by the end," she said...

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