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Great Britain: Marlouf de Norvavre makes a 'huge comeback' to win - Full Article

12 October 2012

David Yeoman won the Red Dragon 164km two-day endurance race at Builth Wells, in Powys, Wales, last weekend.

David, of North Brewham, Somerset, rode his 12-year-old French part-bred Arab Marlouf de Norvavre at an average speed of more than 15kph in a ride that saw only five of the original 16 starters finish.

"I'm over the moon," said David, who achieved silver in this year's Golden Horseshoe on Exmoor.

"It's been a difficult time because Marlouf de Norvavre was diagnosed with an injury to his annular ligament which is similar to carpel tunnel syndrome. Our vet Neil Brimson, at Garston Vets in Frome, diagnosed him and he was sent for specialist surgery.

"It meant a whole year off but now he's come back and won silver at the Golden Horseshoe and the Red Dragon – it's a huge comeback..."

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