Thursday, October 04, 2012

South Africa: Endurance ride a big success - Full Article

28 September 2012

SOUTHERN CAPE NEWS - The Wynland Endurance Club held a 35km, 90km and a 120km endurance ride in Oudtshoorn on 15 September.

The CANSA auction site, in conjunction with De Zeekoe Guest House and Resort, was used at the venue.

Fifty riders gathered and tested their horses on the course. The pre-vet check was completed at 07:00 and the ride briefing took place at 07:30. The 120km entrants left at 06:00. The first leg of the 35km was ridden through the De Zeekoe Meerkat Reserve.

The second and third leg, of 27km each, took the riders along a dry cement causeway lined with thick thorn trees. Even with the high temperatures and reasonably technical paths, only three riders did not complete the ride.

Seven riders from Mossel Bay participated. Jeni Ferreira on Shadow successfully completed the 35km day ride. Antonet Vorster on her novice Arabian, Mont Blanc Farazz, completed 60km, while Ronell Robertson, a new promising young rider, finished 90km on an Arabian mare called Juliet, belonging to Tiaan Gerber...

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