Sunday, March 17, 2013

Canada: Port Hope rider goes the distance

Northumberlandnews.com - Full Article

Karen Longwell|Mar 17, 2013

Teen excels at competition

PORT HOPE -- Solstice Pecile, 13, started riding horses before she could walk.
Solstice's mother Phyllis Pecile is an avid rider and took her riding as a young child. The Grade 8 C.R. Gummow Public School student started riding on her own when she was six. Recently Solstice is excelling in the sport of long distance riding. The Ontario Competitive Trail Association presented Solstice with nine awards in February including Top Junior Rider for 2012.

Following in her mother's footsteps, Solstice started distance riding at eight years old. She completed a six-mile team event called ride n' tie.

"I loved it so much that I wanted to do more," she said...

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