Thursday, February 27, 2014

Australia: Wagin riders put to the test

Waginargus.com.au - Full Story

By JAMES TAYLOR Feb. 26, 2014

LOCAL endurance riders have begun preparing following a decision to host famous Tom Quilty Gold Cup in Wagin later this year.

Announced last year, the premier horse ride will see riders flock to Wagin from around the world to take part in the event on October 3, 4 and 5.

Described by longtime Wagin endurance rider Anita Lunt as "the pinnacle of equine endurance", the event tests the mental and physical strength of horse and rider, requiring competitors to travel a distance of 160km within 24 hours.

Riders leave Friday night, pushing to complete the gruelling course before midnight on Saturday...

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http://www.waginargus.com.au/story/2112865/wagin-riders-put-to-the-test/?cs=1665

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