Friday, July 25, 2014

Great Britain: Annie and her 'absolute superstar' Dilmun to live the dream at WEG - Full Article

By Western Morning News | Posted: July 25, 2014

By Sarah Pitt. @WMNHorses

An endurance rider from Cornwall is off to the World Equestrian Games in Normandy next month after making Team GB.

Annie Joppe and her Arab gelding Dilmun will ride 100 miles – 160km – in the ride on August 27 from Sartilly, close to the fishing port of St Malo.

The day-long epic ride route includes stretch along the beach past Mont St Michel, for which Annie is preparing with training rides along the sands at Perranporth.

Annie, 56, from Goonhavern in North Cornwall, is the oldest member of the five-strong all female endurance team. She has spent the past nine years working her way up through the sport’s ranks, latterly competing in FEI three star 100-mile rides with Dilmun and her Anglo-Arab gelding Fantom...

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