Saturday, August 30, 2014

Great Britain: International horse event held at Yetholm - Full Article

The Haugh at Yetholm was abuzz recently as endurance riding’s home international saw competitors from all over the UK descend on the Borders.

Around 150 horses competed in various rides, including the two-day 160km, two-day 120km, 80km race ride, 60km race ride, 50km, 40km and 30km rides, and shorter pleasure rides.

The discipline sees the competitors complete the distances, having passed through ‘vet gates’ where horses’ heart rates and soundness are checked, before they are allowed to continue.

Scotland came second in the Celtic Challenge to Wales, third in the Home International behind England and Wales and won the best turnout.

Chef D’Equipe Nicky Bertham from St Boswells said: “All 14 riders in the Scotland team did a brilliant job over the weekend...

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