Saturday, August 30, 2014

New Zealand's Latta forced out of endurance race as horse throws shoe

WDT.co.nz - Full Article

30 August 2014

Otago endurance rider Susie Latta was one of many - make that most - who did not see the finish line at the endurance race at the World Equestrian Games in France.

The 160km race was one of mass attrition as most riders found the course and the conditions very tough.

Latta, of Nenthorn Valley, was one of five New Zealand riders in the endurance event, on a tricky track near Normandy.

The gruelling marathon course featured five looped circuits stretching from the Lucerne Forest to the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel.

The conditions were very wet and none of the New Zealand riders finished the event.

Latta, on her horse Tkiwa, started off well but Tkiwa threw a shoe in the second loop and was inspected by a veterinarian and ruled out of the race...

Read more here:
http://www.odt.co.nz/sport/equestrian/314232/equestrian-latta-forced-out-endurance-race-horse-throws-shoe