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By Walsall Advertiser | Posted: April 05, 2015
By Lee Kettle
A HORSE rider from Walsall is jumping for joy after winning a top accolade with her one-eyed stallion who was originally destined for the slaughterhouse.
Julie Griffiths won the Sport Endurance National Championship on Cannon, a 16-year-old standardbred trotter.
The championship – which tests the fitness of horses and their riders – was awarded after the horse rider bettered around 60 other competitors.
Julie and Cannon both went through a series of competitive and pleasure rides over a period of 12 months, which were scored on points.
"It's been a long road but we've finally done it," said Julie, aged 47.
"We've been doing this for 10 years and it's something that has really got under my skin...
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