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Hayley Mills / Tuesday 22 September 2015
AN USK rider who competed in one of the world’s toughest horse races will be speaking about her experiences next month.
Consultant gynaecologist, Charlie Fleming, competed in the Tevis Cup, in the USA, in August.
The 24-hour 100-mile endurance ride through the Crystal Range of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is the toughest and most challenging endurance ride in the world, with only around half of all entrants finishing.
She became interested in endurance when she bought her first horse in 2004.
She said: “I was attracted by the combination of map reading in remote areas, horse physiology and pretending to be Dr Doolittle.
“Since then it’s become a passion and I’ve risen from novice, open, through to advanced and now I compete at FEI international level."
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