Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Great Britain: Why an international horse-racing legend will be in North Devon next month

Northdevonjournal.co.uk - Full Article

By NDJLaura | Posted: August 24, 2016

A horse racing legend will be in North Devon next month to present prizes to winners of a popular equine endurance challenge.

Riders at this year's annual Equitrek, being held on Exmoor next month, could have the honour of meeting equine VIP Bob Champion, who has agreed to support the event and will be presenting the prizes.

Bob was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 31 in 1979 and doctors initially gave him only eight months to live. He faced extreme challenges – undergoing surgery, feeling suicidal and developing life-threatening septicaemia...

Read more at http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/why-this-north-devon/story-29652141-detail/story.html#OV1WlJzE8I2zFfR3.99