Thursday, March 02, 2017

20 Mule Team FEI Ride, USA - Full Article

March 2 2017
Article and images created for Endurance World by Kimberly Rivers

20 Mule Team FEI Ride in the heart of the California Desert

Ridgecrest, CA, USA – On Saturday 28 February Dominique “Dom” Freeman of Great Britain and her Arabian gelding Rising Heat (Desert Heat VF x Zemina) placed first in the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) 160K 3* 20 Mule Team endurance ride in the heart of the California desert. Freeman finished the ride in 12 hours, 43 minutes with an average speed of 12.58 KPH. Freeman was the only finisher in the FEI 160km ride.

“It is hard to qualify here in the West, we only have two chances a year,” said Anne Marie Barnett of Cool, CA. She brought her 15-year-old Arabian gelding Momentto (Moment of Valor x MA Pollianna) with a goal of obtaining her Certificate of Competency by completing the 160km ride. Barnett and Momentto were pulled at Vet Check 4 for “GA” – gait aberration. She led the early stages of the ride...

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