Tuesday, March 14, 2017

New Zealand: Marlborough horses, riders show endurance at SI champs

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March 14 2017

Four Marlborough equestrian combinations made the long trip to Fairlie for the Farmlands and CopRice South Island Endurance and CTR Championships and notched up a notable success rate.

On the first day, Friday March 3, West Coast-based Marlborough member Anna Hynes riding Bell View Al-Shama took out the 40km Intermediate class, with a score of 104 points, from four other strong rivals, a top effort on a borrowed horse.

On Saturday two main events took place, with the 160km senior event starting at 1am, in steady drizzle which didn't let up for most of the morning. This six-loop class was eventually won by Oamaru's Carla Barakat, from Nelson Lakes rider Alison Higgins. Their ride time was just over 12 hours, a mammoth effort to complete...

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