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Last updated 09:20, August 11 2017
A champion horse rider is heading overseas to put her talents of endurance to the test.
Tess Wells, of Renwick, will represent Equestrian Sport New Zealand (ESNZ) in Queensland, Australia, when she takes part in one of ridings fastest growing sports.
The South Island champion will tackle the Trans-Tasman endurance team event for the first time where she will compete in a 100-kilometre race.
This follows a productive couple of months in the United States last year where Tess says she learned some "valuable training skills."
he former Marlborough Girls' College student keeps two horses, Barney and Buddy, at her parents' Okaramio farm.
She got Barney, 13, when he was 3-years-old and the pair have competed together ever since Tess started endurance racing about four years ago...
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