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Great Britain: Teenager not daunted by endurance horse racing event - Full Article

August 23 2017

Competing at your first senior endurance tournament may have daunted some but 14-year-old Ollie Holman admitted he wasn’t too nervous as he headed to Euston Park.

The Imberhorne School pupil finished 22nd in the HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup 80km distance on his horse Grace.

The largest ever ride staged in Europe, endurance consists of three separate distances with riders competing in the 80km, 120km and 160km.

Endurance is a mixed gender sport and the winning is the first one to cross the finishing line while stopping periodically to pass strict veterinary checks which deem the horse fit to continue...

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