Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Cheryl Van Deusen's Long Road to Glory

FEI.org - Full Article

4 May 2018
Text by Stacey Stearns
Images by Favio Lorenz

Cheryl Van Deusen and Hoover The Mover have a busy Endurance year in store...
This year’s FEI World Equestrian Games™ may seem a long distance away, but it’s much further for some riders than others.

Endurance riders and their horses take on courses of up to 160km in one day, and they’ll be putting in the miles in the lead up to Tryon and during the North Carolina event in September itself.

One of the stars of the discipline is Cheryl Van Deusen, a professor at the University of North Florida who began in Endurance in 2000 after years competing Arabian show horses, and at 60 years of age, still going strong!

We spoke to Cheryl about this fascinating discipline and Hoover The Mover, one of the incredible horses that she partners with in these epic long-distance races...

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