Friday, August 24, 2018

Australia: Trailing in the family hoof steps for a grown up ride - Full Article

24th Aug 2018

ONE equestrian-loving family will see its next generation saddle up and ride to keep its tradition ofendurance riding aliveand kicking along the trail.

At just five years of age, Taylor Grogan will be tackling her first 40km ride in an event hosted by her great-uncle Matthew Sample, the Stirlings Crossing Equestrian Complex in Imbil.

More than 500 people - including riders and their support crews - are expected to arrive for theeight rides on offer across distances of 160km, 120km, 80km, 40km and 20km.

"Taylor completed her first 5km ride at 23 months of age and has done a totalof six 5km rides, one10km ride and two 20kmrides,” MrSample said.

"She will be riding Dee Dee, a 14-year-old pony, and this will be Dee Dee's first 40km as well...

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