Friday, September 07, 2018

Australia: Riders ready to test endurance - Full Article

Michelle Slater
6 Sep 2018

Victoria's fittest riders and their elite horses will be aiming to complete a gruelling 100-kilometre ride around the Toongabbie hills on the weekend during the Gippsland endurance championships.

Riders will gather at the Toongabbie Adult Riding Club to head out for the ride, which is governed by a series of stringent vet checks at ride intervals to ensure the horse is rested and fit to continue.

The Verspaandonk family from Glengarry will saddle up their team of lean and leggy Arabian horses, after starting out in the sport 10-years ago.

All six family members compete together on their own horses who they train at home along local bush tracks...

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