Tuesday, October 29, 2019

South Africa: Australian winner of world's wildest horse race on Wild Coast

Sport24.oo.za - Full Article

25-10-2019

Cape Town - The world’s grittiest horse race, Race the Wild Coast (RTWC), was won on Friday, October 25, 2019 when Australian rider Emma Manthorpe crossed the finish line at Kei Mouth, ahead of 13 other international competitors.

The dramatic multi-stage 350km race, sponsored by KTC and supported by Jack Black Beer, was the third iteration of the race, held on the Eastern Cape’s iconic, unspoilt Wild Coast.

It took place with entrants from as far afield as the USA, Hungary, Australia, Switzerland, UAE, France, Ireland, South Africa and the UK.

There were two riders from South Africa. Seven male and seven female riders competed against one another.

According to race organiser and co-founder Barry Armitage of Rockethorse Racing: “We congratulate Emma - as well as all the participants - and recognise their grit, tenacity, and exceptional horsemanship. The race is always gruelling, despite the fact that the Wild Coast is a paradise of a location...”

Read more here:
https://www.sport24.co.za/OtherSport/South-Africa/australian-winner-of-worlds-wildest-horse-race-on-wild-coast-20191025

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