3 April 2021
By Kayla Hodge
Isla Mutch loves a challenge.
And what is more difficult than riding 120km through the unknown East Otago countryside, more than 1000km away from her home in Taranaki?
The 11-year-old was unafraid as she prepared for the National Endurance and Competitive Trail Ride Championships this weekend, in Nenthorn Valley, Macraes Flat.
She is no stranger to the endurance circuit, having won the North Island Endurance Championships 100km earlier this year, but tomorrow would be her first time taking on the 120km event.
It will also be her first time riding in the South Island, but she was confident in her, and her horse Moondance’s, ability...