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Turkey: First endurance races at the Black Sea - Full Article

Race Report made with the assistance of Tuana Aksoylar
Photo Credit: Light Collector
20 May 2022

Saturday 7 May 2022. Turkey’s very first CEI2* 120 and CEI1* 100 endurance competitions were held at the TK Cowboy Ranch in Palivor Town, the İğneada region of Kırklareli city.

Since the 2010 Endurance Balkan Championship, Turkey has not been able to host International endurance competitions, this is now all history thanks to the vision of Turan Karaman, owner of the TK Cowboy Ranch. The track consisted of different stages where the riders got to ride on the soft sandy beach of Black Sea as well as into the forest .

A total of 19 combinations entered with 18 Turkish riders and one foreign rider from Greece, Pantelis Selonikios. The CEI2* race started at 06:00 and the CEI1* race at 06:30 into the green forest of İğneada. The ride for all horses on the first and second loop was smooth, however during the third loop the temperatures increased...

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