Monday, May 27, 2024

Great Britain: Two Achieve Silver Awards at the 160km Golden Horseshoe Ride

by Web Admin
Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Georgina Vaughan riding Vlacq Elladora and Amie Grainger riding Sheraani successfully navigated tough terrain, surprisingly hot conditions and rigorous veterinary checks to achieve a coveted Silver Award in the top class at the annual Golden Horseshoe Ride.

Whilst almost 100 riders attended the ride over the weekend, just three came forward to attempt 160km over two days in Exmoor based from the popular village of Exford. The low numbers for this class were an indication of how tough it had been to qualify for any of the classes due to the prolonged wet weather. Many rides have been cancelled or postponed and training for those distances in the conditions is difficult. Sadly the third combination to start were eliminated at the first vet gate, but Georgina and Amie worked together to complete the course. Their horses looked strong at the final vetting and in an unusual twist the vet team awarded equal points for the Premier Award, which resulted in a tie. This prize rewards horsemanship of both rider and crew and is the most coveted accolade.

Georgina Vaughan was awarded the Top Lady by the smallest margin based on the heart rate at the final vetting – just 1 bpm split the two.

Just three Gold awards were achieved, two in the 2 Day 80km class; Fiona Griffiths riding Warrens Hill Caszidy and Maisie Denham riding the Red Baron. Maisie, 14, also won the Top Young Rider award as the highest placed under 21 year old. Paul Simmons on his performance and ex-racing stallion, Zayin Zachilles achieved Gold in the 40km class.

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Friday, May 10, 2024

St. George horseman completes one of the world’s toughest endurance races - Full Story

Written by E. George Goold
May 10, 2024

ST. GEORGE — The Gaucho Derby is a 500-kilometer horse race through some of the most rugged mountain terrain in the world, and it was conquered by a St. George local.

Scott Nielsen, a project manager at Black Desert Resort, competed in the 2023 event in nine days to finish the endurance race, a test of skill and spirit for both man and beast.

“Participating in the Gaucho Derby has been an incredible journey of self-discovery and perseverance. It was about pushing my limits and embracing the spirit of adventure that defines such extreme challenges,” Nielsen said in a press release.

The derby is run in southern Argentina, near the Andes Mountains. Riders tackle unmarked paths and daunting scenery...

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Friday, May 03, 2024

Royal Bahrain Endurance Team to participate in Royal Windsor Endurance - Full Article

02 May 2024

London, May. 2 (BNA): The Royal Endurance Team, represented by Victorious, Al Zaeem, and Al Ru'ood teams, is participating in the Royal Windsor Endurance horse show in the United Kingdom. The event, featuring riders from around the world, will commence tomorrow at Windsor Castle.

Dr. Khalid Ahmed Hassan, Royal Endurance Team Director, emphasised the team's goals of achieving outstanding results, especially with experienced elements participating in European races. He stated, "We have included young riders to gain experience in European races. We are optimistic that the team will consistently achieve accomplishments abroad..."

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