Tuesday, January 19, 2010

She Rides, I Pay: Endurance

Chronofhorse.com - Full Article
January 18, 2010
By: Elizabeth Howell

Who's crazier? The endurance rider or runner?

Here in Vermont, there's an annual event I have volunteered at for several years. It caters to two groups of elite athletes. It's the Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Race.

There are actually two races happening simultaneously: one for runners and one for riders.

I have only ever participated in two sports: horseback riding and running. This event is the most fascinating apex of the two. When you pull into the parking area (a huge field) there are tents, portable paddocks and horse trailers. The runners are as fascinated by the horses as the riders are by the runners. There is one thing these two groups have in common: no fear of porta-potties.


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