Thursday, May 20, 2010

Long winter affects Golden Horseshoe endurance ride - Full Article

May 20, 2010

Britain's long winter hit entries in this year's Golden Horseshoe Ride over Exmoor, resulting in no gold awards being achieved in the longer rides.

Entries were down because riders were unable to bring horses to peak fitness in time for the event earlier this week.

There were three silver awards and two bronze in the 160km (100 miles) but no gold awards. And the same applied to the Exmoor Eighty, a one-day ride of 80km (50 miles), where there were three silver and three bronze awards.

But in the strongly-supported Exmoor Experience, a ride of 40km (25 miles) on successive days, ten riders went home with the coveted gold medals, eight with silver and 11 with bronze...

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