Monday, June 07, 2010

Trail riders to try for Guinness World Record - Full Article

6/6/2010 11:51 PM
Staff writer

Several riders from Aiken will take part in what will be the one of the first Guinness World Records attempts for the largest trail riding competition at Lakeview Plantation in Fairfax.

The South Carolina trail ride will be one of 61 held nationwide this Sunday, said Carol McElwee, an Aiken resident and American Competitive Trail Riding Association affiliate.

All of the proceeds from the event will go to equine rescue charities throughout the country, said McElwee.

The facility at Lakeview Plantation has space for camping and offers more than 100 stalls for people who come in for the day, said McElwee. The ride in Allendale County will be the only one in South Carolina that will be recognized as part of the attempt.

"The lodge is filled, and the campsites are starting to fill," said McElwee.

Any horse and rider can participate in the competition, she said. Riders who are based in South Carolina who wish to participate in the ride can do so by signing up and registering at

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