Thursday, July 29, 2010

Equestrian rides off to Kentucky - full article

Bruce Hain
Jul 28, 2010

KENTUCKY — A young Springwater woman is in Kentucky this week preparing for an international competition.

Jessica Hendriks has qualified for the North American Young Riders Endurance event being held on July 29. In order to represent Canada, she showed well at the Canadian Long Distance Championships held in New Lowell where she finished 13th. She also rode for Team Ontario and captured a silver medal.

The 20-year-old began training when she was 10 and has collected more than 1,000 competitive miles in hopes of representing Canada on the international stage.

In Kentucky, Hendriks will take part in a 120 km. event.

She started riding when she was only eight years old...

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