Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tevis: New Mexicans halfway finished with endurance horse race - Full Article

Staci Matlock | The New Mexican
Posted: Saturday, July 24, 2010

Santa Fean Kathy Myers and her Arabian gelding Blue were more than halfway through the 24-hour, 100-mile Tevis Cup from Lake Tahoe to Auburn, Calif. at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Myers' husband, Pete Myers, who is part of her crew, said Blue "had an enormous amount of energy and was eating like a pig at the last check in. That's what you want to see in an endurance horse."

The crew are waiting for the team to reach the Forest Hills veterinary check point at the 68-mile mark.

The Tevis Cup, held since 1955 on the rugged Western States Trail in California, is considered the toughest horse and rider endurance race. This is Myers' and Blues' first attempt at the event...

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