Wednesday, September 01, 2010

13-year-old completes endurance ride on horseback - Full Article

DREW BRACKEN • Sentinel Correspondent • September 1, 2010

Paige Underwood, 13, of Granville, completed 125 miles of the Shore-to-Shore Endurance ride -- a horse race that tests stamina and strength as well as speed -- this summer. It started in Oscoda, Mich., and ended in Empire, Mich.

"The goal is to finish in the least amount of time, but you also have to finish with a horse in good shape," said her mother, Karla Underwood. "So you can't expect to win if your horse is half-dead."

Paige, an eighth-grader, rode with her mentor, Leah Palestrant, of Johnstown, 25 miles per day for five days. Paige rode on her 10-year-old Arabian named Apollo while Palestrant rode alongside her with her 6-year-old Arabian, Jordan...

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