Friday, November 19, 2010

Great Britain: Local endurance rider finishes season with foreign success - Full Article

19 November 2010

LOCAL endurance rider Kirsty Wiscombe of Yawl has fought her way back to fitness after spending weeks in hospital last year to top the FEI worldwide rankings.

Her homebred seven-year-old stallion Yawl Hillbilly has just finished in 5th place at the tough, hilly, 130km FEI 2 star Mirwart ride in the Belgium Ardennes near the Luxembourg border.

‘Billy has had a great season of international rides the longest being 161km in a day at Euston Park in Norfolk and these results mean that Kirsty and Billy have now qualified for next year’s European Championships in Florac, France and are the highest placed GB combination in 64th place.

Kirsty’s other horse, 10-year-old Eskar has also had similar success and finished 13th in the flat fast 120km FEI 2-star ride in Tessenderlo in Belgium and also did a 161km ride this season...

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