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* by Karen Dent, The Journal
* Jan 29 2011
RIDERS interested in endurance are being offered a free introduction to the sport in the North East.
The Intro to Endurance evening in Stannington, next month, will cover everything from pleasure rides to the low-distance competitive endurance, crewing and a look at competing abroad. The main speaker on the night will be Angela Hall, the founder of the Equine Massage Academy (North East).
The event is being organised by the Northumberland & Tyneside Endurance GB group, which has 39 members and organises eight rides in the region annually.
Viv Knight from the group has been involved in endurance for 16 years and now her whole family are part of the team.
She said: “It is the safest, healthiest – for the horse – most sociable, family-friendly, lowest cost competitive sport for those with horses...