4 August 2011
Euston, England- U.S. endurance rider Heather Reynolds stepped up and took the win at the 100-km Endurance Test Event Pre-Ride for the 2012 World Endurance Championship in Eustone Park, England, on July 24, 2011. Reynolds guided Opium Lord in the FEI CEI2* to cross the finish line in a time of 5 hours: 26 minutes: 03 seconds, averaging 22.45 km/hr. She was followed only eight seconds later by the United Arab Emirates Khalifa Ghanem Al Marri riding Taita. Team USA's Cheryl Van Deusen finished in 20th place aboard Dacora in a time of 8 hours: 23 minutes: 37 seconds. Thirty-eight riders started, 21 finished and 17 were eliminated during the ride.
In the 160-km race, Team USA's Becky Hart crossed the finish line in 13th place aboard Oued El Kebir Larzac, averaging 18.33 km/hr on a time of 8 hours: 43 minutes: 57 seconds.
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