Friday, July 27, 2012

Aberdeen rider, horses shine through endurance - Full Article

3:05 a.m. CDT, July 27, 2012

An Aberdeen endurance horse-riding athlete is continuing to add to her world-class resume.

Kelsey Kimbler won the silver medal aboard her family's purebred Arabian horse Fringant at last week's Federation Equestre Internationale 4-Star Championship 75-mile Endurance Race in Kentucky. Plus, Fringant earned the best-conditioned horse award.

Kimbler and Fringant's time was 6 hours, 11 minutes.

Kimbler is a 19-year-old, 2011 Aberdeen Central graduate who will be a sophomore this fall at Northern State.

On Aug. 4, Kimbler and her Arabian horse Cody Canuck - trained by her older sister Kirsten - will tackle the 57th annual Tevis Cup “100 Miles One Day” Ride in California. The American Profile magazine in Monday's American News called the test “the nation's most grueling equine endurance ride.”..

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