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Local Washingon endurance riders off to fast start - Full Article

May 15 2013

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla endurance riders have had a good start to the season.

Dean Hoalst won the 75th “Home on the Range” endurance race in April near Washtucna, followed by a win two weeks later an hour ahead of the next rider at the 50-mile “Tough Sucker” race south of Boise on his horse, Rocket.

At Washtucna, Walla Wallan Heather Ruth Wimer took fourth place in the 25-mile race.

In early May at the 25-mile Prineville, Ore., race local horses Captain Calypso and Sweet Steele, owned by Walla Wallan Ernie Schrader came in second and fourth, with Schrader on Sweet Steele and Katie Glawoski of Stanwood, Wash., on Captain Calypso.

Liz Erb of Walla Walla placed third on a horse owned by local Jerry Parton.

The three finished at the same time but “pulsed down” about a minute apart, Schrader said.

In the longer distance races, the finish time is when the horse crosses the finish line, and subsequently passes the veterinarian exam...

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