The Distance Riding Association of Wisconsin will host a new horseback riding event Aug. 24-25 on the Dugan Run Horse Trails, about eight miles west of Stone Lake, off Highway 70.
Two types of distance rides, endurance and competitive trail rides, will be held. Endurance rides are horseback rides of 50 to 100 miles that are the equivalent of human marathon races. A 50-mile ride must be completed within 12 hours; a 75-mile ride must be completed in 18 hours; and a 100-mile ride must be completed in 24 hours. The winner is the first horse-rider team that crosses the finish line.
Limited distance rides, another type of endurance ride, are limited in distance to between 25 and 35 miles. The winner is the first horse-rider team that crosses the finish line first and whose horse’s heart rate falls to 60 beats per minute or less.
On Sunday, Aug. 25, there will be a 12-mile Novice Ride for riders just learning about the sport of distance riding.
For more information, contact Bill Suskey, ride manager, at (414) 301-2455 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or T.J. Edwards at (715) 635-6789 or email@example.com.