Friday, August 16, 2013

Remy completes 100-mile ride - Full Article

August 15, 2013 12:00 am • Pamela Dozois/

A locally bred gelding, Remy (aka khnight to Remember) has once again completed the grueling 100-mile, 24-hour endurance ride, the Tevis Cup, at the age of 161⁄2.

Known as “the toughest endurance ride in the world,” Remy and his owner⁄rider Peter Claydon of Buellton came in 16th place out of 160 starters, despite having had a fall on a precipitous mountain trail. The ride, which has been held annually since 1955, took place July 20. The temperature in some places reached 110 degrees over a trail that covered more than 4,000 feet of elevation changes in the High Sierras. Only 75 horses actually finished the ride.

“Remy is one of the oldest horses being ridden by one of the oldest riders,” said Claydon, who is 67 years old. “Remy and I first completed the Tevis in 2004 and at the time I swore I’d never do it again. It was so hard, so technically challenging and so exhausting. I clearly didn’t listen to my own advice and as a psychologist, I should recognize that I need professional help!”...

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