Sandra Adams' book Camptown Races is Endurance.net's book of the week.
For the truly stalwart sports fans, this short missive will surely tweak whatever remote interest the reader might have in "out of the box" sports. It is not the best spectator sport, but one, when experienced, is addictive. Visit "base camp" once - at least by reading if not in person! There are other endurance riding books which aptly explain the "how-to" of preparing for and completing a ride. This, on the other hand, will assist in preparing a person for the "everything else" of the sport - camping, planning, companionship, or not, and so forth.
Sandra Adams was born in California, and grew up in Anaheim, not far from Disneyland - and several good stables. As a child, she could not find enough horses to ride - belonging to other people of course. While working on her degree in Exercise Physiology, she acquired a smallish, not so handsome horse named Porsche, with dozens to follow over the span of nearly 40 years. She and her mounts have won Regional and national recognition and awards in Western, Hunters, and endurance, with commendable success in an ongoing role in MSAR - Mounted Search And Rescue. She married retired UCLA Baseball Head Coach and author Gary Adams in 1984 and two daughters, Jessica and Audrey followed. This is the first published work from this author with more to come.