Wednesday, June 04, 2014

29 horse riders gather for endurance event; Horse enthusiasts from 6 states come to Barry County - Full Article

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
By Murray Bishoff

Cassville Democrat

For the 22nd year, local horse and riding enthusiasts have completed the Jo Tate Memorial Endurance Ride at the Flag Springs Conservation Area, west of Washburn.

A total of 29 riders participated on the first day and 18 on the second, doing the 25 and 50-mile treks.

The ride is the only endurance ride in Missouri held on Conservation Department-owned land. Jodi Hess-Schlup, ride manager for the every year of the event, plotted three separate 50-mile loops to provide significant variety for the participants. This year, riders came from the Four-State area, as well as Texas and Mississippi...

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