Saturday, August 09, 2014

Watton rider to represent England at endurance competition - Full Article

Doug Faulkner
Friday, August 8, 2014

It is a sport that pushes both animal and rider to the limit but for one Norfolk woman it has led her to the international stage.

Carol Chapman is set to compete in this year’s endurance riding Home International competition in Scotland.

Endurance riding sees riders and their mounts travel over long distances through all kinds of conditions and types of countryside.

Although she has been riding since the age of 11, this will be the first time Mrs Chapman, now 57, will be competing at an international level.

She said: “I am really proud and pleased to be selected.

“Of course now I am thinking that I mustn’t let anybody down but all you can do is the ride to the best of your abilities.”

Endurance competitions come in different forms with some requiring speed while others involve monitoring the horses heart rate...

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