Friday, April 24, 2015

Local team sweeps American River Classic - Full Article

Ann Marie Barnett and her steed MM Woodrow won the 41st running of the American River Classic Endurance Ride Saturday.

In addition to having the fastest overall time, the pair won Best Condition accolades, the Barceleau Cup for being the first horse that completes the 50 mile ride in the Pioneer Division and demonstrating the “willingness and ability to go on,” and who carried a minimum of 165 pounds with tack.

Second place honors went to Brandon Reed aboard Foxy and third to Kamal Shehadeh and Java, both of Granite Bay.

The history of the American River Classic (formerly the American River Ride) is almost synonymous with the history of American Endurance Ride Conference, and the existence of what today is called the modern form of endurance riding. Diane Marquard of Cool started the ride in 1972...

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