Monday, June 15, 2015

Miles of smiles for endurance rider - Full Article

By Karen Griffiths
PDN Equestrian Columnist

Upon meeting my mild-mannered and friendly neighbor, one wouldn’t know she’s a fiercely competitive woman who, I think, excels at everything sports — be it running, racquetball, swimming, rowing or endurance trail riding.

Almost daily, I see Lisa Preston pass by my house to either run or ride throughout the state’s Cassidy Creek trail system.

I recently joined her on a leisurely trail ride during which she shared one of her current passions: taking part in the Washington Trail Riders Distance Derby.

The group uses GPS devices to track miles ridden each year.

Lisa is rider No. 24, and her team is called Two Half-Tekes.

“It’s really great,” she said, “because I can use either of my horses. The three of us are considered one team...”

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