Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tevis: Mother and daughter ready for a true test of endurance - Full Article

Thursday, July 30, 2015 1:52:41 MDT PM

Alex Boates

The Tevis Cup is no joke. The annual endurance horse race is known worldwide as one of the toughest, most gruelling horse races in existence.

And this Saturday, a local mother and daughter are giving it their best shot.

Jaylene Janzen and her mother Christy have headed down to California for the event, which features 100 miles of unforgiving terrain and hardly any rest points.

Competitors have a limit of 24 hours to complete the race, a feat that many riders are unable to achieve.

“It’s 100 miles of the most gruelling, treacherous terrain that any rider or horse will ever come across,” said Lisa Rosales, a family friend of the Janzens. Rosales will also be heading down to California to serve as a crew member for the Janzen team, along with Jaylene’s brother Brett...

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