Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tevis 2015 Featured Older Equine Athletes Blog - Full Article

by Erica Larson
11 August 2015

There are few things I get more excited about than seeing older equine athletes either still competing at the top of their sport or taking a step down and becoming a schoolmaster for younger or less experienced riders.

For instance, at this year’s North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, held in July at the Kentucky Horse Park, I couldn’t stop smiling when I saw two former four-star eventers—Remington XXV and Twizzel (who represented the United States at the 2012 London Olympics), both 19—each giving a young rider the rides of their lives around the cross-country portion of the event.

And I was just as excited when one of our freelancer writers, Marsha Hayes, mentioned that there were several older horses taking part in this year’s Tevis Cup—a 100-mile endurance ride through the mountains of California.

I asked Marsha to keep an eye on the older competitors while she was covering the event for, and here’s what she had to say:...

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