Thursday, September 24, 2015

NHHS senior competes in Tevis Cup endurance ride - Full Article

By Sallie Graziano | For
on September 24, 2015

Claire Taylor, a senior at North Hunterdon High School, finished the 2015 Tevis Cup, a 100-mile endurance test for horse and rider, in 21 hours, 4 minutes in August.

The Tevis Cup, held in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California, is the oldest modern-day endurance ride and the inspiration and model for the most challenging endurance rides worldwide.

In the 60 years this event has been held, only 2,360 people have managed to complete the ride, which follows a rugged portion of the Western States Trail once used by gold and silver miners during the 1850s.

Claire, considered a junior rider in the sport, started endurance riding about five years ago, mentored primarily by family friend Dr. Claire Godwin...

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