Friday, April 22, 2016

Greear takes long, long racing route Story - Full Article

April 21, 2016 11:30 am
By Jason Gross Black Hills Pioneer

SPEARFISH — “Horse racing” conjures up images of a flat, oval track where the sprinting action ends in about 2 minutes. Spearfish physician Kerry Greear specializes in 25- to 250-mile horse races across all types of terrain; times are measured in hours, and the pace is considerably slower.

Greear sought a challenge in 2003 because she was going to turn 50, and her youngest child was set to graduate from high school two years later.

While in Steamboat Springs, Colo., she saw a book called “The Tevis Cup.” One of the photos in this book about a 100-mile horse race featured a horse-bound woman going practically straight up a rock.

This intrigued Greear, who read the entire book. “This is what I’m going to challenge myself to do,” she recalled.

Greear entered her first event in June 2004 in Montana. She placed eighth in the 50-mile ride...

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