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Canada: Memorial endurance ride set for this weekend - Full Article

June 16 2016
Alex Boates

A special endurance ride will be taking place locally this weekend, in honour of a husband and father who loved the sport.

Ron Janzen passed away from cancer in 2008. The following year saw the inaugural Ron Janzen Memorial Ride, an endurance ride that has taken place every year since and will continue the tradition this Saturday.

“Ron and I years ago, we used to put rides on here all the time,” explained Christy Janzen, Ron’s wife. “When Ron died in 2008, the next year some friends wanted to put a ride on in his honour.”

Janzen said the ride is one of the largest in the province, not surprising when one considers Ron’s standing in the community of endurance riders.

“He was very well-known in the endurance world,” Janzen commented. After his passing, Equine Canada introduced an award in his honour. The Ron Janzen Memorial Award recognizes a person who displays the same goals, vision and ethics as Ron did...

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