Friday, April 28, 2017

Strenuous racing in Decatur Texas due to tough weather conditions - Full Story

April 28 2017
By Meghan Dunn

The idea of Lone Star Express was dreamt up early last fall with the intent to offer FEI and AERC (American Endurance Ride Conference) riders with a new venue and three days of endurance fun.

Once the ride received approval from the AERC Board and Central Sanction Director, massive amounts of planning started. The Lemmons family, who very graciously managed the ride, spent countless hours and weekends at the Valley View Campground in Decatur Texas trying to make sure the trails were in good shape for the large crowd that was expected.

Endurance World Decatur Texas a rider in full race moodA week before the ride over 180 riders entered over the three days with riders flying in to compete from Israel, Chile and driving in from as far away as California, Colorado and Florida. Unfortunately, the weather gods were not completely on our side as the campground received over 3 inches of rain on the Monday before the ride making the trails rather slippery and muddy in places...

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