February 25 2018
Three horse and riders crossed the finish line together in the 20 Mule Team 100 on Saturday, February 24 in the Ridgecrest, California desert, in a ride time of 9:49.
As no ties were allowed, John Stevens, from Lincoln, California, took first place aboard Rabbalad (on a coin toss, I heard), with his wife Diane taking second aboard Banderaz LC, and Jenni Smith, from Moraga, California, taking third aboard French Fry.
French Fry looked fabulous in taking the Best Condition award this morning.
25 out of 30 riders completed the 100, with the last rider, Laurie Birch, crossing the finish line in 14:50.
The famous Monk, owned by Chris Martin and ridden by 16-year-old Young Rider Alex Shampoe from Colorado, won the AERC 65 and FEI 2* 120 km ride. Alex's mom Aileen Ellis said, "Alex confirmed that Monk really is a living legend and how lucky she is that she got to experience the ride on Monk. "
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