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April 19th, 2018
by Mark Kennedy
When she was 15 years old, Sarah Krueger made her dad, Courtney, a deal.
If he would learn to ride horses — her passion — then she would train as a runner and they could compete together in a little-known sport for horses and humans called "ride and tie."
Courtney, a Presbyterian minister, recalls that he had no real interest in horses, but he found his daughter's proposal irresistible.
That was six years ago, and although Sarah is now off at college at Western Carolina University, pastor Krueger, of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church on North Moore Road in Brainerd, is still smitten with ride-and-tie races — to the point that he has become a perennial threat to win the national points championship.
"I love it," Courtney Krueger says. "I once did a 50-mile race. No way I could have done a 50-mile foot race..."
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