Saturday, August 18, 2018

Tevis Cup: Steinauer woman competes in mountainous horse-riding competition - Full Article

Christina Lyons Daily Sun staff
Aug 17, 2018

Sarah Rinne has wanted to ride in the Tevis Cup Endurance Ride since she was 9 or 10 years old.

“...And thirty years later, it finally happened,” said Rinne, who is from Steinauer.

Rinne was among one of the 42 percent that finished on July 29, 2018, in the horse-riding competition. Riding Silver Valley Tate, Rinne finished in 23 hours and 47 minutes, earning a coveted belt buckle.

The Tevis Cup Endurance Ride has been held every year since 1955 in northern California on the Western States Trail in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It's a race of 100 miles of trail in 24 hours and is touted as one of the toughest endurance rides in the world.

Tate is a gaited Morgan owned by Dwight and Mary Hanson of Ithaca, Nebraska. He is 16.1 hands tall and 9 years old...

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