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Arizona: 100-mile endurance ride comes to Boyd Ranch - Full Article

February 19 2020
By Shawn Byrne

Sun Editor

A weekend of horseback endurance riding will take place from Feb. 29-March 1 at Boyd Ranch with distances of 30 miles, 50 and 100, and a 12-mile introduction ride across four divisions based on weight and one junior division.

Endurance riding near Wickenburg first appeared in the early 1970s, according to Dr. Lawrence Serrano and his wife, Maureen, mangers of the upcoming Land of the Sun Endurance Ride. The sport combines the athleticism that it takes to win, or even complete a ride, with the love of a nature ride on a desert trail by horseback.

“Boyd Ranch is a really nice ride,” said Crockett Dumas, a 74-year-old rider from Utah. “The most spectacular is the old growth saguaro. It’s the best ride in Arizona. The Serranos have worked hard putting on that ride...”\

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