Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Riders navigate woodlands course, raise money in hunter pace competition

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By Joe Sylvester jsylvester@dailyitem.com
Sep 27, 2020

MUNCY — When Sally Jellison moved to Northumberland County about three years ago, she was disappointed that no one held a hunter pace competition.

In a hunter pace, competitors ride their horses through the woods on a marked trail that includes obstacles and jumps to simulate a foxhunt.

“When we permanently moved here, I was sad nobody did a foxhunt or hunter paces,” said Jellison, 57, who moved with husband, John Dugan, and daughter, Charly, from New Jersey, just outside of New York City, to the rural Delaware Township property they already owned.

So they started holding the hunter pace events. They held the third one in three years on Sunday, with the help of neighbors who volunteered to help out at the checkpoint and other duties.

“I wanted to reach out to the equestrian community,” said Jellison, who previously worked in New York City and has been riding in endurance competitions for 20 years.

Jellison, who competed with her daughter, Charly, in the Big Horn 100 in Wyoming over 24 hours this summer and competed in the Mongolian 1,000 (kilometer) race in the Mongolian steppes last year, Sunday rode “Roo,” a 7-year-old full-bred Arabian who is the number one endurance horse in the Northeast United States...

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Canada: Endurance riders go the distance in the Cariboo

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Sep. 17, 2020

The race must go on, even under cloudy skies and during a pandemic.

More than 60 horses and riders from across B.C. and Alberta competed in the Titanium Gold Pioneer Endurance Race last weekend at Spruce Hills Resort. The three-day event – a combination of the Titanium and the Cariboo Gold Rush – featured a timed loop of 20 miles followed by two 15-mile loops.

“We kind of got together to have an event or it would have been cancelled,” ride manager Tara MacLeod said Monday. “It’s gone very well. We’ve had a couple of pulls but that’s normal. It’s challenging and rocky in places so horses have to take care, and ride strategically...”

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Monday, September 14, 2020

2020 September's Horses in the Morning

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World’s Toughest Race, New Horse Challenges, Non-GMO Horse Feed: Endurance Day for Sept 8, 2020

Sep 8, 2020

Karen and Jenn chat about the unique challenges that come with Thoroughbreds transitioning to endurance and the popular Sweetwater Recipe. Guests Devan Horn and Heather Russell share their excitement about the upcoming Eco Challenge World’s Toughest Race. Daily Dose Equine founder Janet Geyer introduces us to their totally non-GMO feed line up.

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Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Throwback Thursday: Lost But Resourceful, Sanchez Improvised For 1960 Tevis Cup Win

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By: Kieran Paulsen
Sep 3, 2020

The Tevis Cup, that infamous 100-mile endurance ride across some of the most difficult terrain California and Nevada has to offer, has gone virtual this year like so many other races thanks to COVID-19. Participants may submit 100 miles at their own pace on their own trails at some point between Aug. 1 and Nov. 9 to the Western States Trail Foundation as a fundraiser to support the foundation instead. (You can walk, run or bike too, if you don’t want to ride the full distance.)

Since there won’t be any breathtaking photos of climbing Cougar Rock this year, we thought we’d take you back 60 years to one of the stranger editions of the Tevis Cup, when it was won by a polo trainer aboard his Thoroughbred-mustang cross and reported on in the Oct. 28, 1960, issue of the Chronicle.

“At a dinner sponsored by the Auburn California Chamber of Commerce for some 400 contestants, their families and interested horseman, Ernie Sanchez of Woodside, California, riding Marco B was announced the 1960 winner of the Lloyd Tevis Grand Award for Horsemanship and winner of the 100 Mile One Day Endurance Ride...

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