Sunday, September 26, 2021

Endurance Horse Podcast: Lisa Diersen - Mustang Discovery Foundation 5000 Miles 5000 Mustangs

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Created by: Christina Hyke
September 2021

JOIN the virtual! Mustang Discovery Trail 5000 Mile Challenge

Mustang Discovery Foundation is a non-profit organization pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

Lisa Diersen is a published equine author with many articles to her credit and a book in development. Lisa Diersen is stepping into the role of Executive Director for the Mustang Discovery Foundation, coordinating ground logistics, press, documentary development, marketing, and sponsorships.

Lisa is an avid equestrian; she has spent her life in the company of horses. Riding since she could sit in a saddle. Lisa has a great appreciation for all types of equestrian disciplines. She is the Founder and Director of the EQUUS Film & Arts Fest. The fest empowers storytellers to show the rich history and diverse tapestry of horses in human culture through equestrian content, film, art, and literature.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

2021 September's Horses in the Morning Podcast podcast - listen

Endurance: Green Beans, Biltmore Ride and Gallant for Sept 14, 2021

Sep 14, 2021

Griffin Keller joins us to talk about being a new Endurance rider and the Green Bean Program. Plus, author Claire Eckard joins us to talk about her new book called Gallant: The Call of the Trail loosely based on the childhood memories of Julie Suhr. Plus, Karen’s endurance tips and some cool hoof products from Distance Depot. Listen in...

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Virginia City 100 Moves 2021 Date to October 16

Due to the smoke and poor air quality, the Virginia City 100 Mile Ride will be changing dates to October 16, 2021.

In conjunction with this change, the Red Rock Rumble will be moving TO VIRGINIA CITY, and NASTR will be hosting the Really Rocky Rumble and offering a LD & 50-mile event in tandem with the traditional Virginia City 100.

Ride camp will be based from the VC Rodeo Grounds to accommodate the increased number of riders we are expecting with the pre-ride meeting, dinner, Calcutta and Sunday awards to still be hosted from the historic Ice House.

We hope you all can join us for this groundbreaking effort!

Entry for the combined Virginia City 100 and Really Rocky Rumble 55/25 is now available!

For those riders who ALREADY have entered the VC100 your entry is GOOD TO GO and already on file. Please note late fee goes into effect for any unpaid entries as of Oct 1st. Full refunds will be paid for cancellations received by Friday, October 8th. Cancellations after October 8th will be refunded minus a $35.00 administrative fee to cover some of the costs for already purchased food and awards.

We can hardly WAIT to see you all there!!

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Yukon: Major’s Promise Large Animal Rescue holds endurance race

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

PRE-RACE CHECK – Volunteer vet Paulina Gonzalez, right, checks Anam Cara while Lynn Cheverie holds her friend.

Major’s Promise Large Animal Rescue held its inaugural endurance race this past Saturday. - Full Article

By Morris Prokop on September 7, 2021

Major’s Promise Large Animal Rescue held its inaugural endurance race this past Saturday. It was held off of Cadet Road, where two 10-kilometre courses were set up.

Major’s Promise was established in 2017, and has helped 70 horses since then.

According to director Paula Dupuis, the name is based on a horse they once cared for.

“At the time I had a yearling that was super-sick, and we weren’t sure it was cancer or anything, and I just decided that Major would be the namesake, in case anything happened to him. He is now in Alaska, doing liberty, trick riding and everything else and is healthy as an ox.”

(A liberty horse is a horse that performs tricks in a group without a rider.)

Dupuis explains how the organization came about.

“I wasn’t doing anything with my health degrees in Animal Sciences, and I’ve always been big on horses, and we just decided to start helping them when we can...

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