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Mitchell's Emma Christopherson conquers Tevis Cup, featuring 100 mountainous miles on horseback in 24 hours - Full Story

One girl and one horse conquered the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range on a 100 mile trek in less than 24 hours

Cassie Williams
July 28, 2022 02:06 PM

TRUCKEE, California — A Mitchell native and her horse have conquered what's widely regarded as one of the most prestigious endurance equestrian contests in the world.

Emma Christopherson, 19, and her trusty Arabian steed, Diesel, completed the Tevis Cup on Sunday, July 24, successfully navigating a 100-mile strech of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in under 24 hours.

Beginning in Robie Equestrian Park in Truckee, California, Emma and Deisel were one of 131 teams who took part in the event. With a time of 23 hours and 13 minutes, she was one of 59 competitors to complete the trek in under 24 hours.

By completing the difficult trek through mountainous terrain, Christopherson checked of a memorable trip that was seven years in the making, which stemmed from an invite to go horseback riding after church...

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