Posts referencing the sport of Endurance, professionally or casual competitors, riders or horses and events.
The day starts mighty early when you are riding in the Tevis Cup. This past weekend 174 early birds set out on the 62nd annual Ride at 5:15 a.m. The day was warm, overcast with rain much of the morning. Not enough to make the trails treacherous, just enough to knock down the dust. The Ride [...]
Its time again for the Mongolian Derby – the world’s longest horse race. This year 36 competitors, 12 men, 24 women from 9 countries will ride semi-wild Mongolian horses 1000km across the Mongolian steppe tracing Chinggis Khaan’s ancient postal route. Riders must balance survival skills and horsemanship, endure the elements and navigate unfamiliar terrain to reach [...]
The Tevis Cup is one tough endurance challenge, 100 miles in under 24 hours through the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. Half of those who start the Ride fail to complete it, with horses succumbing to lameness, metabolic issues, and riders succumbing to exhaustion and dehydration. Enormous blocks of granite, raised and tilted by geological forces [...]