The running of our annual Endurance Ride at our ride base in the Girard State Forest took place on the 9th 10th May 2015.
Thank you to all our sponsors of our event, this support is much appreciated by our club members and the 111 riders that entered the event.
After a one week delay due to the east coast deluge the Terrific Tenterfield Endurance Ride was held in sunny conditions from the Girard State Forest Base on the 9th 10th May. Despite the postponement 111 horse riders traveled from as far away as Gympe and Gloucester to compete in the events.
Four year old local rider Eloise Butler showed everyone how to ride and finished the 20k ride with her mother Meagan to a rising trot on their horses Claralee Pip and Claralee Duke .
Racheal Brown experienced night time riding for the 1st time and was successful at the 80k distance after a 3am start on Sunday morning on her horse Davadi travelling through the forest and around Sandy Hill.
Club member Greg Lyons on Chingford Just Dreaming (Locally Breed horse Owned by Barrie & Sue Rhodes)was second in the Heavy Weight Division of the 100k ride.
The 100k ride was won by Akhmed Pshunov riding Matta Mia Su Al and Lainie Zischke riding Prince Dominant in just on 6.59 hours riding time.
Riders were supported by a team of 4 vets including Kate Wilson from Tenterfield Vet Clinic. An army of volunteers including ground staff, track markers, time keepers, check point attendants, traffic controllers, strapper’s and officials ensured riders remained on track and safe. Over 90% of all horses and riders completed the ride
At the preride talk and dinner on Saturday night the Tenterfield Endurance Riding Club paid tribute to life time member Barrie Rhodes to thank him for his contribution over many years marking the track that so many riders have enjoyed and is central to the success of the Tenterfield Ride.
TERC could not run this annual endurance event without the support of sponsors and we extend our thanks to the many local business houses and locals who donated towards completion prizes, place prizes and fittest horse awards, prizes in the raffle or treats and drinks for horses and riders.
The Lions Club again manned the Hwy Crossing to keep horses and traffic apart and their help as always was invaluable.
Thanks to our on course photographer Kevin Coppalotti – pictures of the event may be seen on this web site and at http://maxhr.zenfolio.com/
The Club has begun planning for our 30th Anniversary ride on 30th April 1st May 2016 in the beautiful forest and we are looking forward to making this a very special event.
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