Horses in the mist: Endurance and trail-riding action

Eventual 80km winner Linda Harmon and MF El Marees were the first combination out, escorted by track marker Barbara Avery until the fog rose.
Eventual 80km winner Linda Harmon and MF El Marees were the first combination out, escorted by track marker Barbara Avery until the fog rose.

Morning mist was little more than a hiccup for riders in Canterbury, New Zealand, who enjoyed a weekend of endurance and competitive trail riding in the sun.

Second place in the 80km went to Otago's Susan Latta.
Second place in the 80km went to Otago’s Susan Latta.

The fog at the Tamara Farm venue near Cust quickly cleared with the heat of the spring sun, allowing riders to complete rides of up to 80km in near-perfect conditions.

The Canterbury Endurance and Trail Riding Club staged a day of endurance racing on Saturday, followed by a competitive trail ride on Sunday.

The days were nearly identical, with the morning fog lifting to present riders with glorious conditions.

The endurance day attracted more than 30 competitors; the trail-riding day about 35 riders.

Robin Marshall captured some of the action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Horses in the mist: Endurance and trail-riding action

  • October 13, 2014 at 7:17 pm
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    Thanks for the photos and just being there to help out.

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    • October 14, 2014 at 10:28 am
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      Had a good time – a great bunch of people (and horses)!

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