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Re: Re: Re: Re: Trouble/ Terrian

May I respectfully dispute your first paragraph?  Our Swanton Pacific 100 is
a single loop ride; it encompasses some of the most beautiful scenery and
variable trail available in California.  It is tough; some have said as
tough, or even tougher, than Tevis.  However, the footing is kinder, the
weather is cooler, it is far, far easier to crew, it is safer, and there is
a higher expectation of finishing (about 60%).  But those darned hills just
keep coming at you, over and over again.  It never reaches a summit and "is
virtually all downhill the rest of the way."  A noted rider told us once,
"Swanton Pacific, along with Tevis and Old Dominion, is one of THE
yardsticks by which one can judge an international-level horse."  Try'll like it!

Barbara McCrary
Ride manager, Swanton Pacific 75/100

----- Original Message -----
From: "Truman Prevatt" <>
To: "Sandy Bolinger" <>
Cc: "Laura Hayes" <>; "Jim Holland" <>;
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2001 4:52 AM
Subject: RC: Re: Re: Re: Trouble/ Terrian

> I think there are only 3 100 milecontinuous loop rides left, the Tevis
(which is
> really point to point) the OD and the Big Horn. The Big Horn is on my list
> someday and yes Jim Montanta and Wyoming are probably some of the most
> country you will ever see. I did two rides in east last summer and plan on
> back this summer.
> I did hear that there has been problems with vandalism of the trail
markers at
> the Big Horn - most likely from folks who don't want horses there - the
> couple of years. Heard this from a guy who ending up lost for a long time
> because of it. What a shame.
> Truman
> Sandy Bolinger wrote:
> > Jim...The Big Horn is not only the most challenging ride I've's by
> > far the most beautiful... If you were to win the lottery..or perhaps rob
> > could make a grand trip of it...not only seeing some of the
> > beautiful country in the universe (Wyoming and Montana)...but doing some
> > great rides along with the Big Horn while you're out here. I do
> > with the "so poor "part...but "so old" just doesn't cut it!!!!!!!!!!!
> > older you are the more important it is that you make your "wishes" hurry
> > and happen. I bet AARP would sponsor you...and you could wear an AARP
> > baseball hat...and AARP T-shirt and paint AARP on you horse's
> > forehead....Have AARP license plate on your horse trailer...they would
> > probably pay you BIG BUCKs for all that great advertising ;o)
> >
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