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Re: [RC] ultimate endurance ride - Barbara White

I think Maryben is referring to Verne Albright who wrote about riding Peruvian Pasos to Los Gatos from Peru in the 1960's.  A little web search reveals that Verne was inspired by Amie F. Tschiffely, who rode Mancha and Gato from Argentina to Washington, D.C. in the 1930's.
Julie Suhr's Marinera Ranch is named after Marinera, a Peruvian mare imported by Verne, that she successfully rode in the Tevis Cup Ride in the late '60's.
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Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 4:56 PM
Subject: [RC] ultimate endurance ride

Last week I was talking to a friend about endurance riding and she mentioned the fact that in 1925 or 1926 ( she was 5-6 year old at that time and living on a ranch close to Laredo, TX) she met a man who was on a ride with two horses from Argentina to Washington DC. He spend the night at their ranch and let her (my friend) sit on his horses. She has a beautiful picture of this endurance rider posing with his two horses at their ranch.  She does not remember the rider's name, but she knows that the horses were named "Gato" and "Mancho".  She knows he wrote a book about his travels which we both would love to read.  Does anybody know this person's name?
Maria Berger, TX 

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[RC] ultimate endurance ride, Maria Berger