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[RC] Endurance Driving! - Steph Teeter

Idaho had it's first National Endurance Driving Association event here
(Oreana) this weekend. It was a small group from Nevada and some Boise
folks. I don't know much about the sport, or the organization, but they
seemed to really have fun. The group from Nevada has also been involved in
Endurance over the years (Cliff and Kathy Lewis). Their organization
recognizes the driving rigs, and also 'Outriders' - people that do the
course on horseback, pretty much the same as our LD rides, though the
veterinary control is less formal. They had a vet technician look at the
horses once during each day's course. They did a 21 mile course on Saturday,
and then 25 mile course Sunday. Fairly fast - these guys travel around 12-14
mph on average, course allowing. Small nimble 'chariots' - different styles
and construction - rubber tires, made for rough ground. The horses were
Arabians, Morgans - and one Belgian/Paint cross.

Same social, camping, horsey type of people - enjoying their horses, the
trail, and each other. It made us wish we still had Bunchuk, our ex-driving
Orlov Trotter - looked like fun!!



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