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[RC] ENDURANCE distances in Australia - Jay Randle

Hi All
Just read this from Sandra:
"The ENDURANCE term is used when you do a 20km (12.5 miles) competition ride in Europe, Australia and other places. Horses and riders actually have to qualify to go to longer distances."
In Australia NOTHING under 80km (50 miles) is called an Endurance ride.  We have INTRODUCTORY or SOCIAL rides of 5km-20km, TRAINING rides of 40km-60km, and it is not until you and your horse are qualified through these levels that you can enter an ENDURANCE ride of 80km+. 
No horse here can be advertised as an ENDURANCE horse until they have successfully completed 3 x 80km rides.  Up until that point they are called a NOVICE horse.

Best regards

Jay Randle

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