A record nine riders in the two-day 100-mile class in the Golden Horseshoe Ride, plus 14 in the two-day 50-mile Exmoor Experience, are on track for recording gold medal times despite the unseasonably warm weather and demanding terrain facing horses and riders.
Adam Henson, a reporter with the BBC’s Countryfile programme, successfully completed his first day of endurance riding yesterday and faces his second 25-miles today (Tuesday 13 May).
Organiser Barbara Wigley said: “There are more riders on gold times than we expected. Having these numbers in this amazing weather shows how fit the horses are, and how well riders are coping.”
Don’t miss Horse & Hound’s full report from the Golden Horseshoe Ride, on sale 22 May, ’08