Test for horse and rider

Local riders cross the Avon River at Muresk. Picture: Chris Ros
Local riders cross the Avon River at Muresk. Picture: Chris Ros

The Australian Endurance Riders Association event is a test of stamina and endurance for both horse and rider.

The ride will be conducted in sections, with compulsory rest stops where horses are checked by veterinarians and if any show signs of stress they are not allowed to continue.

Endurance riding is a fast-growing and family-oriented sport. It requires knowledge, determination, enthusiasm and patience.

The Muresk ride will be a stepping-stone to next year’s Tom Quilty Gold Cup ” the premier endurance ride in Australia ” which will be held in Wagin next June. WA riders will be able to have a sneak preview of the Quilty course when Wagin hosts the State Championships in September.

Local horse clubs and trail riders are welcome to take part in the Muresk ride. A 40km training and 20km social ride are being held in conjunction with the main ride.

For more information about the event, contact Amanda Rayner on |9622 9533.