GB Carn Marth Ride – Rachael Claridge
Ride organiser: Alex Prout firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sunday 19th August over eighty riders explored the tin
mining countryside of Carn Marth near Redruth in Cornwall.
New ride organiser Mrs Alex Prout used the Scorrier Cross
Country Course as this year’s venue which offered
eight classes ranging from a 32km pleasure ride to a 65km
competitive ride. Due to the horrific weather conditions
and foot and mouth outbreak in the UK this summer which
forced many equestrian events to be cancelled Alex saw
an increase in entries from across the country from riders
trying to qualify their horses and make the most of the
remaining season. Not only did rides from neighbouring
Devon travel to the event but also riders from Somerset,
Dorset, Wiltshire and the Isle of Wight to name but a few.
The course did not disappoint those who’d travelled
to the region with the route taking riders through the
Cornish villages of Creegbrawse, Goon Gumpas, Crofthand,
Lanner, Carnkie, Carn Brea before returning to the venue
near Mount Ambrose.
the 65km class Tristan Bishop and Dubai Valentino from
picked up the fastest speed in their class, whilst
the farriers prize was awarded to Kirsty Wiscombe and Connie
from Lyme Regis. In the 50km class the Dodson and Horrell
youngest rider prize was awarded to Abbi Chisholm riding
Holly from Lydford and the highest placed native was awarded
to Jan Prettejohn’s Bright Spark from Sidmouth in Devon.
In the Open 32km class Trudy Hall’s 30 year old Nimbus
was awarded the top veteran prize and Best Condition went
to ‘Fin’ ridden by R Cummins from Truro.
Thanks must go to Alex and her organising committee for
hosting a fabulous event which gave riders a fantastic Cornish
experience not to mention history lesson in one day. Thanks
must go to the events sponsors Dodson and Horrell and to
the volunteers and landowners without whom the event would
not have taken place. For further information about endurance
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