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  • Tevis Cup Dispatches: Speaking of Ann and Hal Hall
  • 86,000 wild mustangs that roam the West are at the center of raging controversy
  • Endurance Horse Podcast: Dr. Jay Mero - Winner of the 2021 Haggin Cup
  • Equestrian Adventuresses Horse Podcast Ep 156: Horse Riding Adventures – The @Thru_Rider from Mexico to Canada
  • Tevis Cup returns, 133 horses take on 100-mile ride
  • Bermuda: Brangman Featured On Endurance News Cover
  • Milestone for Ann Hall
  • Pete Davies and FF Fargo Earn Tevis Buckle
  • 2021 Tevis Cup photos - Merri Melde
  • 2021 Tevis Cup photos - Lynne Glazer
  • FEI European Endurance Championship 2021 Nominated Entries announced
  • Sire and Son, and Sire and Son complete Tevis Cup together!
  • Kathie Perry finishes her 24th Tevis Cup!


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    Tevis Cup Dispatches: Speaking of Ann and Hal Hall



    Speaking of Ann and Hal Hall


    There was a Haggin Cup winner on the trail, though he wasn’t competing. Or, at least, not officially (he thought maybe he should be).

    The gorgeous 28-year-old stallion, Bogus Thunder, bred and owned by Ann and Hal Hall, carried one of the sweep riders, Leslie Bisharat, out of Robinson Flat.

    Bogus Thunder earned 5 Tevis buckles, carrying Ann to two finishes and Hall to three finishes, winning the Haggin Cup in 2002 when they finished second.

    Bogus Thunder still has an incredible presence and as he kept looking right at me, I just fell in love with him.

    Bogus Thunder was always Ann's Perfect Horse. She described him a decade ago: “He makes my heart smile. Having Bogus in the barn has been a wonderful experience and I am so grateful for the opportunity to have been able to ride him, and for me he has been the perfect horse.”

    More from the Tevis Cup at:
    http://www.endurance.net/international/USA/2021TevisCup/


    86,000 wild mustangs that roam the West are at the center of raging controversy


    NationalGeographic.com - Full Article

    Activists condemned the government’s recent capture of nearly 350 mustangs, but for those tasked with managing a booming wild horse population in a drought-stricken West, it’s complicated.

    By Natasha Daly
    Published July 29, 2021

    Just off the historic Pony Express Road in western Utah lies a picture-perfect vista of the American West: miles of sagebrush grasslands set against the foothills of the Onaqui Mountains. And, until early July, nearly 500 mustangs grazed and galloped through it. It’s one of the most well-known populations of free-roaming horses in the United States—a draw for tourists, photographers, and horse lovers.

    On July 13, the helicopters showed up. Operated by private contractors commissioned by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the low-flying helicopters drove hundreds of startled horses off the public lands and into holding pens. On a hillside nearby, activists opposed to the roundup protested and documented the event.

    From July 13 to July 18, BLM rounded up 435 stallions, mares, and foals from the Onaqui Mountain Herd Management Area, one of 19 it manages in Utah. One young mare suffered a broken ankle in the frenzy and had to be euthanized. The agency gave fertility control injections to just over a hundred mares and stallions before releasing them back to the wild. The rest—about 350 horses—were sent to holding facilities, to enter permanent captivity...

    Read more here:
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/86000-wild-mustangs-that-roam-the-west-are-at-the-center-of-raging-controversy


    Endurance Horse Podcast: Dr. Jay Mero - Winner of the 2021 Haggin Cup


    EnduranceHorsePodcast - Listen

    Welcome to Episode 45 of Endurance Horse Podcast

    Dr. Jay Mero- Winner of 2021 Haggin Cup

    Created by Christina Hyke on July 28th 2021

    Maybe you were one of the many people tracking the progress of the Tevis Cup that was this past weekend, July 24th 2021 under the last full moon of July? This moon is called the Rider’s moon and it is under this moon that the annual Tevis Cup was to be ridden. For the 66th annual riding of the Tevis Cup riders had to deal once again with smoke from wildfires. In the next few episodes of Endurance Horse Podcast we will be sharing short interviews with some of those brave soles who saddled up and faced what is arguably one of the toughest endurance events in the equestrian world. Tevis is often called the Grand Daddy of them all and has even inspired events as far as Australia and the Tom Quilty Gold Cup.

    Tevis, unlike the Quilty historically is held at the same venue from year to year and although there maybe some slight changes in trail, many of the milestones have remained the same since 1955. Although many think of the Tevis of a climbing ride, likely due to the world famous Cougar Rock images, there is actually, by the numbers roughly 17,000 feet of elevation gain and over 21,000 feet of elevation loss. As you will hear mentioned in several of the interviews, some keys to conditioning for Tevis are hills, hills and hills.

    In this episode of Endurance Horse podcast I am honored to bring to you an interview with the 2021 Haggin Cup winner Dr. Jay Mero. For those of you new to the podcast or new to endurance, the Haggin Cup is arguably the most prestigious of north american endurance. Riders from around the world travel to auburn, CA to tread along this historic and as some say, magical trail.

    Without further ado, I bring to you, Episode 45 of Endurance Horse Podcast, Tevis 2021 Haggin Cup winner, Dr. Jay Mero.

    Listen:
    https://endurancehorsepodcast.podbean.com/e/dr-jay-mero-winner-of-the-2021-haggin-cup/


    Equestrian Adventuresses Horse Podcast Ep 156: Horse Riding Adventures – The @Thru_Rider from Mexico to Canada


    EquestrianAdventuresses Podcast - Listen

    by Heather
    July 9, 2021

    Just imagine, you, your horse, and 10,000 miles of backcountry. That’s just what today’s guest has accomplished so far. Heather is chatting with Gillian Larson the @Thru_Rider in today’s episode where they discuss the Pacific Crest trail, riding from Mexico to Canada not once but three times. Horse riding adventures from Mexico to Canada what a challenge to complete. Gillian shares with us how she has created workshops to share her knowledge with other long riders on her experiences of riding in the backcountry. We hear all about the good, the bad, and the ugly of riding alone in the backcountry. Make sure you share with your friends so they won’t miss out.

    Listen:
    https://equestrianadventuresses.com/2021/07/09/horse-podcast-ep-156-horse-riding-adventures-the-thru_rider-from-mexico-to-canada/


    Tevis Cup returns, 133 horses take on 100-mile ride


    SierraSun.com - Full Article

    July 30 2021
    Justin Scacco

    Since 1955, riders have taken their horses across 100 miles of terrain on a race from Olympic Valley to Auburn.

    After being canceled a year ago due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Tevis Cup returned Saturday, bringing 133 horses to the start line for one of the premier endurance riding events in the nation.

    Riders and horses left Olympic Valley at 5 a.m., and shortly after 10 p.m. Jeremy Reynolds, of Florida, crossed the finish line in Auburn, winning his fourth Tevis Cup...

    Read more here:
    https://www.sierrasun.com/news/tevis-cup-returns-133-horses-take-on-100-mile-ride/


    Bermuda: Brangman Featured On Endurance News Cover


    Bernews.com - Full Article

    July 30, 2021

    The cover of the August 2021 issue of Endurance News — which is published monthly by American Endurance Ride Conference — features Bermuda’s Marvin Brangman.

    Brangman and the Kaolean Machine, owned by Marcia Weilbach, earned Best Condition at the 100 Mile AERC National Championships in Montana last month...

    read more here:
    https://bernews.com/2021/07/brangman-featured-endurance-news-cover/


    Milestone for Ann Hall


    10 Tevis buckles for Ann Hall. 1000 miles on the Tevis trail!

    She rode Suzanne Hayes' gorgeous 18-year-old Anglo-Arab gelding Greenbriar Al Jabal (Atlas) to his 5th Tevis Cup finish. 500 miles on the Tevis trail!

    That's her husband Hal Hall running alongside, handing off water - he's finished 30 Tevis Cups. 3000 miles om the Tevis trail!

    He presented her with her 10th buckle the next morning.


    Pete Davies and FF Fargo Earn Tevis Buckle



    After numerous attempts, 81-year-old Peter Davies of Alpine, California, finishes his first Tevis on his 15-year-old Arabian gelding FF Fargo, a Monrch AH grandson.

    Congrats Pete!!!

    More Tevis Cup Dispatches at:
    http://www.endurance.net/international/USA/2021TevisCup/


    2021 Tevis Cup photos - Merri Melde



    2021 Tevis Cup photos in California by Merri Melde:
    https://www.theequestrianvagabond.com/Clients-Endurance/2021-Tevis-Cup/


    2021 Tevis Cup photos - Lynne Glazer



    2021 Tevis Cup photos in California by Lynne Glazer:
    https://www.photo.lynnesite.com/Tevis


    FEI European Endurance Championship 2021 Nominated Entries announced


    Endurance-world.com - Full Article

    Info@endurance-world.com
    17th July 2021

    Ermelo, the Netherlands. Saturday 17 July 2021.

    Ermelo will be the exceptional venue of two major championships in one week with the FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Riders and Juniors scheduled on Thursday 9 September 2021 and for which Endurance World published yesterday the list of nominated entries.

    Two days later, on Saturday 11 September 2021, the European Endurance Championship will take off. A total of 88 riders and 105 horses are on the nominated entry list for this 2021 European Championship. (see below)

    Defending Champion Italian rider Costanza Laliscia singed present and is entered with two horses Assim Du Barthas and Xique Xique Heb.

    For the teams classification defending champion Spain entered once again with a strong force. Earlier this year in Pisa, Spain claimed the team world title. One of their star riders Maria Alvarez Ponton is entered with five horses on this nominated list.

    Power houses like France and Italy will for sure line up an impressive delegation...

    Read more here:
    https://endurance-world.com/fei-european-endurance-championship-2021-nominated-entries-announced/


    Sire and Son, and Sire and Son complete Tevis Cup together!



    It was equine family day at this year’s Tevis Cup.

    Lindsay Fisher rode 23-year-old Bucephalos (Dexter) beside his 19-year-old son Monk, ridden by Nancy Martin. It was Lindsay’s 8th Tevis completion, and Dexter’s first Tevis attempt and finish. It was Nancy’s first 100 miler, and Monk’s 6th Tevis completion (and he and Lindsay won the Haggin Cup in 2019). And it was maybe his slowest ride ever :)

    Lindsay said the start was quite interesting for Monk, who had his nose buried in Dexter’s tail, as Monk is used to going quite a bit faster. Lindsay said, “Monk is not an easy ride and the poor gal [Nancy] kept a huge smile on her face all day even when Monk was trying to run away with her from foresthill to the finish!!! What a tough woman!!!”

    The other family finishing together (within 5 minutes of the Monk gang) were Sirii Berg aboard the 16-year-old stallion HCC Elessar (Monster), beside his 7-year-old son HCC Tetherow Joe (Jojo), ridden by Sara Anderson. Both are owned by Kristen Grace, who happened to ride along and finish on Monster’s brother, 16-year-old HCC Symbol (Bingo).

    More Tevis Cup Dispatches at:
    http://www.endurance.net/international/USA/2021TevisCup/


    Kathie Perry finishes her 24th Tevis Cup!



    Tevis Cup Dispatches

    Kathie Perry finished this one on 14-year-old Arabian Cowbboy Bob. It's Bob's 4th Tevis buckle and 2nd with 77-year-old Kathie. She's one of our Endurance Legends!

    More Tevis Cup Dispatches at:
    http://www.endurance.net/international/USA/2021TevisCup/




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