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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Noble and Great Horse: GRANITE CHIEF - 10,800 miles and counting

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Some of you are rookies when it comes to riding and actually get SORE after a short, little ride around the arena. Not Karen Chaton of Gardnerville, Nevada. Karen is an award winning Endurance Rider. Endurance riders race over distances from a few miles to a hundred miles! For many of those miles, Karen has ridden her Spanish Arabian, TBR Granite Chief. Chief has carried Karen over 10,800! He has been the recipient of numerous AERC (American Endurance Ride Conference) awards. Here are a few:

AERC National Mileage Championship 2 years in a row.

Distance Horse of the Year Award in 2005

Winner of the Wendell Robie Trophy twice. Wendell Robie was the founder of the Tevis Cup and the modern sport of Endurance Riding.

In April 2006, Chief won the Ed Johnson Memorial Award for the third year in a row for the XP Horse of the Year.

ENDURANCE RACES: Endurance races are from 50 miles to 100 miles in length. Shorter races are called "Limited Distance" Competitions. Arabians dominate the sport of Endurance racing because of their stamina. The most famous of the Endurance races is the Tevis Cup.


horse adventure story The Tevis cup is an endurance race that covers 100 miles in 24 hours. It was started in 1955 and is held in Ptacer County, California. It begins near the town of Truckee and goes over the Sierra Nevada mountain range and ends at Auburn, California. There are manditory rest stops and vet checks at the 30 mile mark and the 70 mile mark.

This video will give you a little idea of what the Tevis Cup is like.

Congratulations and welcome to "The Legion of the Unicorn" to Karen and Chief!

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