Jane Stanley on Sunami. Photo courtesy of West End Photography

Jane Stanley on Sunami. Photo courtesy of West End Photography

Red Dragon endurance results

By Justine Thompson

Event diary

14 October 2008 10:36

The 2008 Red Dragon Festival of Endurance was a huge success this year despite the poor weather.

More than 300 riders competing over varying distances enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Mid Wales and competed for a huge array of prizes. Organiser Pat Conn was delighted with the high number of entrants and the success of the event.

British Horse Feeds were there to support the event in early October, and were proud to sponsor the ‘Golden Dragon’ and Dragon’s Tail’.

The winner of the Dragon’s Tail, Jane Stanley, who has been competing for 25 years, was delighted to win a year’s supply of Speedi-Beet courtesy of British Horse Feeds.
Her horse Sunami, an 11-year-old homebred Arab x gelding, also won Best Condition. Jane and Sunami travelled over from Ireland and arrived in high spirits after the 12-hour journey.
 
In second place came Lesley Dore on Firebird, and in third place Jo Chisholm on Grey Medlar. Both received a six-month supply of Speedi-Beet.

The Golden Dragon winner Amanda Nicholson, who is based in Lands End, Cornwall, thoroughly enjoyed the ride on her 7-year-old Arab x gelding Esta Leonardo Diabo.
Amanda said: “I really enjoyed the ride despite the fact that is was raining and blowing a gale, because that is what endurance riding is all about,” Amanda won a year’s supply of Speedi-Beet.

Carol Jones and Ptolemaeus came in second place, followed by Ann Harrison and Millennium Chorus, and they both won six-months’ supply of Speedi-Beet.

Simon Parker of British Horse Feeds said: “Speedi-Beet is ideal for endurance horses as it is high in fibre, which helps provide the required stamina for horses to compete over long distances.”