Here is an article by The Horse magazine about the fabulous Elmer Bandit and Mary Anna Wood. At 37 years old, Elmer holds the record for competitive trail riding mileage. He has now logged 20,720 miles. Incredible, isn't it?
Recently, on Oct 25-26, he averaged 5.25 miles per hour during the Kanopolis Canyon ride in Kansas. Horse and rider were greeted at the finish line with a bucket of apples and flowers. They are not scheduled to compete any more this year but there are no plans for retirement yet.
Here's all about competitive trail riding.
Kudus and best wishes to Elmer and Mary Anna Wood.
I would walk a thousand miles - song: If there is something, artist: Tin Machine covering Roxy Music, album: Tin Machine II