by the num­bers

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

45

Vol­un­teers who opened and closed gates and fences, worked in the ride sec­re­tary tent, vet ring, can­teen and helped with horse traf­fic across main roads.

36

The heart rate of the pace rider’s horse at the start and fin­ish of the ride. It in­di­cates a very fit horse.

8.5

The num­ber of hours it took the last rider to cross the fin­ish­ing line.

77

Age of the old­est rider, Al­wyn Toren­beek, ex-cham­pion rodeo rider and au­thor of Life in the Sad­dle.

4

Num­ber of horses over the three rides vet­ted out due to lame­ness.

80

The num­ber of horses to have their teeth checked by the vet. Teeth are an in­di­ca­tion to know how old a horse is.

8

Num­ber of starters and fin­ish­ers in the 20km ride.

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