by the numbers
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.
The heart rate of the pace rider’s horse at the start and finish of the ride. It indicates a very fit horse.
The number of hours it took the last rider to cross the finishing line.
Age of the oldest rider, Alwyn Torenbeek, ex-champion rodeo rider and author of Life in the Saddle.
Number of horses over the three rides vetted out due to lameness.
The number of horses to have their teeth checked by the vet. Teeth are an indication to know how old a horse is.
Number of starters and finishers in the 20km ride.