Jenny McCamish Memorial Endurance Ride

by Chris Ros

Above: Les Mutton and Kaisi View Kassandra


Jenny McCamish was a well respected member of the Endurance Riding community who sadly passed away several years ago. This ride is organised by the Collie Endurance  & Trail Riders Club and is held at collie each year, this time on 18th June.
After some very wet rides this year it was pleasant to have a sunny day even though the mercury dropped to zero degrees on Saturday morning for the start of the event. For the first time in two years the South Branch of the Collie River was flowing. The three longer distance rides, 80km official, 60km & 40 km training rides all went through the water which was knee deep on the horses. The 20 km riders has a different route which took them away from the river. Only a few horses hesitated at the water but with encouragement from their riders soon crossed it. The footing is good here so no-one had to worry about getting bogged down.
Fred Dilley riding Emitno Jumah a purebred Arab gelding who combines the well known bloodlines of Silmaril Chand & Aquanitor won the heavy weight division in the fast time of 4 hours and 3 minutes.

The Purebred Arab mare Bluegrass Angelina (by D’amors Saabi Khan x Nihal Phillipa), owned & ridden by Liz Mulcahy reached the 3000km mark.
Les Mutton (well into his senior years) and riding the rising nineteen year old part Arab mare Kaisi View Kassandra was all smiles as he crossed the river.
We had twenty eight riders set out in the 80 km ride with one rider withdrawing her mount and one more vetting out. One horse was withdrawn at the pre-ride vetting for the 40 km training ride with one more vetting out. All of the horses in the 60km & 20 km events successfully completed the rides. Head vet Anne Barnes congratulated everyone on managing their horses so well.

Above: Liz Mulcahy and Bluegrass Angelina

Above Left: Fred Dilley and Emitno Jumah

1st      Fred Dilley                      Emitno Jumah                4hrs 3 mins
2nd     John Anderson                Ruoak Wholly Smoke       5hrs 36 mins 38 secs
3rd      Bernie Morris                  Marbling N’Elle               5hrs 36 mins 40 secs
1st      Nicky Gusterson              Yaldon Rival                    4hrs 35 mins
2nd     Frances Overheu             Poseidon Moon                4hrs 52 mins
3rd      Jeanette Denham            Murungah Chandon        5hrs 2 mins
1st      Linda Dix                        Ebony’s Savannah Rose   5hrs 35 mins
2nd     Kerryn Willing                 Kaisi View Seduction       6hrs
3rd      Raylene Watson               Eleazar Orion                  6hrs 14 mins
Mandri Reinecke                       Marcon Philicos               6hrs 26 mins
2nd     Ashleigh Erickson           Savannah Banana                    7hrs 9 mins
HEAVYWEIGHT                         Emitno Jumah
MIDDLEWEIGHT                       Yaldon Rival
LIGHTWEIGHT                          Ebony’s Savannah Rose
JUNIOR                                    Marcon Philicos