A WAGGA endurance rider has earned top accolades at the Matar Stables Bullio Cup in Orange.
Sarah Lymbery is from a family of endurance riders and competed in her first 20-kilometre ride on her fifth birthday.
Her long association with the sport, and a commitment to training, has allowed her to perform at the highest level. She won a saddle for her efforts in Orange recently. “It felt surreal and overwhelming,” she said after returning to Wagga.
“I feel so proud of my horse to have been able to win the cup against these riders on a such a challenging course,” she said.
Sarah teamed up with 12-year-old Arabian gelding Baranne Tu Shay. She said the horse had “been around the tracks for a while now” but was coming into himself this season as a competitive mount.
“Endurance is so difficult yet rewarding, it is a sport anyone can attempt but their results will only reflect the time, care and effort they put into themselves and their horses.”