Great ride with the South Coast Tournament
In 1975, the first 100 mile ride in a day was run amid much anticipation and not a little trepidation with competitors embarking on an unknown journey. At just after 4am on Saturday 21st June, approx 26 riders set off from Jennie Loriston Clarke’s Catherston Stud at Brockenhurst on this epic and historical landmark in Endurance history.
The ride was advertised as 100 miles in 24hrs, and the eventual winner was Ann Hyland on her well known Arab stallion Nizzolan.
Some, 37 years after that first event New Park is back on to that first venue, and much of the original route will be echoed in the 2012 ride, our resident course designer, Berry Stone has ensured you experience the best that the forest has to offer.
Due to the vast explosion of tourism in the forest, we would not be able to hold an ER nowadays; to add that competitive edge we use our own Rufus System to run a variety of classes.
The Rufus system will be used for all the classes, giving everyone the chance to shine and be one of the prize winners.
Our usual popular Team Event will again take place on Sunday along with the SCT and CR classes.
The Rufus scoring system, which is complimentary to the grading system, is based on an optimum speed and heart rate, awarding points on a sliding scale, points for grades, and tiebreakers based on presentation time at finish and speed. This enables us to place the whole class, and special rosettes and prizes will be awarded to 3rd place in each class.