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Howell completes 100-mile horse ride

By Community Member | August 25, 2014 11:50 pm

Mary Howell, a New Kent resident, completed a 100-mile endurance horse ride with her rescue horse Gryphon in a trail ride in Auburn, Ca.

Howell was among 190 riders who began the 24-hour journey at Lake Tahoe. After navigating through rocky and treacherous trail, she and Gryphon were among 109 riders to successful complete the annual event.

Howell has amassed more than 7,000 miles over the past 16 years as part of the American Endurance Riding Council (AERC) sanctions and competitions held nationwide. She received a legacy silver belt as a result of completing the Western States Trail Ride and continues to compete in the Old Dominion 100-mile ride that has been held in Northern Virginia since the mid-1970s.