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23. Part Two of Tom Quilty Gold Cup 2019

August 16th, 2019

Welcome to



Part Two


The Tom Quilty Gold Cup 2019 

Episode of 

Endurance Horse Podcast 

Created August 15, 2019 


Hello and Welcome to Episode 23 of Endurance Horse Podcast!

I’m Christina Hyke, an equine photographer based in Southern Wisconsin.  

 Since the beginning of Endurance Horse Podcast, Australia has been a part of the podcast.  And one of the most wonderful things about the podcast is its ability to connect riders from all parts of the world.  It is through those connections that I first learned of the Tom Quilty Gold Cup, a one day, 100 mile endurance ride based in Australia and inspired by the Tevis Cup.  


*If you are new to endurance riding, you may hear different riders were first- that is because there is are weight divisions with placings as well as a Jr. rider division.   The TQ 2019 had an amazing story in that Jolene Cole placed first HW rider & BC, along side her daughter, Emma, who was also first place Jr and BC.   Flame, the horse that Emma was riding is from the same line of Chip Chase Sadaqa that Emma's grandfather, Peter Cole, rode to a Quilty win many years ago.  This family has endurance legacy running in their veins!   Thank you Emma and Jolene for sharing your journey & history, what a dream come true for you and your daughter.

 In this episode of the podcast we are going to hear from the dauntless crew of Marvel Endurance, and yes, Kat- I caught that 'End Game' reference in your audio ;) (Marvel fan girl over here too) <3 

Kat gives an excellent report of what it is like to be a sleepless crew, challenges of staying up beat, find the horse and keep the rider moving forward!  Oh, yes, and documenting in photos & updates! Kat did an amazing job of keeping us all updated, even if her sleep deprivation had her wondering what hour, what loop...what day? It was.  God Bless the strappers! 


Kat Bullen Australia

Marvel Endurance

Crewing for Marvel Endurance on Facebook




Kaye Lancaster New Zealand 

Volunteering at The Tom Quilty Gold Cup 2019

Stirlings Crossing



Emma Cole Australia 

Pictured here is Emma Cole & Flame riding along side her mother, Jolene Cole, on their way to a first place Jr rider & BC, and Jolene & Baribo on their way to first place HW & BC.  Baribo was a rescue horse from a doggers auction, and is now shining star in the endurance community.

Chip Chase Sadaqa FB Page

Chip Chase Sadaqa History




Victoria Clarke Australia

Victoria on her golden boy, Mizzy.  There is so much history and meaning here, with golden Mizzy, between Victoria and her father.  You just have to listen to Marvel's stories from the beginning to truly appreciate what this ride has meant to Victoria.

Marvel Endurance

Marvel Endurance on Facebook




Adriana Srdne  Australia 

Many miles of memories and she definitely got her feet wet in the Quilty 2019.

We love you, Adriana, for sharing your story all along the way, and we are cheering 

you onto your next adventures.

Marvel Endurance

Marvel Endurance on Facebook


As promised, a link to Julie Suhr's book:

Ten Feet Tall, Still

I did see it was out of stock at Barnes & Noble, though if you search Amazon,

I did see two dozen copies for sale there, too. 


Huge shout out to Pandora Saddles for sponsoring a fantastic mid pack award, given to the Quilty rider that had the time right in the middle of the pack.   I love that the award gives the mid pack rider something to hope for!  A great reward for great pacing!



About the creator of the Endurance Horse Podcast:

Christina Hyke lives in southern Wisconsin with her husband, Jim.  Chris is an equine & pet photographer who also happens to love the trails and distance riding.  It was the love of covering miles through beautiful territory on good horses that inspired her to create a podcast about it to share stories with other riders from around the world.  Chris and Jim also donate photography sessions to area rescues/humane societies, and Chris teaches photography to local 4H members. She enjoys the little things in life, because she believes it really is the little things that are the big things.


Email your audio stories to endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com 


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Signing off for now, and until next time- Ride far, ride well and ride often