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Episode 18 ENDURANCE HORSE PODCAST- Maiden Rides

June 1st, 2019

Endurance Horse Podcast - Episode 18


Welcome to Episode 18 of the Endurance Horse Podcast!


"Maiden Rides"

In this episode you will hear of first time rides at 25/50 and 100 miles.

Publishing on June 1st 2019



It is May in Wisconsin, and the weather has been absolutely beautiful, mostly because we are SO happy it quit raining!  The trails are gorgeous, the horses are all shedded out, humming birds are at the feeders and fluffy youngsters are waddling along beside their momma & poppa goose parents! Today Jim & I went out on a 4 mile hike with the kiddos & saw two very fluffy sandhill crane babies strolling along with their parents, as well as too many young geese to count. 

Spring is certainly here and summer is just around the bend.

In episode 18 you will hear from one of our Australian friends as she recounts her first time ever riding a 50 mile (80k), you will also hear in the podcast for the first time New Zealand rider, Jane Ferguson as she shares of her adventures into her first 100 mile ride and how a mid to back of the pack horse progressed to 100 miles (160k), Tara Leroy does an interview with Kim Jaye as she recounts her (very recent) first ever novice ride of 12 miles (20k), Tennessee Lane discusses the importance of conditioning more than just muscles and also a bit about how she achieved her goals at the recent Mount Carmel XP.   I give an update on my Gracie Girl & her trip to the vet hospital for a check up. 


Without further ado, I bring to you episode 18 of Endurance Horse Podcast, may you be encouraged, inspired and find a few riders you can relate to or at the very least, laugh with!  Please let me know how you are enjoying the podcast by sending us an email.  

Thank you for indulging me while I go on about Grace, you know how it is when someone lets you talk about your horse....I literally can go on and on about her <3 


Check out the links provided in the show notes as they have additional links to resources that relate to riders or events mentioned in the podcast.

Email your audio stories to endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com 

Ideally the files should be from two to 7 minutes in length. 


Adriana Srdne

Shares memories from her first 50 Miler (80 k) 

Marvel Endurance

Marvel Endurance on FB

Jane Ferguson

Shares her first 100 Miler (160 k)

Referred to us by Daryl Owen- Thanks Daryl!

Keisha Wood

Don’t Forget to Hold On

Carrie Baris

Ride & Tie

Andrea Maltby

Referred to us by Marvel Endurance-thank you Marvel!

Tara Leroy’s Interview with Kim Jaye

Interesting fact, Tara is the current president of SKMHTA & Kim is a past president.

Southern Kettle Moraine Horse Trails

Daryl Owen

Daryl goes over her first 25 mile (40k) 

The Distance 

Tennessee Lane

SoCo Endurance

SoCo Endurance on FB

Mount Carmel XP Rides

20 Mule Team

Christina Hyke

Christina’s Photography 


Featured Song 

“God of Glory” by:

Mark Schultz on FB

Mark Schultz Music


Endurance Horse Podcast

Join the Group on Facebook 

About the creator of the Endurance Horse Podcast:

Christina Hyke lives in southern Wisconsin with her sweet 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 


Ideally the files should be from two to 7 minutes in length. 


Signing off for now, and until next time- remember- enjoy the beauty in the journey, notice the little things and encourage one another. 

( & send me audio files ;)

Cheers & Happy Trails!