Endurance Horse Podcast

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The Tom Quilty GOLD CUP- Endurance Horse Podcast

July 30th, 2019

Welcome to 

The Tom Quilty Gold Cup 2019

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Endurance Horse Podcast 

Created July 28, 2019 



Hello and Welcome to Episode 22 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.  


Sydney, Australia- April 5th 1966, a hotel was the location for a gathering of 23 riders who were meeting to discuss the possibility of Australia having a one day, 100 mile ride of it’s own.   In that room, was back in 1966 the 23 people agreed and formed a committee to create a ride formatted after the Tevis Cup held across the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the United States.   The Tevis had held its first ride in 1955, a decade prior to the formation of the Tom Quilty Gold Cup.


In celebration of the 53rd running of the Quilty,  I would like to welcome Bob Sample to the podcast.  Bob has a long history with the Quilty.  His family has four generations of riders winning several Tom Quilty Gold Cups, Bob among them.   Bob has been kind enough to send us a brief summary of the Quilty to kick off episode 22.   

Ride far, ride well and ride often, every mile a memory. 


Bob Sample Australia 


Tom Quilty Gold Cup


Adriana Srdne and Victoria Clarke Australia 


Marvel Endurance

Marvel Endurance on Facebook



Emma Tylee New Zealand


Distance Riding New Zealand 

Pandora Saddles


Pandora Saddles on Facebook


Tahlia Franke Australia



Oso Arabians

Oso Arabians on Facebook



Mollie Quiroz United States 




Jolene Cole 


Chip Chase Sadaqa FB Page

Chip Chase Sadaqa History




Jenny Chandler New Zealand



Jenny’s Blog:

Learning Endurance & Stuff


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!


You can purchase  the song byTrevor Knight:

  The Ballad of Tom Quilty on iTunes 



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 


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




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