The Tom Quilty Gold Cup 2019
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
Emma Tylee New Zealand
Tahlia Franke Australia
Mollie Quiroz United States
Jenny Chandler New Zealand
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!
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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.
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Signing off for now, and until next time- Ride far, ride well and ride often