Endurance Horses Bred by Sturgeon Creek Arabians (SCA)

SCA spells “ENDURANCE”!

As of August 31, 2020:

38 Sturgeon Creek Arabian-bred horses have:

  • 29,655 AERC and EC miles*
  • 740 total rides
  • 86.5% completion record
  • 34 Best Conditioned awards
  • 266 Top Tens
  • 61 First Places
  • 41 Second Places

Note: Before 2015, all miles reported above were for AERC-sanctioned rides. Effective in 2015, Equestrian Canada (EC) is sanctioning some Canadian rides exclusively; these ride results also are included.

We at Sturgeon Creek Arabians are particularly proud of the quality of horses our breeding program has produced. Several have excelled in endurance racing.

In 2002, SCA Dartagnan was chosen to represent Canada at the World Endurance Championship in the United Arab Emirates. In 2008, Reason To Believe was the second SCA-bred horse to be selected to compete at the World Endurance Championship, held in Malaysia. We think it is quite a feat for a small breeding program such as ours to have produced two world-class athletes.

We have posted several articles about our endurance activities on our Articles page. These include a PowerPoint created in February 2014 about our breeding program and our top 11 endurance horses (click here); an article published in February 2014, “Sturgeon Creek Arabians”, edited by Daphne Richard, Past Chair, Endurance Canada (click here); Carl Fudge’s pedigree analysis of Nobby, winner of the 2010 World Endurance Championship held in Kentucky (click here); and Carl Fudge’s presentation on September 3rd, 2011, “What Should I Look For In A Prospect For Endurance Competition?” (click here).

Here are our 38 SCA-bred endurance horses that have gone more than 29,600 miles in AERC and EC rides:

REASON TO BELIEVEowned and ridden mainly by Cheryl Dell, DVM, California. Member of US 2008 World Endurance Team and multiple AHA and AERC National and Regional 100-mile Championships and Reserve Championships.
SCA DARTAGNANowned and ridden mainly by Myna Cryderman, Manitoba. Member of Canada 2002 World Endurance Team. AERC 10-year Equine Longevity Award. Champion and Reserve Champion of regional 50-mile Championship
BE MY LOVEowned and ridden by Susan Friedman, California. AERC Decade Team, AERC 10-year and 15-year Equine Longevity Awards, and AERC 3000 mile Equine.
SPIRITED MUSICowned and ridden by Brooke Schick, California. AERC Decade Team, AERC 10-year Equine Longevity Award, and AERC 3000-mile Equine.
SEEK THE MOMENTowned and ridden mainly by Cheryl Dell, DVM, California. Regional 50-mile Champion
SAVOUR THE MOMENTvarious riders including Jordan Finley, Dabney Finch, Lois Wifall, California. AERC 10-year Equine Longevity Award, multiple 50 mile ride winner.
MISTANSZAowned and ridden by Charlene Lewis, California. Completed the Tevis Cup.
MABELLINEowned and ridden by Marie Feuer, California.
PARADIGM SHIFTowned and ridden by Mike Stueve, California.
HIROKO various riders including Marcie Clokey-Till, Deborah Whorf, Dian Woodward, Utah.
POWER RANGERvarious riders including Lisa, Shel and Amy Schneider, Anna Allen, Victoria Henley, California.
PRETTY JAZZYvarious riders including Tammy Robinson, Charleen Auerbach, California.
HARLEQUIN ROMANCEvarious riders including Charlene Lewis, Denny Emerson, California
NIGHTINGALE’S SONGvarious riders including Lynnette Hulbert, Dorann LaPerche, California.
PYTHAGORASvarious riders including Katie Tomasetta, Ron Rauch, Madeline Rauch, California.
PRIVVY COUNCILLORvarious riders including Kate Tancer, Forrest Tancer, Elicia Kamberg, Utah.
SEIZE THE MOMENTridden mainly by Sharon Kuzyk, Manitoba
GRAND MARNIERowned and ridden by Gwenn Dexter, Nova Scotia.
OPIMIANridden by Ashley Fudge, Manitoba; Robert Kamal and owner Kimberly Rivers, California
SOJOURNERowned and ridden mainly by June Scales, California.
PRINCIPAL MERIDIANowned and ridden by Jeannette Flaig, Wyoming.
OPUS ONEowned and ridden by Katrin Levermann, British Columbia.
KAPITANridden by Mike Stueve and owner Gary Brown, California.
PROTOTYPEridden by Erica Hice, California.
PETERSBURG (aka AVATAR)owned and ridden by Jerry Gillespie, DVM, California.
PHOTONowned and ridden by Jerry Gillespie, DVM, California.
MESAridden by Darcy Fudge and owner Jacqueline (TJ) Davis, California.
A MIA MOowned and ridden by Ashley Fudge, Manitoba.
PERPETUAL MOTIONridden by Ashley Fudge in Manitoba; owned and ridden by Kimberly Rivers, California.
PERCUSSION (aka FLASH)ridden by Ashley Fudge, Manitoba and owner Cheryl Dell, DVM, California.
INDEPENDENT MOVERridden by Ashley Fudge and Jeff From in Manitoba; owned and ridden by Heidi Telstad, British Columbia.
POSITIVELY MEEridden by Jeff From in Manitoba; owned and ridden by Tania Watchorn, Bowmanville, Ontario.
SCA MY IMAGINATIONowned by Sturgeon Creek Arabians and ridden by Chris Paulus and Jeff From in Manitoba.
SCA MIRROR IMAGEridden by Chris Paulus in Manitoba; owned and ridden by Cheryl Langbein, DVM in California
INNER SANCTUMtrained by Jeff From in Manitoba; owned and ridden by Christine Thomson, British Columbia.
SCA IN MOTIONowned by Sturgeon Creek Arabians and ridden by Jeff From and Chris Paulus in Manitoba.
SCA IN THE MOODowned and ridden by Linda du Toit in Manitoba.
VESTED LEGACYowned by Sturgeon Creek Arabians and ridden by Jeff From in Manitoba.

Top performers bred by Sturgeon Creek Arabians:

REASON TO BELIEVE (Pyatigorsk x Resza by *REZUS++ PASB), 1998 gelding, AERC#:H37996

Reason To Believe ridden by owner Cheryl Dell, DVM, Eastern High Sierra Classic ride, August 2008.
Credit: Robyn Burgess Photography
Credit: Merri Melde during the NAETC 2011

2006 AHA US National Endurance 100 Mile Champion 2007 AERC National Championship 100 Mile Reserve Champion
2007 Region 2 Endurance Reserve Champion
2008 Region 4 100 Mile Endurance Championship Reserve Champion
2008 One of 6-Member Team USA at the 2008 World Endurance Championship in Malaysia
2009 Region 4 100 Mile Reserve Champion
Reason To Believe completed 1830 miles, 32 of 35 races (91.4% completion rate), 7 Best Conditioned, 30 Top Tens, 13 wins and 8 second place finishes, and he placed in the Top Ten in 86% of his races.

2007 AERC National Championship 100 Mile Reserve Champion
2007 Region 2 Endurance Reserve Champion

2008 Region 4 100 Mile Endurance Championship Reserve Champion
2008 One of 6-Member Team USA at the 2008 World Endurance Championship in Malaysia
2009 Region 4 100 Mile Reserve Champion
Reason To Believe completed 1830 miles, 32 of 35 races (91.4% completion rate), 7 Best Conditioned, 30 Top Tens, 13 wins and 8 second place finishes, and he placed in the Top Ten in 86% of his races.

Ride Highlights:

2005 — Quicksilver Spring Classic (50 miles) – 1st place. Rider: Cheryl Dell, DVM
2006 — Rides of March (50 miles) – 2nd place & BC. Rider: Cheryl Dell, DVM
2006 — Cuneo Creek Elevator Ride (50 miles) – 1st place & BC. Rider: Cheryl Dell, DVM
2007 — Malibu-AHA Region 2 Champ. (55 miles) – 2nd place & BC. Rider: Rider: Cheryl Dell, DVM
2007 — AERC National Championship (100 miles) – 2nd place & BC. Rider: Rider: Cheryl Dell, DVM
2009 — Owyhee Fandango International Pioneer (100 miles) – 2nd place. Rider: Cheryl Dell, DVM
2010 — Prineville (50 miles) – 1st place. Rider: Cheryl Dell, DVM
2011 — Whiskeytown Chaser (25 miles) – 1st place & BC. Rider: Cheryl Dell, DVM
2011 — Patriot’s Day NAETC (100 miles) – 5th place. Rider: Cheryl Dell, DVM
2011 – Camp Far West (50 miles) – 1st place & BC. Rider: Cheryl Dell, DVM
2014 – Los Padres II (25 miles) – 1st place & BC. Rider: Cheryl Dell, DVM
2014 – Camp Far West (50 miles) – 1st place. Rider: Cheryl Dell, DVM
2018 – Fireworks (30 miles) – 9th place. Rider: Cheryl Dell, DVM


SCA DARTAGNAN (*El Kasaka NSB x *Dolly NSB by *MUSLIN RASB), 1990 gelding, AERC#:H28123

SCA Dartagnan, ridden by owner Myna Cryderman, representing Canada at the World Championship in the United Arab Emirates, 2002.

AERC 10-year Equine Longevity Award, effective November 30, 2016.  This new AERC award is given to horses completing at least 50 AERC miles over 10, 15, 20, and 25 years.

Region 6 2x Endurance Champion and 1x Reserve Champion

Region 17 2x Region 17 CTR Reserve Champion, 2x Endurance Champion, and 1x Endurance Reserve Champion.

SCA Dartagnan completed 2400 miles in Canada and the USA, with 45 completions out of 58 starts (77.6% completion rate), 16 Best Conditioned, 45 Top Tens, 20 wins, and 11 seconds.

Ride Highlights:

2001 — Fort Howes 25/50/100 (USA) (50 miles) – 1st place. Rider: Lisa Somerville
2001 — Great Northern Connection (Canada) (100 miles) – 1st place & BC. Rider: Myna Cryderman
2003 — Fort Howes (USA) (50 miles) – 2nd place & BC. Rider: Myna Cryderman
2003 — Chimney Butte Ride (USA) Day 1 (50 miles) – 1st place & BC. Rider: Myna Cryderman
2003 — Long X I (USA) (50 miles) – 1st place. Rider: Myna Cryderman
2005 — Long X II (USA) (50 miles) – 1st place. Rider: Myna Cryderman
2008 — Fort Howes CEI/CEI* (USA) (50 miles) – 14th place. Rider: Kordula Voigts
2008 — Big Horn Elevator (USA) (100 miles) – 14th place. Rider: Kelsey Kimbler

Comments received from the owner of SCA Dartagnan, January 2014: I think these horses have great longevity. Dart is still going strong at 24 years young and will still give you a quite a ride.

Comment about the AERC 10-year Equine Longevity Award, March 2017: I had no idea Dart and I received this award. Nice surprise… Very good idea to award longevity in this sport. – Myna Cryderman, Manitoba


BE MY LOVE (Pyatigorsk x Balalovja by *El Purchino NSB),1996 mare, AERC#:H33697

Be My Love, ridden by owner Susan Friedman, Cuyama Oaks ride, March 2008.
Credit: Lynne Glazer Imagery
Be My Love, ridden by owner Susan Friedman, at the 2009 Manzanita Endurance Ride Region 1 Championship.
Credit: Annie Libby Photography


AERC 10-year and 15-year Equine Longevity Awards (2002-2016), effective November 30, 2016.  This new AERC award is given to horses completing at least 50 AERC miles over 10, 15, 20, and 25 years. 
Be My Love and owner Susan Friedman are AERC Decade Team members, 2003-2012.  AERC Decade Teams are one horse and rider combination, completing at least one 50-mile AERC ride yearly over 10 years.  Be My Love and Susan Friedman competed 10 consecutive years to earn this award.
AERC 3000-mile Equine.  Awarded to “Equines with 3000 or More Lifetime Miles”.
Endurance winner in California. Be My Love completed 3,325 miles, 71 ride completions out of 76 starts (93.4% completion rate), 17 Top Ten finishes, and 2 wins.

Ride Highlights:

2006 –Twenty Mule Team (65 miles) – 14th place. Rider: Susan Friedman
2008 — Bar H (50 miles) – 1st place. Rider: Susan Friedman
2008 — Manzanita End. Ride, Elevator, Reg. 1 Champ (50 miles) – 15th place. Rider: Susan Friedman
2009 — Fire Mountain (50 miles) – 4th place. Rider: Susan Friedman
2009 — Manzanita End. Ride, Elevator, Reg. 1 Champ (50 miles) – 25th place. Rider: Susan Friedman
2009 — Git R Done Elevator (50 miles) – 3rd place. Rider: Susan Friedman
2010 — Cuyama Oaks Pioneer (50 miles) – 4th place. Rider: Susan Friedman
2011 — Bar H Elevator (50 miles) – 7th place. Rider: Susan Friedman
2012 — Bucksnort Challenge (50 miles) – 14th place. Rider: Susan Friedman
2014 — Death Valley Encounter Pioneer (50 miles) – 9th place. Rider: Susan Friedman
2015 — Descanso Fall Ride (50 miles) – 8th place. Rider: Parry Kietzman.
2015 — Cuyama XP Pioneer (55 miles) – 14th place. Rider: Janet Worts
2017 — Coso Junction (25 miles) – 1st place. Rider: Susan Friedman
2018 — Coso Junction (25 miles) – 4th place. Rider: Susan Friedman
2018 — Death Valley Encounter Pioneer (25 miles) – 4th place. Rider: Susan Friedman

Correspondence received from the owner of Be My Love: I soooooooooooooo love my horse – thank you. She is so beautiful and sweet. I so enjoy her.

Comment about the AERC 15-year and 10-year Equine Longevity Awards, March 2017– thank you for breeding my Dream Horse… I am in excellent company. – Sue Friedman, California


SPIRITED MUSIC (PISTASCHIO x Kaluwa by Pyatigorsk), 1996 mare, AERC#:H32750

Spirited Music, ridden by owner Brooke Schick, Tevis Cup (Western States Trail Ride), August 2006.
Credit: Casey Spencer, Photographer
Spirited Music, ridden by owner Brooke Schick, at the finish of the Descanso 50-mile ride, June 2015.
Credit: Kimberly Rivers, Photographer

AERC 10-year Equine Longevity Award, effective November 30, 2016. This new AERC award is given to horses completing at least 50 AERC miles over 10, 15, 20, and 25 years. Spirited Music and owner Brooke Schick are AERC Decade Team members 2002-2013. AERC Decade Teams are one horse and rider combination, completing at least one 50-mile AERC ride yearly over 10 years. AERC 3000-mile Equine. Awarded to “Equines with 3000 or More Lifetime Miles”. Endurance competitor in California. Spirited Music completed 3,380 miles, 68 completions out of 75 starts (91% completion rate) including the Tevis Cup.

Ride Highlights:

2003 — Bar H Boogie (50 miles) 15th place. Rider: Brooke Schick
2003 — Old Warriors’ Water Hunt (50 miles) – 12th place. Rider: Brooke Schick
2003 — Mt. Charleston Challenge I & II (75 miles) – 7th place. Rider: Brooke Schick
2005 — Davenport Dare, AHA Region 2 Champ (50 miles) – 20th place. Rider: Brooke Schick
2006 — Fire Mountain (50 miles) – 15th place. Rider: Brooke Schick
2006 — Tevis Cup (Western States Trail Ride) (100 miles) – 60th place. Rider: Brooke Schick
2012 — Paunsagaunt XP Pioneer Randy Coleman Memorial Ride (50 miles) – 15th place. Rider: Brooke Schick
2012 — Bill Thornburgh Friends & Family-50 AHA (50 miles) – 17th place. Rider: Brooke Schick
2014 — Los Padres I & II – 11th place. Rider: Brooke Schick
2005 — Davenport Dare, AHA Region 2 Champ (50 miles) – 20th place. Rider: Brooke Schick
2006 — Fire Mountain (50 miles) – 15th place. Rider: Brooke Schick
2006 — Tevis Cup (Western States Trail Ride) (100 miles) – 60th place. Rider: Brooke Schick
2012 — Paunsagaunt XP Pioneer Randy Coleman Memorial Ride (50 miles) – 15th place. Rider: Brooke Schick
2012 — Bill Thornburgh Friends & Family-50 AHA (50 miles) – 17th place. Rider: Brooke Schick
2014 — Los Padres I & II – 11th place. Rider: Brooke Schick

Comments received from the Owner of Spirited Music, December 20, 2010: Spirit completed Tevis with ease – really. She loved the ride. I did not go up cougar rock. I was riding with the grande dame of Tevis at the time (Barbara White) and she opted to go around, and so did I. I’m thinking about doing it again in 2011…! Spirit is an amazing horse. With a rider like Cheryl Dell she could have achieved as much as Reason (To Believe) has. She is a dream horse.

Comment about the AERC 10-mile Equine Longevity Award, March 2017: Spirit is still going strong and doing 50’s. – Brooke Schick, California.


SEEK THE MOMENT (aka Mack) (*SEKSTANS PASB x Moment Of Mine by *El Kasaka NSB), 1995 gelding, AERC#:H30911

Seek The Moment, ridden by owner Cheryl Dell, DVM, winning the Norco Riverdance IAHA Region 1 50-Mile Championship, September 2001.

Endurance champion in California.  Seek The Moment completed 1,425 miles, 26 of 34 completions (76.5% completion rate), 1 Best Conditioned, 25 Top Ten finishes, 12 wins and 6 seconds.

Ride Highlights

2001 — Norco Riverdance Ride – IAHA Reg 1 Champ (50 miles) – 1st place. Rider: Cheryl Dell, DVM
2002 — Quicksilver Spring Classic (50 miles) – 1st place. Rider: Cheryl Dell, DVM
2003 — Tecopa Hot Springs (50 miles) – 1st place. Rider: Cheryl Dell, DVM
2004 — Mariposa “Run for the Gold” (50 miles) – 1st place & BC. Rider: Cheryl Dell, DVM
2004 — AERC National Championship Ride (100 miles) – 3rd place. Rider: Cheryl Dell, DVM
2005 — AERC National Championship Ride (100 miles) – 4th place. Rider: Cheryl Dell, DVM
2006 — Rides of March (50 miles) – 1st place. Rider: Cheryl Dell, DVM


SAVOUR THE MOMENT (*SEKSTANS PASB x Moment Of Mine by *El Kasaka NSB), 1994 gelding, AERC#:H29501

Savour The Moment, ridden by owner Lois Wifall, Tour de Washoo ride, August 2007.
Credit: Rene Baylor, Baylor-Gore Photography.
Savour The Moment, ridden by Jordan Finley, Mt. Laguna ride, June 1999.

AERC 10-year Equine Longevity Award, effective November 30, 2016. This new AERC award is given to horses completing at least 50 AERC miles over 10, 15, 20 and 25 years.

Endurance winner in California. Savour The Moment completed 2540 miles, 47 of 62 rides (75.8% completion rate), 2 Best Conditioned, 5 wins and 7 seconds.

Ride Highlights:

2001 — Fire Mountain 30/50 (50 miles) – 1st place. Rider: Fred Beahm
2003 — Fire Mountain (50 miles) – 2nd place & BC. Rider: Dabney Finch
2003 — Cincuenta Anos (50 miles) – 1st place & BC. Rider: Dabney Finch
2006 — Tour de Washooo (50 miles) – 1st place. Rider: Lois Wifall
2008 — Fort Schelbourne XP 5-Day Pioneer Day 1 (50 miles) – 1st place. Rider: Lois Wifall
2008 — Fort Schelbourne XP 5-Day Pioneer Day 3 (50 miles) – 1st place. Rider: Lois Wifall

Comments received from the owner of Savour The Moment: Savour was very fast. I think that of all the horses that we personally have or have ridden he was the fastest. He was a very talented athlete and had very competitive nature; he was a lot of fun to ride! – Lois Wifall, California.


MISTANSZA (*SEKSTANS PASB x Moment of Mine by *El Purchino NSB), 1992 mare, AERC#:H27888

Mistansza, ridden by owner Charlene Lewis, climbing Cougar Rock at the Tevis Cup (Western States Trail Ride), August 1998.
Credit: Hughes Photography

Endurance winner in California.  Mistansza completed 49 of 52 rides including the Tevis Cup, for a total of over 2600 miles, 14 Top Tens and 1 win.

Ride Highlights:

1998 — Tevis Cup (Western States Ride) (100 miles) – 84th place. Rider: Charlene Lewis
2000 — Mt. Charleston Challenge I (75 miles) – 1st place. Rider: Charlene Lewis
2000 — Cow Tanks Pioneer Day 1 (60 miles) – 4th place & BC. Rider: Charlene Lewis
2000 — Old Warrior’s Water Hunt (50 miles) – 3rd place. Rider: Charlene Lewis
2000 — Californios 100-National Qualifying Ride (100 miles) – 16th place. Rider: Charlene Lewis
2001 — Around The Mountain (50 miles) – 4th place & BC. Rider: Charlene Lewis
2006 — Bear Valley Endeavor I & II (50 miles) – 4th place. Rider: Yara Brighton


MABELLINE (aka TR Belle) (PISTASCHIO x Maybe Mee by Pyatigorsk), 1996 mare, AERC#:H31876

Mabelline, ridden by owner Marie Feuer.
Credit: Jonni Jewel, Photographer.

Endurance competitor in California. Mabelline completed 1,770 miles and 38 of 43 rides (88.4% completion rate).

Ride Highlights:

2001 — Norco Riverdance Ride–IAHA Reg 1 Champ (50 miles) – 40th place. Rider: Marie Feuer
2004 — Californios Lite (30 miles) – 5th place. Rider: Marie Feuer
2005 — Easy Come/Easy Go AHA Reg 1 Championship (50 miles) – 26th place. Rider: Marie Feuer
2006 — Los Padres I & II, Day 2 (50 miles) – 10th place. Rider: Marie Feuer
2006 — Bear Valley Endeavor I & II (50 miles) – 7th place. Rider: Marie Feuer
2007 — Tejon Ranch (50 miles) – 12th place. Rider: Marie Feuer

Correspondence received from the owner of Mabelline: She is an incredible horse. Aside from being an almost perfect athlete, she has the personality of a golden lab. She is level headed, and smart. She takes complete care of herself during any endurance ride. She has a willing heart, but knows when she is tired. She makes an outstanding “pet,” trail horse, and arena horse in addition to doing endurance. -Marie Feuer (Professor of Psychology, Mt Sierra College, Monrovia) California.


PARADIGM SHIFT (Pyatigorsk x My Madame by *El Kasaka NSB), 1998 gelding, AERC#:H34442

Paradigm Shift, ridden by owner Mike Stueve, Bar H ride, January 2009.
Credit: Lynne Glazer Imagery

Endurance winner in California. Completed 1,480 miles and 100% of his 30 races, including 3 Top Ten finishes and 1 win.

Ride Highlights:

2005 — Save Our Trails (50 miles) – 15th place. Rider: Mike Steuve
2005 — Gambler’s Special Pioneer Day 1 (55 miles) – 1st place. Rider: Mike Steuve
2005 — Gambler’s Special Pioneer Day 2 (55 miles) – 7th place. Rider: Mike Steuve
2005 — Los Padres I & II (50 miles) (50 miles) – 13th place. Rider: Mike Steuve
2008 — Santa’s Get Up and Go (50 miles) – 5th place. Rider: Mike Steuve

Correspondence received from the wife of owner Mike Stueve, March/April 2011: Bud is such a wonderful, versatile horse. We love to show him to friends who think Arabians are too hot and skittish. They leave thinking the Arabian horse is a wonderful breed. He is a lovely, sweet horse and a treasured member of our family. With Mike’s surgeries and my pregnancy, months have gone by with no work other than turnout or leading. And yet, Mike can just hop on Bud’s back and expect a calm ride as if he had been out yesterday. – Karen Stueve, Newbury Park, California.


HIROKO (aka Trinity) (Pyatigorsk x My Madame by *El Kasaka NSB), 1997 mare, AERC#:H42524

Hiroko, ridden by Katie Defrancesco, Moab Canyon Pioneer ride, October 2010.
Credit: Christoph Schork, Global Endurance Training Center
Hiroko, ridden by Dian Woodward, Mt. Carmel XP Pioneer ride, May 4, 2012.
Credit: Steve Bradley Photography

Endurance competitor in Utah.  Hiroko completed 1095 miles, 21 of 30 rides (70% completion rate), 15 Top Tens, 1 Best Conditioned and 1 second.

Ride Highlights:

2009 — Mt Carmel XP Pioneer (50 miles) – 3rd place. Rider: Deborah Whorf
2009 — Owyhee Fandango International Pioneer Day 3 (50 miles) – 3rd place. Rider: Larry R. Cooper
2010 — Antelope Island (50 miles) – 3rd place. Rider: Deborah Whorf
2010 — Mt Carmel XP Pioneer Day 1 (50 miles) – 4th place. Rider: Deborah Whorf
2010 — Mt Carmel XP Pioneer Day 1 (50 miles) – 3rd place & BC. Rider: Deborah Whorf
2010 — Moab Canyons Pioneer (50 miles) – 2nd place. Rider: Katie Defrancesco
2011 — Moab Canyons Pioneer (55 miles) – 10th place. Rider: Cara Barnes
2014 – Mt. Carmel XP Pioneer Day 1 (50 miles) – 4th place. Rider: Mike Le Roux
2014 – Mt. Carmel XP Pioneer Day 3 (50 miles) – 3rd place. Rider: Mike Le Roux
2014 – Mt. Carmel XP Pioneer Day 5 (50 miles) – 5th place. Rider: Mike Le Roux

Correspondence received about Hiroko (aka Trinity), February 2011: Trinity is a very nice horse, we enjoy her a lot. She is a beautiful mare, great disposition. – Christoph Schork and Dian Woodward, Global Endurance Training Center, California.


POWER RANGER (Pyatigorsk x TW Czorta by SAMTYR), 1996 gelding, AERC#:H31367

Power Ranger, ridden by Anna Allen, Wild West Pioneer ride, May 2006.
Credit: Rene Baylor, Baylor-Gore Photography

Endurance winner in California. Power Ranger completed 980 miles, 24 of 28 rides (85.7% completion rate), 9 Top Ten finishes, 1 win, and 2 seconds.

Ride Highlights:

2001 — Shine & Shine Only IV (25 miles) – 4th place. Rider: Lisa Schneider
2001 — Scotts Flat Ride (30 miles) – 5th place. Rider: Shel Schneider
2002 — Twenty Mule Team CEI/FEI (35 miles) – 2nd place. Rider: Amy Schneider
2006 — Wild West Pioneer Day 1 – 3rd place. Rider: Anna Allen
2006 — Wild West Pioneer Day 2 – 2nd place. Rider: Anna Allen
2006 — Wild West Pioneer Day 3 – 1st place. Rider: Anna Allen

Comments received from the owner of Power Ranger, December 2006: Just want to say how much I love Piper. He came to me three years ago from friends who could no longer ride due to health issues. He has a wonderful disposition and takes good care of himself on the trail and in the pasture. This year he completed 8 of his 9 endurance efforts. You produced a really good horse!

In February 2011: Piper is still with me. His disposition is wonderful and he is a steady guy. Anna (Allen) and Victoria (Henley) were teens when they rode Piper. They learned a lot from him. When he isn’t being ridden on the trail, Piper gets in a few dressage lessons with my trainer, Kelly Casey. – Karen Bottiani, Moraga, California.

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