OCALA, FL. – The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center went all out for spectators, riders, and trainers at the North American Endurance Team Challenge CEI3* FEI invitational, hosted December 9-15 at Goethe State Forest and Black Prong Equestrian Center. As hosts of the After Party Bonfire and Barbecue, The Sanctuary celebrated the event in style with displays of their world class therapies and ice cold beers chilled in the Cold Saltwater Leg Spa.
“When the best endurance teams from the U.S., Canada and Mexico meet to compete, we love to show them some genuine Florida hospitality,” said Tom Grabe with The Sanctuary. The smart mix of socializing while learning about rehabilitative and therapeutic modalities The Sanctuary has to offer was a hit with all of the participants. “The chilled beers floating in our cold saltwater leg spa are always a favorite,” said Grabe.

The winners of the 160km USEF North American Endurance Team Challenge Race through Goethe State Forest, in 8 hours, 20 minutes, 22 seconds, were Jeremy Reynolds and RR Gold Dust Rising. The individual race was an FEI CEI3* competition; reserve went to Nicki Meuten and Not Tonight.

The team competition, with entries from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, was won by Reynolds and Meuten’s Southeast Team B. Aided by the contributions of riders Cheryl Van Deusen and Deborah Walker, the Southeast Team B total time of 27 hours, 6 minutes, 48 seconds was more than an hour ahead of closest contenders, Northeast Team C (28:19:04).

Endurance racing is the ultimate test of peak performance and when equine athletes require top-shelf rehabilitation and conditioning, The Sancutary offers a world-class facility with some of the most advanced conditioning and rehabilitation equipment in the world including […]