Local horse and rider, ‘Gabby’ and Dr. Sacha Edgell, successfully completed the Tevis Cup on July 24 in Auburn, Calif.
This is North America’s most renowned and difficult equine endurance competition and is considered a true test of horsemanship. Horse and rider must travel 100 miles and climb 19,000 feet over rocky terrain within 24 hours and under veterinary scrutiny.
Drs. Edgell and MacDonald, owners of Comox Valley Animal Hospital, would like to thank the following people: Jackie Mercer who expertly shod ‘Gabby’; local endurance enthusiasts Frances Forgues, Karen Ellis, Lindy Berkowitz, Claudia Harper, and Bob and Carolyn Williams for their encouragement and support; also Jessica Semper, a veterinary student from Nanaimo who worked tirelessly to care for ‘Gabby’ and Dr. Edgell during the event.
‘Gabby’ is now home in the Comox Valley enjoying some well-deserved rest.