Paula Boer, author of the Brumbies series, attended the Tom Quilty 50th Anniversary National Endurance Championships, held at Del Rio Resort at Wiseman’s Ferry on the Hawkesbury River (New South Wales, Australia). Given the auspicious anniversary, it was a huge event and Paula, who was once an endurance rider herself, enjoyed the proceedings and had the opportunity to sell her signed Brumbies series books. She stated it was an exciting, enjoyable, and successful experience.
There were over 350 riders in the event, which took place from midnight 5th June to midnight 6th June. The ride is in 5 legs with vet checks and rest periods between each leg so overall elapsed ride time is more than the 18 hours 8 minutes and 4 seconds! No wonder they call it endurance!
Here is Paula at her stand at the event:
Paula had the opportunity to speak to many of the participants, and a great deal of interest was given to her 5-book series – reflected in healthy sales.
An example of one of the participants she met was Alissa Woods, 13, who lives in Queensland. She started her endurance career in May 2012 and had her first attempt at a Quilty buckle in June 2013 (age 11) but vetted out on the first leg. She came 11th out of 22 junior entrants. Alissa is a reader of Horsewyse Magazine and Paula will be doing an interview with her for the next edition. The following photograph shows Paula with Alyssa.
Congratulations to Paula on a great experience, as well as the success of her series within the horse-riding community!
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Brumbies in the Snow
Brumbies in the Mist
Brumbies in the Outback
Brumbies in the Mountains
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Alissa won a set of Brumbies novels for being the youngest rider to successfully complete the ride. Congratulations to her and her horse, Quartz, who is a year older at 14!