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Sunday, March 3, 2024

Dunnellon man and horse win 100-mile endurance race in California

A Dunnellon man and his horse claimed victory in the oldest “modern-day endurance ride” in the country for the fifth time in the past two decades.

Jeremy Reynolds, who owns Reynolds Racing with his wife, Heather, claimed victory atop his horse, Treasured Moments, in the 2023 Tevis Cup.

Treasured Moments (left) with Jeremy Reynolds (Photo: Tevis Cup)
Treasured Moments (left) with Jeremy Reynolds (Photo: Tevis Cup)

Held in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, the competition takes riders and their horses through dozens of miles of challenging terrain.

During this year’s event, Reynolds and Treasure began their journey in Soda Springs at 5:15 a.m. and finished over 15 hours later, traversing Robinson Flat, Devil’s Thumb, and other parts of the mountain range.

Reynolds and Treasure crossed the finish line at 8:29 p.m., approximately 8 minutes ahead of the next closest rider, Gabriela Blakeley. Heather Reynolds finished not far behind at 9:31 p.m.

The victory marked Reynold’s fifth in the event, which has been held annually since 1955. Reynolds claimed victories in 2004, 2007, 2011, and 2021.

In addition to this year’s ride, Treasure, who is a 13-year-old Arabian, rode to victory with Reynolds in 2021.

For more information on this or previous year’s results, visit the Tevis Cup website.

To read more about the Reynolds, their accomplishments, or their business, visit Reynolds Racing online.