HALLIDAY, ND — You could possibly say Dante LaPierre is an endurance junkie.
She has been taking part in 100-mile endurance horse races since she was a baby. When she’s not racing, she trains for races at her ranch close to Halliday.
His laborious work pays off.
Dante LaPierre has spent the previous 12 months dreaming and coaching for a victory lap.
She and her horse, Dennie, completed third on this 12 months’s Tevis Cup Journey.
“We made it collectively,” LaPierre mentioned.
The Tevis Cup Journey is a 24-hour, 100-mile endurance race by a few of California’s hardest terrain. LaPierre gained an hour and 20 minutes off his 2021 time.
“I improved my time and my rating,” she mentioned.
In 2021, LaPierre and Dennie completed in eighth place, a feat she hung in Dennie’s hair for this 12 months’s race.
“When you get into the highest 10, you get the everlasting quantity. So, I lower the 8, subsequent 12 months we can be quantity three“, she defined.
The final word aim: to switch that eight with a one. However Dante mentioned whereas profitable is the final word aim, it is competitors and coaching that she and Dennie dwell for.
“I am addicted!” she laughed.
LaPierre mentioned one of many greatest challenges of the Tevis Cup Journey is the terrain. She and Dennie spent a number of months earlier than the race coaching in California.
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