Endurance horse riding is a little-known sport that requires horse and rider to navigate a 25- to 100-mile course under the close supervision of veterinarians.
The entire race organization is dependent upon an individual(s) or club to manage all the logistics of the rides, with the possibility that the ride manager could lose money and the guarantee all helpers at the ride work for free.
Jim and Marty Rogan of Danville hosted the eighth annual Kentucky Diehard ride at Shakertown on Nov. 19. Horse and rider teams came from as far as Duluth, Minn., for one reason — Jim and Marty Rogan put on a great ride at a great venue.
Jim and Marty are always smiling, helpful, have a great Kentucky cuisine dinner the night before the ride and offer extremely thoughtful and unique Kentucky-made awards.