Hydesville woman takes 1st place in horse endurance contest

Joyce Sousa of Hydesville riding her Arabian horse LV Integrity rode to a first place finish at the Ride Bear 50 mile endurance race in Gilroy on Oct. 2 and then returned to Silver Springs, Nevada on Oct. 15 at the High Desert 50 mile race and placed first against 39 other riders in a time of 5 hours and 29 minutes. LV Integrity also was judged to receive the Best Condition award.

The following day, the pair raced to a 3rd place finish in the 50 mile

competition. LV Integrity in June raced his 31st 100 mile ride in Oregon and placed 2nd.

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