2011 Gold Medal: Chris Herron and Ambersun

Rider and horse name:

Chris Herron and Ambersun

Horse Barn name:



Arabian, stallion

Horse & rider years in endurance & # of miles:

Chris:  12 years, 7500 miles.  Hawk: 3 years, 1720 miles.

Which XP ride did you enjoy the most this year?

The Twenty Eleven XP ride.

Which ride did you find the most challenging, and why?

The long XP.  It was a lot more work moving camp every day with a lot of mud and heavy rains to start with.

What do you feel is the most important thing you learned about yourself and your horse this past year?

Hawk and I are big weenies when it comes to bad weather.

Is there anything you did this year that you would do differently next year? (or, if you had a chance to do this last year over again)?

I would have ridden a few more days.

What do you think was the best thing that you did do?

Putting shoes on my horse.

What are your horses best qualities?

He’s chestnut.

Did anything funny or strange happen on any of the rides this year?

Yeah, Gary wrecked my rig on Highway 50.