Meet Hannah Pruss and her 17-year-old Arabian gelding, Kourageus Hope, better known as “Stuart.” Hannah first started endurance riding in the late 1990’s, riding a mare named “Shazams Zhope” — Stuart’s dam. Hannah has since accrued over 7000 miles with the AERC (American Endurance Ride Conference, the governing body for endurance in the United States), a combination of both endurance (50+ mile rides) and limited distance (25-35-mile rides) rides.
“Stuart” is one of Hannah’s home-bred horses. She raised and trained him herself, and has been his only rider in Stuart’s 3000 miles of competitions. There most recent accomplishment was a 2nd place finish at the Fort Howes 100…and they were also awarded Best Condition.
Together, they are an impressive team. Just some of their accomplishments on the endurance trail include:
– 3x 1st place at the Big Horn 100
– 2x Reserve Champion and 1st Middleweight at the AERC National Championship 100
And did you know Stuart has one eye?
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