### 2-year Horseback Trip from Canada to Brazil

Brazilian journalist Filipe Leite is crossing two continents on horseback. Leite is a second-generation cowboy living a dream he’s had since he was young: he’s riding two horses from the Calgary Stampede to his home in Sao Palo, Brazil, on a trek that will take him two years on horseback. Leite said it’s a 10,000…

### Clearfield County Fair Pony Pulling Contest

A pony pulling contest made its debut at the 152nd edition of Clearfield County Fair recently, followed by the annual horse pulling contest in the afternoon. The pony pull had a total of four heavyweight competitors and two lightweight competitors, while the horse pull drew eight heavyweights and eight lightweights. Each competitor was a two…

### How Much do Jockeys Get Paid?

How much a jockey earns depends on the purse for a race and on their order of finish. The ‘purse’ in horse racing is the cash prize won by the owner. At the Hastings Park racetrack in Vancouver, British Columbia a jockey placing first will earn 10% of the purse for that race. 1. If…

### Lifeboat Crews Rescue Pony

A pony that fell more than 50 feet down a cliff in west Wales was saved by lifeboat crews in a dramatic rescue. 1. Calculate the distance she fell in yards. 2. Calculate the distance she fell in metres. It is thought that the little mare had been trapped for at least 96 hours when…

### Pony Club’s Championships East Wrap Up

The 2012 Pony Club Championships East took place in Lexington, VA. Members qualified in Games, Show Jumping, Eventing, Polocrosse, Quiz, Tetrathlon, or Dressage. Here are some interesting numbers from this year’s Championships. 1. To find out how many competitors competed in the competition, solve the following problem. 1417 – 864 = 2. To find out…