A 16-year-old from Eccleshall has become the youngest rider to win the 100-mile Red Dargon endurance ride.
The event is Wales’ toughest challenge and attracts hundreds of riders from all over Britain for the three day festival.
Eccleshall’s Brett Corcoran completed the most challenging ride of all, the two-day Red Dragon, at an average speed of 11.31km to beat his four rivals.
It was a small field of just five combinations, but all completed the course, despite heavy rain in the days leading up to the event, making the course slippy underfoot. Second was last year’s winning combination, David Yeoman on Marlouf De Norvavre.
Corcoran was riding his 11-year-old Arab gelding Bashir Shamyr. “It was an amazing end to a tricky year,” said Corcoran, who had to pull out of the World and European Championships after Shamyr bruised his coronet the week prior to competition.
The Eccleshall youngster is now studying sports science at Stafford College, after passing his GCSE’s.