Elmer Bandit, the 38 year old competitive trail horse, was euthanized on February 14th after he was unable to rise. Although he was alert, cold temperatures and wind had caused him to become hypothermic. He was surrounded by his friends and his owner, Mary Anna Wood, at the end. The Horse has set up a […]
There hasn’t been much in the news about Elmer Bandit, the 38 year old Arab-cross who set a world record last year for competitive trail ride miles. Apparently no one told him that he is well beyond retirement age because Elmer is still racking up the miles. On July 18th, Elmer and owner Mary Ana […]
I’ve been wondering recently what Marianna Wood and Elmer Bandit have planned for the 2009 competitive trail riding season. Last year they made headlines when they set a new lifetime record for competitive trail miles. Elmer Bandit, now 38 years old, is getting ready for his first competitive trail ride for the season, according to […]
This past weekend, Elmer Bandit and his owner/rider Mary Anna Wood achieved a new record for lifetime competitive trail riding: 20,720 miles. The 37-year old half-arabian gelding passed the previous record held by Wing Tempo this past weekend when he completed the 29-mile North American Trail Ride Conference at Kanopolis State Park near Lindsborg, Kansas. […]
Elmer Bandit and his owner, Mary Anna Wood, are chipping away at the World Record for competitive trail riding. The pair completed the Kansas Flint Hills Competitive Trail Ride on October 4-5 bringing Elmer’s unofficial mileage to 20,600, a mere 110 miles off the World Record! The 37-year old half-Arabian has a lot of fans […]
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Elmer Bandit, competitive trail horse extraordinaire, is closing in on the world record for competitive trail miles. The 37-year old horse won the Open Division at the Dave Smith Fall Fiesta competition near Lehigh, Iowa, last weekend bringing his total miles to 20,540. The record is 20,710 miles. Additional resources: 37-Year-Old Horse Elmer Bandit Wins Competitive Trail […]
When I wrote about Elmer Bandit in June, the 37-year-old gelding was on the brink of setting a new record for lifetime mileage for competitive trail rides. Elmer had the summer off, but just came closer to his goal by finishing second in the 60-mile Spotted Rump Ride Competitive Trail Event (St. Louis, Mo.) in […]