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Valerie Ashker, 60, and 7-year-old OTTB Primitivo will set out to cross the United States May 8.

Woman, 60, to ride her OTTB 3,500 miles

A 60-year-old equestrian plans to ride her off-track Thoroughbred from California to Maryland in a five-month journey meant to raise awareness and respect for the Thoroughbred sport horse. Valerie Ashker, an Eventer, horse trainer and mother of four-star Eventer Lainey Ashker, plans to set out on the 3,500-mile journey on May 8. Leaving from her home base at Crow’s Ear Farm, Calif. Ashker will ride her 7-year-old OTTB Primitivo roughly 10 miles a day along old Pony Express roads, looking to cross the United States following the Route 50 corridor. Primitivo Sire: Monashee Mountain Dam: Siberian Shamrock, by Siberian Summer […]