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Penn Valley Woman Begins Centaur Ride

She was able to get out of an abusive relationship, and now Meredith Cherry is set to embark on a ride around the United States to speak out against domestic violence. The thing is, she’s going to go, on horseback. Cherry and her horse Apollo will be leaving Sunday, New Year;s Day, from the Penn Valley Rodeo Grounds, and she plans to ride through all of the lower 48 states–a trip of over 14-thousand miiles. She says this is not a race like the Tevvis Cup or anything like that…

Listen to Meredith Cherry 1

Cherry says it’s going to take about four years to complete her journey. She’ll cover only about 20 miles a day on average, and also stop for a couple of days at a time. Cherry will start north, and when she gets to Seattle, she may stop for a few weeks if there is bad weather in the mountains to the east. There’s going to be a sendoff party for her at noon Sunday, and she’s hoping for a good crowd…

Listen to Meredith Cherry 2

Cherry says she’s planned the trip for three years, but after the first few weeks, she isn’t sure where she’ll be each night. She’s calling it the Centaur Ride (a centaur is a mythical half-human, half-horse). You can find more information at centaur-ride dot-com.

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