Riding for the win

Two Malibu residents got top spots in the May 15 Crazy Coyote 25-mile Limited Distance endurance race.

Malibu Deer Creek Ranch owner and resident Carlos Siderman rode his horse, “Hustle Time,” to a first-place finish. His wife, Lisa, captured third place on her horse, “All The Money,” and also took home the coveted Best Condition award. In a sport historically dominated by Arabian stallions, it is worth noting that both winning horses are American Saddlebreds-a horse that has declined significantly since their widespread use in the American Civil War.

American Saddlebred horses were originally bred for covering long distances at a comfortable gait. General Lee and General Grant are some of the well-known Civil War military that rode Saddlebreds. Other notable Saddlebred horses, popularized on television, include Mr. Ed, Fury and one of the horses that played Black Beauty.

The Malibu Times is the first newspaper in Malibu, serving the community since 1946.

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