Even as a little girl, Beverly had a passion for horses. She grew up admiring her older sister who had a horse, riding lessons and showing. Beverly was her "groom" and would brush, walk, wash anything to be near her sisters' horse.


Beverly moved to Utah to attend college and purchased a beautiful Arabian filly named Uinta. They would learn from each other. Uinta was eventually Beverly's champion mount for Ride and Tie races. This event involves 2 runners and one horse in an exchange riding over a designated course. The team was unbeatable for ten years of competition and won the Levi National Championship women's division.  In order to keep her Ride and Tie horse in shape, Beverly would enter a few Endurance rides a year…then a few more and finally only endurance riding.


Her endurance race career spans over 3 decades.  She has over 19,300 competition miles, 365 races and 110 wins. Her list of accomplishments is extensive including her selection with Regalidon (aka Paladin) to the United States Equestrian Endurance Team. Bev and Pal are an awesome team and were the 1st USA rider at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain. The next year they were invited by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zaued Al Nahyan to race at his beautiful al Wathba Endurance Village in Abu Dhabi.  And, the following month Beverly and Pal were invited by the United Arab Emirates Racing Federation to race in Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was her gracious host. There were 110 horses entered in the Gold Cup and only 16 finished and Beverly and Pal finished 14th.  They also raced for the

US Team at the World Endurance Championship in Dubai.

They have raced 3 times in Malaysia by invitation of the King of Malaysia.


Her Highest career achievements is the National Champion BEST CONDITION horse award riding Jolly Sickle.


One of Beverly's most famous horses is an Anglo Arabian named AA Omner. He raced 9,000 of Bevs 18,500 career miles. He was inducted to the American Endurance Ride Conference Hall of Fame, Top Ten Endurance Horse of the Millenium by Arabian Horse World Magazine and Breyer Model horses created a statue in his honor. Omner retired to the National Ability Center and taught children about his gift to never give up hope.

See his page In Honor of Omner.

 

RIDING with  BEVERLY

BEVERLY GRAY

BOX 393

KAMAS, UT 84036

435-783-3435

Bev@allwest.net