Riders endure first round of National Qualifiers

Burlyn Breedt on Lady BonBon.

The Cedar Equestrian Club in Northvale has arranged a qualifying show to enable enthusiastic and skilled horse riders to qualify for the National Horseriding Championships that will take place in the Afridome in Parys, between 29 June and 2 July.

The riders ride in the Western Riding Discipline, which is a combination of horse and rider skills. It is aimed at having a favourable impression on the competition judge, through the seemingly effortless execution of the various manoeuvres and patterns on the day.

Miliza Coetzee (scribe) and Neil Dougal (judge), with Burlyn Breedt and Lady BonBon, a prestige horse.

Riders have to endure three more qualifying rounds to make it to the Nationals. The successful completion of each show, with the recording of all results and the handing out of prizes, is dependent on the inputs of many people. The club wishes to thank everyone involved.

Cedar Equestrian Club aims to apply the transformation policy of the South African Equestrian Federation by encouraging and enabling riders of all ages and racial groups, with various abilities, to take part in the different events that are offered.

Danielle Harris on Gelani Keshan.

For more information on Cedar Equestrian Club at Evermore Stables, including the next show on 4 June, contact Jaap Heesterbeek on 083 280 4872 or Neil Dougall on 073 122 2195. Alternatively, you can visit the club’s Facebook page Cedar Equestrian Club, or email [email protected].

Johane Coetzee on Elandspruit Colorado Sun.
Photos: Michelle Fouche

Results for Round 1 of the National Qualifiers:

Danielle Harris on Glani Keshan – Youth Novice Champion

Burlyn Breedt on Lady BonBon – Youth Intermediate Champion

Stephanie le Roux on Gizmo – Adult Novice Champion

Johane Coetzee on Elandspruit Colorado Sun – Adult Intermediate Champion

Here are some of the highlights of the qualifiers:

Wendy Moller on Willows Rafiki was the first para-rider in Cedar Equestrian Club history. Mofat Nkosi entered for the first time and won a first place on Phillins Orbit in the Showmanship at Halter Adult Novice Class. The highest score of the day came from Blake Vosloo on Arabesque Mexican Wave, who achieved a score of 69,5 for Ranch Riding Horse Adult Novice.

The main sponsor of the day was Buco Hardware in Honeydew, who supplied prizes for everyone, even the hardworking ground staff.

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