Friday, October 23, 2009

Namibian horse riders in Argentina

The Southern Times

The country will showcase five young riders at the world event and expectations are quite high for Namibia to perform well.

Namibia Endurance Horse Riding secretary-general Annette Hanekom said on Monday that three of the five-member delegation, Wanette Hanekom, Izolde von Schauroth and Marlene Janse van Rensburg, competed in the 2005 junior world championships held in Bahrain.

Hanekom is confident that Namibia will do very well taking into account the experience the trio picked up at the last junior world championships. "I have very high expectations for the Namibian team," said Hanekom.

She said the young riders would depart on 11 March for the South American country to get to know the Argentinean horses they would be riding. The Namibian team will be leasing horses from that country, said Hanekom.

The two other riders making the team are Pierre de Wet and Ellaine Rudman, who are also determined to excel at the global event.