Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Zealand: North Island Endurance Champs

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sue Reid riding Makahiwi Achilles had a great win at the North Island Endurance Champs held at Waiuku earlier this month, winning the CEI3* 160k North Island Championship in a time of 9:04:04.

Endurance will once again make an appearance at New Zealand's premier annual event, the Kelt Capital Horse of the Year Show in March.

This year sees some changes to the Endurance format the organisers are hoping will encourage greater number participation. The introduction of a shorter distance ride and Novice classes means that this year's HOY will cater for all levels of horse and rider.

It's less than a month before HOY gets under way in Hawke's Bay on March 16 and for many combinations it's the culmination of a season of hard work. For those who don't compete, it's a fantastic opportunity to see the best equestrian talent New Zealand (and some overseas competitors) has to offer. The show seems to get bigger and better every year and this year is sure to be no exception, so don’t miss out!

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