June 14 2018
A trustee of the Lady Khama Charitable Trust (LKCT), Christian De Graaff has applauded the Ghanzi Horse Endurance Relay (GHER) riders for their commitment and sacrifice.
De Graaff, who is also the co-founder of the GHER, said the riders had ensured a successful relay since inception in 2009.
He said the main objective of the initiative was to raise awareness on horse endurance riding as well as helping disadvantaged members of the society.
He was speaking at this year’s GHER stop-over in Sekoma on Wednesday, which started in Ghanzi and will end in Gaborone.
The relay, which covers a distance of over 700km in four days, is intended to raise funds for the LKCT.
“These young men and women that you see here today, embarked on this four day long endurance relay from Ghanzi to Gaborone to raise awareness on endurance horse-riding in Botswana, and more importantly, to raise funds for the Trust. For their efforts and sacrifice, we will forever be grateful,” he said.
A representative of the GHER riders, Seeiso Maine said their journey was a mixed one where they encountered challenges along the way.
He said even though the relay was fun, they were faced with challenges such as wild animals, especially dangerous snakes.
He urged young people to come forth and join them to keep away from the streets and also play a role in contributing to helping the less-advantaged members of the society.
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