Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Seddon event opens New Zealand season - Full Article

Race Report made with the assistance of Heidi Bulfin
9th December 2018

Marlborough Club, Seaview, Seddon, Marlborough, New Zealand. Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December 2018. ESNZ Endurance’s 2018-2019 FEI Series got off to a start with the beautiful Seddon CEI2* event, hosted by the Marlborough club.

The ride went wholly over the Yealands’ and Pernod-Ricard’s vineyards at Seaview, with breath-taking views over the sea to the North Island, and the Awatere river to the south.
Rain earlier in the week in Marlborough ensured near-perfect underfoot conditions, with not a single lameness vet out for any of the endurance classes. The vets and officials helped with the smooth running of the event, and the atmosphere was relaxed and inviting. Riders had travelled from as far afield as Palmerston in the South and the Wairarapa in the North...

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