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Namibia: Stefanus Pienaar Memorial Ride - Full Article
30th March 2019

Otjivero Endurance Club, Sandune lodge, Gobabis, Namibia. Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 March 2019. The Stefanus Pienaar Memorial Ride took place on the eastern side of Namibia near Gobabis at the venue of Sandune lodge.

It was hosted by Otjivero Endurance club as a FEI ride with the following distances, CEI1* 80km and CEI2* 120km. The National Federation hosted also distances from 30 to 160km under the FEI rules and regulations.

This ride is one of a kind with two consecutive rides in two days time. It’s been held as totally different rides with separate entries and different horses. It is organized this way to accommodate riders who travel long distances and want to qualify more than one horse for upcoming races later this year.

Otjivero club claimed a very successful ride and a completion rate of 84% . This is remarkable if taking into consideration the extreme weather conditions with soaring temperatures rising over 40 degrees and high humidity on Saturday as well...

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