One casualty of Covid-19 in CHB was the Winter Olympics, a grassroots showjumping event held annually at Mt Herbert Farm in Waipukurau.

The Winter Olympics has never been an ordinary event. It was started by well-known Waipukurau showjumper Claire Wilson to raise funds for local causes as well as give horse and pony riders of all levels a fun and encouraging experience in the world of showjumping.

Over the past decade many organisations have benefited from this event including Flemington School, Hawke’s Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust and the Hawke’s Bay Cancer Society.

This month’s event was to be the 11th Winter Olympics. The beneficiaries were to be the Dannevirke Hunt and the Hawke’s Bay Rural Support Trust.

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