Eventing Central Districts 5th 6th March

Abigail Long rides Codak Xtreme, winners of the Allan McNeill CCN2*-S. Photo credit to Belinda Pratt Photography

Criminal offence when committed on the road but just a few headaches and sleepless nights for event secretaries. Full marks to Meg Gloyn who mastered the logistics of running a horse trials within the guide lines of the current red light system due to the current covid pandemic.

Running the lower heights on the Saturday and the remainder on Sunday meant two days of conducting all three phases on each day. Unfortunately it meant class sizes needed to be capped and a waiting list instigated.

 A number of our northern friends made the journey south seeking competition that they had been deprived of due to covid which caused the cancellation of several events.

The event ran smoothly and there appeared to be a happy bunch of riders at the end of the second day. Good weather and  well designed cross-country courses courtesy of Clive Long and Campbell Draper gave everyone a good outing.

With a great team of sponsors on board, many returning once again to support us and some new ones as well,  a number also donated items for the online auction. A big thank you to Abby Long Equestrian who donated the choice of either a free lesson with Abby or a free use of her arena to the highest placed local rider in each class, prizes that were well sort after.

Eventing Central Districts are not only indebted to all our sponsors and officials but also to the McKelvie Family who continue to allow equestrian groups like ours to use their “Pukemarama” property.

Further info on all our sponsors can be found on the Eventing Central Districts Facebook page.

If you wish to view photos of the event visit Petapix.co.nz and Belinda Pratt Photography for some great shots.

We made it, done and dusted, roll on the next one.  Ending this report with a huge thank you to everybody who contributed to the running of the event, we can’t run without your help which Eventing Central Districts truly appreciates. Thanks also to all the riders for supporting us.

Bruce Smith.

Full Results Here