The nation’s future superstars are likely to be competing this weekend at the Bayley’s National Young Horse Championship Show in Hastings.
Hosted by Northern Hawke‘s Bay Show Jumping, the show celebrates all that is special about New Zealand’s equine stars.
This year, for the first time, there is a young horse ring to ensure the best of footing for the youngsters. Champions will be found in the four, five, six and seven-year-old divisions, while the leading breeder across the young horse classes is also rewarded. Greg Best is designing the young horse championship classes.
Co-chair Lara Baker says the championships always attract plenty of interest both on and offshore. “It is a real showcase for them and one everyone watches for the future,” she says.
The Grand Prix show is also running national series jumping and show hunter classes, the FEI CSI1* class and the hotly contested Kyrewood Area Teams event.
Heather McDonald will design the courses in ring one with Gary Sinclair tasked with ring two. Already more than 300 combinations have entered, including a small contingent from the South Island, with more entries likely as the show approaches.
WHAT: Bayley’s National Young Horse Championship Show
WHEN: December 9-11, 2022
WHERE: Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds, Hastings
START SHEETS AND RESULTS: www.evoevents.co.nz
LIVESTREAM: Facebook National Young Horse Jumping Championships
7 December 2022