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The challenge is on among Bronberg showjumpers. An inter-stables team challenge is in the pipeline and now is the time to start looking for team members.

The first ever Bronberg-based inter stables team challenge was held on 23 July last year. Stable yards east of Pretoria competed in friendly team events at the local jumping shows. This year the concept has been given a boost with a generous R20 000 sponsorship from Stan van de Burgh, owner of The Burgh Equestrian Centre.


The team challenge shows will be held at The Burgh Equestrian Centre
Photo: The Burgh Equestrian Centre

Stan, himself a sportsman, has always been keen to give riders incentives to compete as teams and as individuals. “His commitment to equestrian sport has been remarkable and we are very fortunate to have him in our area,” said Sue van der Merwe from Pretoria Equestrian Centre (PEC).

The competitions will be held over three shows. Jumping teams must consist of five adult or junior riders (four team members and one reserve), competing over 1.20 m, 1.10 m; 1.00 m and 90 cm courses.

The three best scores over the three shows will be taken into account to determine the winning team. There will also be a similar team competition for pony riders who will be competing over 1.00 m, 90 cm, 80 cm and 70 cm.

The shows will be held at The Burgh Equestrian Centre on 1 September, 20 October and the final on 10 November. They will include graded events for the adults and juniors, but the pony competitions will be unaffiliated and open to all pony riders.


It’s time to start choosing your showjumping team mates
Photo: The Burgh Equestrian Centre

Prize money for the junior/adult team challenge include: R4 000 for a first place, R3 000 for a second place, and R2 000 for a third place.

Prize money for the pony rider team challenge include: R4 000 for a first place, R2 400 for a second place, R1 200 for a third place, R800 for a fourth place and R600 for a fifth place.

There will be extra prize money of R600 for the rider of the series with the biggest number of clear rounds and bonus points for double clears, as well as a R400 prize for the rider’s groom.

For more information, send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Riders and yards can take a look at the rules and prizes at www.theburghequestrian.com.

 

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