Equestrian Toasted at Opening in Taupō

Pictured: Taupō district mayor David Trewavas (left) with the Minister of Sport, the Right Honourable Grant Robertson, Rio Olympian Clarke Johnstone, NEC convenor Dr Wallie Neiderer and ESNZ high performance director Sarah Dalziell-Clout. Photo by Diana Dobson/The Black Bal loon The future of New Zealand’s equestrian was toasted by some of the nation’s sporting leaders today with the official opening of the National Equestrian Centre’s new international-standard indoor arena in Taupō. The Minister of Sport, the Honourable Grant Robertson did the honours before around 170 people including dignitaries, long-time supporters of equestrian, life members of Equestrian Sports New Zealand, Olympian

Hardy Eventers Brave Tough Conditions

Words Virginia Caro Image - Take the Moment Relentless rain resulted in many withdrawals before the cross-country phase of the Bay of Plenty Horse Trials on Sunday, with most of those who did run their horses treating the very wet conditions with due respect and riding accordingly. Fortune favours the brave, with the only competitor in the Pub Charity CNC2* Plus class to go cross-country reaping the rewards. Jake Barham had 20 penalties for a run-out with Atlan, and incurred 32-time-penalties, finishing with total penalties of 102.5, but took the spoils, and will smile all the way home to Hawkes Bay. There were seven withdrawals before cross-country in the Dunstan Feeds CIC2* class, with

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