KZN Breeders Sponsorship Towards KZN Dressage For Top-Performing Ex-Racehorses



KZN Breeders Sponsorship Towards KZN Dressage For Top-Performing Ex-Racehorses

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Two contrasting equestrian disciplines have joined forces to highlight the Thoroughbred horse and their successful competitive careers after racing.

The KZN Breeders Association, a club comprising of Stud farms who breed racehorses in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal – including our Champion National Thoroughbred Breeders’ Summerhill Stud – have joined forces with KZN Dressage, and will be sponsoring six shows during the competitive year of 2014, with rosettes and prizes at each show – culminating with a Trophy and prizes being awarded to the top Thoroughbred horse with the most points accumulated over the year, and possibly a trophy for the top KZN-bred winner.

The KZN Breeders are looking forward to a symbiotic relationship with KZN Dressage with a common love of the Thoroughbred horse.

Snoopy by Baroon out of a Keefah mare, ridden by Julie Rawlins, competes in Elementary Medium. Image: Supplied

Snoopy, by Baroon out of a Keefah mare, owned and ridden by Julie Rawlins competes in Elementary Medium Dressage in KZN. Image: Supplied.

The competition was initiated to highlight the successful careers and versatility of the Thoroughbred breed in varying riding sports and disciplines, post racing, and KZN Breeders would like to thank KZN Dressage for their enthusiasm and initiation, which KZN Breeders are very glad to support.

The successful retraining of ex-racehorses competing in various equestrian disciplines has seen them consistently prove themselves in both the local and international sport horse arenas.

Dressage is considered to be the ultimate in equestrian sport, requiring great precision and discipline from both horse and rider.

The competition is not limited to Dressage horses only – all disciplines are encouraged to enter their Thoroughbreds and actively participate in this dressage challenge for the year end prize.

The levels of competition which will count for points include the Preliminary, Novice, Elementary and Elementary Medium levels.

The Trophy will be awarded at the final show.

The KZN Dressage dates for the competition (to be confirmed):

2 March Equiflair

3-6 April DSA Challenge
25-27 April Horse & Wine

8 June Equiflair Dressage KZN Champs warmup
27-29 June DSC Dressage KZN Champs

5 July Equiflair KZN Dressage Challenge
24-27 July DSC SA Dressage Championships

11-14 September DSC KZN Dressage Derby

10-12 October DSC Spring Extravaganza

For more information please visit kznbreeders.co.za and kzndressage.co.za to keep up with the news, photos and results for the year or contact Sally McGrath at smcgrath@telkomsa.net.

    


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