All levels of horse riders will be at the second Selwyn Equestrian Centre and Saddlery Barn Winter Show Hunter and Show Jumping Series

Selwyns showjumping series

by Ann van Engelen

The second event for the Selwyn Equestrian Centre and Saddlery Barn Winter Show Hunter and Show Jumping Series will be held on Sunday, June 16.

“There are four days all up, and they give the chance for people of all ages and riding experience to compete over winter. We warm up indoors and compete in the all-weather outdoor arena here at 126 Kivers Road in Burnham,” says manager Rochelle Buist.

“There were about 50 participants last month, and all types of riders come along. Saddlery Barn is our main sponsor, and the winners receive rugs at the end of the series. We are the only Selwyn-based riding centre, and we have a lot of local people coming along. The day is open to anybody, and you don’t need the correct attire, it is ok to ride in casual gear.

“For adults returning to riding these days are a lot of fun, and it is a good way to make new friends. People bring their deck chairs, and we have a barbecue and drinks available for lunch. Dogs are not allowed on the grounds.”

The pony show jumping and hack show jumping are based on time, and the show hunter is based on style and technique.

“We also hold school holiday programmes and camps for children with an interest in horses. We teach in an easy format, and the children often teach each other. It is a good way to gain experience in their own space and time.

It is a lot of fun, and they make great friends.

For more information contact Rochelle through the Selwyn Equestrian Centre Facebook page or phone 021 133 8288.