Classic showjumping contest
GIDDYUP it’s showjumping time!
Herds of Tweed riders are saddling up for this weekend’s Cabarita Showjumping Classic hoping to outjump, outride and outwit the fierce competition.
The event, hosted by the Cabarita Horsemen’s Association, is the first of its kind at the club and event spokesperson Judith Cartwright believes it’s destined to become a regular fixture on the local equestrian calendar.
“There is a lot of showjumping in the area and a lot of enthusiasm,” she said.
“We are holding this event because of the large amount of interest in the area and because of the many people wanting to compete more often locally.
“Equestrian sports provide a unique aspect by allowing riders of any sex or age to compete against each other.”
Rider must wear equipment approved of by the Australian Standards Association, but besides the required helmet and boots a dress code will not be enforced.
The event, which runs all day Saturday and Sunday, offers a full canteen and a barbeque on Saturday night.
Entries cost $6 to $8.