Dressage and graded show-jumping

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Show 2 of the Graded Dressage Series and Graded Show-jumping Series was held at Notwane Equestrian Centre last weekend.

The Dressage and Show-Jumping Judge was Eileen Pienke whose return air fare from Maun was sponsored by Heiner and Heidi Knab. She was kindly accommodated by Sue Bookbinder at Pangolin Farm.  The Course Designer and Course Builder was Sue Bookbinder. The Scribe was Teresa Pastor for the dressage and show-jumping  

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The entry fees for dressage and show-jumping were P80.00 per class which included the Officials Fee of P60.00 and the Grounds Fee of P20.00.  

The dressage classes started on Friday afternoon at 3.00pm and continued until 6.00pm.  On Saturday the dressage classes continued from 9.00am until 12 noon.  At 12.30 the show-jumping course was open for walking and the jumping started at 12.45pm.   On Sunday the show-jumping course was open for walking at 8.30am and the jumping started at 8.45am and was completed by 11.15am.

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For the A2 Competition FEI Art 238.2.1 on Saturday, Sue built a fabulous course with 10 jumps and 12 jumping efforts comprising of four uprights, three parallels, one fan, two double combinations and three changes of rein. Jump one, a blue, black and white Botswana flag upright  was approached through the start on the left rein, straight on in three strides to jump two, a black, red and yellow German flag parallel, land left and around to jump three, a blue and white upright, straight on in three strides to jump four, an orange, white and green Irish flag parallel with house fillers and wings, land right and around to jump five, a red and white parallel with plank fillers, land right and around to jump six, a red, green, black and yellow striped double combination of an upright and two strides to an upright, land right and around to jump seven, a black and white upright, land left and around to jump eight, a red, white and blue striped double combination of a parallel and one stride to an upright, land left and around to jump nine, a red, white, yellow and blue fan, land right and around to jump ten a blue, red and white upright and through the finish.  This course was jumped as one round on time.

For the A2 Competition FEI Art 238.2.1 on Sunday, Sue built a course with 10 jumps and 11 jumping efforts  comprising of four uprights, four parallels, one double combination, one fan and four changes of rein. Jump one, a fan,  was approached through the start on the left rein, straight on to jump two, an upright, land right and around to jump three, a parallel, land right and around to jump four, a  parallel, straight on in three strides to jump five, an upright, land left and around to jump six, a parallel, land left and turn back to jump seven, an upright, land right and around to jump eight, a parallel,  land left and around to jump nine, a double combination of an upright and one stride to a parallel, land left and around to jump ten, an upright and through the finish. This course was jumped as one round on time.

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For the Table “A”, Sue built a course with 11 jumps  and 13 jumping efforts, comprising of four uprights, four parallels, two double combinations, one fan and five changes of rein. Jump one, an upright, was approached through the start on the left rein, land left and around to jump two, a parallel, land right and around to jump three, an upright, straight on in 3 strides to jump four, a parallel, land right and around to jump five, a parallel, land left and around to jump six, a double combination of an upright and two strides to an upright, land left and around to jump seven, a fan,  land right and on a right curve to jump eight, a parallel, land left and around to jump nine, an upright, land right and around to jump ten, an upright, land right and around to jump eleven, a double combination of a parallel and  one stride to an upright and through the finish. The jump off course was jumps one, two, four, eight, nine, ten, eleven A and B.  



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