A Graded and Qualifying Rounds Show was held at Herbie’s Haven Stables and Havenspride Stud on recently.
The Show-Jumping Judge was Mrs Teresa Fitt. The entry fee was P75.00 per class which included the Officials Fee of P10.00 and the Grounds Levy of P15.00. There was an additional cost of P50.00 per rider towards the medical services provided.
There was no prize money and there were no rosettes given at the show but Grading Points were awarded. Owners and riders had to hold HSB membership and all horses/ ponies entered be registered with HSB. This Graded Show was run under HSB rules. Stabling cost P80.00 for the duration of the show.
Paramedic Moemedi Kebonyemodisa, an advanced emergency medical technician, represented the very professional Rescue One Medical Services and was on standby for the duration of the show with a full emergency medical kit, life support unit, oxygen and ambulance all up to ECT standard.
The Competition – in two phases – had fourteen jumps and fifteen jumping efforts with three changes of rein, comprising of six uprights, six parallels, one double combination and one triple bar.
Jump one, a blue, white, black and yellow upright was approached through the start on the left rein, straight on in six strides to jump two, a yellow, black, white and orange parallel, land left and around to jump three, a red, orange, yellow and green upright, land right and on a right curve to jump four, a white, black and green upright with a gate filler, land right and around to jump five, a green, white and orange double combination of a parallel and one stride to an upright, straight on in four strides to jump six, a black and white parallel with a white plank filler, land left and around to jump seven, a red, orange, yellow and green upright with yellow box fillers, land left and on a left curve to jump eight, a red, black and white parallel with a white gate filler, land left and turn back to jump nine, a blue, black and white upright, land right and around to jump ten, a brown, green and white fan, land right and on a right curve to jump eleven, a red, white and blue upright, straight on in four strides to jump twelve, a red, white and blue parallel, land right and around to jump thirteen, a red, green and white parallel with a white gate filler, land right and on a right curve to jump fourteen, a white plank up-right with a yellow, black and white pole and through the finish.