Feilding Herald : January 19th 2012
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Zb`a R[Q `b[QNf PROUDLY MADE IN NEW ZEALAND dN` 1>CFFFF [¥d 1EFFFF `NcR 1E== ?C» 26LK330 26" LCD TV • 1366 x 768p HD Resolution • 70,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio • 3x HDMI • DivX • USB Playback SKU: 7737331 U¥a ]_VPR. 1AFFFF THP42UT30Z 42" 3D 1080P PLASMA TV • Full HD • Dynamic Contrast Ratio 2,000,000:1 • Freeview HD Built-in • DLNA/Wi-Fi Ready • 3 x HDMI • 2 x USB Terminals • 600Hz Sub-field Drive SKU: 7886005 YR`` aUN[ 1>@ ]R_ dRRX A?» U¥a ]_VPR. 1>>FFFF YR`` aUN[ 1C ]R_ dRRX Cnr Rangitikei & John F Kennedy Drive, PALMERSTON NORTH Ph: 355-1788 Hoofing it to the game By LAURA WALTERS Having a ball: Liz Smith, left, and her jumper Louis take on Sarah Rolston and her quarter horse at Glenrose Farm's first hoofball competition last Thursday night. Pre-match: Riders gather before a game of hoofball at Marton. Photos: DUNCAN SCHILLING Step aside surfing dogs, there is a new animal sport in town: hoofball. Hoofball is like soccer on horse- back, and local horse stud owners Marianne and Louis Weitenberg are getting on board. Marianne and Louis ran their first hoofball practice and compe- tition last week at their farm, Glenrose Friesians, in Marton. Marianne said the Thursday night competition was a lot of fun. You are exercising your horse without realising you are doing it. Nine horses and riders attended the first hoofball game last Thursday, and there was a real mix of talent, Marianne said. The couple, originally from the Netherlands, had been at Glenrose for the past two years, and wanted to draw attention to the facilities on offer. For me, it was about making people aware, and to get them to use our facilities. The Friesian stud farm had an arena, stables, grazing, and lessons on site. Marianne said the hoofball com- petitions and practices were a good way to show outsiders what they had to offer, and to get a mix of horses and riders interacting with each other. It s awesome to get them among other horses, Marianne said. At last week s hoofball compe- tition there were racehorses, west- ern games horses, and horses that were not usually good in a group. Marianne said playing mounted hoofball, or putting the ball in the paddock, was a great way to work on a horse s agility and confi- dence. The hoofball competition would run on Thursday evenings for a month, and would continue sub- ject to interest. Players would be put into teams on the day, and it was $5 a person. For those who had never played before, there would be practices on Tuesday evenings. Contact Marianne or Louis Weitenberg on 06 327 6188 to register. Riding high: Competitors from all over New Zealand will compete in the North Island Endurance Champion- ships at Duddings Lake this weekend. Photos: ANNIE STUDHOLME A test of endurance By DENISE GUNN email@example.com A top line up of over one hundred riders and their horses are expected to compete in this year s North Island Endurance Championships at Duddings Lake over Wellington Anni- versary weekend. Hosted by the Ruahine Endurance Club, ten championship classes, including international standard CEI events and CEN options will be con- tested, beginning with a pre-ride veterinarian check on January 20. Twenty riders will line up for the CEI*** 160K event. The current New Zealand record for this distance was set by Taumarunui-based endurance rider Mark Tylee with a time of eight hours, 24 minutes and 37 seconds. Young Rangitikei endurance rider, Georgia Smith, who has recently returned from the FEI Junior/Young Rider World Endurance Championship in Abu Dhabi, will be one of two riders in the CEI JY***160K. The CEI*100K and the CEN Senior 60K events have both attracted ten riders. The first seven horses in last year s CEN Senior 60K completed the course in less than four hours. Twenty riders have indicated their intention to contest the CEI*** 120K. Another member of the FEI Junior/ Young Rider World Endurance Cham- pionship team, Sian Reid, won this event last year with AA Oscar in just under seven and a half hours. A further 16 horses and riders have been nominated for the non- championship CEI* rides. These will mainly be riders seeking to qualify their younger or second mounts for big- ger rides at the end of the season. The North Island Endurance Cham- pionships will be key deciders for those competitors jostling for points on the ESNZ (Equestrian Sports New Zea- land) Endurance FEI series 2011-12. Selectors will also be keeping a close eye over the weekend, with the World Endurance Championships 2012 in the United Kingdom and World Eques- trian Games 2014 on the calendar. Target speeds of 17kmh over 160km for the A Squad and 15-16kmh for the B Squad are qualifying factors.
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