Horse of the North Open Day
The newest equestrian event in the Northland calendar!
Whangarei A&P Society are proud to add a brand-new jumping event to our equestrian calendar. Horse of the North is a new concept prestigious horse event. This year on 18th May 2019 we ran the event as an Open Day for our local equestrian groups, trades people and the general public.
Competitors were judged on English Working Hunter style jumps, with changes of rein. After jumping, competitors were also judged on conformation, style and manners.
Horse of the North has inspired the Society to create five new jumps which will then also be used at the annual A&P Show in December! The new jumps are rustic and could be described as "A&P-style meets Show Hunter-style Jumps". The jumping is judged on a combination of faults for refusal or knocked fallen poles and style. The jumps have poles on the top that are adjustable for height but fillers and solid lower parts. This You-tube video may give you the general idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3QTu9evsrU Our jumps will be Northland themed but we hope the video helps.
The Open Day on the 18thof May was designed for riders to test out the brand-new jumps and experience the working hunter style classes. The event next year will take place on 17th May 2020.