This year the horse show will take on a brand new look!
In order to cater for a wider range of riders and horses the organisers have introduced events more in line with those featured at the traditional agricultural shows.
This year we welcome the Cape Boereperd Breeders Society, who will be showcasing their horses in both ridden and harness classes on Saturday 7 April.
The show jumping classes remain the hub of the action with classes for novices up to the “big guns” who will all be competing over courses designed by Brendau Kok from Mpumalanga. A mini Derby has been introduced over a long and testing track and takes place in the afternoon of Friday 6 April, The ever exciting and crowd pleasing Puissance [ or Power Jump, where a single jump increases in height ] at around 16 30h on Saturday 7 April. The Bathurst Championships start at 08 00h on Sunday 8 April.
The showing format has changed to include breed and performance classes, which are less time consuming , great fun to watch and allow more classes to be included. The Little League classes for children under ten are a wonderful opportunity for absolute beginners to take part in Bathurst Show. The featured Farm horse and pony classes are a tribute to all South African farmers who are thanked in this year’s show theme “ Eaten today- thank a farmer” The fancy dress competition always draws a big entry of riders and they will parade at lunch time on the very busy Saturday.
Lots of trophies, rosettes and prizes are on offer and anyone interested in entering will find the schedule and entry forms at www.bathurstshow.co.za or should contact Candy at firstname.lastname@example.org.