New Era (Windhoek)

12 December 2012

Namibia: Riverside Stables to Host First Graded Tourney

Swakopmund — Riverside Stables, the newly found equestrian stables on the banks of the Swakop River near Swakopmund, are to host their first graded show on December 15.

This two-day event is sponsored by VDP Transport and the event organisers have extended a big thank you to Jaco van Dyk for supporting equestrian sport in Namibia. The stables were founded in March 2010 by Sandra and Oswaldo Mendes and are home to 38 horses.

Oswaldo and Sandra and all the Riverside members are very excited about this very first event at their beautiful stables, which will see 58 horses and riders in action for what promises to be an exciting and tough competition.

Earlier this year, the coastal equestrian clubs called into being the Coastal League with points accumulated from all shows at the coast to determine the winners for the different classes, children, juniors and adults. The final leg of the Coastal League for 2012 will be held at the Riverside Show and the prize-giving will take place on Sunday - serving as one of the highlights of the gathering.

The Riverside Stables are situated just outside Swakopmund on the turnoff to the Rossmund Golf Club, over the water pipeline before turning left following the signs. This will be the last event for 2012 with a big event over one week taking place at the Swakopmund riding stables in January 2013.

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