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VIP Hospitality 2017

IN ASSOCIATION WITH 

#Puhinui2017 is welcoming with open arms a new partnership with Catwalk.

The CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust was founded by one of our own, in 2005 by Catriona Williams and a group of close friends. Catriona, formerly one of NZ’s leading international equestrian riders is a C6/C7 tetraplegic following a riding accident in 2002.

The hospitality tent is open on Saturday and Sunday, so come on down for a day full of suspense, excitment and awe!

http://www.3dayevent.co.nz/Hospitality to view ticketing details.

See you at #Puhinui2017

 

The 2013 timetable of Events is now available here

Andrew Nicholson will be hosting an opportunity to walk the course with the World No 1 Eventing rider at 10:30am.  This is open to everyone.  Please assemble at 10:15 at the XC start box. 

From 1pm – 2pm on Friday, Andrew Nicholson and fellow Olympic Champion Blyth Tait will be in the “Fan Zone” for a question & answer session  Come along to ask your own questions, and get your photo taken or your programme autographed! 

There will be a media conference at 4.45pm featuring the Top 3 in CCI*** dressage, Leader CCI**, Leader CCI*.  Open to media and owners of the horses involved.

There will be another public course walk at 5:30 pm on Friday.  Details to be confirmed.

 

 

Riders you are invited to the 'JUMP A BULL PUHINUI RIDERS PARTY', dinner starting from 7pm on Saturday night.

Entertainment includes the return of the Mechanical Bull, complete with Guest Judges. Get together with your sticky-bummed mates to form a team of 4-5 members and be in to win the mystery prize.

The dinner menu features:

Champagne Ham, roasted chicken, roasted potatoes, tossed green salads, minted coleslaw, pasta salads, Buttered bread rolls with Condiments. Tea and coffee to follow.

 

Tickets are $20, there will be heaps of food and tickets are limited.... so get in quick!

RSVP to Hayley Pickmere - hayleypickmere@gmail.com or 027-379-3643

PS - BYO Booze! (There will not be a bar)

 

 

If  you can't get to the event, you can follow the scoring as it happens through Equestrian Entries

 

 

We've got a number of very successful eventers making appearances at Puhinui. It will be great to see World No 1 Andrew Nicholson plus too-many-titles-to-list-here-winner Blyth Tait. Other Olympians include Joe Meyer, back from his Florida base to teach in NZ for a few weeks, Heelan Tompkins, who is competing in both the CCI2* and Vet Associates CCI*, along with Matthew Grayling who must be considered a big contender in the Honda NZ CCI3*. Matthew will also be competing against his daughter Charlotte in the CNC* - a rare sporting contest.

Clarke Johnstone, a member of the bronze medal-winning New Zealand team at 2010 World Equestrian Games, will also be competing, having recently returned after being based for some years in the UK.. He has a horse in the CCI2* and a young horse in a lower class, as does Annabel Wigley, who has recently relocated her top horses to UK in a bid for a spot in the Kiwi team at WEG & the Olympics. Rising star Lizzie Brown, fresh from a huge win in Europe at Boekelo, will also be there. Local riders are coming from all over New Zealand including a strong contingent from the South Island. 

Jock Paget had been scheduled to be at Puhinui. He is currently on provisional suspension under FEI rules due to his horse having returned positive tests, and cannot compete or have any official role at any FEI or national level event, of which Puhinui is one. ESNZ have advised that Jock will not be attending our event. We know that, like us, his many fans and supporters will be disappointed that he will not now be attending our event, but we must respect this decision. We are sure you all join us in wishing Jock all the very best of luck clearing his name.

Great news riders.... 'An Eventful Life' will be venturing our way from Australia, which means we will have cross country coverage of most fences on the course. Videos will be available for riders to purchase. Enquiries can be directed to Bridget Sutton. More info to come.