There is only one month to go before we will be starting day 1 of this year's event.
It is also great to announce that Jonelle Price, currently the No 2 eventing rider In The World (AKA the Number ONE Female Eventing Rider In The World) will be at Puhinui! Jonelle will be accompanied by her husband Tim, who just happens to be No 13 Eventing Rider in The World!
We also have 3 in the top 200 of the FEI Rankings competing including Clarke Johnstone (No 48), Donna Smith (No 64) and Samantha Felton (No 94).
We are also expecting an entry in the Cato Packaging CCI** from Blyth Tait which is very exciting! Englishman Nick Gauntlett is also expected to be competing on an Australian horse (how international!) so there will be some quality fields.
New to this year's competitions are the Honda New Zeaalnd CCI** Young Rider class as well as the Devi Heating Systems CCI* Junior Rider. These classes will attract the cream of the country's youngsters, especially those trying to impress the selectors in a bid to get into the Young Rider team to complete against the Australians at Taupo 3 Day Event in May.
Jonelle and Tim will be leading a course walk around the cross country on Friday which we are sure will be of interest to both young and old, riders and spectators. There will be a host of other opportunities for you to catch up with them including the Thompson Electrical Breakfast with the Stars on XC morning! This Breakfast will also include other international stars and will be held on Saturday 6th December from 7.30 - 9am (when CC starts). It is free for sponsors and the committee. Public can purchase tickets at $30 which includes sumptuous full breakfast and gate entry (need to book and prepay by Monday 1st Dec for catering purposes). Please contact Jules at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your ticket.