2018 Schedule and Show Information

WITS END IS COMMITTED TO INTRODUCING NEW PEOPLE TO THE SPORT OF EVENTING

IN THE PAST TWO YEARS ONTARIO HAS SEEN A DRAMATIC DECLINE IN THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES AT EVENTS IN ONTARIO. FEWER JUNIORS ARE ENTERING THE SPORT. ORGANISERS ARE FACING RISING COSTS AND LESS INCOME.

IT MAY BE THAT THE COST TO THE AVERAGE FAMILY IS TOO GREAT. BOARDING, COACHING, SHIPPING, FARRIER AND VET BILLS LEAVE LITTLE LEFT OVER FOR MEMBERSHIPS AND ENTRY FEES.

IT IS CLEAR THAT SOME PARENTS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT SAFETY SO EDUCATING PARENTS AND RIDERS ALIKE IS PART OF THE GOAL.

TO THIS END WITS END IS CREATING “EVENTING KINDERGARTEN”

EVENTING KINDERGARTEN WILL OFFER A WEEKEND OF SAFE, REASONABLY PRICED LEARNING AND COMPETITION. ON THE SATURDAY COACHES MAY BRING THEIR GREEN RIDERS AND SCHOOL THEM IN THE DRESSAGE RING, OVER THE SHOW JUMPING COURSE AND ON THE CROSS COUNTRY. ON THE SUNDAY THE DAY WILL RUN AS A NORMAL EVENTING COMPETITION. THE LEVELS WILL RUN FROM TADPOLE TO PRETRAINING.

WITS END WILL BE APPROACHING OUR UPPER LEVEL RIDERS AND PROFESSIONALS TO DONATE SOME TIME TO TALK TO PARENTS

OUR HOPE IS THAT RIDERS AND PARENTS WILL BECOME EDUCATED AND WILL GO ON TO BECOME MEMBERS AND ACTIVE COMPETITORS.

THE FEE FOR THE WHOLE WEEKEND WILL BE $150.00, THE FEE FOR THE SCHOOLING DAY ALONE WILL BE $75.00 AND THE COMPETITION DAY WILL BE $80.00. THERE WILL BE AN AMBULANCE FEE.

EVENTING KINDERGARTEN WILL BE AN IDEAL VENUE TO BRING OUT YOUNG HORSES AND INTRODUCE THEM TO A COMPETITION ENVIRONMENT.

ATTIRE WILL BE NEAT AND TIDY. BRAIDING DISCOURAGED.

ONLY O.E.F. MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ENTRY FORM.  ALL RIDERS/GUARDIANS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN A WAIVER ON THE DAY OF THE SHOW.






 



© Amanda Hunter 2014