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Full house in the PwC Sondela Endurance Ride

Sondela Nature Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May 2017.
The PwC Sondela Endurance Ride took place on the beautiful Sondela Nature Reserve in the Limpopo Province South Africa. This was the first in the 2017 series of seven international Boudheib Initiative endurance events. 

A total 309 horses competed over the two days making the PwC Sondela Endurance ride the largest club endurance event in South Africa. The total field comprised 229 horses for the Saturday event and 80 riders on the Sunday.

Endurance World PwC Sondela. The rider in full swing.The Saturday main event saw 117 competitive riders tackling the very technical course comprising 80km race of three loops. 31, 31 and 18km. The first two loops varied from firm footing and grass jeep tracks to deep sand tracks.

The sand tracks became even deeper on the second loop after 229 horses had waded through the sand on the first loop. The third loop comprised easy going and firm footing but if the riders had not negotiated the second loop correctly the better going didn’t offer any respite on the final leg.

Endurance World PwC Sondela. Riding on sand roads.Six horses entered the 120km event with only one finisher who also finished within the BECA protocol. The 120km comprised a 40km first loop followed by the 31, 31 and 18km of the 80km competition. Of the five failures to complete, three were rider’s choice and two for irregular gait.
The competitive 80km riders and 120km riders were all automatically included in the Boudheib Protocol competition – a first at the PwC Endurance Event. All riders who exceeded the protocol restrictions were allowed to continue in the race as long as the national rules for pulse, metabolic and gait were adhered to. Riders were then only excluded from the BECA competition but continued in the national competition.

Endurance World PwC Sondela. A rider leaving the forest.The National South African regulations for pulse, metabolic and gait criteria are the same as the FEI regulations. All competitive horses were voted at the final inspections by the line vet and a constant panel of two veterinarians to ascertain a gait scoring for the BECA protocol.
Of the 83 competitive rider completions 36 completed within the BECA protocol. Excessive loop speeds and pulses over 60 – which was the limit set for South Africa event- were the main reason for elimination from the BECA award.

Endurance World PwC Sondela. Approaching the next loop.As organisers, Premier Equestrian Club, are proud to have been given the opportunity by the national federation and the Boudheib Committee to implement the BECA protocol in South Africa.

All in all, the riders thoroughly enjoyed the event and have asked for the BECA award to be included in the 2018 event.

Text provided by: Susan Koekemoer
Photo credit: Manie Ward Capturing


PwC Sondela Endurance Ride Results

PwC Sondela CEN 120km light weight  
1stSam ChepapeDelmar Finesse
PwC Sondela CEIYJ1* 80km
1stRalien De BeerFS Eusebio
2ndStephan ErasmusSilvretta Ingrid
PwC Sondela CEI1* 80km. Under 73kg
1stLanel Van NieuwenhuizenWiejandie Invictus
2ndJohannes MojatiIzra Oran
3rdSam PhillipsBaariq
PwC Sondela CEI1* 80km.
1stTommy Van NiekerkIzra Jamal
2ndAlta KrieglerKitima Khyber
3rdSamson MjikaPerdenerg Shararat
PwC Sondela CEN 80km. Child
1stJanike JoubertNugad Shaban
2ndLente SchutteYentl Samih
3rdMegan HattinghArkab Zafeer
PwC Sondela CEN 80km. Young Rider
1stKayla HairbottleWest
2ndZiaan BezuidenhoutArmika Amber Afire
3rdJoey BothaAnnies Love
PwC Sondela CEN 80km. Light Weight.
1stYolandi Van Der KlashorstKitima Silver Dream
2ndPauline KirsteinJoni Montasirah ZA
3rdAnneri Le RouxEL Jamani Bukardi
PwC Sondela CEN 80km. Standard Weight
1stInneke ThirionNoor Aayouni Nadal
2ndCorlize KirsteinJoni Aliyah
3rdJohann LandsbergZirkon
PwC Sondela CEN 80km. Heavy Weight.
1stNick HarperArkab Jaluka
2ndAudrey MaraisArkab Azeer
3rdStefaans BothaPrins Valiant
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Full house in the PwC Sondela Endurance Ride

Sondela Nature Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May 2017.
The PwC Sondela Endurance Ride took place on the beautiful Sondela Nature Reserve in the Limpopo Province South Africa. This was the first in the 2017 series of seven international Boudheib Initiative endurance events. 

A total 309 horses competed over the two days making the PwC Sondela Endurance ride the largest club endurance event in South Africa. The total field comprised 229 horses for the Saturday event and 80 riders on the Sunday.

Endurance World PwC Sondela. The rider in full swing.The Saturday main event saw 117 competitive riders tackling the very technical course comprising 80km race of three loops. 31, 31 and 18km. The first two loops varied from firm footing and grass jeep tracks to deep sand tracks.

The sand tracks became even deeper on the second loop after 229 horses had waded through the sand on the first loop. The third loop comprised easy going and firm footing but if the riders had not negotiated the second loop correctly the better going didn’t offer any respite on the final leg.

Endurance World PwC Sondela. Riding on sand roads.Six horses entered the 120km event with only one finisher who also finished within the BECA protocol. The 120km comprised a 40km first loop followed by the 31, 31 and 18km of the 80km competition. Of the five failures to complete, three were rider’s choice and two for irregular gait.
The competitive 80km riders and 120km riders were all automatically included in the Boudheib Protocol competition – a first at the PwC Endurance Event. All riders who exceeded the protocol restrictions were allowed to continue in the race as long as the national rules for pulse, metabolic and gait were adhered to. Riders were then only excluded from the BECA competition but continued in the national competition.

Endurance World PwC Sondela. A rider leaving the forest.The National South African regulations for pulse, metabolic and gait criteria are the same as the FEI regulations. All competitive horses were voted at the final inspections by the line vet and a constant panel of two veterinarians to ascertain a gait scoring for the BECA protocol.
Of the 83 competitive rider completions 36 completed within the BECA protocol. Excessive loop speeds and pulses over 60 – which was the limit set for South Africa event- were the main reason for elimination from the BECA award.

Endurance World PwC Sondela. Approaching the next loop.As organisers, Premier Equestrian Club, are proud to have been given the opportunity by the national federation and the Boudheib Committee to implement the BECA protocol in South Africa.

All in all, the riders thoroughly enjoyed the event and have asked for the BECA award to be included in the 2018 event.

Text provided by: Susan Koekemoer
Photo credit: Manie Ward Capturing


PwC Sondela Endurance Ride Results

PwC Sondela CEN 120km light weight  
1stSam ChepapeDelmar Finesse
PwC Sondela CEIYJ1* 80km
1stRalien De BeerFS Eusebio
2ndStephan ErasmusSilvretta Ingrid
PwC Sondela CEI1* 80km. Under 73kg
1stLanel Van NieuwenhuizenWiejandie Invictus
2ndJohannes MojatiIzra Oran
3rdSam PhillipsBaariq
PwC Sondela CEI1* 80km.
1stTommy Van NiekerkIzra Jamal
2ndAlta KrieglerKitima Khyber
3rdSamson MjikaPerdenerg Shararat
PwC Sondela CEN 80km. Child
1stJanike JoubertNugad Shaban
2ndLente SchutteYentl Samih
3rdMegan HattinghArkab Zafeer
PwC Sondela CEN 80km. Young Rider
1stKayla HairbottleWest
2ndZiaan BezuidenhoutArmika Amber Afire
3rdJoey BothaAnnies Love
PwC Sondela CEN 80km. Light Weight.
1stYolandi Van Der KlashorstKitima Silver Dream
2ndPauline KirsteinJoni Montasirah ZA
3rdAnneri Le RouxEL Jamani Bukardi
PwC Sondela CEN 80km. Standard Weight
1stInneke ThirionNoor Aayouni Nadal
2ndCorlize KirsteinJoni Aliyah
3rdJohann LandsbergZirkon
PwC Sondela CEN 80km. Heavy Weight.
1stNick HarperArkab Jaluka
2ndAudrey MaraisArkab Azeer
3rdStefaans BothaPrins Valiant
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