SA Eventing Championships
Premier equestrian event at Kurland Estate introduces a trail run & mountain bike race for a weekend of outdoor sport
21 – 23 September 2018
One of the Garden Route’s premier horse-riding events now includes a variety of exciting outdoor events for the non-equestrian, making it a weekend of sport for the whole family to enjoy.
Trail running and cycling enthusiasts can join in on the fun at the Kurland Hotel & Polo Estate in Plettenberg Bay (the Crags) from 21 to 23 September 2018. “Last year we introduced the Trail Run to the weekend’s events. It was a great success with 130 runners and 250 spectators enjoying the morning at the estate,” said Lance Gibbons, member of the Kurland Eventing Committee. “This year we are very excited to add the Dr Evil Mountain Bike race, which can cater for 300 entries, as well as a wonderful local cuisine and produce market. The 2018 Kurland event is now the perfect weekend of outdoor fun, with something for everyone to enjoy.”
From an equestrian perspective the 2018 Kurland Event is a Three Phase Event, encapsulating the three elements of dressage, show-jumping and cross-country. “This is one of the best ways to develop the infrastructure necessary for all disciplines of competitive equestrian sports,” said Gibbons. During the weekend’s event Kurland will host the SA Adult Eventing Championships; The Kurland Cup, which will include dressage on Friday; cross-country on Saturday and the event will end off with show-jumping on Sunday.
Our Kurland Cup event has shown steady and sustainable growth since it was established in 2016. “Aside from our obvious equestrian focus, we are excited about building an event with a variety of outdoor attractions focused on healthy living and lifestyle, ” said Gibbons.
“There will also be evening entertainment with cocktail functions, a braai on Saturday and other events hosted by our various sponsors. A perfect way to top off the sporting weekend,” said Gibbons. “We would like to welcome everyone to come and enjoy the weekend with us.”
The Kurland Hotel & Polo Estate is the ultimate host, set on beautiful, rolling grounds and conveniently located just off the N2 near Plettenberg Bay.