26 Aug 2009

Showjumpers off to South Africa

8:12 am on 26 August 2009

The New Zealand showjumping team is heading to South Africa this week for a hoped-for victory over their old rivals.

South African National Equestrian Federation chairman Tony Lewis says they have usually come off second best so are looking to try to change that this time round.

The much anticipated match-up is being held at one of South Africa's longest standing agricultural shows.

Riders will compete on borrowed horses at the Pretoria Show, a 10-day event that attracts more than one million spectators, and is not dissimilar to New Zealand's A and P shows with equestrian, cattle and sheep competitions, among others.