Naracoorte Horse Trials are go

Jamie Stichel rides Image Blue Ice in the 3 Star event last year at Naracoorte.

Jamie Stichel rides Image Blue Ice in the 3 Star event last year at Naracoorte.

THE SAL Naracoorte Horse Trials are on again this weekend.

SAL and Naracoorte Horse Trials are thrilled be hosting record Star class entries for SA this year. 

With the work spent on the revamp of the Cross Country courses for all classes, many people are coming back to Naracoorte.

Naracoorte is also hosting the South Australian State Eventing Championships this year which will add further prestige to this year's event according to trials secretary Melissa Richards

"Particularly exciting is the reintroduction of National Young Rider State Teams.  This year we are delighted to have two teams, from Victoria and SA," Ms Richardson said. 

"Victoria are looking forward to being able to send two teams next year." 

Tasmania were unable to send a full team this year but they have sent a representative – Tayla Smith is currently the reserve for the SA team but will most likely be in the full team come the weekend. 

"The National Federation are so pleased we have reinstated this competition they have come on board as sponsor," Ms Richardson said.

"The Young Riders this year will be off to meet the Naracoorte mayor, Erika Vickery, on Friday evening for a casual reception as part of their role in representing both their state and their sport."

The trials have a number of interstate competitors for the top three classes which provide some fantastic sport for spectators.

Olympic Gold medal winner Gillian Rolton is the President of the trials' ground jury as they are running under international rules this year.

Dressage is being held at the Showgrounds on Saturday and the Cross Country and Show jumping is being held at Strathyre.

With almost record entries the trials will have a full day of action on Sunday.

"To complement the sporting action this year we are pleased to be able to present a fledgling trade fair," Ms Richardson said.

"Whilst some stalls will be at the Showgrounds on Saturday, the main trade fair will be at Strathyre on Sunday – something for everyone."

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