Tent-pegging action at the Royal Show

2017-05-30 06:01
Photo: suppliedSouth African Ladies Tent-pegging team.

Photo: suppliedSouth African Ladies Tent-pegging team.

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THE international Jordan ladies Tent-pegging team, members of the Jordan police force, arrived on Sunday­ to compete in the Royal Show in Pietermaritzburg against the South African women’s team this weekend.

There are currently only eight women in Jordan who do Tent-pegging because this new to their culture and is a developing sport there. The women are excited to be part of the development of Tent-pegging as their focus is showing and riding their most common and popular breed - the Arabian.

The team visited South Africa in 2014 and 2015 where they attended training camp at Okusha International Equestrian Centre, which was finished with an international competition.
In 2016 Dalene Baksa, the owner of Okusha International Equestrian Centre and an international coach, flew to Jordan to coach the women’s team on their home ground.
This was a huge achievement for the team as it allowed the coaches to better understand their riding environment and challenges.

The South African women’s team is selected annually at the national championships, which takes place over five days.
The top five women are then selected to represent South Africa. Once they have competed in an international competition, they are then presented with their Protea colours through Sascoc.

Tent-pegging, formerly known as gymkhana, is a cavalry sport of ancient origin.
Used narrowly, the term refers to a specific mounted game with ground targets, which the rider has to strike at a full gallop.

Tent-pegging also calls for a well-schooled horse that will respond to commands instantaneously and have no fear of noise or sudden movements.

A high standard of riding skill is required to gallop a horse at full speed and maintain posture as judges award points for the style and accuracy with which objects are struck or retrieved.

 

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