Welcome to the Springston Trophy website

New Zealand Pony Clubs Association

South Island Premier Teams Competition

Springston Trophy is held annually over 3 days in the spring school holidays.

The competition takes the form of a Horse Trial comprising three tests: Dressage, Cross-Country and Show Jumping.

Springston Tropy 2014 is being hosted by Taieri District Pony Club in the Middlemarch area.

Our aim is to have a social and inexpensive competition located in a small rural environment!!!

Event Director : Anne Beattie 027 4891862 beattiea@xtra.co.nz
Event Secretary : Sheryl Anne Newman 029 285 0325 s.newman@agresearch.co.nz
Accommodation : Lynnore Templeton 027 435 8005 templeton_therocks@xtra.co.nz

Location :
The event will be held completely in Middlemarch, Otago, at the Strath Taieri Showgrounds for Dressage and Show Jumping with the Cross Country phase at Lindsay Carruthers property Ngapuna Rd (10 mins from the Showgrounds).

Dates are :
Course walk Thursday 2nd October
Dressage Friday 3rd October
Cross Country Saturday 4th October
Show Jumping Sunday 5th October

The course walk may not start until 1pm with Coaches and Managers to allow teams to travel the Thursday morning if they wish. This is to be confirmed.

Accommodation :
There are a range of options in Middlemarch. Lynnore Templeton is the accommodation liaison. Email is her best contact. The official website to see the range of options is www.middlemarch.co.nz however Lynnore has woolsheds and houses also available at a range of prices. She will also co-ordinate horse accommodation.

Facilities :
Middlemarch has limited facilities so the organizing committee is proposing that we will offer evening meals Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Our committee will do some form of free Bar B Q Thursday night (as the formal team welcome), we have a sponsor for a Friday night meal and we may ask teams to do a pot luck salad for that and then we'll offer the usual Saturday meal where teams can buy meal tickets. Food will be available at the venues to purchase i.e coffee car, public type food etc. Middlemarch has the Hotel, a couple of cafe's and a small dairy which can supply ice creams, bread and milk etc. There is a card fuel pump available 24 hours a day.

Family Holiday :
This is the ideal time to plan a family holiday for the non-horsey members of the family. They may wish to do the rail trail by push bike. It is a very popular activity for people of all ages. Details can be found at www.otagorailtrail.co.nz

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