Photo essay of a day’s eventing

Those who live some distance from where events are held really show their commitment. Here's a fabulous photo essay of one young rider's day eventing.

Struan Clark and her daughter Frances live in Golden Bay in the far northwest of the South Island (a gorgeous place!). Struan made a photo essay of the trip with horse Zac to the Rangiora Pony Club One-Day Event recently. It is a journey of about six hours. Frances is a keen eventer, so has to travel for the bigger competitions.

We love the commitment these photos show and hope that Frances continues eventing and enjoying her horses.

An early start
An early start
Getting set to depart
Getting set to depart
A rest stop on Lewis Pass
A rest stop on Lewis Pass
A bit of a leg stretch during the journey
A bit of a leg stretch during the rest stop
Frosty conditions!
Frosty conditions!
Gear check time at the event
Gear check time at the event
Dressage time
Dressage time
Cross country time!
Cross-country time!
Looking good into the water jump
Looking good into the water jump
And continuing through the water without any hassles
And continuing through the water without any hassles
And over the jump out of the water, looking good
And over the jump out of the water, still looking good
Show jumping time!
Show jumping time!
10 Heading home
A tired but happy eventer on the way home.