Great action at endurance championships
At a gallop
01 September 2019 | Sports
Walvis Bay - Leandrea Louw
About 130 endurance riders competed in the Walvis Bay Africa Endurance Championships the past week with 34 of them not managing to complete the race.
Team Namibia was the team winners for four categories while South Africa scooped first place for the heavy weight category.
Competitors competed in five categories over four loops in areas at Dune 7, the Salt pans and along the ocean.
In the 120 kilometre heavy weight division Pierre De Wit on his horse Aracos Nabil clinched first place with a time of 7 hours and 21 minutes. Pricemoor Kevin on Waterlea Wolverine clinched second place followed by Sam van Zyl on Lormar Rambo.
Lara Van Niekerk on her horse Hurst Ronaldo clinched first place in the 120 kilometre light weight category with a time of 6 hours and 45 minutes. Justus Afrikaner on Wiejandie Lafras followed in second place and Stephanie Burnard in third place on La Jacques Arck.
Ilara Vorster on Hurst Sahib was the 120 kilometre young rider category winner with a time of 7 hours and 5 minutes. Maya Janbey on Atashi Sky followed in second place with by Carmen Derks on Hurst Ibn Skokkian in third place.
Sune Wessels on her horse Johremar Odette Bint-Shakkar clinched first place in the 120 kilometre senior rider category with a time of 6 hours and 44 minutes. This was also the fastest overall time of the endurance race. Melisa Boehme on Kalharabi Janie finished second followed by Josef Namseb on El Sham Adan in third place.
Jac Du Toit on his horse Namarab Kalinka clinched first place in the 120 kilometre child rider category with a time of 8 hours and 29 minutes.
Thinus Rossouw on Enduro Anid won the 104 kilometre heavy weight category. Immanuel Hoxobeb on Nalia Rossouw finished first in the he light weight category.
Johannes Dawids on Aracos Khabir clinched first place in the 81.1 kilometre light weight category. Willem Amseb on El Shakir Nuraan followed in second place with Cilie Fourie on Skai Xaluca in third place.
Leana Kotze on Hurst Santa received first place in the 81.1 kilometre child rider category.
Dirk Smit on Moniqi Khali clinched first place in the 81.1 kilometre senior rider category followed by Johann Kriel on Hurst Galil and Robert Nehare on Saida Ruaq in third place.
Hadrian Du Toit on Rex was the champion of the 81.1 kilometre child rider category.
Adriaa Jacobus on Taj Asil was the 65.l kilometre heavy weight category winner.
Anna Louw on Sanniesguns Miss Magic clinched first place in the 65.1 kilometre child rider category. Her brother Alton Louw on Koringkloof Tuwaisan finished second.
Ingeborg Hernes on El Ramos Marqee clinched first place in the 44.9 light weight category with Valeria Andreeva on Kwando finishing in second place.
Mariska Grobbelaar on Jamaal took first place in the 44.9 kilometre senior rider category. Loraine Du Plessis on Johremar Kairro Ibn-Shakkarr finished in second place.
Jany Blaauw on Hurst Shalom was the 44.9 kilometre won the child rider category. Engela Borrusi on Toppa Rubens Dubai won the 36.2 kilometre senior rider category.
The best of the best conditioned horse award was given to Kalharabi Janie, the horse of Melisa Boehme.
Atashi Sky owned by Maya Janbey was awarded the as best condition horse in the 120 kilometre young rider category.
In the light weight category Justus Afrikaner’s horse Wiejandie Lafras Melisa Boehme’s horse Kalharabi Janie was awarded as the best conditioned.
For the heavy weights category Pierre de Wit’s horse Arcos Nabil was the best conditioned.