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2014 World Equestrian Games - Australia Endurance News

AUSTRALIA TEAM:


Chef d'Equipe - Peter Toft
Jenny Annetts - Castlebar Contraband
Sasha Laws-King - Qacima du Sauveterre
Sarah McLaughlin - Tonki Dee Boo Shania
Alexandra Toft - Dream Dance Te
Penny Toft - Centre Fold Te, Charlotte Te


Australia: Taking on the (horse) world
Gleninnesexaminer.com.au - Full Article

Jennifer Annetts and Churinga Goldfire or one of Jennifer’s other endurance horses are a common sight riding along Red Range and Glen Legh Roads in the later afternoons and weekends, but this is no casual canter.

Jennifer has been selected in the five-rider team to represent Australia in the endurance event at the World Equestrian Games to be held in Normandy, France in August, and she is in training to optimise her performance in the gruelling 160 kilometre one-day event.

The World Equestrian Games is the largest equestrian event in the world, celebrated every four years (alternating with the Olympic Games). Endurance is one of eight equestrian disciplines contested.

Jennifer was involved in Glen Innes Pony Club as a youngster but has gone on to specialise in endurance events, taking her (and her support crew including mum Trish) all over Australia. Endurance rides may vary from 80 to 160 kilometres over one day, and there are marathon rides of two days of 100km rides and the annual Shazada event of 80km on each of five consecutive days...

Read more here:
http://www.gleninnesexaminer.com.au/story/2374802/taking-on-the-horse-world/?cs=420


Australian Jennifer Annetts Looks Forward to WEG Endurance
Horsereporter.com - Full Article

June 12, 2014 ~ shared by Meg Wade

Jenny Annetts, 27, has been riding endurance since she was eight years old and has completed more than 10,000km of competitive rides of 80km and above. After ten years of Pony Club in Glen Innes, Annetts went to Jamborree level, excelling at dressage and flat work events, but she found her real love was working with her horses to complete long distance competitions. Jenny finished her first 160km event the day after her thirteenth birthday.

Since that time she has excelled in competitions, winning the Victorian State Championship in 2011, and the NSW State Championship in 2012 and 2013...

Read more here:
http://www.horsereporter.com/2014/06/14/australian-jennifer-annetts-looks-forward-to-weg-endurance/


Austraila: Endurance Team Announced for the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games

16 June 2014

The Australian Endurance Team for the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games was announced today.

Congratulations to the following horse and rider combinations:

Jennifer Annetts and Castlebar Contraband

Alexandra Toft on Dream Dancer te

Penny Toft on Centre Fold te

Ben Hudson on Oso Edith

Sasha Laws King on Qacima du Sauveterre


Australia: Toowoomba rider makes most of French connection
QT.com.au - Full Article

Ben Drewe | 18th Jun 2014 4:55 PM

TOOWOOMBA veterinarian Sasha Laws-King could use her professional knowledge for a different purpose in late August when she rides a French horse in the World Equestrian Games in France.

Laws-King has been selected as a representative for Australia in eventing at the World Equestrian Games, which will be held in Normandy, France from August 23 to September 7.

The former national youth representative will ride at open at the world championships for the first time after qualifying for the 160km endurance event on French horse Qacima Du Sauveterre.

"It's very exciting. It's always good to have a goal to work towards and certainly once I finished with my young riders world championships back in 2007, the aim was certainly to try for the seniors," she said...

Read more here:
http://www.qt.com.au/news/toowoomba-equestrian-eventing-sasha-laws-king/2293434/