Waikanae Community Fair a galloping success

Elizabeth Laws gets set to ride at the Waikanae Community Fair
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Despite the weather on Sunday there was an impressive turnout for the Waikanae Community Fair hosted by the Kāpiti Equestrian and Vaulting Centre.

Centre manager Cat Strom says the weather steered a few people away but it was still a great fundraiser for the club.

“The stallholders are club members and the pony rides were organised by our club members. The Fair brings a lot of people to the club and they get a chance to see the horses and the kids love the rides,” says Cat.

With around 100 members the Vaulting Club has been an important part of the New Zealand sports scene for many years with two teams representing the country with distinction at world championships.

“Our 2014 team which competed in France finished ninth at the Worlds and in 2019 our team finished 6th which is a great result.”

Cat says the current team is preparing for the next world championships, likely to be held in Austria in two years.

Rhyanne Vasta, a key member of the 2014 New Zealand team is now coaching at the club.

The club also runs vaulting for therapy sessions for up to 30 people each week.

For more see: https://kapitiequestrian.com/

Maize and Mum Jess Woods at the Waikanae Community Fair
Tyler is all set to ride at the Waikanae Community Fair