Each year more than 20 schools compete in the HKEF interschool competition in dressage and show jumping. CDNIS established its equestrian team three years ago. We have been finalists twice in the lower division and now field both higher and lower division teams.
We are seeking applicants to join the squad. Lower division team members may be 10-14 years old and higher division 12 – 16 years old on 1 January 2017.
Rider requirements: Applicants must be competent riders attending regular lessons. Riders will be required to complete a preliminary dressage test (including canter components) and execute a round of show jumps. Lower division riders must be able to jump 50cm while higher division riders must jump 80cm and be capable of handling an ex-racehorse.
Time commitment: Each team will compete in a heat in March then top four teams enter finals in April. The sponsors offer mini-comps in Nov-Jan which we will attend. There will be at least one team lesson in both dressage and show jumping on the allocated horses/ponies. Mini-comps, heats and finals take a half day from school. Team lessons are after school.