Hunter Jumper show at Saanich Fairgrounds

Island horses and riders will be in Central Saanich this weekend

  • Fri Aug 1st, 2014 5:00pm
  • News

Rider Emily Cake and her horse Marlowe get a little attention from coach Cassidy Keith. They and other riders are taking part in this weekend’s Vancouver Island Hunter Jumper Association’s benefit horse show at the Saanich Fairgrounds.

CENTRAL SAANICH — The final few days of the Vancouver Island Hunter Jumper Association Benefit Horse Show run August 1 to 3 at the Saanich Fairgrounds.

Volunteers with the Association set up the fences in the horse arenas Tuesday to allow riders to warm up for the end Wednesday.

Thursday night was the Association’s welcome party.

This weekend features the Lochside Lane Double Diamond Hunter Derby (Fri., Aug. 1) and Sager’s Home Living Mini Prix. Participants and spectators are encouraged to wear their beach clothes.

On Saturday, members gather for a tailgate party, followed by the Rupert Green Memorial Gamblers Choice event and Nicky Reid & Co. Handy Hunter Classic. At 4 p.m., there’s a dog show.

The finale runs Sunday with the Wits End Catering Mini Prix and Odlum Brown Limited Graduated Grand Prix to follow. For more information, visit www.vihja.ca.

— News staff