21 – 23 September 2018: One of the Garden Route’s premier horse-riding events, including the South African Adult Eventing Championships, now includes a variety of exciting outdoor events for the non-equestrian, making it a weekend of sport for the whole family to enjoy.
Trail running and cycling enthusiasts can join in on the fun at the Kurland Hotel & Polo Estate in the Crags from 21 to 23 September 2018. Last year, the organisers introduced the Trail Run to the weekend’s events to great success, with 130 runners and 250 spectators enjoying a morning on the estate. Lance Gibbons, member of the Kurland Eventing Committee says: “This year we are very excited to host the Dr Evil Mountain Bike race, which caters for 300 entries, as well as a wonderful local cuisine and produce market. The 2018 Kurland event is now the perfect weekend of outdoor fun, with something for everyone to enjoy.”
From an equestrian perspective, the 2018 Kurland Event is a Three-Phase Event, encapsulating the three elements of dressage, show-jumping and cross-country. “This is one of the best ways to develop the infrastructure necessary for all disciplines of competitive equestrian sports,” said Gibbons. During the weekend’s event Kurland will host the SA Adult Eventing Championships; The Kurland Cup, which will include dressage on Friday; cross-country on Saturday and the event will end off with show-jumping on Sunday.
The Kurland Cup event has shown steady and sustainable growth since it was established in 2016. “Aside from our obvious equestrian focus, we are excited about building an event with a variety of outdoor attractions focused on healthy living and lifestyle,” said Gibbons.
Additionally, there will also be evening entertainment with cocktail functions and a braai on Saturday, so be sure to head out to enjoy a weekend of sporting fun at Kurland. The Kurland Hotel & Polo Estate is the ultimate host, set on beautiful, rolling grounds and conveniently located just off the N2 near Plettenberg Bay.