Support Continues for Kihikihi International >>

Support Continues for Kihikihi International >>

Waipa District Council has again stepped up to support the Kihikihi International Horse Trial with a $10,000 grant.

In announcing the grant – the largest the council give out – Mayor Alan Livingston said the sponsorship was one way of acknowledging the huge value of equestrian sport to the Waipa district. “We value this outstanding event that is significant on the national and international stage,” he said. “The Waipa District Council is proud to support the event, which utilises the excellent equestrian facilities at Kihikihi Domain and the adjoining properties.”

Their support also recognised the “tremendous input” made by the large team of volunteers who are vital to the success of the event. Kihikihi International Horse Trial vice president Peter Jenkins extended a grateful thanks to the council for their ongoing support. President John Nicholson and his hard-working team are well underway with planning for the 2013 event, which is being held from April 5-7.

Waipa District Council recently celebrated equestrian success with an impressive civic parade in Cambridge for the Olympic bronze medal winning eventing team which was attended by more than 1,000 people, and thoroughly appreciated by the British based eventers, several of whom have Waipa ties.

The council has financially supported the Kihikihi International Horse Trial from the early days, with a $10,000 grant annually since 2008. It is the largest single grant the council
gives out. But it’s all for good reason.
“We’re not known as the Home of Champions without good reason,” says Mr Livingston.

Date Added: Thursday, 18th October 2012