Jump for Cancer comes to Equidays

Jump for Cancer will feature in this year’s Equidays Showjumping Spectacular Nightshow as a speed class brought to you by CryNZ, raising funds and awareness for breast cancer while entertaining the crowd.

Equidays event manager Ammie Hardie speaks of this exciting addition to the event, “We are rapt to be able to support such a great cause by featuring the Jump for Cancer speed class at this year’s Friday Nightshow.”

10-15 high profile riders will be competing over various jumps and will be auctioned off with any money paid for the riders going straight to the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

The speed class will provide a thrilling spectacle to watch with the Friday evening entertainment showcasing the exciting sport of showjumping combined with the lights, crowds and atmosphere of the NRM & McMillan indoor arena.

Jump for Cancer began when cancer survivor Lisa Tennekoon decided to combine her two passions – Breast Cancer fundraising and the sport she loves, showjumping.

“After travelling extensively to Jumping shows in Europe I decided to bring the sport into the city of Christchurch. The result has been a hugely successful holding this European style event at the iconic Hagley Park and importantly raising funds and awareness of Breast Cancer.”

“I wanted to expand the event throughout New Zealand and Equidays was my first choice as a way to do this. The plan going forward will be to align with other major events in New Zealand and perhaps Australia in the future,” says Lisa.

Equidays is owned and operated by the New Zealand National Fieldays Society which has a strong focus on charitable activities. Aligning Equidays with Jump for Cancer is one great way the Society can give back to deserving charities such as the Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Jump for Cancer speed class brought to you by CryNZ will kick the Showjumping Spectacular Nightshow off in style and will be followed by the Wade Equine Coaches Grand Prix, featuring New Zealand’s top-level showjumpers, making it a night of equine entertainment not to miss!

Spectators have the opportunity to enjoy the Friday night event with both general admission and VIP tickets available. VIP tickets include a glass of bubbles on arrival, canapes and tapas style meals served to your table.

Head to www.equidays.co.nz and grab your tickets to this fantastic event featuring thrilling competitions, educational clinics and seminars, great shopping, and entertaining Nightshows.