Created in 2018, the Fiber Fresh Global Amateur Tour is an international competition focused on providing access to international events for amateur riders. It was created to offer amateur riders the opportunity to experience all the excitement, adrenaline and professionalism of competing internationally, without the stringent entry requirements of professional international shows.
The New Zealand leg of the Fiber Fresh Global Amateur Tour (GAT) will be run within the Takapoto Amateur tour on the second week. Competitors can be eligible for both the Takapoto Amateur Tour and the Fiber Fresh Global Amateur Tour on the same horse. This means entrants will pay entry fees for both classes.
At Takapoto, the tour will run over three days: the first two days are qualifiers with a team competition incorporated on the second and the final on the last day. Points are accrued by riders over the three days to determine the overall champions.
New Zealand riders will be able to compete in this class on their own horses and there will be a minimum of ten places allocated for international Fiber Fresh Global Amateur Tour riders on borrowed horses.
For details about GAT Scoring and Team format, see the attachment above.
Qualification for overseas Fiber Fresh Global Amateur Tour events
The top two New Zealand riders overall in the Fiber Fresh Global Amateur Tours will win automatic qualification into any of the following 2019 GAT Shows:
• Portugal (no website at present)
* They will also receive a $500 credit towards their nominated GAT event.
For more information on the Fiber Fresh Global Amateur Tour please visit the Global Amateur Tour site
or contact Lucy Olphert:
Terms and Conditions
Flights, accommodation and show entry (less the $500 GAT credit are to be covered by the rider). The rider must jump both qualifiers, and on the same horse, in order to be eligible. Only the top 30 riders from Qualifier One and Qualifier Two will be eligible for overall GAT prizes.