27 May 2019
Valkenswaard 2019: Van der Wiel single harness for winner Pro-Am ChallengeOne of the fantastic prizes put forward to the winner of the Pro-Am Challenge during Driving Valkenswaard International this weekend will be a set of Van der Wiel Single Harness donated by the master harness makers from Hamont-Achel Belgium.
During DVI, both the Horse Pairs and the Horse Teams Competitors will be teamed up with one of their fellow competitors. Teams made up of one ‘Pro’ taken and one ‘Amateur’ will be competing over the four days of competition. The scores of the two competitors in dressage, marathon and cones are counted together and the team with the least penalty points will win the Pro-Am Challenge 2019.
The main goal of the Pro-Am Challenge is to inspire teamwork. Ideally, the ‘Pro’ will walk the marathon and cones courses with his teammate and support him in his preparations for the dressage. “We all have to work together in this sport to guarantee the future of combined driving and to promote our sport as much as we can,” says organizer Boyd Exell.
The harness is lightweight and made of extra soft leather, which is of course extremely horse-friendly. The harness is designed to fit and move with the horse during the marathon. The Amateur of the winning Horse Pairs team will be able to take this fantastic set of harness home on Sunday.