Emirates Endurance World Masters Ride - October 05th 2002
The Farm Odendaalsrus - Lobatse - Botswana
A Preview report by Jannie Kleynhans
BOTSWANA ENDURANCE RIDE ASSOCIATION
is with great excitement that we are able to announce our very first
CEI** World Masters Ride that will take place on 5 October 2002.
natural wealth lies in its unique scenic beauty, strikingly rugged
wilderness areas, the complexity of an unremitting vastness, and
the timelessness of grassy plains with their pan complexes and unusual
mix of bird species. A cosmopolitan and peaceful society, Botswana
has enjoyed the benefits of political stability and a truly non-racial,
multiparty, participatory democracy since independence in 1966.
The positive economic context has allowed for extraordinary growth
in both social and physical infrastructure, dramatically improving
the standard of living of many Batswana. Botswana_s population was
estimated at 1.5 million in 1995 and with a population growth rate
forecast of 2.09 percent, is expected to reach 2.2 million by 2015.
Riding in Botswana is still small in comparison to other countries,
but the enthusiasm for the sport amongst our members can at times
be quite intoxicating. We are therefore confident in our ability
to organize a ride that will adhere to international standards.
ride over a distance of 120km will take place on the farm Odendaalsrus
belonging to Andries du Plessis. The farm is situated near the town
of Lobatse. Competitors will have the privilege of riding amongst
the wild animals and birds on this game farm where sunrises and
sunsets on the acasia bushveld are amongst the most spectacular
in the world.
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