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Editor: G and G Promotions • Photography: Kevin Loney

The 2012 Avis South African Derby – ‘In Black and White’!

Jade Hooke and A New Era – 2011 Winner © Kevin Loney


t’s just weeks away from the equestrian fraternity’s most anticipated event, the 2012 Avis South African Derby. More than 13,000 spectators will pack the grandstands and the various marquees at Kyalami Equestrian Park in Johannesburg to watch the much-anticipated showdown between the top equestrians in South Africa. The theme for this year’s Sunday event is ‘In Black and White’, and organisers are expecting attendees to the Sunday finals to really take heed of the theme and express themselves. The 2012 Avis South African Derby will be held from 3 to 7 October at Kyalami Equestrian Park. The equestrian festival spans a full five days. Entrance from Wednesday to Friday is free and guests can enjoy the nailbiting action of all the preliminary rounds and qualifiers. The event really comes to life from Saturday, as families and friends descend upon the grounds to take in the food, wine, entertainment and sport, with Sunday remaining the pinnacle. Saturday highlights: • Children’s play and entertainment area featuring face-painting, pizza making, jumping castles, clown shows and more


• Food and wine village with 15 different flavours and varieties of food and wine from around the world, set on a lovely raised deck under tents and umbrellas • Shopping village with over 20 retail stores showcasing a wide variety of fashions and jewellery • Exclusive GHS members’ area with private grandstand and cocktail lounge • Large general access beer tent serving a variety of local beers to help quench the thirst • Mini Showjumping Derby (1.3m) and other top equestrian disciplines Sunday highlights: All of the highlights mentioned in Saturday above as well as: • The South African Derby Marquee – a sit-down lunch affair overlooking the main arena • The G&G Live Marquee – a cocktail style lounge marquee offering a slightly less formal atmosphere with ringside view of the main arena • The Champagne Village where corporate clients and individuals looking for a more private entertaining environment can relax in private suites catering for up to 30 guests

For more up-to-date news, please visit the SANEF website,

• The 2012 Avis South African Derby – South Africa’s most prestigious and premier equestrian title • The finals of the Compleat Horse and Dressage Derbies • Parade of the Friesians, American Saddle horses and Miniature Ponies • The official afterparty hosted by Gareth Cliff with performances by Goodluck and Chiano Sky, which kicks off in the extended G&G Live Marquee from 6pm This year sees over 220 Adult Open horses and more than 70 riders competing to be one of the top thirty combinations making it to the ultimate Avis South African Showjumping Derby on the final day. And that is just in the showjumping category. Not only do the riders compete for the coveted trophy in the thrilling 2012 Avis South African Derby, but other riders also vie for top honours in the Driving, Compleat Horse and Showing categories. In a gripping televised finish last year, 21-year-old Jade Hooke on her horse, A New Era, took the Avis South African Derby title and R65,000 grand prize. Jade, already well-known to the world of showjumping, made her way into the record books two years earlier in 2009 when she became the youngest ever rider to win the Avis South African Derby at just 19. In achieving her second win, Jade joined the ranks of showjumping legends Mickey Louw, Gonda Betrix and Barry Taylor, all riders who have won more than one Derby on the same horse. Top riders from all over South Africa will converge on the Derby once again this year for a shot at South Africa’s most wanted equestrian title. SA top-ranked Shaun Neill has been knocking on the door for a few years – will he make it his first win this year? Ranked second in South Africa is Lorette Knowles-Taylor who won in 2007, or is it the turn of the on-form KwaZulu Natal rider Jodi Pieters? Could Jade Hooke make history and take a third Derby title on A New Era? All will be revealed on Derby day. Key to the success and excitement of the Derby is the recurring track. The Sunday final is ridden over the same track each year, with the Derby bank, dyke, water jump and challenging triple combination being the crowd favourites. A heartfelt thank you once again to key partner Avis South Africa and the numerous supporting

sponsors, without whom the event would not be possible. See you at this year’s Avis South African Derby. Prices and packages as follows: • Saturday gate entry only R85 per person (includes parking, all public areas and grandstands are free seating) • Sunday gate entry only R125 per person (includes parking, all public areas, no grandstand) • Sunday prebooked grandstand seat from R200–R270 per person (includes parking, pre-allocated premium grandstand seat and all public areas) • Sunday open grandstand seating R140 per person (includes parking, open unallocated grandstand seat and all public areas) • Champagne Village private suites for 10–30 people from R25,000 per suite (five exclusive suites available, Sunday only, which includes private cash bar and waitresses, full canapés and lunch for up to 30 guests, VIP parking, all public areas and afterparty tickets for all guests) • South African Derby Marquee Tickets R10,000 per table of ten (includes table, full lunch, all public areas, VIP parking ticket and afterparty entrance for all guests. Sunday only) • G&G Live Marquee R450 per ticket (includes access to the marquee, all public areas, VIP parking ticket and afterparty entrance. Sunday only) • GHS Members Area, grandstand and KEP Club House for R450 per person (includes access to members area, R50 food voucher for Sunday, all public areas and parking ticket and is valid both Saturday and Sunday. GHS members only) GHS Members Area, G&G Live Marquee, three Executive allocated seat grandstands, two unallocated seating grandstand tickets and general access tickets are available through all Computicket outlets nationwide. Tickets to the South African Derby Marquee are available exclusively through Sharlene Venter at the GHS office. or sharlene@ or 011 702 1657. For more information contact eventing@ghsinfo. or for media enquiries Vanessa at vanessa@ .



Editor: Kate Horne – • Photography: T&B Images

SA still waving the eventing flag high


fter a build-up filled with heartbreak and angst, at least South Africa had an equestrian at the London Olympic Games 2012. No words can express how torrid a time this must have been for all concerned, but we must now look forward. This is a tough sport, and the level of good sportsmanship our riders have to maintain is constantly tested, but we have confidence that both of them will rise above this. Paul is already focused ahead and entering Burghley – we wish him the best of luck over this prestigious course.

Alex – supplied by editor

2012 SA Pony Rider Championships results Eventing 90cm Team: 1st: KZNHS Lauren Cutting – Toronto Bitterbos Thomas Erskine – Lang:Carel Skot Samantha Schallen – Black Magic Carrie Mandy – Kavalier Res. Daniel Dillon – Ashgar Cadogan Team Manager: Gill Arathoon 2nd: WPHS 3rd: GHS 80cm Team: 1st: KZNHS Daniel Dillon – Just Dandy Grace George – Rosie Patrick Bechard – Peter Charles Donne Allan – Monty Team Manager: Gill Arathoon 2nd: WPHS 3rd: GHS 90cm Individual: 1st: Thomas Erskine – Lang:Carel Skot – KZNHS


2nd: 3rd: 4th: 5th:

Hayley Preen – Tatoonie Fanta – WPHS Alexandra Miszewski – Tatoonie Treasure – WPHS Zahn:Wanda Bosman – African Nobuthle – WPHS Carrie Mandy – Kavalier – KZNHS

80cm Individual: 1st: Daniel Dillon – Just Dandy – KZNHS 2nd: Grace George – Rosie – KZNHS 3rd: Donne Allen – Monty – KZNHS 4th: Josephine Susman – Sugar Boy – WPHS 5th: Shannon Watt – Bounty – WPHS

Showing: National Team: 1st: KZNHS Rebecca Erskine – Rhapsody Stephanie McGaw – Waterside Fair Exchange Ashleigh Prinsloo – Kinvara Rapture Courtney Webber – Foresyte Bee Bop Daniel Dillon – Ashgar Cadogan Res. Courtney Webber – Springclose Ferryman Team Manager: Michelle Wing 1st: FSNC 3rd: GHS

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Challenge Team: 1st: GHS 2nd: FSNC 3rd: KZNHS Richard Bechard – Dimmock Delightful Tanner Carlisle – Faan Daniel Dillon – Just Dandy Rebecca Erskine – Bridesdale Indigo Blue Tyler van Musschenbroek – Tonto’s Dream Catcher Courtney Webber – Foresyte Little John Team Manager: Genevieve McNeill Individual Showing Championship: Supreme: Kayleigh Van Deventer – Foresyte Champion Nearly Tickets – FSNC Reserve: Steph McGaw – Waterside Fair Exchange – KZNHS

Eventing 0.90m KZN Team © T&B Images

Individual Working Showing Championship: Supreme: Tyla Radermacher – Ebb & Flow Champion Pebbles – ECHS Reserve: Shannon Dawson – Waterside Twickers – GHS Show Hack/Pony: Champion: Silvia Dixon – Waterside Sergeant Pepper – GHS Reserve: Brinleigh Barclay – Bronwydd Bannut Foxglove – ECHS

Show Pony Silvia Dixon © T&B Images

Show Riding: Champion: Steph McGaw – Waterside Fair Exchange – KZNHS Reserve: Kayleigh Van Deventer – Foresyte Nearly Tickets – FSNC Show Hunter: Champion: Janus Kruger – Waterside Magic Flute – FSNC Reserve: Jade Hanke – Carel Hanke Lady Camilla – MPHS Working Riding Pony: Champion: Jennifer Abbot – Eljero Bon Jovi – GHS Reserve : Brinleigh Barclay – Bronwydd Bannut Floxglove – ECHS Working Hunter Pony: Champion: Tyla Radermacher – Ebb & Flow Pebbles – ECHS Reserve: Shannon Dawson – Waterside Twickers – GHS

SA Dressage Champ – Heidemarie Edeling © T&B Images


Showjumping: Provincial Team: 1st: ECHS 2nd: KZNHS Ashley Fox – So Sweet Alison Inggs – Ruby Diva Jessica Prince – Mysterious Dark Alley Tatum Olivier – Mulan Rouge Res. Vasti Theron – Cruisa Nikki Team Manager – Grant Langley 3rd: GHS PR 1.15m SA Championship: 1st: Tyla Radermacher – Ebb & Flow Why Not – ECHS 2nd: Tyla Radermacher – Ebb & Flow Pebbles – ECHS 3rd: Bianca Da Silva – Windrush Larkrise – GHS 4th: Bianca Da Silva – Kartouche – GHS 4th: Tatum Olivier – Mulan Rouge – KZNHS 4th: Claire Armitage – Weyden Blue Speed – MPHS 4th: Caleigh Triggol – Jaclag Bannut Mandrin – GHS 4th: Lauren Parker – Bronwydd Bannut Sweet William – ECHS PR 1.10m Championship: 1st: Amy Whitehead – Font Scar Face – ECHS 2nd: Morgan Jacobs – VDMMA Henham Coconut Ice – WPHS 3rd: Caydene Opperman – Trevan Silver Feather – GHS 4th: Kyle Maartens – Accelorator – GHS 5th: Sylvia Dixon – Waterside Gold Rush – GHS PR 1m Team: 1st: GHS 2nd: WPHS 3rd: KZNHS Oliver Bishop – Davenport Pinochio Jessica Lindenberg – Da Cheeta Girl Carrie Mandy – Kavalier Caitlyn Meyer – Caitlyn’s Sunshine Res. Hannah Roberts – Seirra Sioux Team Manager: Laurianne Minette PR 1m Championship: 1st: Kirsten Roberts – GI Jane – WPHS 2nd: Jessica Lindenberg – Da Cheeta Girl – KZNHS 3rd: Sylvia Dixon – Waterside Nile Wizard – GHS 4th: Courtney Vogt – Bacardi Surprise – GHS 5th: Cherise Wybenga – Cruisa Angels Delight – GHS PR 90cm Team: 1st: WPHS 2nd: GHS



KZNHS Rebecca Erskine – Bridesdale Indigo Blue Brittany Graham – Madonna Jessica Prince – Chinoia Tyler Van Musscenbroek – Otters Creek Dreams Res. Hannah Garton – Punk Team Manager: Candice Webber

PR 90cm Championship: 1st: Reine Marshal – Shadowfax – KZNHS 2nd: Sammy Griesel – Kilshanes Cinderella – WPHS 3rd: Emma Barrow – Carel Hanke Jukskei – GHS 4th: Stephanie Nieuwenhuizen – Perseverance Chase – GHS 5th: Rebecca Erskine – Bridesdale Indigo Blue – KZNHS PR 80cm Team: 1st: GHS 2nd: KZNHS Dinah Frey – Bally Many Chicago Olivia Garton – Mystical Dream Hayley Prinsloo – Swazi Liskhar Lady Lolly Lagos Courtney Webber – Jhordhan Shadow Res. Oliver Bishop – Three Degrees Team Manager: Bradley McHardy 3rd: MPHS PR 80cm Championship: 1st: Josephine Susman – Sugar Boy – WPHS 2nd: Erin Dos Santos – Two Tone – GHS 3rd: Kirsten van der Watt – Mika – GHS 4th: Erin Dos Santos – Bob Marley’s Rusta – GHS 5th: Danielle Kleynhans – Foresyte Houdini – FSNC PR 70cm Team: 1st: KZNHS Heather Dixon – Foresyte Little John Kyla McLoughlin – Figment Amy Michau – Flicka Laura Rubidge – Galway Emerald Holly Res. Rachel Kerdachi – Thistle Down Jade Team Manager: Kelly Martin 2nd: FSNC 3rd: GHS PR 70cm Championship: 1st: Kyla McLoughlin – Figment – KZNHS 2nd: David De Lange – Ashgar Rowena – FSNC 3rd: Savannah Jackson – Creamy Cuppachino – KZNHS 4th: Amy Michau – Flicka – KZNHS 5th: Talita Prinsloo – Razdi Sir Lancelot – FSNC

Equitation: Open Team: 1st: ECHS 2nd: GHS 3rd: KZNHS Natalie De Wet – Equitack Larnika Ashley Fox – Right Royal Storm Tatum Olivier – Henhams Aroluen Ashleigh Prinsloo – Kinvara Rapture Res. Rayne Paddock – Highover Ferdinand Team Manager: Philippa Baxter Open Individual: 1st: Natalie De Wet – Equitack Larnika – KZNHS 2nd: Ashley Fox – Right Royal Storm – KZNHS 3rd: Zahn:Wanda Bosman – African Nobuthle – WPHS 4th: Cameron Dawson – Prime Performance Charlie Davies – GHS 5th: Sylvia Dixon – Waterside Nile Wizard – GHS Intermediate Team: 1st: KZNHS Oliver Bishop – Davenport Pinochio Courtney Webber – Jhordan Shadow Hayley Prinsloo – Swazi Lizkhar Lady Lolly Lagos Rebecca Erskine – Bridesdale Indigo Blue Res. Alison Inggs – Ruby Diva Team Manager: Karen Sutton 2nd: GHS 3rd: WPHS Intermediate Individual: 1st: Amy Bushell – CCS Captain Jack Sparrow – WPHS 2nd: Stephanie Hillerman – Waterside Society Scandal – GHS 3rd: Hayley Prinsloo – Swazi Lizkhar Lady Lolly Lagos – KZNHS 4th: Courtney Maher – Venters Jacoline – GHS 5th: Rachel Wilkenson – Majuba – GHS Novice Team: 1st: GHS 2nd: FSNC 3rd: KZNHS Hannah Roberts – Sierra Sioux Heather Dixon – Foresyte Little John Taylor Irving – Western Stormer Reine Marshal – Shadowfax Res. Kyla McLoughlin – Arabesque Abu Team Manager: Sallyanne Rae Novice Individual: 1st: Hannah Roberts – Siera Sioux – KZNHS

2nd: 3rd: 4th: 5th:

Josepine Susman – Sugar Boy – WPHS Charlotte Stuart – Leckerli – GHS Reine Marshal – Shadowfax – KZNHS Rumari Roode – Zorro – FSNC

Dressage: Open Team Championship: 1st: WPHS 2nd: GHS 3rd: FSNC 4th: KZNHS Rebecca Erskine – Rhapsody Carrie Mandy – Kavalier Stephanie McGaw – Waterside Fair Exchange Courtney Webber – Jhordan Shadow Res. Natalie De Wet – Equitack Larnika Team Manager: Rhonda Munro SA Individual Championship: 1st: Heidemarie Edeling – Waterside Tigers Eye – FSNC 2nd: Jessica Chiminais – Waterside Nile Beauty – WPHS 3rd: Kate Chaplin – Tatooine Downunder – WPHS 4th: Sylvia Dixon – Waterside Welsh Luanna – GHS SA Freestyle Championship: 1st: Heidemarie Edeling – Waterside Tiger’s Eye – FSNC 2nd: Kate Chaplin – Tatooine Downunder – WPHS Novice Team Championsip: 1st: KZNHS Daniel Dillon – Ashgar Cadogan Hayley Prinsloo – Swazi Likhar Lady Lolly Lagos Ashleigh Prinsloo – Kinvara Rapture Rebecca Erskine – Quicksilver Res. Emma Pitout – Poni Team Manager: Rhonda Munro 2nd: WPHS 3rd: FSNC Novice Individual Championship: 1st: Courtney Webber – Foresyte Bee Bop – KZNHS 2nd: Daniel Dillon – Ashgar Cadogan – KZNHS 3rd: Jessica George – Pumpkin Power – KZNHS 4th: Caitlin Wheeler – Waterside Elmo’s Flame – GHS

A horse which stops dead just before a jump and thus propels its rider into a graceful arc provides a splendid excuse for general merriment. ~ Duke of Endinburgh



Editor: Rebecca Haynes, Sibylle Gussmann • Photography: supplied by editor

Our international campaigners


Philippa Johnson and Lord Louis, her mount for the London Paralympics, winning their class at CDR Alken


wo of our ‘foreign correspondents’ and international campaigners have sent us an update on what’s happening in their neck of the woods. Philippa Johnson has sent us the photos of Wendy Moller and finally some of herself. She reports: “Chris Haazen, my trainer and now the national trainer of the para team, and his wife, Jeannette, ran a large yard of 120 horses in Landgraaf, Netherlands for 25 years. Every year, along with their club, they used to hold an enormous two-day show which was always the place to be. This tradition stopped 17 years ago when they moved to Belgium. A couple of years ago their club decided to re-host this big annual show and Concour Heihof came back to life! On Saturday 21 July Chris and I were asked to do a demonstration, which was a great opportunity to give Lord Louis a different type of outing as it is on grass (not to mention a huge tent, jumping castle, dog races and more)! Louis was brilliant and seriously played ‘Mr Cool’ with all the surrounding distractions! On Sunday 22 July it was poor Wendy’s turn. Wendy only arrived late afternoon on Saturday and had not sat on First Lady (her mount for London) for weeks and Chris had entered her to compete. Nothing like being dumped in the deep end! Chris gave her 20 minutes on Lady in the morning to ride through the test which I had translated into English. Wendy, being the true sportswoman she is, put her head down and off she went. Judging by her results, watch out London! She was second with 67% out of a class of 22 horses in an able-bodied class, riding a pony against rather large horses! Marion Milne will be joining us, as the horse that she will be riding belongs to one of Chris’ clients. We will all be training in Belgium until 19 August. We will then move the horses to the UK where we will have a six-day training camp before the horses are moved to the Olympic stables on 25 August. Our other rider, Antony Dawson, is already based in the UK and will join us on the training camp.

Against a lovely Irish backdrop, Simone Howarth and Dino de Laurentis. The pair has qualified for the Irish National Championships in September

Wendy Moller and her mount for the London Paralympics, First Lady, taking second place with 67% against an able-bodied class of 22 competitors at Concour Heihof

On 30 July, Lord Louis and I competed at the CDR Alken. Lord Louis was fantastic. We can still show more trot but here in Belgium, until you reach Advanced level, you ride all your tests in a 40mx20m arena which doesn’t give you much space! To date, definitely our best test. We won the L7 class with 71.12%, a very cool five percent ahead of the second horse in a class of ten horses. Chris has made the decision that it will be Lord Louis going to London!”

class. Dino is by Don Frederico out of a Bolero mare and in her words: “An absolute honey of a horse and fantastic to ride! Dino was a little spooky of the surroundings in the Medium test so was rather shorter in the neck than I would have liked and came second. Then in the Advanced Medium he was more relaxed and got some lovely marks and comments – with eights for his flying changes. Such a clever pony! He has now qualified for the Irish National Championships in September, which is very exciting.” More recently, on 29 July, the pair rode their first Prix St Georges. “I was so, so nervous,” explains Simone, “but we managed to win. We only got 61.60% due to me totally stuffing up the canter pirouettes, but the changes all went well. I am sure for my next attempt I will be less nervous and will do a better job.”

Clever ‘pony’ Another campaigner now based in Ireland, Simone Howarth, is also going from strength to strength, and more recently riding with a severely broken finger. On 15 July, Simone competed in Limerick on her lovely Hanoverian gelding, Dino de Laurentis, winning the Advanced Medium

Dressage long-list The Adult Dressage Team long list has been released! Congratulations to the following who have been selected: Dominey Alexander on both Don Natiello and Funderdell; Elena Bosman with both Karen Du Preez’s Gold Print and Freda Linsen’s Sir Gentle; Shiree Darley and Pamina 353; Andrea Harrison with Colleen Frew’s Mandala and Lisa

Tait’s Float On; Candice Hobday and Filina; Lillian Möller and the SA Lipizzaner’s Siglavy Cimbola; Lynda Records and Royal Darco; Johan Roodt with both Verdini Wagner and Odessa; Ingeborg Sanne and Winslow Chelsea; and Nicole Smith with Rubens, Slimlite Sam and My Rose.


A credit to GHS


e received some wonderful feedback from Gill Taylor, Chef d’Equipe for the Novice and Open pony rider dressage teams. “The teams were all delightful girls, beautifully mannered, all well turned out and a credit to GHS,” explains Gill. In the Novice team test 4, Caitlin Wheeler and Waterside Elmo‘s Flame achieved 61.08% and in the warm-up classes Novice 1, 68.75% and second place. In the Novice 3, the pair achieved another commendable mark with 64.89%. Lia Wheeler and Dimmock Diamonds R Forever achieved a sixth place on 64.30% and won the Novice 3 with a superb 72.05%. It was Sherwill Vladimir’s first time out of Preliminary and with Britney Tarr on board, the pair made a very good effort, achieving 54.80%, 51.94% and a most credible 62.50% for their Novice 3 test. Stephanie Hilterman and Waterside Society Scandal achieved good scores in their Novice tests of 61.57% and 61.59%. The final standings were KZN 63.63%, WP 62.15%, FS 61.07%, and GHS 61.01% – a very close result indeed. In the PR Elementary 2: first were Caylan Wood and Forsyte Gazelle on 68.27% followed by Savannah Thomson and Bobby Valentine in second place on 65.77%. In fifth place were Rachel Wilkinson and Majuba on 63.14%, and just out of the placings were Alexandra Munn and Mr Baggins with 61.35%. Alexandra and Mr Baggins made their comeback, winning PR Elementary 4 with a super 71.05%. In second place with 70.68% were Caylan and Gazelle. Savannah and Bobby achieved 65.68% and despite her being extremely

sick on the day and putting in a valiant effort, Rachel took Majuba home with 64.01%. Jennifer Abbot and Eljero Bon Jovi came second in the PR Elementary-Medium 4 with 64.25% and in the PR Medium 1 and 2 the combination achieved 58.67% and 59.62% respectively. Continues Gill: “On the Friday I went through the team test with Rachel, Caylan and Savannah because they have all competed Elementary and no shoulder-in was required, but I had seen Jennifer riding shoulder-in for her ElementaryMedium 4 test. Alexandra was unable to ride, with a raging temperature. “It was not an easy decision to make Jennifer reserve, but the other four were going very well. Rachel and Majuba did an excellent job, coming out on 64.77%. Savannah found Bobby lacking in energy so a little disappointing 61.23%. Caylan and Gazelle started really well, then midway through exploded, totally messing up six movements (possibly due to a monkey lurking in the bushes). This meant a very disappointing 52.73% for the pair. Alexandra and Baggins rode a super, energetic test, with only the downward transitions being a little resistant at times and scored a great 66.87%.” The final team standings were again very close, with WP taking top honours on 65.99%, GHS hot on their heels on 64.29%, FS third on 63.57% and KZN a whisper away on 63.29% with EC/ MPHS achieving 61.62%. “The team spirit was fabulous and we have super riders for the future,” concludes Gill.

Whatever the weather!

the chilly month of June. According to Debi van Wyk: “We also had a fantastic seminar with Rien on the Friday, 29 June, where around 70 brave people came out in the bitter weather to listen to Rien discussing lateral work, from the leg-yield to the canter half-pass. During this seminar we were treated to watching Rien ride Lynda Records‘ lovely horse Royal Darco. We must also thank Andrea Harrison, Kari Larkins, Lynda Records

Grow Young Talent had a small but successful boot camp with Natalie Hobday from 22 to 24 June with five very keen riders. Grow Grand Prix (GGP) was in the fortunate position of being able to sponsor one of the riders for this boot camp. Do check out her report on the GGP website. Following that was another very successful GGP boot camp with Rien van Der Schaft during


and Karen Keller for riding on that very cold evening.” The next boot camp in Johannesburg will be held from Tuesday 28 August to Monday 3 September. The GGP team has also announced that Dorothee Schneider will be giving a clinic from Tuesday 2 October to Saturday 6 October at

The Paddocks in Kyalami. This is open to all disciplines, not just dressage. Dorothee was a member of the German Olympic dressage team to compete at the London 2012 Olympics. Visit the GGP website ( za) for more details or email growgrandprixsa@

Updated judges’ list


he GHS dressage committee has released its latest list of Gauteng-registered judges and at what levels they are eligible to judge. For your interest, we are publishing the current list so that you are aware of the criterion and selection requirements. FEI 4* judge, Sharon Rhode, is eligible to judge FEI and national tests of all standards, as are Ernst Holtz, FEI retired 5* judge and Caroline Potts, retired 3* judge. Our national A panel and FEI 2* judges are Lesley Mawhinney and Susan Bass, who are eligible to judge all events up to and including CN status events. Prix St Georges and above requires three judges from the national panel, two of whom must be from the national A panel. Promotion to this panel is through the National Judges Panel Committee. Our national A panel members are eligible to judge all events up to and including CN status events. Promotion to this panel is also through the National Judges Panel Committee. These judges are Bev Franklin, Clare Bailes, Eva Sydow, Petronella Clark and Ute Schutz. National B panel judges are eligible to judge all tests up to and including Intermediare and CN status events. They may judge Advanced and Prix St Georges/Intermediare in the company of a higher panel judge. Promotion to this panel is through the National Judges Panel Committee. They are Judy Vertue, Eino Vuorinen and Erica De Groot. Sheba Zager is a national panel candidate, eligible to judge all classes up to and including Advanced and Prix St Georges. At CN status events she is allowed to judge up to

Advanced but must be in the company of a national panel judge. Judges on the provincial A panel are eligible to judge all classes up to and including Medium. For CN status events they must be in the company of one or more national judge (or judges) or a national candidate judge. Promotion to this panel requires the practical judging of a Medium test and passing the evaluation of how they performed. Our provincial A judges are Barbie Gertenbach, Debi van Wyk, Gregory Goss, Maureen Dalglish and Susen Human. Provincial B panel judges are eligible to judge all classes up to and including Elementary-Medium. At CN status events they are allowed to judge up to EM in the company of one or more higher panel judges. Promotion to this panel requires practical judging of an EM test and passing the subsequent evaluation. They are Cheryl Kempin, Jenny Bayley, Dr Jane Morris-Abson, Eleanor Wear and Justin O’Reilly. Provincial C panel judges are eligible to judge all classes up to and including Elementary. At CN status events they must be in the company of a provincial A or a national candidate or national judge. Promotion to this panel requires the practical judging of an Elementary test and passing the subsequent evaluation. Provincial C judges are Charmaine Watts, Lynda Stockton, Heather Camfferman, Lynette Sacks and Janine Viljoen. Provincial D panel judges are eligible to judge all Novice classes but not CN status events. Promotion to this panel requires the practical judging of a Novice test and the subsequent


evaluation and passing the written SAEA number two examination. These judges are Antoinette Grunewald, Gary Allpass, Heletha Burmeister, Rebecca Haynes, Sue Olsson and Trevor Bern. Those on the learner judges’ panel are eligible to judge Preliminary tests for juniors and adults but are not allowed to judge children or championships. Promotion to this panel requires the practical judging of a Preliminary test and passing the subsequent evaluation as well as the written SAEA number one examination. On the learner panel are Andrew Bird, Claire Nadin, Gizelle Theron, Jenny Neill, Nasia Lupini, Neil Henry, Patrick Brown, Vanessa Deyzel and Amy Hunter. The trainee judges’ panel (panel A) comprises those who have passed SAEA written examination number one. They are allowed to judge ungraded classes and at training shows only. They are not allowed to judge children and are

required to scribe and sit-in with national panel judges to gain experience. On the trainee panel are Chenay Simms, Hilary Dredge, Janet Dewar-Pitts, Lauren Burrage, Lois Sangari, Montanique Cooper, Natalie Kriel, Odette van Oudtshoorn, Thelma Fox, Helen Minty, Sabine Lloyd, Julie Mudie, Elizabeth Hickman, Gabrielle Dyer and Jessie Beyers-Van Eck. Welcome to the ‘newbies’ on this panel, who passed their first written exam in July 2012. Trainee judges’ panel (panel B) comprises those who are still to do the first SAEA written examination. At this level they are allowed to judge ungraded classes and at training shows only. They are also required to scribe and sit-in with national panel judges to gain experience. On this panel are Carla Molenaar, Johan Blignaut, Kelly Slater, Lucy Stott, Petro Smith, Tasha Els, Wendy Moller, Anita du Toit, Karen Beytell and Storm Tuson.

Ride with confidence


argot Brews hosted a ‘Ride with Confidence’ workshop at the Beaulieu Equestrian Academy on Saturday 25 August 2012 from 1pm to 4pm. The workshop addressed both the sports psychology and riding issues that amateur riders struggle with when competing. The workshop was not limited to competitive riders and Margot explained that it will benefit those who never plan to compete but simply want to ride more effectively at home. “The information in the workshop will help you improve your skills and mindset dramatically. You learn ‘reframing’ techniques, to clear your mental circuits so you can focus on confident, effortless riding, as opposed to worrying about what could go wrong or a bad result.” The workshop has three modules: mental strategies, schooling strategies and show strategies. Margot’s background is critical care nursing and she has a Masters degree in business administration, with over 18 years of experience in the design and implementation of health risk and business management programmes. She is


an internationally-accredited meta-coach, NLP Master Practitioner, non-medical hypnotherapist and author of three books on self-development. She coaches executives to improve their performance and helps people identify what it is they really want, and what they need to believe and do to achieve it! As an amateur rider who owns and rides a particularly difficult 11-year-old Warmblood gelding, Margot knows what it feels like to ride with a knot in your stomach, worrying about your horse striking off on the wrong leg, leaping sideways into the judge’s box, or bolting at the first sound of the bell. “Your mind is like a computer,” she explains. “It cannot be any better than the software you’ve loaded. So if your software keeps playing the same negative things over and over again, such as you’ll never figure out how to give the aids for a half pass, or you’re always going to tense up when the bell sounds, then that’s what you’re going to get.” Email Kim Hughes at equestrian@beaulieu. to book; the cost is R500 per person.

Adult Amateur Series update The Capital Management Africa Amateur Series is barrelling along and is a real success again this year! “It is so exciting to watch this initiative growing,” says Trudy Marsland, organiser and initiator of the series. “The other provinces sadly have not yet seemed to have taken up the invitation to join in, but hopefully that will change. There’s been a qualifier in the Eastern Cape and we are waiting for the results of the Western Province qualifier.” The fifth Gauteng leg took place on 11 and 12 August at Chez Charlene. The other three legs to diarise are Stoneridge on 15 and 16 September, Equestrian International on 27

and 28 October, and Chez Charlene on 17 and 18 November 2012. “There are some close and very competitive scores, with the Elementary first and second highest rankings being only .01% apart,” continues Trudy. “The Novice and Preliminary sections have the most competitors and every week there are still people signing up to take part.” The rankings are available on the Facebook page, ‘Adult Amateur Dressage Series’, as well as on the GHS website. According to Trudy, the international judge for the finals has been confirmed and she says it looks like this year is going to be a strong and hotly contested championship.

Hollyberry branches out


he stunning Hollyberry Hall, better known for hosting dressage events, branched out with a fabulous celebration of the opening of the London 2012 Olympics on 27 July. There was a mini expo, which had some novel stands, and the Border Collie Rescue with a horsebox full of sheep in tow! Armand the Singing Cowboy and his lovely horse also entertained the crowd with some great numbers and the special bows really appealed to the audience. Johan Roodt and Adriaan van Wyk were the final act before the opening and party got thoroughly underway. A wonderful event and we hope they will hold more like this!


Calling your nominations


t is time to select your next dressage committee! It will be a very fresh committee as all current dressage committee members, bar two, will be resigning and are unavailable for re-election. Under the chairmanship of Sheba Zager, dressage in Gauteng has continued to grow and her contribution and that of her committee have been commendable. Nomination forms for the new dressage committee are now available from either GHS through Anne Andrews, or from Sheba or any of the current dressage committee members, all of whom were sent the forms by GHS. Committee members’ contact details are on the dressage page of the GHS website. If you believe you have what it takes to join the new committee and drive dressage forward in 2013, submit the nomination form and hand it in at the GHS office. The deadline for nomination forms is 24 September 2012. It would be great to have a combination of new

blood and experienced dressage people. Per the GHS constitution, the committee may comprise of six, up to a maximum of eight members. It is the intention to introduce specific portfolios within each discipline committee to mirror the structure of portfolios recently introduced to the SAEA National Technical Committees. Committee members will be expected to take on the portfolio that best suits their experience and expertise. At nomination time, GHS will require the CVs of these committee members to support their position with the respective portfolio. This holds for both new and re-elected members. Please note that people allowed to be nominated and people who are allowed to propose and second must all be members, other than Junior members (under the age of 18), child/ pony rider members, entry level members and temporary members. The 2012 GHS AGM will be held on Thursday 8 November 2012.

Dressing up Are you ready for the iconic Riverleigh Fancy Dress Musical Freestyle? This ‘never fail to entertain’ charity event is scheduled for 4 November 2012, and this is also the finale for the Betts Townsend Pas de Deux and Quadrille series.

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Blind Marathon, Northern Farm


his month the driving competition took place at Northern Farm while the eventers were doing their eventing classic final around the water complex. The driving competition was a blind marathon, which means the drivers do not get to walk the course, and only get instructions five minutes before they start. The competition is judged on an ideal time as well as doing the

hazards correctly. Northern Farm lends itself to building lovely natural hazards between the cross country jumps and through the trees. The first two competitors went off and seemed to be rather lost, but eventually found their way back. The rest of the competitors all made their way round perfectly and had a great day driving even though it was another freezing day.



Pre-Novice: Horse: Owner: Rider: 1st Bailey Rodney Forster Vivienne Owen 2nd Nelson Wayne van Niekerk Claire Steele 3rd Nelson Wayne van Niekerk Ronald Mukudo Novice: 1st Jojo Enos Mafokate Enos Mafokate Wayne van Niekerk Wayne van Niekerk 2nd Bertus van Kreterhoef 3rd Noka Enos Mafokate Enos Mafokate

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Open: 1st Chan Rodney Forster 2nd Pickering & Natalie Hogg Griffin 3rd Breda Wildfire Shirley Sadlier

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Cosira Equitation Super League Final


n a windy Friday morning at the Winter Festival the Cosira Group Super League Finals got under way early in the East Arena with the Pony Rider classes, and commenced a little later with the Junior Classes in the Stubbs Arena. With Richard Bowyer on the PA in the East Arena, assisted by his daughter, Jessica Bowyer, who acted as the recorder, the classes ran smoothly and efficiently and it was a pleasure to note that with the enthusiastic and slick course changes provided by Paul Bester, course designer, the arena ran on time throughout the busy day. The CEO of the Cosira Group, John da Silva, was regrettably unable to be present on the day due to business commitments, however, we were delighted to welcome his daughter, Bianca da Silva, and John’s Executive Assistant, Lauryn Joseph, who ably assisted the judges with the prize giving and the presentation of the Victor Ludorum Medals towards the end of the day. Finally the busy day came to a close with a small function in the marquee, kindly loaned by Sun Valley Stables, and judges, competitors, parents and [Top] Cameron Dawson PR Open VL with Lauryn Joseph and Bianca da Silva from Cosira; [Right] Tanya Chelin joint Junior Open VL


Jared Morris Junior Intermediate VL officials were treated to some delicious snacks and refreshments kindly organised by Sharlene Venter on behalf of the sponsor and Equitation Committee. Our sincere thanks must once again go to the Cosira Group and John da Silva for their kind sponsorship of this ever-popular Equitation Super League Series. The Equitation Committee also would like to express their wholehearted appreciation to all the officials, who continually give of their valuable time to make these shows possible. Well done too to Alicia Barnard, our new Equitation Secretary, who had the day running so smoothly, and to Amy Billett and Sigi Sauter for organising all the judges.

Zoleka Mosiah Joint Junior Open VL



Editor: Joanna Goeller • Photography: Hariett Barrett

Note from the editor In July we passed the shortest day of winter – so spring here we come! July had two shows take place during the month – the Springs One Day show, and the Eventing Classic Final held at Northern Farm. Please contact Joanna Goeller, on for any input, ideas or comments.

Eventing at Springs President Park 1 July 2012 Springs hosted a ‘special’ eventing show on 1 July at Presidents Park. Classes were for 90cm, 1 Star and 2 Star Riders. Lots of work and effort went into this show, including preparation of the going with the aerovator, and a lot of positive feedback came from competitors and officials after the show. Well done Winstead for hosting yet another superb show! With the aerovator, we can now look at holding eventing shows all year round!

Feedback from Springs Eventing Show (Jenny Bayley) Dear GHS, A word of appreciation to Michelle and Graham Winn and their family, staff and helpers for the magnificent job they always do in putting on eventing shows at President’s Park in Springs. I had the pleasure of judging there again this month and as usual was impressed by the attention to detail which makes for a smoothly run show. As a judge one gets super food, HOT coffee and travelling expenses even before you have started judging! And let us not forget, everything has to be brought in to President’s Park and then removed again afterwards. Not quite the same as running a show on your own property. Congratulations to the Winstead Team. Regards, Jenny Bayley

Class 1 Junior and Class 2 Adult Ev 90 Pool 1 1st Nexus

Roxanne Massaro


Here Be Lions

Martyn Swanepoel


Shove Ha`Penny

Roxanne Massaro



Michelle Winn


Night of the Fox

Paula Grobler

Class 2: Ev Adult 90 Pool 2 1st

Bodenhausen Acapulco

Coreen Barker



Keelin Boyle


Assegaai Sizzle

Coreen Barker



Heike Harvey


Dageraad Zena

Jade Pick

Class: 3 CNC 1* 1st

Wow's Kankowski

Patrick Brown


Silver Sapphire

Katie Keller


LTG Beatrix Potter

Peta Fischl



Natlee Ermen

Class: 4 CNC 2 * 1st

On Taps Ayres Rock

Sarah Wallace


Leander 252 (KZN)

Vicky Scott


Aspersion (KZN)

Vicky Scott


Wow's War of Angels

Patrick Brown

Thanks to Landrover Many thanks to Landrover Experience (Andrew Brown) who sponsored four vouchers for the winner of each class at Springs to do a driving course at Landrover Experience Gerotek. The results were as follows.


Roxanne Massaro-90cm Pool 1

Eventing Classic Final at Northern Farm


he Eventing Classic Final took place on a very chilly weekend (14 and 15 July) at Northern Farm, but this did not deter competitors and riders from being there. Courses were challenging, with the focus being around the Northern Farm water complex. Courses went winding in and out of the water a number of times! A fun team event was put together and the individual and team results are presented below:

Follow The Flame-Claudia Baltensperger-Adult 70cm Class 1: Pony Rider Ev.70

Charles du Sautoy-Adult 90cm 3rd

Silent Night

Alex Forster





Prince of Persia

Bridget O'Neill


My Choice

Sanka Terwin


Oakhill Applause

Amy Billett

Class 2: Junior Ev.70 1st

My Shadowfax

6th K.Koetsier/ Ashlee Koetsier

Class 3: Adult Ev.70

Wow’s Sirocco Grandwest Ebony 7th Rose Class 9: Adult Ev.90

Janine Evans Hazel.Morris/Mandy Thomas


Charles du Sautoy

Winstead/Kirsten Winn


Follow The Flame

Claudia Baltensperger



Colin Hallaby


Gondor Dreamcatcher

Neil Henry




Michelle Blaauw


Exocet Mean Greanies Must Have Seek the Peace


Gondor Ube Rouge

Class 6: Pool 1 – Adult Ev.80 1st

Perseverance Chase

Lize-Mari van Rooyen


Temptations S

David Holden/ Natalie Hogg


MSV Luca

Ernette Muller


Leaping Leo

Claire Martin


Crown Robber

Yvonne Figueiredo



Warren Bamfield


Gondor Dasher

Marika Kruger

Chelsea Oliver

Wow’s Yazoo Ranger Wow’s Cockney 6th Cowboy Class 11: Adult Ev.100

Janine Evans


Obi Wan Kinobi

N.Hornby/Graham Winn


Here Be Lions

Martyn Swanepoel


Sterling Prince

Monique Cadle

Class 5: Junior Ev.80



Tim Payne/Wencke Payne


Class 12: Adult Ev.1.10

Voigtskirch Zorba

Winstead/Sammi Ramsay

Class 6: Pool 2 – Adult Ev.80 1st

Star Performer


Silver Flash

Annemarie Green Prime Performance/ Marjolien Erasmus


Shirley Green

Peter Evans


LTG Beatrix Potter

Peta Fischl


Voigtskirch Kardinal Fairways Electrical Seeis Eiros

Martyn Swanepoel


G.Visagie/Graham Winn




Roxy & The Zimmers Wow’s Sirocco

Janine Evans

Wow’s Blockbuster

Peter Evans

Exocet Mean Greanies Must Have Shove ha’Penny

Charles du Sautoy


S.Young/Colin Hallaby


Sean Young

Phantom Al

Claudia Cloete Prime Performance/Marjolien Erasmus Janine Evans

Wow’s Yazoo Ranger

Beatrix Potter-Peta Fischl-Adult 1 10m

4 Ladies & Porky My Choice

Sanka Terwin

Gondor Dasher

Marika Kruger M.Marsden/Roxanne Massaro

Woodlands Wow's Cockney Cowboy LTG Beatrix Potter 4th

Roxanne Massaro

Team WoWee

Copenhagen 3rd

Shirley Green

Peter Evans Peta Fischl

Family Winn Gondor Dreamcatcher

Neil Henry

Voigtskirch Zorba

Winstead/Sammi Ramsay

Tiny Tony

Winstead/Justin Winn

Gondor Ube Rouge Fairways Electrical Seeis Eiros

Winstead/Kirsten Winn G.Visagie/Graham Winn

Portable Progress

Eventing NFEP Norman Hornby’s Obi Wan Kinobi - Graham Winn - Adult 1m

Article by Michelle Winn

Eventers are doing it for themselves!

Step 1 – The Jumps The Springs Event, held at President Park on Sunday 1 July, was squeezed into the calendar as requested by the riders. It was discussed in a meeting in April (at ICB 90cm Champs) between all star riders and show holding bodies, that events of this nature could only be held “if all riders came to the party and helped find sponsors”. The concept of ‘selling’ individual xc jumps has turned out to be a great step forward. The President Park event had over 20 new


cross country portables. The following portables are now in our ‘library’ to be used again at future events: JUMP SPONSOR BAMBERS BAR – Bamber Family COREENS CORNERS – Coreen Barker DEVLAND DAM – Georgina Courtis GINJA NINJAS – Kardinal and Leo JANTON EXPRESS – Janton Engineering (Schaaps) MILMAC LORRY – Milmac Feeds (Debbie Copeman)


Nu angle Stirrups (Anita Haltman) Page Timbers Wow Saddles (Janine Evans)

Although most of the nine ‘sold’ jumps were sponsored by Winstead/Springs eventers, Anita, Coreen, and Janine have started the ball rolling in the Kyalami area. Already we have an A, B and C on the drawing board for Paige, Katrina, and François, as well as an A and B for Jo and Jules! There are a few complete jumps that were used at the last event that still need to be ‘sold’ to sponsors, for example, The Houses (perhaps a property development?). Eventers, you all need to put your thinking caps on. It is not expected that all individuals sponsor a jump but you may know of a sponsor who you could ‘sell’ one to. The cost is R5,000 per jump!

Step 2 – Transport and Storage The above collection of jumps has been stored at Winstead, where we are busy building a shelter. It took over a week of loading, transporting,

unloading, and packing – morning until night – to return them from President Park after the show. This job has to be done carefully to avoid damage to their structure and paintwork. For these jumps to be used at other venues the show-holding bodies are going to need to transport them back and forth. Perhaps you, the eventers, have a contact in the transport business or can organise a flatbed trailer (and truck) to do this? Some require a crane or at least six very strong course builders to lift and position.

Step 3 – Repairs and Maintenance For these jumps to be used again and again (as planned) they will need constant repairs (more damage done in transporting than in use at shows). We ‘sold’ jumps to sponsors at R5,000 per jump. Most jumps (especially those built in KwaZulu-Natal) cost more with delivery costs. Springs Horse Trials and Winstead Shows used funds raised throughout the year to cover the difference. Therefore Springs Horse Trials will store and control the maintenance of the jumps collected so far. A ‘repair fee’ will have to be charged to all other show-holding bodies planning to use the jumps at their venues. Graham’s long-term plan is to build up a ‘library’ of quality portables with detailed records of dimensions so that he can forward this information to overseas course designers and hopefully they can assist us build even better courses from this. We plan to build four new portables (1m level adjustable to 1 star) before our next show in September. We are also planning a new Water Complex (funds permitting). SO… let’s keep going! If you would like to sponsor a jump, phone Michelle 082 495 0083 or Graham 082 555 1840 and discuss your design or logo with us.

Anita Haltman and her strirup jump


Schools International Event in SA


his is an ‘introductory’ article to share the idea with the eventing community, and invite comments and feedback. SANESA eventing would like to host an international schools event next year, around October 2013. Here are some of the preliminary thoughts: Eligibility Riders aged 14 to18 (on the dates of the event). Riders need to be in secondary school (college or university students, employed or unemployed persons would not be eligible). Teams Each country can send one or more teams of four riders per team. The South African team would be selected after the SANESA Nationals, one month prior to this international event.

Format A 90cm 3-phase event. Note: Should this event prove successful, we could look at introducing more levels in subsequent years. Horses South Africa would need to come up with enough 90cm-qualified horses to host all the riders. (This may be the greatest challenge to overcome.) The Chef d’Equip of each team would draw the horses, and allocate them to the riders, at his/her discretion. Please send me your comments and thoughts on this proposed idea. I look forward to hearing from you! Tania Smith, SANESA Eventing National Representative, email: taniadaveysmith@gmail. com; cell: 082 440 0916.

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SA Pony Rider Showing Championships results


he SA Pony Rider Showing Championships took place in Shongweni, KZN at the beginning of July. Thank you to our Gauteng Pony Rider teams for your great efforts in both the team and individual events. Thank you also to Lynda Kirchmann, our Chef d’Equipe. The results of the interprovincial team event were: 1st KZN; 2nd FS & NC; 3rd Gauteng; 4th E Cape; 5th W Cape and 6th Mpumalanga. Congratulations to our Gauteng Challenge team

for winning the Challenge Team event. The SA Individual Showing Championship was won by Foresyte Nearly Tickets and Kayleigh van Deventer (FS & NC) with Waterside Fair Exchange and Stephanie McGraw (KZN) as reserve. The SA Individual Working Championship was won by Ebb & Flow Pebbles and Tyla Rademacher (E Cape) with Bronwydd Bannut Foxgolve and Brinleigh Barclay (E Cape) as reserve.

General • Congratulations to Helen Gilfillan on her promotion to the provincial Showing Judges’ panel. • Adult SA Showing Championships will be hosted by Western Province and takes place 12-16 September. Congratulations to our Adult Gauteng team on their selection. Safe travelling to all Gauteng competitors and their horses. • The Showing Fundraiser quiz evening will take place on Friday 21 September and promises to be a worthwhile function. Please diarise and support the showing discipline. Ticket details to follow.

A Buddhist parade with elephants and horses on Visakha Bucha day to show respect and faith, 4 June 2012 at Nakhon Pathom, Thailand (Photographer: Satin)



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List of Vaulting Clubs in SA AREA




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Sunlands Vaulting Club

Claudia 083 675 2168


Haylands Vaulting Club

Megan 083 447 6952



Riba Vaulting Club

Barbie 082 453 3522


Beaulieu International Vaulting Club

Lars 076 778 0626


Mazz Vaulting Club

Fernanda 083 602 2713


Randjiesfontien Vaulting Club

Martine 082 634 8763


Willows International Riding Centre

Arlene 082 321 7778


Misty Meadows

Rika 079 326 7094


Soweto Vaulting Club

Enos 082 330 7030


Caballus Vaulting Club

Marine 084 584 4002

Kimberley Vaulting Club

Ilse 082 390 9802

Hout Bay

Hout Bay Riding Centre

Kim 083 282 8366


Noordhoek Vaulting Club

Trish 082 309 6685


Oak Ridge Vaulting Centre

Gillian 083 320 1343


Equine Acro

Donna 072 472 4606


Westville Girls High

Di 082 491 4667



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