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GHS Driving Champs
[Top] Widfire – Shirley Sadlier [left] Nelson – Ronald Mukudo
he GHS driving championship took place at Inanda Country Base. ICB is always a lovely venue to drive at, doing dressage and cones on the polo field and the marathon in and around the polo field and main arena. Both water jumps were used as marathon obstacles. The marathon obstacles were open, fast
Odyssey – Doris Ott
Clarinet – Shirely Sadlier and flowing. There was a new first-time driver, Doris Ott, in the pre-novice class who drove Rodney Forster’s schoolmaster, Odyssey. Odyssey was previously driven by David Dew as a pair. Shirley Sadlier drove her home-bred warmblood mare, Clarinet, at her first graded show. Both Doris and Clarinet started their driving careers at DAD shows.
Bailey – Vivienne Owen
Results GHS Open Championship 1st Rodney Foster 2nd Natalie Hogg
Chan Higgins and Biggles
GHS Novice Championship 1st Shirley Sadlier 2nd Ronald Mukudo
Breda Wild Fire Nelson
Pre-novice 1st Shirley Sadlier 2nd Doris Ott 3rd Vivien Owen
Clarinet Odyssey Bailey
SA International Driving undertaken by Wayne van Niekerk and Rodney Forster
ell, the 2012 English outdoor competition season has come and gone without Rodney and Wayne being able to compete. This was due to the horses contracting a virus, presumed to have occurred when in transit to England from Holland. Unfortunately this made it necessary for the horsesâ€™ training to be halted and the horses were put out to grass for a substantial rest before work could be resumed. As with many setbacks there often is a good outcome and this is the case with Clark and Kent, the Friesian pair. During the enforced rest they relaxed, got used to the environment and have come back in a much more mature frame of mind, and taken well to the training. During this period, we were able to put in place some of the equipment that is needed to successfully compete in England. Due to the weather there that is considerably wetter than we are used to in SA it is essential to have a lorry to which special side panels have been fitted that can be raised to form roofs on either side of the lorry in order to have shelter from the rain for the horses and the carriages. Without these, preparations at the shows are very unpleasant. This obviously comes at a substantial cost. Then there is the requirement to have two show carriages. One for the dressage and cones, referred to as a Presentation carriage, and a Marathon carriage for the Marathon section. Surprisingly the Presentation carriage is considerably more expensive than the Marathon carriage, even though the specifications of a Marathon carriage are much more sophisticated. At this stage we have managed to buy a second-hand Khunle Marathon carriage and plan to rent a Presentation carriage for the events. Next are the harnesses. For daily work and possibly the Marathon sections, I took a set of nylon working harnesses that we use regularly in
By Rodney Forster SA. Though these harnesses are technically correct and the nylon virtually unbreakable they are frowned upon by the English. As they are doing a lot of the initial training for us because we are not able to be there on a full-time basis we have capitulated on this one and have acquired a washable synthetic fabric harness, referred to as a Zilco, for daily use. We are hoping that it does not become too worn for us to use at the Club events that we are hoping to compete at in the 2013 season. Driving through the English winters is torturous to say the least. I spent two months in the last winter working the horses. Even with good protective clothing I suffered to the point of having to have a Scotch or two every evening just to thaw out. Our plans are for the training to continue with Boyd and his team, through the off-season as and when the weather permits, and for me to return in the spring to prepare for our first competition in late March 2013. Highlights of the year have been my attendance as a guest to a BHDT Officials seminar, visits to the Carriage Driving Faire and events at Ashfields and Windsor. I have met several competitors and trainers and have been able to share ideas with them. At the BHDT Championships I met a driver from New Zealand, Alison Cameron, who competed against the SA team in our Southern Cones competition that takes place annually. Networking is an important part of international competition. â€œBrahma was excessively sparing with earth, water, and fire.... The reckless expenditure of air and ether in his composition was amazing. And, in consequence, he perpetually struggled to outreach the wind, to outrun space itself. Other animals ran only when they had a reason, but the Horse would run for no reason whatever, as if to run out of his own skin.â€? ~ Rabindranath Tagore
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The rocky road to Dublin International Horse Show Philip Smith Memorial Equitation Championship
Laurence and Fraulein Fritz
eing placed third on Long Beach in the 2011 Junior South African Equitation Championship at Shongweni granted me and the other top three riders in this competition the privilege of competing in the prestigious Philip Smith Memorial Equitation Championship held at the KEP World Cup Qualifier show in May 2012. In this event, the four riders compete in the dressage and jumping phases on their own and on each of the other three horses – it is a test of the rider’s ability to adapt to the differing gaits and feel of each horse. The vast number of hours practicing dressage on a variety of horses, combined with arduous lunge lessons late into the night and trying to decide what jacket to wear, paid off as I (we) emerged victorious. I am sure the jacket made all the difference! The first place prize for this competition, sponsored very generously by Mary Slack, was amazing! It consisted of substantial prize money and a trip for my trainer Gill Taylor and me to visit an international horse show of our choosing.
Decisions decisions… It turns out that winning the Philip Smith was easy when compared to the difficulty in choosing which international horse show to go to. After much debate we decided to take ‘the rocky road to Dublin’ to visit The Dublin International Horse Show. It was a decision that thankfully, pleased both my school and my trainer. We arrived in Dublin on Tuesday, 14 August, and after checking in and dumping our bags at the hotel we proceeded straight to the show where we met Susan Macken. I had met Susan once before in South Africa on one of her courses and she turned out to be an awesome contact to have throughout the show. Wednesday On the first day of competition we were spoiled by watching three international jumping competitions and a breath-taking Liberty Act performed by Jean Francois Pignon and his amazing grey horses. Thursday The next day proved to be just as exciting with
three more international jumping competitions including a Speed Derby. It was also on this day that I was introduced to an Irish jumping legend, Captain Con Power, who agreed to let me walk all the international courses with him. Friday Nations Cup day, and it was surreal to see the people and faces I normally only see on TV walk within touching distance as we paced the strides between the humungous jumps. On walking the track it amused me to hear Captain Power complain that the treble combination seemed too small, when I found it hard to see over the top pole. The crowds where immense and understandably favoured the Irish team. The roof was brought down when the Irish claimed the Aga Khan for the second time running. Later that day it was the turn of the 12.2hh ponies – and they really stole our hearts, as we watched them gallop over 110cm fences – their little ears barely visible over the top poles! Saturday On this day, we chose to watch the Young Rider classes. This was of particular interest to me as I compete at this level at home. The standard of horse was amazing and the excellence of some of the riding was a joy to behold. The rest of this day was taken up by visiting the huge number of stalls and shops that enticed me to spend my hard-earned Rands. In the evening we watched the Puissance, where the wall reached an incredible height of 2.13m! Sunday The last day of competition did not disappoint, with another three international competitions. We started the day by watching the RDS Junior Equitation competition, which surprisingly to Gill and I, didn’t come near the standard of equitation in this country. Next on the list was the donkey display which featured Cian O’Conner driving a donkey much to the amusement of the crowds. The last class – and by far the most entertaining – was the Hunt Chase Relay, which consisted of two teams pitted against each other over an identical course of hunter type jumps. The speed at which these horses galloped through water and clambered over hedges was just short of insanity –
but I guess that’s what makes the Irish such lovable people…! All and all I had a fantastic experience; I met some wonderful people and with the assistance of some showjumping legends, I gained an insight into what it might be like to compete at a big international show. With thanks I would once again like to thank Mary Slack for her very generous sponsorship and Yvonne Bolton for organising the event so efficiently. Also a big thank you to my parents – particularly my dad for lending me Carla (Fraulein Fritz) who really is the complete horse. To my trainers leading up to the event: Gill Taylor, Lorette Knowles-Taylor and Yvonne Bolton who all contributed to making my Dublin experience possible. I would like to convey a special thank you to David and Charlotte Stubs for their unerring support and contribution to the equitation discipline. Laurence Mowatt
Laurence Winning the Phillip Smith memorial trophy
Editor: Joanna Goeller • Photography: Harriet Barrett
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR Spring is here, together with some lovely rain! Gauteng hosted only one Eventing show this month – Northern Farm One Day Event, which had a good turnout. Quite a number of Gauteng riders also travelled down to KZN for the Shongweni event at the beginning of September, and we were pleased to see quite a few of our riders in the placings! Please contact Joanna Goeller on firstname.lastname@example.org for any input, ideas or comments.
ADDITIONAL THANKS A belated thank you to Global Herbs who kindly sponsored five hampers at the Northern Farm GHS Champs in August.
Northern Farms One Day Event A Northern Farm One Day show was held on 15 September 2012. The results were as follows: Class 1 – Adult Eventing 60
Class 3 Pool 2 - Adult Eventing 80
Wow’s Lincoln Park
Class 2 – Adult Eventing 70
Class 4 - Adult Eventing 90
Air Holidays Ned
Air Holidays Bee Bee Jay
Wow’s Cockney Cowboy
Class 3 Pool 1 – Adult Eventing 80
Class 5 - Adult Eventing 100
“For want of a Nail the Shoe was lost; for want of a Shoe the Horse was lost; and for want of a Horse the Rider was lost; being overtaken and slain by the Enemy, all for want of Care about a Horse-shoe Nail.” ~ Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, June 1758
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Air Holidays Ned – Chatan Hendriks
Oldlands Edelweiss – Julia Dawson
Nexus – Roxanne Massaro
Wow’s Lincoln Park – Jane Brown
he Shongweni Event took place on 7, 8 and 9 September, and Gauteng had a good turnout of riders who attended the show. Quite a number of Gauteng riders were also seen in the placings – well done to all the riders who made the journey down and specifically to:
Roxanne Massaro and Shove Ha’ Penny – Winner of the Adult 100 Coreen Barker and Bodenhausen Acapulco – Winner of the Adult 1* Martyn Swanepoel and Voigtskirch Kardinal – Winner of the Adult 3*
Shove Ha’Penny – Roxanne Massaro
Bodenhausen Acapulco – Coreen Barker
CROSS COUNTRY TURN-OUT Recent marshalling at events has once again raised the following concerns about proper turn-out of riders at eventing shows: Hair in a pony tail hanging down a rider’s back obscures the vest number and the jump judges don’t know who they are. Please ensure that your hair is neatly tied up and does not obstruct your number. Medical cards are supposed to be visible.
Voigtskirsch Kardinal – Martyn Swanepoel
The blue ones are the most common and while there is no rule that they have to be blue, it is these that the paramedics will look for first with an unconscious rider. Some competitors had their cards inside their vests or up their sleeves. Others had custom wrist ones which didn’t really look like medical cards and would be hard to find. Riders are encouraged to use the standard blue ones and to make sure that they are visible.
SANESA Eventing Q4
ixty-eight young athletes headed to Northern Farms to participate in the final SANESA eventing qualifier for 2012. As ever some decent dressage scores were posted prior to the cross country phase. Very noticeable was the increased confidence displayed by our young athletes as the cross country start approached! A lot of homework seems to have been done over the past few months and it showed, with very few athletes having any major problems in the cross country phases. Colin’s flowing showjumping tracks generated few faults, or again was it that our athletes were better prepared? A huge thank you to Linda, her team and of course our volunteers, without whom we have no sport. Indeed it was gratifying
to see so many of our sport’s top athletes turning out to assist with everything from stewarding to jump judging. Nothing more to be done now except look forward to welcoming even more young athletes to SANESA eventing during 2013, and wishing all those selected for our first eventing nationals to ‘give it horns’ and bring back the silverware. Anyone wishing to continue eventing during the SANESA off-season, keep an eye on the GHS website (ghsinfo.co.za) for upcoming events and the eventing section to keep up to date with eventing socials, fundraisers and clinics around Gauteng. Note, you do not need to be registered with GHS to compete in 60 and 70cm eventing grades.
GRAHAM WINN GIVING SUPPORT AND CLINICS FOR JUNIORS Graham Winn is making himself available at the ICB training day on 30 September to watch and advise any junior 90cm and 1m ‘junior squad’ riders who would like to ride under supervision (especially the water jump). There will be no charge by Graham, other than the ICB ground levy. From this ‘junior squad’, which is open to all junior 90cm and 1m riders, a junior team will eventually be chosen.
GAUTENG ADULT OPEN TEAM LONG LIST Congratulations to the following people who have been put on the long list for the Adult Open Gauteng Team to compete at the Inter-Provincial Champs in PE in November. From this list a team of five horse and rider combinations will be chosen. Peta Fischl Martyn Swanepoel Coreen Barker Francois Viljoen Colin Hallaby Claire Martin Roxanne Massaro Kate Gill
6 October – Graham will be giving a cross country clinic at Winstead for 90cm, 1m and 1* riders and horses. 7 October – Graham will be giving a cross country clinic at President Park for 70cm and 80cm riders and horses. The above clinics will cost R300 per rider. Bookings should be made through Michelle – 082 495 0083.
Eventing Dinner and Dance – Saturday Night Fever An eventing fundraiser dinner and dance was held on 29 September at Saddle Brook Estate Club House, Rose Road, Kyalami. The theme was ‘Saturday Night Fever’ and the evening was a huge amount of FUN.
‘Minute to Win it’ – Dinner and auction on 24 November. R120 per head for the dinner and R200 to partake in the games for teams of four. Contact Marion Clough for more details – 083 275 8278.
VICTOR LUDORUM POINTS The following shows’ results are included here: ICB – New Year Jan 2012 Le Godimo Feb 2012 Springs March 2012 ICB 90 Champs March 2012 Northern Farm April 2012 Springs One Day July 2012 Northern Farms August 2012 Missing results from Weltmeyer and Fourways (August) Any queries, email email@example.com
Adult EV 80 Tiny Tony
Saratoga Dublin Dancer
She’s a Rebel
Chante du Preez
Pony Rider EV 90
Junior EV 90
Pony Rider EV 70
Drummores Sparkling Manhatten
Air Holidays Country Fair
Wow’s War of Angels
LG Beatrix Potter
Junior EV 70
Adult EV 70
Pony Rider EV 80
Junior EV 80
Adult EV 90
Junior EV 100
Adult EV 100
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Le Godimo Eventing Classics
ICB CCI* and CCI** SA Adult Champs
SA Junior Champs (venue to be confirmed)
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Feedback from Claire Webb on judging in the UK in July 2012
was very privileged to receive an invite to judge at the Royal International Show in Hickstead and the New Forest Show in Ireland during July 2012. Jackie Beatham, a well-known international judge arranged for me to be placed on the British Show Pony Society’s judges panel. I was fortunate that the torrential rain stopped as I arrived at Gatwick and only had wonderful weather for the duration of my stay. The Royal International Show runs hundreds of different showing classes, as well as many different types of showjumping classes, from Young horse classes all the way up to the Nations Cup. I judged the ‘Pretty Polly’ classes, which are aimed at all the non-professionally produced ponies. My fellow judge, Amanda Nichol, and I judged Lead-rein, First-ridden, Mixed Mountain and Moorland, Hunter classes and Intermediate class for riders under 25-years of age. What I found interesting was that all the pony classes are judged using a mark system, almost similar to SANESA. I then moved on to the New Forest show in Ireland to stay with Jackie Beatham. The New Forest show is a very big county show, with
sheep, cows, chickens, pigs as well as all the various horse classes. I have never seen so many New Forest ponies in my life! The highlight of the show was a visit by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Being the only judge, I judged Sports Horse and Pony In-hand classes, and the Horse Of the Year Show qualifying classes for the Lead-rein and First-ridden classes. The classes were fairly big – not as big as the Pretty Polly classes (28 in each class), but about 15 riders in each class. The horses and ponies were beautifully produced, all the girl riders had big red ribbons in their hair and there were also several boys competing. Extra prizes were given out to the best rider, best local rider and more within each class. Judging internationally we as judges also have to comply with the rules of the various countries, (for example, in the UK female judges may not wear trousers in the ring and they all take their hats very seriously). I bought four different hats during my visit and received some amazed looks at Heathrow as I was departing – I wore all four hats on my head, as packing space was at a premium in my suitcase!
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Lower Inter Regional Vaulting Show
Bongani Mvumvu and Sienna Blaauw
8 September 2012 Spring has sprung! A fun time was had by all at the Lower Inter Regional Vaulting Show held on 8 September at the KEP Indoor hall. After a long, cold winter the arrival of spring was celebrated with a splash of colour, warm smiles and loads of fun and laughter. We warmly welcome the vaulters for whom this was their first vaulting show experience. We extend a very big thank you to all the dedicated vaulters for their enthusiastic
Shae Wright and Tannica Bentley participation in the show and for their support to their region. Individual and pairs Barrel classes were included in the programme and there was an overwhelming response with very interesting pair combinations and routines which made for great entertainment. The Lower Inter Regional competition between individual teams from North, West, Central and Limpopo was a tight one, with 0.002 points
Bongani Mvumvu and Alexa Stais
Jordan Wright and Damien Pretorius
between the winners North and runners-up Limpopo. Congratulations to the winning team from the North region – Aowyn Clea Csercus, Erin Muller, Kayla Van Vuuren and Tannica Bentley with a score of 6.495. In second place with the 0.002 point difference was the team from Limpopo – Individual results: E Grade 6 and under Female (another close competition for first and second place) 1st Steffani Vogel 6.260 2nd Sienna Blaauw 6.259 3rd Erin Muller 6.207 4th Abby Hannes 5.965 5th Aowyn Clea Csernus 5.611 C Grade under 14 Combined 1st Shae Wright 2nd James Turner
Montana Wright and Melanie Harcourt-Cooke
Emma Lund and Vidine Pieterse with a score of 6.493. The Central region was placed third – Abby Hanne, Sienna Blaauw and Steffani Vogel with a score of 6.161, and last but by no means least was the team from West region – Boema Moepaudi, Gontse Moeng, Nhlanhla Morake and Sydney Sibanda with a score of 5.890. E Grade 10 and under Combined 1st Tannica Bentley 2nd Jessica Turner 3rd Gontse Moeng 4th Alex Van Pletson 5th Michaela Isidoro 6th Taigo Isidoro 7th Jessica Hopkins
7.322 6.037 5.738 (with a narrow margin to 4th) 5.733 5.695 5.680 5.668
E Grade under 14 Male 1st Sydney Sibanda 2nd Nhlanhla Morake
Winning Region â€“ NORTH region team
E Grade under 14 Female 1st Emma Lund 2nd Vidine Pieterse 3rd Mary Jane Toye 4th Boemo Moepaudi 5th Sasha Robinson 6th Elena Geyer
6.586 6.400 5.980 5.820 5.796 5.595
E Grade Senior Combined 1st Alexander Price
D Grade under 14 Male 1st Thabang Mofakate
B Grade Junior Combined 1st Alexa Stais 2nd Damien Pretorius 3rd Melanie Harcourt Cooke 4th Montana Wright
7.187 6.678 6.502 5.658
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FEI N1 Vaulting Judges Course with Erich Breiter
Attendees of the FEI N1 Vaulting Judges Course with Erich Breiter
Lunging lesson with Erich Breiter
outh African vaulting hosted Erich Breiter, a 4* judge, who presented the four-and-a-half-day FEI N1 Vaulting Judges Course from 20 to 24 September. Intensive content covering biomechanics of the vaulting exercises, essence and mechanics of the compulsory, freestyle and technical movements, the horse score and the different aspects of judging these components were covered in detail. Well supported by learner judges and judges from KZN, WP and Gauteng, we applaud the attendees for their dedication to improving and advancing the vaulting discipline in South Africa.
Practical in KEP Indoor arena with vaulters Alexa Stais, Jordan Wright, Julia Pitchford, Melanie Harcourt Cooke, Montana Wright and Shae Wright, with lunger Lars Hansen and horse Risto together with Erich Breiter
GAUTENG VAULTING COMMITTEE The Gauteng Vaulting Committee (GVC) comprises a small group of individuals with the common intention to grow, enhance and promote the sport on a provincial level. They made themselves available for this position after being nominated and seconded by individuals and then voted onto the committee by members of GHS at the AGM. As with most committees, their service is on a voluntary basis and all efforts are made to carry out their duties to the best of their capabilities and intention, often with limited available resources. However, at times there is a perception of lack in certain areas and that there are gaps that need to be filled. So the GVC welcomes anyone who wishes to help enhance and
improve any aspect/s of this discipline in any way, through different avenues of contribution, whether it be hands-on help with logistics of running shows, actively participating in the show activities, scribing for the judges, setting up and breaking down of the show equipment, fundraising and supporting fundraising efforts, offering financial support or by contributing through offering a specific area of expertise. You do not have to be a committee member to get involved, so should you be interested in helping to develop the vaulting discipline, please contact the GVC chairperson Shelley Paveley on 082 336 8006, or the vice chairperson Bruce Jones on 083 325 4698.
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