NISSAN EASTER FESTIVAL
INTERAFRICA CUP 2014 By Ingeborg Sanne Photo by T&B Images
SA Winning Team - Catherine Berning, Elisha Mokhoanzi(Reserve), Siobhan Records and Dawn Newman
successful Inter-Africa Cup was held at Kyalami Equestrian Park between Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. An exciting competition consisted of an average score of two novice dressage test. Teams made of three team members with a reserve member, although there was no luxury of a discounted score.
a Young Riders Team. The Botswana team put up a really strong fight, pulling in the highest score of the day with Bridget O’Neill on Brandenburg Statesman. SA Young Rider Chrismie Venter and her Friesian mare Esfane Trynke VDW, impressed us with her lovely temperament and rideability as well as her uphill tendency in all her work and managed to complete the tests with the second highest score.
The standard at this year’s Inter Africa Cup was the highest that we have seen in years, reflecting a steady growth in the quality of Southern Africa’s dressage.
The South African Adult Team of Dawn Newman and Callaho’s Rinaldo, Catherine Berning on Desperado, and Siobhan Records on Rathmor Caprice took top honours winning the competition. A solid set of consistent results saw these three riders pipping Botswana at the post.
All three countries presented both an Adult Team and
Issue 19 SPORTING HORSE
Published on Jul 15, 2014