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he sport of show jumping is most certainly on the rise with the Nissan Easter Festival proving another hit with the horse loving families of Kyalami and its surrounds. With over 4500 people attending the show, it was a win both in the arena and out – and not only for showjumping, but for dressage, equitation and showing. With Easter egg hunts, pitbull highjumping, car displays, jumping castles and face-painters, one almost forgot that there was magnificent show jumping on display – with the very best of the country competing for the coveted prize of the SA Outdoor Grand Prix champion. Kyalami Equestrian Park was abuzz with energy and activity from the 12 April, starting with the little league and lead rein classes, through to the dressage, showing and equitation classes, right up until sunset post the championship class



on Easter Monday. It was reigning champion and last to go, Nicole Horwood on Mark White Nissan Capital Colnardo, who stole the lead from Dominey Alexander and retain her title as the Nissan SA Outdoor Grand Prix champion, in a time of 37.48.The FEI Grand Prix winner on the dressage end was Andrea Harrison on Marinier with a total of 62.25%, with second place on 57.15% going to Joy Morf-Studiger on Dreamer T. Chairman of Kyalami Equestrian Park, Andrew Dawson, was extremely pleased with the rollout of the show, “This surely must be the best yet. I am extremely proud of the support shown by the public throughout the show and I am only too delighted that today they witnessed some of the very best horsemanship that this country has to offer.There’s no doubt that show jumping can only go from strength to strength if this is anything to go by. A very big thanks to Nissan, the riders, horses, passionate supporters and media.”

Sporting Horse Magazine Issue 19  
Sporting Horse Magazine Issue 19  

July 2014 Edition of Sporting Horse Magazine