Local Riders shine in second season of Sanesa eventing competition

2013-03-05 00:00

THE second season of Sanesa (South African National Equestrian Schools Association) eventing got underway last weekend.

The first of four provincial qualifiers took place at Ulwazi Farm, around the corner from Hilton College. The scenic setting among avocado orchards and manicured lawns brought out the best in the riders, who showed marked improvement from Sanesa’s first season of eventing in 2012.

The 60 cm primary school class was won by St Mary’s DSG pupil Nastasha Morphis, with Rose Barnsley representing Howick Prep in second place. In the strong 70 cm high school class, there was a double for Grace College (Hilton), with Rory Houston and Weyden Dollar Bill edging out Tayla Schlanders in second place.

In the high school 80 cm class Shannah Mayne, representing Howick High, emerged the winner, with Rachel Guthrie of Treverton in second place, whilst the 90 cm class was won by Jamie-Lee McGregor (Grantleigh College, Richards Bay), with Guy Houston of Grace College second. Proceeds from the event went to support the Pietermaritzburg Riding for the Disabled Association.

Many of the riders, including all of the above, had been put through their paces by top South African international eventer, Paul Hart, on the Friday before the event.

Hart’s clinic was held at Dolcoed Equestrian Centre in Lidgetton and next week, South Africa’s only 2012 equestrian Olympian, Alex Peternell, will give a second clinic at the same venue to the Sanesa riders.

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