In 2003 Sunny Park was nothing more than a derelict piece of ground with an old run down house, a green pool and 2 stables with a groom room and toilet.. Over the years it has developed into the East Rand’s premiere location for expert equestrian tuition and livery care.
The yard caters for every level of rider – from young children learning the ropes to more seasoned equestrians wishing to compete at the highest level. Livery is available for both top competition horses and your trusty hacking companion.
Much of the stable yard’s success can be attributed to its owner and resident instructor Nicola Sime. Not only is Nicola a qualified SANEF and FEI instructor, a National Equitation Judge and one of South Africa’s top show jumpers but she has also had tremendous success coaching many riders to open level.
Dedication, determination & hard work have been the main attributes to the success of this stable yard.
– Nicola Sime
Nicola’s own success in the show jumping ring began in 2004 when she started competing at International level with her horse, Sharp Colt. This partnership proved formidable over the years and the pair won many of South Africa’s highest show jumping accolades. An impressive feat considering Sharp Colt came to Nicola as a naughty four year old novice horse – which she was able to produce up the grades.
Producing top sport horses is Nicola’s speciality. Following Sharp Colt’s success Nicola has gone on to produce more open, World Cup and Grand Prix horses, three of which are currently jumping at international level. She has at least 8 open horses jumping from 1.30m – 1.60m levels, and many talented youngsters also moving their way up the grades.
Nicola can be credited for many of her pupils’ successful mounts – which she has helped find and produce.
The dedication, determination and hard work from the team at Sunny Park ensure successful and happy riders and horses that enjoy a fun and safe environment while reaching their personal equestrian goals.