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SPEC Newsletter June 2017

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 in News & Events

SPEC Newsletter June 2017

I t feels like I have to greet all of you very formally since it has been so long since our last newsletter. We have had so many shows and there has been lots of things happening around the yard.

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Development riders at Sunny Park Stables

Posted on May 11, 2017 in News & Events

Development riders at Sunny Park Stables

W hen you love what you do, you will never have to work a day in your life! This rings true for every equestrian and many young equestrians build their future around their best friendships – their horses.

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Nicola Sime wins 2015 Highest Ranked South African Showjumper

Posted on Jul 4, 2016 in News & Events

Nicola Sime wins 2015 Highest Ranked South African Showjumper

W e’re extremely proud to announce that our very own Nicola Sime has been named the 2015 Highest Ranked South African Showjumper in South Africa. It is an exciting win and once again cements Nicola’s consistent performance in the ring no matter the horse show.

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Sunny Park Stables to represent Gauteng

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 in News & Events

Sunny Park Stables to represent Gauteng

I t’s always an absolute pleasure when hard work and dedication pay off. All the blood, sweat and tears suddenly become worth it. We’re so lucky to be able to celebrate the incredible achievements of these Sunny Parkers who have been selected to represent Gauteng in the 2016 Pony Rider, Children and Junior Showjumping Inter-Provincials. (more…)

2nd place for Nicola in the World Cup Qualifier

Posted on May 31, 2016 in News & Events

2nd place for Nicola in the World Cup Qualifier

T he weekend of the the 21st and 22nd of May was a rather eventful one sort with drama and chaos. Despite all the kafuffle, Nicola and Sunny Park Stables El Paso claimed a second place in the World Cup Qualifier held at the Equidome and continue to dominate the rider rankings as we enter the second half of the year.

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Hannah van Niekerk wins the 2016 South African Showjumping Pony Rider Derby

Posted on May 31, 2016 in News & Events

Hannah van Niekerk wins the 2016 South African Showjumping Pony Rider Derby

T wo years ago Hannah van Niekerk arrived at Sunny Park Stables with her gorgeous grey pony Tiara, bucket loads of grit and determination, heaps of talent and very little experience in the saddle. After a few months Nicola quickly realised that the perfect pony for Hannah was one currently enjoying retirement… and it was time to bring him out of it.

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Pets and kiddies showjumps for sale

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 in News & Events

Pets and kiddies showjumps for sale

W e do love the entrepreneur spirit of our young Sunny Parkers. Sasha is one of our fabulous Pony Riders and has made her way through the grades very quickly. She is now an open Pony Rider (meaning she jumps the 1.20 classes).

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Nicola Sime wins the Nissan South African Outdoor Grand Prix

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 in News & Events

Nicola Sime wins the Nissan South African Outdoor Grand Prix

A fter 3 faultless clear rounds (the only 3 in the competition). Top showjumping coach and competitive rider Nicola Sime claimed the title of the 2016 Nissan South Africa Outdoor Grand Prix Champion. Nicola was jumping A Square Forklift El Paso and proved that she can confidently call herself one of the best in the country. (more…)

Drug testing intensifies at shows

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 in News & Events

Drug testing intensifies at shows

D rug testing of individuals by SADA and FEI drug testing requirements at shows have recently been intensified. With that in mind we spoke to Debbie Stewart, the owner of Fulvic (Pty) Ltd to find out a bit more about the supplement we recommend to competitive horses in the yard. (more…)

2015 top rankings for Nicola and Students

Posted on Jan 24, 2016 in News & Events

2015 top rankings for Nicola and Students

T here is no doubt that year after year Nicola continues to show her own strength in the arena but so to do her pupils. Nicola is, without a doubt, the best and most accomplished coach on the East Rand and ranks in the top ten coaches in the country.

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