Stable Manager & Instructor: Warrick Sithole
Despite his young age Warrick has a wealth of horse related knowledge and experience. He has worked under the guidance of Nicola and Jan and looks after the horses, staff as well as the maintenance around the yard.
His first experience in the saddle was at 19 years old and he has not stopped riding since. Warrick not only manages Sunny Park but also looks after the staff, the everyday maintenance of the yard, having worked here from the stable yard paddock guy, cleaning paddocks and filling water buckets to running the place under the very beady eyes of Jan Sime and Nicola Sime-Riley. Warrick has some teaching experience as well as riding a few horses in the mornings with the other guys,
He then starts his management after his early morning rides and lunging of horses.
Warrick is extremely enthusiastic about his work here at Sunny Park Stables and says passing on knowledge and seeing improvement ins fellow workers is extremely rewarding. He also points out that horse riding is by no means an individual sport, the trust between horse and rider is extremely important and as an instructor she finds great joy in helping pupils forge that bond with their mount. Teamwork extends to Sunny Park’s management where, under the guidance of Nicola, Christi says the staff are always trying their best and have a positive attitude – because at Sunny Park it feels like everyone is a family and the stables their home.
Any stable yard will testify that the fundamental key behind running a successful business is your staff. Sunny Park brags some of the most knowledgeable and talented grooms in the business.
Our grooms are trained in all aspects of basic stable management as well as equine first aid. Four of the Sunny Park grooms – Musa, Warrick, Lovemore and Bongani – also took it upon themselves to learn to ride and under the tuition of Nicola Sime have excelled in a short space of time. All four riders compete at graded shows and are steadily progressing up the grades. Their achievements can be found on the News & Events page.