2014 South African Showjumping Championships

So last week we packed two trucks and headed off to Shongweni for the 2014 South African Showjumping Championships. A week off in warmer weather right? Wrong! We arrived on Tuesday and hit the ground trotting! Nicola had 9 horses at the show. Katie took Secret and Sam took both Beausejour and Zuperstar. 

While it may seem like a holiday it definitely isn’t. There’s a stack to organise for away shows – from the grooms and their food, to the horses requirements and then making sure the riders are prepped. We were very lucky that Pattson, Warick and John were with us. What fantastic and well organised grooms! They were aided by Kay Schoefield’s Manuel – who is like one of the Sunny Park team.

We’ve posted results on Facebook and by now you should know that Nicola did extremely well finishing 2nd and 3rd in the South African Championships. We are incredibly proud of her. We took some “behind the scenes” pictures to show you what really went on at the 2014 South African Showjumping Championships – riding in the day and working in the evening!

Gavin & Laken working hard.
Gavin & Laken working hard.
Party animal Sam.
Party animal Sam.
Nicola & Katie decided to join Sam.
Nicola & Katie decided to join Sam.
Long day?
Long day?