Matriarchs of South African showjumping arena talk top riders at Nissan Winter Classic

Matriarchs of South African showjumping arena talk top riders at Nissan Winter Classic: When it comes to showjumping the past few decades, the names Gonda Betrix (Hout Bay, Cape Town) and Clodagh Shaw (Shongweni) have featured prominently. Both women have achieved huge success on the circuit respectively – Betrix as a showjumper and Shaw as a race horse trainer – and are looking forward to witnessing some of the country’s most dynamic showjumping talent take to the course at this year’s Nissan Winter Classic, taking place at the Shongweni … [Read more...]

Chris van der Merwe and Capital’s Chantilly take this year’s main title class at the Nissan Winter Classic

Chris van der Merwe and Capital’s Chantilly take this year’s main title class at the Nissan Winter Classic: It was five days of unmissable showjumping action at this year’s Nissan Winter Classic as riders competed in 39 hotly-contested events at Shongweni Club from 13 to 17 June – culminating in one of the biggest international FEI World Cup classes. And this year, the 1.5m Nissan FEI World Cup Qualifier was clinched by Limpopo’s Chris van der Merwe (25) riding Capital’s Chantilly. This has been a stellar year so far for van der Merwe – … [Read more...]

SA Showjumpers on form for this year’s Nissan Winter Classic

SA Showjumpers on form for this year’s Nissan Winter Classic: Oscar Ncube Photo: (Image credit: Tamara & Blake Images) When it comes to internationally-acclaimed showjumping champions, South Africa boasts some of the most elite competitors. And this year’s Nissan Winter Classic, taking place at the Shongweni Club from 13 to 17 June, welcomes a really dynamic lineup of first-class riders. Oscar Ncube This year’s Team Nissan includes well-known showjumper, Oscar Ncube. The 34-year-old rider, who hails from Alexandra, is joined by Lorette … [Read more...]

Top riders saddle up for this year’s Nissan Winter Classic

Top riders saddle up for this year’s Nissan Winter Classic: One of the year’s most anticipated showjumping contests – and a FEI World Cup Qualifier event – the Nissan Winter Classic will be returning to the stunning Shongweni Club from 13 to 17 June, bringing with it unrivalled equestrian showmanship and unmissable family fun. “We are thrilled to announce an incredibly high competing class at this year’s Nissan Winter Classic as a number of the country’s most revered riders have confirmed their participation in 2019,” said Mike Whitfield, … [Read more...]