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...]

Showjumping champion Anne-Marie Esslinger takes the main title at the 2018 Nissan Winter Classic

Showjumping champion Anne-Marie Esslinger takes the main title at the 2018 Nissan Winter Classic: It was a high stakes contest with some of the country’s best riding talent competing across an international-level course at Shongweni Club from 12 to 17 June. Anne-Marie Esslinger put on a spectacular show in the main title class riding and Alzu Oregon to win the 1.5m Nissan FEI World Cup Qualifier – her third World Cup Qualifier. “It was such a stunning event and it’s always that much better when you win!” said an elated Esslinger, two-time … [Read more...]