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...]

Elite field of showjumpers set to compete in the 2018 Nissan Winter Classic

Elite field of showjumpers set to compete in the 2018 Nissan Winter Classic: The Nissan Winter Classic, which forms the third of five elite events that make up the South African leg of the World Cup Jumping qualifiers, annually attracts international-level showjumping champions. At the 2018 edition, taking place at Shongweni Club from 12 to 17 June, spectators will get to watch incredible skills performed by a number of top riders from across the country. One competitor who will be making the long trek from Port Elizabeth is professional … [Read more...]

Illustrious Nissan Winter Classic returns to Shongweni Club

Illustrious Nissan Winter Classic returns to Shongweni Club: Visitors to this year’s Nissan Winter Classic can expect world-quality showjumping action and non-stop family entertainment at the beautiful Shongweni Club, running from 12 to 17 June. “We are very excited to be involved in this really fantastic festival which provides both the equestrian community and visitors with a chance to witness an elevated level of showjumping performance in a remarkable part of the country,” said Mike Whitfield, Managing Director of Nissan SA. “The Nissan … [Read more...]

Durban Image: Pyeongchang wins bid to host 2018 Winter Olympics

A Durban tagged image from Flickr - click on the name of the photographer below the image to see more Durban goodness. Pyeongchang wins bid to host 2018 Winter Olympics Image by KOREA.NET - Official page of the Republic of Korea President Lee Myung-bak, members of the PyeongChang Bidding Committee and with a delegation of Pyeongchang residents cheer as Pyeongchang was selected as the Games' host at the IOC general assembly in Durban, South Africa. Pyeongchang will host the 2018 Winter Olympics after beating off Munich and Annecy as the IOC … [Read more...]