St Mary’s equestrian team had a very successful season this year. We are proud of the results the riders have produced. The South African National Equestrian School Association (SANESA) Nationals were held at the beginning of October at Kyalami Equestrian Park, where St Mary’s riders had another very successful show.

St Mary’s was placed ninth nationally out of all senior schools that competed in SANESA this year. The Nationals was well attended by schools from across the country and covered all disciplines, including western riding, endurance, vaulting, dressage, show jumping, equitation, showing, eventing and stadium eventing.

Top five placings at Nationals:
Level 7
Performance riding: Lia Wheeler – 2nd
Show jumping: India Wagg – 1st and 2nd
Working hunter: India Wagg – 5th
Working riding: Lia Wheeler – 2nd, Nicola Berlin – 3rd and Nicola Douglas
– 5th
Level 6
Prix Caprilli: India Wagg – 2nd

Level 5
Dressage: India Wagg – 2nd and 2nd
Dressage freestyle: India Wagg – 3rd
Performance: Nicola Douglas – 2nd
Level 4
Equitation: Nicola Douglas – 2nd
Level 3
Prix Caprilli: Erin Pullinger – 4th
Stadium eventing: Erin Pullinger – 1st
Level 2:
Dressage: Nicola Douglas – 2nd
Level 1:
Handy hunter – Robyn Gush 2nd

India Wagg was placed second (runner-up Victrix Ludorum) in the top rider points and Erin Pullinger was placed 10th in the SANESA top rider points.

Nicola Douglas

Form IV