I am extremely proud of the commitment and dedication shown by all 10 riders in the St Mary’s Senior School team. At the SANESA Gauteng Johannesburg District Awards, St Mary’s was declared winner of category E (13 to 16 rider combinations) with 27 785 points. This overall score was the third-highest composite score of all the schools and categories which competed in the region. This is a phenomenal achievement as the two schools, which had higher scores, competed in Category A (35 or more rider combinations).

I extend my congratulations to India Wagg for being awarded a silver medal as runner-up Victor Ludorum on AEA Maximillion for the Gauteng Johannesburg District. These awards are for the highest number of points accumulated by a single rider combination and is reflective of the hard work that India and Max have put in. They have competed in an average of eight classes per SANESA Core League Qualifier as well as in various Stadium Eventing and Eventing Qualifiers. Well done, India and Max!

The next step in the SANESA league is Gauteng finals which will be held at the beginning of August. These will be used to select the Gauteng teams to compete at Nationals in October. The following riders have received SANESA Johannesburg Core League Regional Full Colours, on various A and B Teams and at various levels:

Hannah Sherman
Erin Pullinger
Robyn Gush
Nicola Douglas
Nicola Berlin
India Wagg
Lia Wheeler

Nina von Holdt was also selected but will, unfortunately, not be able to compete at Gauteng Regionals owing to prior personal commitments. I also unfortunately had to withdraw one of my horses owing to injury.

Good luck, girls!

Lia Wheeler
Equestrian Captain