Show Jumping and Equitation
The Border Equestrian Club hosted the Eastern Cape under 18 Jumping and Equitation Youth Championship on September 5 – 8, with riders from Port Elizabeth, Queenstown and Grahamstown.
The Eastern Cape Champion Pony Rider (from age 0-14) Open Equitation title went to East London’s Kara Freitag.
This was the highest level of equitation for the show. The Junior (age 14-18) Eastern Cape Champion was Emily Buys on Ebb & Flow Boston and Reserve Champ went to Caleb Seton--Smith riding Incandescence.
The Pony Rider Eastern Cape Champion title went to Hannah Shrosbree riding Diamond Pepper and Reserve Champ was Kara Freitag riding Mesies Halt Winter Magic. These two girls gave the audience us goose bumps during their rounds.
The course was built by Russell Potgieter, one of SA's top Course Designers and Philpa Penrose was the jumping judge, who also judged the equitation, along with Jennifer Whyle. Riders won prizes and cash.