The 2013 South African Pony Rider Interprovincial Championships were held at the Port Elizabeth Riding Club from 28th June to the 7th July 2013, which incorporated the Equitation Team and Individual Championships.

Western Province were crowned SA Team Champions

From Left: Tayla Snyman, Stacey Everest, Sabrina Franco, Zahn Bosman and Josephine Susman with Team Chef Jess Fourie.

In the Individual competition Nicol Mason from GHS was crowned SA Pony Rider Equitation Champion for 2013 with Zahn Bosman of WP getting silver and Josephine Susman also of WP getting bronze.

Nicol Mason – SA Pony Rider Equitation Champion 2013

Nicol Mason in action on Fantasmic in the Pony Rider Equitation Championships 2013

 In the Intermediate Section – the team event was won by Gauteng Horse Society, closely followed by the Western Province only 2 points behind! In the Individual section, Libby Richardson from WP was crowned Intermediate Pony Rider Champion for 2013 with Cheyenne de Beer from GHS winning silver and Erin Boon also from GHS winning bronze.

Libby Richardson – SA Pony Rider Intermediate Equitation Champion 2013 with her coach Daniela Smit

In the Novice event – the team event was won by the Western Province. In the Individual section, Rachel Kerdachi from Kwazulu-Natal was was crowned SA Pony Rider Novice Equitation Champion 2013 with Ella Cheminais from WP winning silver and Cheyenne Gibbons also from WP winning bronze.

Mounted from left: Ella Cheminais, Sarah Ebell, Caitlyn Moyle, Lauren Ebell and Cheyenne Gibbons with Team Chef Jess Fourie

                                It is encouraging to see the wealth of talent within our pony rider ranks. Thank you to the judges and officials who gave up their time to judge at these Championships – we couldn’t do it without you!