Team SA, participating in the second leg of the Africa Shield Eventing in Otjiwarongo, Namibia

Team SA members – Sue Saddler and the Coxon Gilliatt twins, Amy and Beth from KZN and Jamie Behrens from the Western Cape.

I must commend Namibia on the preparation of the arena’s, a challenging cross country course and for hosting us superbly..

Team SA started well with two great dressage scores from Beth and Jamie on the Namibian horses drawn. The cross country however proved to be a challenge and unfortunately three of our combinations were eliminated for four refusals on track.

Beth on Callaho Abraham produced a great clear round but unfortunately the only one. Sue gave it her all on her pony Muleb until the second water complex . Despite this the girls remained super positive, they came back strongly to jump three clears in the show jumping, sadly not enough to achieve better than third. But we look forward to the third leg on home soil.

Dave Behrens.

Chef dequipe