13th April 2012
SAEA AWARDS FOR 2011
Many thanks to all who supported the SAEA Awards evening on Tuesday 10 th April.
We especially thank the many out of province riders for their support in attending.
Congratulations to the winners of the Stal van Decraen First Leg competitions at the Nissan Easter
Stal van Decraen Dressage Leg:
1st = Megan Berning & Livius 64.86%
2nd = Chatan Hendricks & Bentley 19 64.59%
3rd = Kirsten Wing & Hakahana Angus Og 62.50%
Stal van Decraen Jumping Leg:
1 = A J Radermacher & Ebb & Flow’s Alzu Ovation
S A CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS at the 2012 EASTER FESTIVAL
S A Outdoor Grand Prix
Congratulations to Shaun Neill riding Clyde Z with winning groom Thomas Mcoco
S A Outdoor Young Riders Grand Prix
Congratulations to AJ Radermacher riding Ebb & Flow Alzu Ovation with winning groom Roman Blaauw
2012 INTER AFRICA CUP TEAMS
Congratulations to all the teams from Botswana, Mauritius, Namibia and Swaziland as well as our South
African Teams who competed at the Nissan Easter Festival.
Well done to our SA Teams, we are proud of you all.
1 SA Adults
2 SA Young Riders
1 SA Young Riders
2nd SA Adults
1 SA Adults
2 SA Young Riders
Many thanks to our SA Team Members and especially our Chef’s d Equipe’s
S A Young Riders
Chef d’Equipe = Chad Cunningham
Clara v d Walt
S A Adults
Chef d’Equipe = Carl Boonzaaier
Chef d’Equipe = Jenny Neill
S A Young Riders
Marieke de Kock
S A Adults
Chef d’Equipe = Elaine Deverneuil
S A Young Riders
Anton Van Wyk
S A Adults
Laura Mae Barnard
*** UPDATE – S A PRESIDENTS CUP – RE ARENA ***
10th President’s Cup 2012
27th April – Final Day 1st May
The Main Grass Arena for the Presidents Cup has been modified with the below
surface. The Size will be 70 x 45.
Ecotrack, the international competition surface, is a combination of textile fibres and high-grade industrial
silica sand, which is carefully weighed and blended with a wax coating.
Suitable for the demanding professional role in the equestrian world, it has been successfully installed for
the racing fraternity, in lunge pens, RDA centres, show jumping, polo and dressage establishments.
There are different variants of Ecotrack suitable for different disciplines. Clients include The Royal Windsor
Showground, London International Horse Show Olympia, Darryl Thickitt, Ben Maher, Richard Davison, Alex
Hua Tian, Reaseheath College, East of England Showground, Bishop Burton College, Dressage at Hickstead,
The King's Troop, The Metropolitan Police and the Martin Dawes Show Jumping team.
PARA EQUESTRIAN NEWS
RSA Para Team
Good Luck to our S A Para Team competing at the CPEDI 3* Moorsele –
Belgium 12th – 15th April
Update from Philippa Johnson – RSA Athlete and Double Gold Medallist at the 2008 Paralympics
We competed at the CDN Zandhoven (able bodied), being April it was the first of our
summer competitions which means we are back to competing outdoors!! Verdi, I think
was feeling the joys of spring and was extraordinarily strong. This is still the one
place I need to learn the most with him, how to ride him at his best even though he
gets that strong. We made one very silly mistake in our 3 time changes which was
completely rider error but besides that a clean test. We finished 5th with 66,77% out
of a class of 24 horses. My goal for the day was to try get my 67% but unfortunately
my one silly mistake cost me my goal!! We leave this Wednesday for the CPEDI Moorsele
so it was a nice warm up!
BURNHAM MARKET INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS – UK
5TH – 7TH APRIL 2012
RSA Athletes = Hayley Parker and Alexander Peternell
Update from Hayley Parker
Hayley was very excited about Pigrela’s performance at Burnham as she managed to break into the
’40 penalty zone’ for the FEI 2start dressage test.
Many riders withdrew after the dressage as the conditions were very wet and thick mud as there
were over 1100 horses competing over a similar track in one Arena.
Even though it was tempting to ride Pigrela within the time in Cross Country phase, Hayley made a
conscious decision to ride slower and to preserve Pigrela for the Season. Post event, a wise decision.
He finished with lots of energy to spare and a very sound horse to take home.
Update from Alexander Peternell
Getting to Burnham was touch and go, I had planned to travel with Stuart Fitzgerald but he
unfortunately had to cancel after his horse pulled up lame on the gallops shortly before the event.
Luckily, one of my owners - Julia Umley stepped in and loaned me her new lorry, for which I am
So, off we set to Burnham Market, late Wednesday afternoon and arrive at the stables in the early
hours of Thursday morning. Asih travelled and settled well upon arrival - I guess, he is very used to
Asih had a pre Burnham outing at Somerley during March which was the only competitive event I had
the chance to compete at as he is a new ride to me. My focus to date with Asih has been fitness and
preparing for competition.
I therefore had little time to work on the dressage before Burnham and so was very pleased with my
midfield score of 61.4, he was a little tense and sharp in the cold wind of Norfolk but maintained just
about enough focus to get through the test. He feels like a very talented horse and I really look
forward to finally having the chance now to work on his dressage and our partnership in this phase
and I will now be focusing on his competitive dressage as he is proving to be a great jumping horse
and requires less work on these phases.
We both enjoyed our day off on Friday, I think this enabled Asih to get accustomed to his
surroundings and also the cold and maybe slightly deeper going than he would have previously been
I was a little concerned when I walked the cross country course, probably more to do with the fact
that I don't really know Asih and I haven't had the opportunity to ask any real questions of him.
Knowing also that there wasn't the slightest margin for error if I was to use this CIC3 star run towards
a part Olympic Game qualification - this would of course mean, that I couldn't afford a mistake. The
course was big, bold with plenty of accuracy questions - but I guess my main concern was the going,
which was very muddy in places.
I didn't have any expectations of Asih with the showjumping. He feels like a great jumper but after 4
days of jumping in the arena, there wasn't much grass coverage and good jumping combinations
were making mistakes. After the 1st couple of fences I thought he felt great and I could tell he was
jumping and listening well enough to produce a clear round, which he did, even in these adverse
conditions This really upped my adrenalin and I couldn't wait to get onto the cross country, Asih felt
like a jumping machine!
With how Asih felt, it was such a temptation to really let him go and have a crack at the time on the
cross country, but I had to fight that temptation as I knew I was here for one reason and that was a
qualification and a clear was the only option - I would have been so disappointed had I have made a
silly mistake on a horse I hardly know to chase a placing. So I opted for a steady round and it paid off
with a lovely clear which felt fantastic. I had a great ride and I could tell Asih enjoyed every second of
it too, he made the course feel like a schooling round and he really knew his stuff, I was smiling the
entire way around.
I am really pleased to finish off by saying that Asih also appeared to cope very well with the ground
and conditions and following his long journey home, he is looking fit and sound and ready for his next
***** Reminder – FEI Registrations ( 1 Jan 2011 – 31 Dec 2011) *****
Eventing Horses and Riders need to be registered for CCI and CIC events
Jumping Horses and Riders need to be registered for classes at CSI-W Events 1.45m – 1.50m
Forms are on the website and attached for easy reference
FEI REG = All athletes and horses participating in any International competition must be registered with the
FEI. Any athlete and/or horse who is not registered with the FEI (at the start of the event) shall be
FEI PRESS RELEASE
IN MEMORIAM: CAMILLA ENEMARK (DEN)
Camilla Enemark, the 31-year-old Danish Jumping rider, passed away on Tuesday (10 April) after losing her battle against an aggressive
brain tumour first diagnosed in 2006.
Born on Christmas Eve, 24 December 1980, Camilla started riding competitively when she was 12 years old, going on to claim the
Danish national championship in 1996.
Despite undergoing chemotherapy, she rode on the Danish team at last year’s FEI European Jumping Championships at Spain’s Club de
Campo Villa de Madrid with Regino, and also competed in the FEI Nations Cup™ Top League 2011 series in Hickstead, Dublin and
Camilla was married to jumping rider Peter Enemark, and together they ran the sales and training barn PC Horses in Næstved, just
south of the Danish capital Copenhagen, training Jumping horses from novice level up to Grand Prix.
Poignantly, Camilla’s Facebook page carried the motto, "Always look on the bright side of life."
Jens-Erik Majlund, Secretary General at the Danish Equestrian Federation since 2010, and previously Sports Manager at the Federation
and Chef d’Equipe, worked with Camilla and her family throughout her career.
“Denmark has lost one of its biggest sporting personalities of today,” he said. “Camilla Enemark has been a role model for all Danish
riders with her professional and extremely positive attitude.
“She will be sorely missed on the Danish national Jumping team where she was a core member and where her team spirit and
incredible morale were a boost to everyone.”
The FEI expresses its sincere condolences to Camilla Enemark’s husband Peter, the Danish Equestrian Federation and to everyone who
knew Camilla and had the pleasure of competing with her.
FEI PRESS RELEASE
Lausanne (SUI), 5 April 2012
Photo caption: Denmark’s Camilla Enemark competing on Regino at the FEI European Jumping Championships 2011 in Madrid,
ALLTECH FEI WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES™ 2014 IN NORMANDY APPOINT DISCIPLINE MANAGERS
The Organising Committee of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy has announced the appointment of the
managers who will be in charge of the eight competition disciplines at the FEI’s flagship event. The discipline managers who have been
Jumping: Frédéric Morand. Mr Morand is technical manager of the Rolex FEI World Cup™ qualifier in Bordeaux;
Dressage and Para-Dressage: Didier Ferrer. Mr Ferrer is organiser of CDI3* Biarritz and the various CDIs at Vidauban. He will be
supported by a Para-Dressage specialist who will be joining the team shortly.
Eventing: Jean-Marc Varillon. Mr Varillon is technical director of the HSBC FEI Classics™ Les Etoiles de Pau;
Driving: Jean-Pierre Brisou. Mr Brisou is organiser of CAI Compiègne;
Endurance: Nicolas Wahlen. Mr Wahlen is organiser of CEI1, 2, and 3* Compiègne;
Vaulting: Philippe Rossi. Mr Rossi is organiser of FEI European Open Vaulting Championships for Juniors and Seniors 2011 and the FEI
World Vaulting Championships 2012 in Le Mans;
Reining: Michèle Pfender. Ms Pfender has been an international judge since 2002.
“The FEI is delighted with these strong additions to the Organising Team two and half years before the Alltech FEI World Equestrian
Games™ 2014 in Normandy,” FEI Secretary General Ingmar De Vos said. “These well respected professionals have a lot of event
organising experience in their respective disciplines and we are looking forward to working closely with the Normandy team so that
they can deliver an unforgettable event.”
“Above and beyond their proven technical skills, the discipline managers have been selected for their enthusiasm and ability to share
their wealth of experience and to work as a team,” Fabien Grobon, Managing Director of the Organising Committee commented. “They
are also supportive of the core values of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy. All of these factors have been
instrumental in the recruitment process, which was done in close cooperation with the French Equestrian Federation.”
The managers, who will be working under the leadership of sports director Laurent Cellier, will join the Normandy team next month at
a two-day introduction seminar at which they will meet the FEI sports directors. The management team will also attend the London
2012 Olympic Games where they will have an opportunity to examine the technical and logistical aspects of hosting a major equestrian
event, as well as meeting the competing nations in Greenwich.
The technical programme for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy will be finalised in 2013.