South African National Vaulting Championships – KwaZulu Natal

The South African Vaulting Championship 2021 was hosted by KwaZulu Natal at Galloping Winds, just outside Ballito from the 2nd to the 5th September.

Three provinces attended the show – Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal and Western Cape.  A number of Gauteng horses travelled to the show, which was very exciting! The ‘vet check’ was the first order of events and all horses and ponies passed with flying colours. Next was the barrel classes and the Opening Parade. 

All three provinces looked extremely smart and excited for the vaulting which lay ahead.  Gauteng hosted the largest team, however it was the host province, KwaZulu Natal, who won the team 2021 title. Gauteng ended in 2nd place and Western Cape finished 3rd.

2021 South African National Vaulting Championship

Results

Vaulting competition was tough with the standard of vaulting extremely high and vaulters were well prepared.  The final individual results were as follows:

GradeVaulterHorse
E – Under 8Quin Celesi Luden (GP)Crème Brulee
E – Under 12Jordyn Braum (KZN)Chuckberry
E – Child (12-14)Kiera-Leigh Ibbetson (KZN)Chuckberry
E – Junior (14-18)Siyavuya Mgulwa (GP)Kingscross Angus
E – Senior (>18)Mo Fitzgerald (GP)Kingscross Angus
Overall E ChampionKiera-Leigh Ibbetson (KZN)Chuckberry
Walk PairsJennah & Catherine Mynhardt (GP)Grasington Pluto
D – ChildZara Goeller (GP)Sanddance Indiana
D – Junior MaleKhotso Motale (GP)Vuka
D – Junior FemaleNaledi Segale (GP)Vuka
Overall D ChampionZara Goeller (GP)Sanddance Indiana
C (1*) – Child/Junior MaleCallum Flanagan (KZN)Caldhames Aragon
C (1*) – Child FemaleKayla Ludik (WP)Davenport Rysander
C (1*) – Senior FemaleEve Jerram (WP)Davenport Rysander
Overall C (1*) ChampionEve Jerram (WP)Davenport Rysander
B (2*) – Child ChampionJenna Blaauw (GP)Sanddance Indiana
B (2*) – Junior ChampionJordan Wright (GP)Davenport Rysander
B (2*) – Senior ChampionNicole Allen (KZN)Chuckberry
Results for 2021 National Vaulting Championship, KZN
Nicole Allen on Chuckberry, lunged by Terri Allen: B Grade Senior Champion (KZN)
Jordan Wright on Davenport Rysander, lunged by Shea Wright: B Grade Junior (Male) Champion (Gauteng)
Jenna Blaauw on Sanddance Indiana, lunged by Bongani Mvumvu: B Grade Child (Female) Champion (Gauteng)
Eve Jerram on Davenport Rysander, lunged by Shea Wright: C Grade Overall Champion (Western Cape)

Zara Goeller on Sanddance Indiana, lunged by Bongani Mvumvu: D Grade Overall Champion (Gauteng)
Keira-Leigh Ibbetson: E Grade Overall winner (KZN)
Davenport Rysander with Shea Wright, Best Walk Horse (Gauteng)
Rivervales Garland with Bongani Mvumvu and Hayley Lillico, Best Canter Horse (KZN)

Janine Turner
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