The St Mary’s team had a very busy month during May, with team members competing in the third SANESA Core League, Stadium Eventing and Eventing qualifiers. We congratulate Nicola Douglas on being selected to represent the South Africa Equestrian Federation in dressage at the 2018 FEI Group IX Inter-Africa Cup in Gobabis, Namibia.

We are delighted to report that, after three qualifiers, St Mary’s Senior School has a total of 20 445 points and is leading the E Division (13 to 16 rider combos) by 12 000 points. This is an outstanding achievement and we wish our riders great success in the fourth qualifier. This result is reflected in the top five placings of the third qualifier, listed below. We thank Ms Wood and Mrs Blair for coming to support us. The fourth and final qualifier will take place this weekend at Kyalami Equestrian Park.

Level 7
Performance Riding: Lia Wheeler 1st, India Wagg 2nd, Nicola Berlin 5th
Showjumping: India Wagg 1st and 2nd
Working Hunter: India Wagg 3rd
Working Riding: Lia Wheeler 1st, Nicola Douglas 2nd, Nicola Berlin 4th

Level 6
Medium Dressage Freestyle: Lia Wheeler 1st
Medium Dressage: Lia Wheeler 1st and 1st
Prix Caprilli: India Wagg 1st
Stadium Eventing: Nicola Berlin 1st

Level 5
Dressage Elementary Medium: India Wagg 1st and 4th
Dressage Elementary Medium Freestyle: India Wagg 2nd
Eventing: Nicola Douglas 1st
Performance Riding: Nicola Douglas 1st
Stadium Eventing: India Wagg 5th

Level 4
Equitation: Nicola Douglas 2nd

Level 3
Elementary Dressage: Nicola Berlin 3rd
In-Hand Utility: Hannah Sherman 2nd
Prix Caprilli: Erin Pullinger 5th
Showjumping: Robyn Gush 2nd, Kiara Fitzhenry 4th
Working Riding: Erin Pullinger 3rd, Hannah Sherman 5th

Level 2
Novice Dressage: Nicola Douglas 1st and 4th, Lia Wheeler 1st
Equitation: Erin Pullinger 3rd

Level 1
Dressage: Erin Pullinger 3rd and 3rd
Handy Hunter: Robyn Gush 3rd, Hannah Sherman and
Nina von Holdt 4th
In Hand Utility: Erin Pullinger 3rd
Prix Caprilli: Nina von Holdt 4th, Hannah Sherman 5th
Working Hunter: Robyn Gush 1st, Erin Pullinger 2nd
Working Riding: Robyn Gush 1st


India Wagg and Lia Wheeler

Equestrian captains 


Competing in Namibia, at the Dressage Inter-Africa Cup 2018
Show jumping qualifier 3
Show jumping qualifier 3
Festival Spirit