Calling all horse lovers from far and wide! Kyalami Equestrian Park will proudly host the country’s premier horse show with world class competition on offer across all disciplines as well as entertainment for the whole family.

Now in its 10th year, the Nissan Easter Festival is an equestrian extravaganza – a calendar highlight that welcomes professional as well as amateur athletes from far and wide. This includes riders from Zimbabwe, Botswana, Swaziland, Zambia and Namibia who come to try their hand against South Africa’s best, between the 13 and 22 April 2019.

Kyalami Equestrian Park will play host to a series of disciplines for the show including showing, equitation, dressage and show jumping. Adding to the competition will be a children’s gymkhana, fancy dress and VIP hospitality that’ll no doubt host the who’s who of Jo’burg.

Everyone is encouraged to come through from 13 April when the show commences with showing, dressage and equitation for a jam-packed three days. In the days that follow you can come through to witness the show jumping spectacle with riders jumping from 70cm right through to 1.50m. “All are welcome…and for free,” says show director Heather Mpofu:

“This show really does have something for everyone including the most enjoyable Nissan gymkhana games for the kids on the Easter Sunday together with a visit from the Easter Bunny. There’s also the nail-biting Nissan 6 bar competition where only time will tell if new records will be set this year round! The kid’s area is free from 20 – 22 April with arts and crafts that’ll keep little creative minds busy for hours! Nissan will host their test drives with giveaways from 19-22 April!”

One of the most prestigious titles to win is that of the Nissan SA Outdoor Grand Prix, which takes place on Easter Monday 22 April at 2pm. As happens every year, the capacity crowd will be wowed with the world class performances of horse and rider – a display of equestrian excellence that has become synonymous with this Festival. Multiple winner of the Grand Prix, Barry Taylor says that anyone can take the title come 22 April:

“We are early on in the season and so some riders have struck form faster than others meaning that absolutely anyone can win in 3 weeks’ time. The capacity crowds though add a whole new dimension to the Grand Prix class and it really does come down to the horse and rider combination that can both stay focused and together.”

For further information, keep an eye on the Nissan Facebook page and Kyalami Equestrian Park facebook page or follow #NissanEasterFest on Twitter.

Written for and on behalf of Kyalami Equestrian Park by Caroline Malan – caroline@theprmachine.co.za