Photography: Denford Studios

Social images from the 2019 Nissan Winter Classic held at Shongweni

One of the year’s most anticipated showjumping contests – and a FEI World Cup Qualifier event – the Nissan Winter Classic took place at the Shongweni Club from 13 to 17 June bringing unrivalled equestrian showmanship and unmissable family fun. The Nissan Winter Classic is the third of five elite events that make up the South African leg of the World Cup Jumping qualifiers. This annual event is renowned for attracting the country’s best riders and this year was no different.

Bob Lacey, Kevin Spratley (SA assistant course designers), Michel Ismalun (Course designer from France), Sandy Cox (Judge SA), Damaris Ismalun (Judge France) and Regina Hobbs (Judge SA).​
Nissan team of Zia and Aneesa Essuf, Zain and baby Aara Essuf (Queensburgh) with Tracy and Michael Moxley (Hillcrest).
Mari Labuschagne (Pretoria) and Marius Heynes (Krugersdorp).
Sindi Phoswa, Zola Phoswa, Nicola Meyer and Launa Meyer.
Washington Mkhize (Hillcrest) and Nathan Kanny (Amanzimtoti) – both from Mark White Nissan Amanzimtoti.
Ethan Chetty, Kimona Chetty, Sitha Gounden, Danielle Gounden. Back row: Hritika Maharaj and Monica Maharaj (all Westville).
Top rider Nicole Horwood (Kyalami) and Henning Pretorius (Capital Stud).
Kathy Baker (Hillcrest) and Tracey de Kock (Hillcrest).
Rider and horse owners Reneé Fourie and Conrad Fourie (Polokwane, Limpopo).
Lynda Kirchman and Kate Launder (course builder).