KwaZulu-Natal’s biggest showjumping competition, the Nissan Winter Classic; ended on an exciting note with young rider, Cinzia Pasteris, aged 20, taking the top spot in the Nissan 1.5m FEI World Cup Qualifier riding Cleopatra.

A total of 31 horses competed in the main class - The Nissan 1.5m FEI World Cup Qualifier; held on Sunday 19 June 2016. Eight horses went through to the jump off which was won by Pasteris on Cleopatra followed by Lisa Williams on Discovery’s Campbell and Marlene Sinclair (USA) on Camaro in third place. Pasteris walked away with the grand prize of R19 800.

On Saturday, the Durban Shongweni Club was packed to capacity as people eagerly awaited the popular Nissan Adult 6 Bar and Nissan Junior Top Score events. This year saw a tie for first place in the Nissan Adult 6 Bar with James White, riding Callaho Confidor, and Rene Fourie, riding Vanity Fair 20; both clearing the final 2m fence. The Nissan Junior Top Score Competition was won by Courtney Webber riding V-Cachette.

Throughout the event visitors to the event were treated to equestrian entertainment, quality food, retail stalls, a Dog Agility Display, children’s entertainment, as well as the chance to test drive a Nissan at the Nissan Test Drive Station. 

Lisa Williams

Second place

Cinzai Pasteris

First place

Marlene Sinclair

Third place

The winners of the Nissan Winter Classic with Grant Langley, Jebb McIntosh & Mike Whitfield (Managing Director: NSA)