Mar 20 2015

March Newsletter

SAEF Developments: You will recall my November newsletter detailed developments regarding the governance of the SAEF in equestrian sport. At a meeting convened in early January, certain "lines in the sand" were drawn between the SAEF Council and Discipline Association to resolve the continued impasse between them. Amongst others, the following pertinent points were agreed upon: Disciplines would retain their legal entities and become "Associate members" of the SAEF with a vote on... More

Feb 06 2015

February Newsletter

Affiliations 2015 You will recall in the past affiliations coincided with the commencement the KZN/EG/FS/Highveld polo season namely March/April of each year. The emergence of the Cape season, resulted in some players affiliating during March/April whilst those in Plett and Cape Town affiliated at the start of their season in September/October. This has proved an administration headache so the SAPA Exco took the decision to co-ordinate all affiliations to fall in line with each calendar... More

Dec 01 2014

December Newsletter

SASCOC and the South African Equestrian Federation It’s been a while since my previous newsletter and much has taken place on the political front involving SASCOC and the SAEF. It is important that members understand the mechanics of what has occurred and just how seriously this would have affected polo in South Africa. In order to put everything in perspective I will go back in time and outline the Government structure surrounding sport. The head of sport under the ANC Government in this... More

Sep 18 2014

BMW Polo 2014 - Report

BMW International Polo Series 2014 Dubbed as the “Sport of Kings” the first Test of the two-match BMW International Polo Series took place at the Durban Shongweni Club on 7th September 2014. As one of the highlights in the South African Polo calendar, the tournament attracted both sport enthusiasts and socialites alike. The day kicked off with the BMW Development Trophy Curtain raiser, which showcased South Africa's finest emerging talent. This year crowned the 16th annual development... More

Aug 17 2014

BMW Polo 2014: South Africa vs USA

The South African team to take on the United State of America in this year's BMW International Polo Series at  Shongweni (Durban) on Sunday 7 September and Waterfall (Johannesburg) on Sunday 14 September has been announced as follows: SOUTH AFRICA Davey Evans (4) Dirk Van Reenen (4) Tom de Bruin (7) (Captain) Gareth Evans (6) TOTAL: (21)   Reserve: Mike Osborn (4) USA Scott Devon (2) Mike Azarro (7) Memo Gracida (7) (Captain)          Tomas... More