The KZN Breeders faired well at the Equus Awards, with the following horses and breeders doing KZN proud.
Congratulations go to Summerhill Stud for winning Champion Breeders for the 7th year in a row, equalling the Birch Brothers in this phenomenal achievement. They are responsible for bringing the fabulous Igugu(AUS) to this country, and she was rewarded for her Triple Tiara and Vodacom Durban July efforts by achieving the coveted 2011 Horse Of The Year award, as well as walking away with Champion Three Year Old Filly award and the Champion Middle Distance Horse.
Congratulations must also go to The Apache, winner of the Champion Three Year Old Colt/Gelding award. Well done to this son of Mogok, bred by Scott Brothers.
Another daughter of Mogok, this time bred by Mike and Tanya McHardy of Rathmor Stud, was Gypsy's Warning, sharing the Breeder Award for Exceptional International Achievement and Equus Award For International Achievement with JJ The Jet Plane.
Below are the winners of the following categories:
CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD FILLY|
CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD COLT/GELDING
CHAMPION THREE YEAR OLD FILLY
CHAMPION THREE YEAR OLD COLT/GELDING
CHAMPION OLDER FILLY/MARE (Four-year-old and older)
CHAMPION OLDER MALE (Four-year-old and older)
CHAMPION SPRINTER (1000m-1200m)
Val de Ra
CHAMPION MIDDLE DISTANCE HORSE (1400m-2200m)
CHAMPION STAYER (2400m and further)
CHAMPION STALLION AWARD
OUTSTANDING STALLION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
BROODMARE OF THE YEAR
BREEDER OF THE YEAR
BREEDER AWARD - EXCEPTIONAL INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
and EQUUS AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
Gypsy's Warning (Rathmor Stud)
J J The Jet Plane
WORK RIDER AWARDS
Abraham Makhubo and Bizu Mjokwa
APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
JP Van Der Merwe
Mike De Kock
OWNER OF THE YEAR
HORSE OF THE YEAR