About Us

SANESA is a vibrant and dynamic organization, acknowledged by the South African Equestrian Federation (SAEF) and SASCOC, and has dedicated itself to promoting all forms of Equestrian sport within South Africa’s schools’ community . As SANESA is an "interschool" sport, we fall under the auspices of the Department of Basic Education. The Members of SANESA (Schools) are represented by their Learners. Riders do not need to belong to any other Equestrian Association/Club in order to participate at any SANESA event.

Currently we have 16 diverse equestrian competition disciplines. Each Province in South Africa has SANESA representation and some Provinces are also broken up into Districts. Every Province/District holds up to 4 multi-discipline qualifying events in the first 7 months of the year. Provinces with Districts host a District Finals where their Districts’ top 8 horse/rider combinations by class from their qualifying shows go forward to represent their District at the District Finals. From these results, their top 8 horse/rider combinations (GP - 12 horse/rider combinations) with the most accumulated points in each class go forward to represent their Province at the annual SANESA National Championships during September/October of each year.

It is not essential for anyone to actually own their own horse or pony to participate in SANESA – many riding school pupils compete with success at our events on borrowed horses/ponies. SANESA is striving to ensure that it is an all inclusive organisation and that anyone who wishes to compete is not disadvantaged in any way.

The most important thing a learner can bring to SANESA is a passion for horses and ponies and further just have FUN!

PLEASE browse through our website and should you need more information, don't hesitate to email us on info@sanesa.co.za