Profiles

Barbie Haug-Gertenbach

Barbie Gertenbach

Personal & Qualifications
  • Born Barbie Haug in Port Elizabeth.
  • FEI Level 1 coach
  • FEI level 2 coach
  • National Judge (Equitation)
  • Candidate National Judge (Dressage)
  • Provincial Judge (Showing & Vaulting)
  • SANEF coach
  • 1980   Established Riba Stables (riding school, instruction and livery yard)
  • 1978   Dip. Cur. Anim, (Onderstepoort)
Riding Achievements

Adult:

  • A grade (Show Jumping)
  • Prix St Georges (Dressage)
  • Intermediate (Eventing)
  • Winner of Derby Compleat Horse four times on different horses
  • Transvaal Provincial Colours (Showing & Dressage)

Child/Junior:

  • Open (Equitation)
  • CA & JA grade (Show Jumping)
  • Transvaal Provincial Colours (Eventing & Show Jumping)
Coaching Achievements
  • 2013               Coached Philip Smith Memorial Equitation Trophy Champion
  • 2010               National Coach: South African Vaulting Team (World Equestrian Games)
  • 2008               Coached Philip Smith Memorial Equitation Trophy Champion
  • 1980 – present   Coached pupils into provincial teams in Show Jumping, Dressage, Equitation and Vaulting.
  • Coached Child and Junior Provincial and National Champions in most disciplines.
Equestrian Administrative Positions Held
  • 2007   Chef d’Equipe: South African Vaulting Team (European Championships)
  • 2005 - present     FEI Development Officer: Group IX Vaulting
  • 2002-2006     Chairman: South African National Vaulting Committee

Errol Wucherpfennig

Errol Wucherpfenning

Although Errol is widely known, respected and endeared by the South African and International riding community as one of the world’s top show jumpers in his time, it is also his ability in the work place which truly stands out and illustrates his diverse capability.

His enterprising character focused methodological approach and intelligent flair as a sportsman.

Errol is a well known legend in the horse riding world and has won almost every major show jumping  title during his career.

Personal & Qualifications
  • RSA provincial footballer
  • Provincial boxing champion
  • Springbok Show Jumper
Riding Achievements

Adult:

  • Won the South African Show Jumping Championships twice on Compass Line and Marble Hall.
    • 'Compass Line' won the South African Show Jumping Championship, the South African Outdoor Grand Prix and the Rothmans Derby in the same year which was an amazing achievement
    • Marble Hall also won the South African Outdoor Grand Prix
  • Awarded the State Presidents Award by Magnus Malan
  • In 1982, he won the South African Sports Merit Award presented by The honourable G van N Viljoen the minister of National Education
  • Internationally, Errol competed in Bremen Germany, the UK, La Baule France, and San Diego USA

Child/Junior:

  • Won the South African Show Jumping Championships twice on Warrior and Russian Girl
Coaching Achievements
  • Current successful coach of young riders including Chelsey and Kayla Gertenbach as well as adults such as Arnold Botha

Jasyn Gertenbach

Jaysn Gertenbach

Personal & Qualifications
  • A Level (British International College)
  • FGASA 1
Riding Achievements

South Africa:

  • 2014 Trained horses at Dunkeld Equestrian Centre to do Roman Riding displays
  • 2007 Winner South African Open Individual Vaulting Championships
  • 2004/5 Member of the winning Junior Team – South African Championships
  • 2004/5/6 Winner South African Junior Individual Vaulting Championships
  • 2003/4/5 Member of the winning Mixed Vaulting Team– S A Championships

International:

  • 2013 - Current: Member of the Dunkeld Vaulting Squad
  • 2011 European Championships – Le Mans France
  • 2010 World Equestrian Games Kentucky USA - South African Team - placed 9th
  • 2007 European Championships Kaposvar (Hungary) South African Team - placed 9th.
  • 2007 European Championships Kaposvar (Hungary) 17th place.
  • 2006 World Equestrian Games South African Team placed 13th 
  • 2006 World Equestrian Games Aachen – 23rd Individual Men’s championship
  • 2005 European Championships Brescia Italy
Coaching Achievements
  • 2008 - 2013 employed part time at Riba Stables, Kyalami, South Africa as a vaulting coach
  • 2008 – Coached vaulting in Mauritius September – November
  • 2006 - Current: Instrumental in coaching and organising of the FEI Group IX Africa Vaulting Cup. Coaching in Zambia, Swaziland, Mauritius and South Africa.

Kayla Gertenbach

Personal & Qualifications
  • Matriculated Greenwich College. (Studied correspondence through Cambridge (UK).)
  • Holds Protea colours for Vaulting
  • Holds provincial colours for Showjumping, Dressage, Showing, Vaulting and Equitation.
  • Owns and runs Kayla Gertenbach Equestrian
Riding Achievements
  • 2017 Clear and placed in multiple Longines World Ranking classes in Lake Arena Summer tour, Wiener Neustadt, Austria.
  • 2016/ 2017 spent living, working, training and competing in Europe
  • 2016 3rd place in the Silver tour 1.30m Championships at the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour, Oliva, Spain.
  • Member of Gauteng Showjumping, Vaulting, Dressage, Equitation and Showing teams
  • 2014 Produced horses to 1.50m
  • 2013 Selected as one of the top 3 young riders to take part in a clinic conducted by the trainer of the olympic gold medal winning Great Britain Showjumping team. 
  • 2013 Leading Young Rider (age 16 - 21) in South Africa.
  • 2012 Jumped home bred and self-produced horse in the South African Derby.
  • 2012 Winner 1.35m Championship - Sunshine Tour in Durban
  • 2011 Winner 1.30m Championship - Revil World cup qualifier
  • 2010 Shortlisted for the Youth Olympic Games for show jumping
  • 2010 Member of the South African team at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, USA. Achieved 9th place.
  • 2009 Winner Junior Outdoor Grand Prix, Cape Town
  • 2008 Winner Philip Smith Memorial Trophy
  • 2007 Winner South Africa Equitation Championship Junior
  • 2006 Member of the South African team at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany
  • 2004 Winner South Africa Equitation Championship Pony Rider
Coaching Achievements

Currently coaching Children and Junior riders

Chelsey Gertenbach

Chelsey Gerternbach

Personal & Qualifications
  • Matriculated 2013. Home schooled.
  • Holds Protea colours for vaulting
Riding Achievements
  • 2013
    • Al Rosario: competed in Galencia Properties Derby, Winner 1.35m Classic, Winner 1.35m Micro-Derby Speed, 2nd & 3rd in the Hilmar Meyer Series 1.40m and 3rd Junior Derby 1.30m.
    • Kinvara: Winner Junior Derby 1.20m, Winner Philip Smith Memorial Equitation Trophy.
    • March - April: 5 weeks vaulting in Europe: 5th place CVIJ2* Saumur France and a 7th place in CVIJ2* in Geel Belgium.
  • 2012 Won 2 South African titles along with riding in three provincial teams.
    • Member of Gauteng Dressage, Equitation and Show Jumping teams
    • Winner Individual Junior South African Equitation Championships on Locarno Nautilus
    • Winner Individual Junior South African Show Jumping Championships on Al Rosario
    • Winner Junior Dressage Derby. Top Rider on Alzu Last Time
    • 2nd Junior Derby and Winner Speed Class 1.30m on Al Rosario
  • 2010 Part of the South African team at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, USA
  • 2007 Part of the South African team at the European Championships in Kaposvar, Hungary
  • 2006 Part of the South African team at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany

Annelise Steyn

Annelise Steyn

Ipeleng Sefularo

Ipeleng Sefularo

Lucy Charlotte Etherington-Smith