Chelsey Gertenbach the Individual South African Vaulter at World Equestrian Games 2018 Tryon, USA
Good luck to Asea Pozniakow, Erin Muller and Chelsey Gertenbach who will be competing this weekend (12/13 May 2018) in Belgium at the CVI2* and CVI3*.
We’re all rooting for you!
Congratulations to Chelsey Gertenbach, she achieved her qualifying score this last weekend for the World Equestrian Games 2o18 in the Netherlands at the CVI3* Ermelo.
Kayla Gertenbach is back on home soil after spending 2 years in Europe, riding, competing and training. She will be available to school horses and for lessons.
Stay tuned – big news coming soon!
A handful of our vaulters travelled to Ballito, KZN, to represent Gauteng in the South African Vaulting Championships. To say they did their province, and their yard, proud is truly an understatement. Their achievements are as follows:
Charsley Loni: 3rd in U14 D Grade F Horse
Lara Muller: 1st in U14 D Grade F Horse
Jenna Blaauw: 1st in U14 C Grade F Horse
Tristan Sachse: 3rd in B Grade Jnr Male Horse
Asea Pozniakow: 3rd in U14 B Grade F Horse
Erin Muller: 1st in U14 B Grade F Horse
Erin and Asea also delivered a spectaular canter pas de deux.
A resounding well done to these amazing athletes, and a huge thank you to coach Jasyn Gertenbach, lunger Barbie Gertenbach, horses Rebel Hill and Riverdance, and the unwaveringly supportive moms.
A resounding congratulations to Mina Arian, Nicholas Howe, Shannon Smith and coach Errol Wucherpfennig on their results at the FEI Festival at the end of August.
Errol won both 1.10m classes on his horse Alzu Shanghai.
Shannon Smith took a 2nd and 4th on Frischgewaagt Monteo.
Nicholas Howe took 1st in his class on Leia and came 2nd overall.
Mina Arian and Dakkam Treasure Island were the overall winners of the FEI Children’s Bronze Tour.
With eyes set on the path to being the best we can be, the Riba family is not short on dedication and hard work in all we choose to do. So when moments of recognition crop up, it’s hard not to beam with pride!
Riba aims to mould vaulters at international standard, with coach Jasyn Gertenbach and Chelsey Gertenbach being excellent examples, and our team having travelled far and often. Now recently, our own Asea Pozniakow and Erin Muller proved their mettle once again, this time at the CVI 1*, an international vaulting competition in Moorsele, Belgium, on the 27th and 28th of May 2017. Trained by Jasyn Gertenbach, and with assistance by Chelsey Gertenbach and Anna Aubaret, the hours put in earned Asea a silver medal and Erin a gold.
Girls, to say we’re proud of you is the understatement of the century!
A huge thank you to the yard where the girls trained, Voltigeiervereins Koln-Dunnwald, owned by former world champion Patrick Looser, top vaulter Torben Jacobs for his assistance in training in Cologne, lunger Ines Nawroth, their vaulting horse Daviana Z, coaches for their hard work and commitment thus far, and to Ernette Muller and Adine Strashun, for supporting their daughters all the way.
RIBA STABLES PROUDLY PRESENTS THEIR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DRESSAGE AND JUMPING SHOW
WE WILL BE CELEBRATING THE END OF THE YEAR WITH A BRING AND BRAAI AFTER THE SHOW SO PLEASE BRING YOUR MEAT AND DRINKS AND JOIN US?
Fantastic prizes sponsored by Tack and Togs Midfeeds & Sheraton Hotel Pretoria
From the 6th – 25th of April Kayla Gertenbach jetted off to Egypt for two CSI2* events in Cairo.
To jump on borrowed horses with only one day to try them out was a bit of a challenge, but an informative and great experience was still had.
There were riders invited from 18 countries, as well as all the local Egyptian riders.
Kayla drew a small german mare by the name of “Ice Cream” for the first competition and had just one unlucky pole down in each class.
For the second competition she acquired a second ride, a Chestnut mare named “Esta”.
Esta was placed 4th in the Medium tour Speed accumulator
Ice cream was placed 6th in the Medium tour Championship
Thank you to the Egyptian Equestrian Federation and everyone else involved for such an amazing opportunity!