The South African Shetland
Pony Grand National

"Kids raising funds for kids...."














The hugely successful South African Shetland Pony Grand National (SASPGN) is no longer simply one of many much-anticipated highlights of Equestria.  It has become a major fundraising event that will help change the face of horse-riding in South Africa.

The SASPGN has been re-launched as Equestria’s corporate social investment (CSI) initiative, and is now a Section 21 company.  Our intention is to work towards achieving and improving the concept of racial equality within the equestrian sport at all levels. Equestria will ensure that its selection procedures are fair and transparent and the directors of company are committed to meeting the appropriate legal requirements.

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The major appeal, however, is to the public.  Equestria ran a fun SMS campaign in 2006 and called on the audience to support this important initiative.

‘Equestria is proud to have identified and launched this worthwhile initiative, which will flourish and extend way beyond this event, says organiser, Elizabeth Mohr.

‘We extend our most grateful thanks to the corporate company’s that have embarked on this project, who adopted and sponsored the ponies this year. Southern Sun pledged its support and donated holiday packages as prizes in support of this initiative,’ she continues.

Our young jockeys gave the audience a great display at each performance in 2006, and Equestria thanks them for being part of raising the awareness and giving unselfishly towards a worthy cause.

Align your company to a CSI project
by sponsoring a pony in the 2007 race!

Should you wish to participate your pony will be named after your company, your jockey and pony will ride in your company’s branding and you will receive full credit in the A4 full colour Official Programme.

For further information on reserving your pony and jockey call
Equestria on 011 468 2042 or mail us on

Thank you to the following companies for aligning themselves
to the inaugural SASPGN in 2006!






















Do you and your cheeky little pony want to be part of the
South Africa Shetland Pony Grand National?

Contact Equestria to book your place in the starting stalls of the race!

There are only six ponies up for grabs!


The Parade
The line up & Start
And they're off!
Haulcons in the lead
Neck & neck

The overall winner,
Equestria's Fantasy

Pony : GIB Sleep Easy

Jockey : Zoe Moshai

Pony : Cadbury Hot Chocolate

Jockey : Denise Pedra

Pony : Equestria Fantasy

Jockey : Juanita du Plessis

Pony : Southern Warmth

Jockey : Elli Wakeley

Pony : United Charters Flying Filly

Jockey : Nadia Lombard

Pony : Haulocon Blue Lightening

Jockey : Savannah Cloeck