‘Shumbashaba Horses Helping People’ have helped Siphamandla Moyo and Justice Ratau get to Austria for the World Junior Vaulting Championships, a true dream!
Siphamandla Moyo and Justice Ratau had the honour of being selected as part of team South Africa for the World Junior Vaulting Championships. The pair started their vaulting careers at the Shumbashaba Horses Helping People upliftment programme, they came from the local township.
The boys took part in the equestrian vaulting development programme on Saturdays. The first time they ever climbed on the back of a horse was in 2013.
Their dedication to learning the skill has been an inspiration to all those that meet them.
Siphamandla Moyo and Justice Ratau landed in Europe a few days ago to start their training for the Championship. Jacky from Shumbashaba has helped to raise the funds needed for the trip.
“And in just 4 years they have worked their way to the top. This takes talent, determination, passion and hard work. Well done boys. Our best wishes go with you as you fly off to Germany to train on a new horse in preparation for the World Championships in Austria. We know you will, as always, give of your best.” – Jacky du Plessis, Shumbashaba
The boys along with the other 6 representatives of South Africa are currently in Germany training with the horse they will use to compete. The Championship will be taking place in Austria this August.
Best of luck for the training Siphamandla and Justice! We are all here supporting you!