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Newsletter August 2019

Our competitive season is drawing to a close, with Nationals taking place this month, but that doesn't mean that the year is over!  We have some exciting events lined up to take us through the rest of the year. Read all about it here... 
EVENTS:  SA Lipizzaner / MAASA Performance
If you haven't already bought your tickets to this amazing performance, now is the time to do so! Tickets are selling out fast, so book your seats to avoid disappointment.
Preparations for this show are well under way.  Our performance team is hard at work practicing their routines and making their outfits for this epic event. There will be a food and market stall outside the SA Lipizzaner arena after the show, where MAASA will have a stall and an outdoor mounted archery demonstration.  Bring your friends and family, and come and enjoy the day with us!
12th October 2019 - don't miss it!
EVENTS:  MAASA Nationals 2019
Nationals 2019 are almost upon us, and our archers are preparing for their final battle of formal competition for this year.  
This year, we have two officially recognized provincial teams competing at Nationals, in addition to individual entries.  The Western Cape and Gauteng will compete for provincial honours - congratulations to the following MAASA members who have been selected to represent their provinces:
Western Cape:
  • Daniel Griffin (senior)
  • Rudi Riek (senior)
  • Michaela Riek (junior)
  • Sasha Chadburn (junior)

  • Deirdre Janse van Rensburg (senior)
  • Abdullah Safodien (senior)
  • Marna Wium (senior)
  • Callie Kruger (senior)
  • Maretha Kruger (senior)
  • Marli Jacobs (junior)
  • Jacques Horn (junior)
  • Cara-Lee van der Westhuizen (junior)
The Free State is also sending a team to take on the other provinces:
  • Zelda Klemp (senior)
  • El-Rico Klemp (junior)
  • Meika Hans (junior)
  • Annika Hans (junior)

We wish all the teams and individual competitors the best of luck at Nationals - we look forward to seeing the action!
Date:  9-11 August 2019
Venue:  Botha Wil Stalle
9th August - Arrival of horses and practice session for competitors
Battle Feast: Friday night (9th Aug) - please come and join us for a braai at Botha Wil Stalle!
10-11th August - Competition days
Please note:
Competitors may camp over at the venue, and /or stable their horses there for the weekend
NEWS:  SA Mounted Archers abroad
Three of our riders competed internationally this past month, in two different countries.  Daniel Griffin and Jaco Jacobs competed in the Kassai World Cup and attended the International Judges meeting in the Kassai Valley, Hungary.  Out of a total of 32 riders, Daniel was placed 9th and Jaco achieved a 20th place.

Thereafter, Daniel travelled to Serpukhov, Russia, where he was joined by Johan du Toit.  They competed in the St George Cup in four disciplines - Korean, Hungarian, Kossack and Qabaq.  Daniel finished the competition in 16th place, with Johan in 21st place out of a total of 32 competitors.

Congratulations to all three riders on these excellent results!  You continue to prove that SA Mounted Archers can hold their own against the best in the world.
All SANESA qualifiers in the various provinces have now been completed, and the teams for each province have been announced.  Congratulations to all our talented young riders who have been selected to represent their schools at SANESA Nationals:

High School Riders:
  • Meike-Laureen Hans (FS)
  • Amelia Kruger (GP)
  • Jani Olivier (GP)
  • Werloe Kleyn (NW)
  • El-Rico Klemp (FS)
  • Mine Kotze (GP)
  • Hendriette Stroebel (NW)
  • Jacques Horn (GP)
  • Marli Jacobs (GP)

Primary School Riders:
  • Annika Hans (FS)
  • Ian Lessing (GP)
  • Schalk Scheepers (GP)
  • Cornelius Stroebel (NW)
  • Farihah Gabru (NW)
  • Jonathan Immelman (NW)
  • Reynaldo Klemp (FS)

SANESA Nationals will be held at Misty Meadows on Tuesday 24th September - this is a public holiday, so please come and cheer on these youngsters.

9-11 August 2019:  MAASA Nationals (Botha Wil Stalle, Gauteng)
24-25 August 2019 - Introduction to MA Clinic - Randfontein (Gauteng)
21-22 September 2019 - Introduction to MA Clinic - Pinetown (KZN)
24 September 2019:  SANESA Nationals (Misty Meadows, Gauteng)
12 October 2019:  War Dance Battle Tactics Show (SA Lipizzaners, Kyalami)
23-25 November 2019:  Grand Africa / MAASA OGM (TBA) and Year End Function

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