Curro learner sprints ahead in horse-riding championship

Sean Herron, a Grade 11 pupil from Curro Somerset West, is galloping his way to horse riding success.

Sean Herron, a Grade 11 pupil from Curro Somerset West has qualified for the regional final of the South African National Equestrian Schools Association (SANESA) Challenge for himself as well as his school.

Sean achieved fourth place in the overall challenge, first overall for dressage and second overall for performance riding. This follows this talented young riders, previous successes in the heats, where he ranked first in the Western Cape leg of the Reserve Champion, and was ranked sixth place in the Dressage South Africa National Challenge.

In addition to these achievements, he also triumphed in the South African Youth Championship National held in December 2021 for Dressage, ending in third place for the show riding and show hunter classes for 13 to 18-year-olds.

Despite only joining Curro Somerset West two years ago, Sean’s dexterity on the pitch has helped propel Curro Somerset West higher up the regional rankings to fourth place, with Curro Langebaan High School in first place and Curro Century City in second place.

“We are incredibly proud of Sean’s phenomenal achievements. His devotion to horse riding is admirable and it is an honour to have him represent Curro Somerset West on a local and national level.

“It has been a pleasure to watch him set and achieve personal goals and continue to excel in his favourite sport,” says Magriet van der Merwe, Head of Curro, Somerset West High School.

With recent and past accomplishments, Sean is proving to be an Equestrian force to be reckoned with.