Catherine Berning is one of our South African dressage riders riding internationally under the trainership of Rien van der Schaft. She has represented KwaZulu-Natal for 14 years and has 8 South African individual gold medals. Her dream to compete internationally came true in 2015 when she sourced her Grand Prix horse, Brisbane from Emma Hindle. She believes there are no shortcuts to becoming a masterful rider and that respecting a horse’s individuality is key to maintaining a happy athlete. In her spare time she is a graphic designer at Ardmore Ceramic Art.
“I believe there are no short cuts to becoming a masterful rider. I treat each horse as an individual and I work with them to create a happy athlete.”