Shani de Beer
Shani de Beer grew up on a farm with horses and competed in her first showing show at the age of 5. She made her international debut in 2012, representing South Africa in Para-Dressage at the Hong Kong CPEDI3*, after locally representing Western Province in 2011. In 2014 Shani qualified Wow’s Yellowood for the 2014 World Equestrian Games, and has achieved her Paralympic 2016 qualifying scores in 2015 on this horse. Based in Cape Town, Shani is a riding instructor and stableyard manager and also trains and competes her own mare. She holds a BMedSciHons in Medical Biochemistry. She believes there is no short road to success.
“You and your horse are as one. Understanding and trusting each other is important, force is never the answer, but rather praise and reward.”