Local youngster excels in equestrian field
ABERDEEN — Zileke de Jager of Aberdeen continues to excel in her chosen equestrian field of Saddle Horse events.
After a recent competition in Parys, in the Free State, Zileke was chosen for the senior Protea side to travel to the United States later this year in the 5-gaited event.
This is a wonderful achievement for this 17-year-old matric student at Hoër Volkskool in Graaff-reinet.
Once again, she has also earned her junior Protea colours in the 3-gaited event. This team will be competing in Namibia later this year.
Zileke has only been riding her new horse, MC Victory, for a few monthsher previous horse died suddenly only a couple of weeks after she had bought him.
Zileke is coached by former Springbok Enid Norton of Grahamstown, and she travels to Grahamstown every weekend for training. Zileke de Jager with her horse MC Victory.