“We are extremely pleased with the outcome - said Paul Oosthuizen, General Manger of the Inanda Club. “Extensive planning and work goes into organizing this event and the success of this weekend bore testimony to that”.
The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the tournament’s signature Horse vs Machine race between a thoroughbred, with Inanda Club’s Craig James on the saddle, in a head-to-head contest against the Range Rover Evoque Convertible which was won for the third year un succession by the powerful machine.
“The 2016 Land Rover Africa Cup was absolutely fantastic, with its largest attendance to date. This event has always been a natural fit for Land Rover – the horses on the field and our cars both boasting capability and composure,” said Richard Gouverneur, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa. “And what better event to show off the stylish, graceful new Range Rover Evoque Convertible? It’s a car to be seen in, at the event to be seen at.”
Activities throughout the day, included a ticket raffle for one lucky patron to win a pair of 0.64 carrot diamonds as a prize. Through the raffle, the club generated R40,000 which was donated to the Highveld Horse Care Unit; one of the Inanda Club’s beneficiaries.
Audiences viewed a captivating vaulting display, by the International Vaulting and Lungeing Academy, performed by children from Diepsloot that kept the audience fascinated with their horseback gymnastics.
The success of the Land Rover Africa Cup was made possible with the support of sponsors and partners – Headline and Title Sponsor, Land Rover, City of Johannesburg, Airbus Helicopters, G.H. Mumm Champagne, Gaggenau, including lifestyle partners, African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, GHD, Sensai, Guerlain, Elemis, La Martina, Jo Anke Art Gallery, Elizabeth Morr, By Word of Mouth, Gearhouse SA.