The most anticipated event on the equestrian calendar, the Galencia Property South African Derby 2013 is taking place from the 2nd to the 6th of October at the Kyalami Equestrian Park in Johannesburg.
The country’s top show jumpers will compete over a treacherous course, testing both rider and horse in an attempt to make it through to the nail-biting final on the Sunday witnessed by an expected 5000 to 6000 spectators.
Entrance is free from Wednesday to Friday for the preliminary rounds and qualifiers, but the real action takes place on the weekend when families and friends descend on the grounds to take in the food, wine, entertainment and sport with Sunday remaining the pinnacle.
The theme for this year is “Gatsby Glitz” with plenty of fashion, good food and faire. Food stalls are available throughout week and other entertainment over the weekend includes a children’s area, beer garden and shopping village and a VIP area for members in the newly renovated KEP Club House. The VIP Marquee tent for 600 guests is also a great cause for excitement. Great food and wine will be the order of the day. The Famous SA Derby after party will also be hosted in the marquees with top class acts such Pascal & Pearce and DJ Fresh entertaining the bold and the brave whose day doesn’t end when the winner is crowned. Tickets for the after party will be offered to the public at large too.
Cost: Saturday & Sunday: R50 – R250 per person
VIP Hospitality also available
Kyalami Equestrian Park
tel: 011 702 1657