Grey clouds and chill winds didn’t dampen our equine enthusiasts’ excitement for our exciting Festival of Flair, taking place on 5 September.
The glamorous event offered something for everyone. The highlight was, of course, the launch of Steyn City’s one-of-a-kind Equestrian Centre; an occasion marked by the appearance of South African Olympian showjumper, Gonda Betrix. Gourmet food stalls rivalled a unique fashion show – with models mingling with guests – for visitors’ attention; while those with a serious interest in horses were kept on edge by action of the inaugural Steyn City Cup and our horse auction.
Steyn City’s fashionistas refused to let the weather get them down. Dainty frocks may have been out of the question, thanks to the plunging mercury, but that didn’t stop them from putting on their fanciest fascinators to create show-stopping sartorial splendour, in the tradition of the grandest equine events.
Meanwhile, when it came to the sport, adrenaline ran high: South Africa’s top riders lent a competitive edge to the Steyn City Cup, with Philippa Baxter taking honours on Burntwood. Philippa shared her spotlight with Tamsin Mbatsha-Bouwer, South Africa’s hopeful for next year’s Paralympic Games, to be hosted in Rio. Her story is one of enormous courage and inspiration and Steyn City takes extra pride in sponsoring her and her trainer, Kate Laird, through the use of our superb facilities.
The horse auction was also a splendid success, garnering an enormous amount of support.
We look forward to next year’s event.
When it comes to television, nothing beats the non-stop drama of reality shows – and She’s The One, which pits glamorous young hopefuls against each other in the search of South Africa’s next big media personality – is no different. What makes this season (the show’s second) even more exciting is that it’s being filmed at Steyn City.
Sponsored by fashion giant Edgars, the show sees 13 ambitious, bright and determined young ladies pitting their wits, their sense of style and their all-round celeb appeal to be crowned the next star sensation. Making the competition more complex still is the fact that all contestants have to live together for the duration of the series.
She’s The One production house, Cheeky Media, selected Steyn City as an obvious place for the contestants to live during the filming of the series, because the lifestyle resort’s many unique lifestyle elements come together to create the perfect space for them to show off their skills; from learning to horse ride at the Equestrian Centre to trying out skateboarding at the Skate Park; from gaining entrepreneurial experience as they transform The Deli into their own mini-business to working with Steyn City’s artist crew.
The individual who emerges as the most successful at these endeavours will be named winner, earning a host of prizes.
She’s The One airs on eTV at 8.30pm on Tuesday nights, with reruns at 1pm on Saturdays. Keep watching to catch sight of Steyn City’s starring role as the drama unfolds.
On 24 August, Steyn City put its own spin on the Ryder Cup, inviting a number of celebrity guests and sports stars to participate in the Steyn City Golf Challenge.
The fun (and friendly competition) started when Steyn City’s Golf Clubhouse invited 56 guests – including the likes of rugby legend Naas Botha, Alex Caige of 94.7 Highveld Stereo and cricketer Qaasim Adams – to take part in the event. The players were split into four teams, with each team comprising a representative from Steyn City, a former Springbok rugby player, a former Protea cricketer and a leading media personality.
With each individual playing for their own points, competition was fierce