Andre is a highly acclaimed and exceptionally talented dressage rider who is recognised both locally and internationally. He has won numerous national championships at all levels in dressage.
In 2016 Andre decided to take his beloved horse Zucca Dice across to Holland to train with top trainer Johan Hamminga where they are being trained and groomed to qualify for, and compete in the USA, at the World Equestrian Games 2018, being the largest and most influential of Equine sporting events in the world.
“This will be the stepping stone to my ultimate dream to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, representing SA,” says Andre.
Together with his partner, the world acclaimed SA Show Jumper, Ronnie Lawrence, he is based in Summerveld in KwaZulu-Natal. Andre travels to Holland every month, returning home for two weeks in between to train his local horses. As a potential rider for SA, he is required to continue competing in the country. “I have to stay in peak physical and mental condition.”
In addition to his equestrian talent, Andre is a qualified opera singer, and maintains his training and still performs.