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Pippa Mickelburgh pictured with her beloved stallion Var (


Respected and popular industrywoman Pippa Mickelburgh, the general manager of Avontuur Estates, has been appointed to the NHA board to replace outgoing Ken Truter.

A NHA Press release stated:

“In terms of Chapter 4 of the Constitution of The National Horseracing Authority the Nominations Committee, consisting of Messrs M Currie, N Nalliah, B Ralph, A Rivalland and R Sewgoolam has appointed Miss Pippa Mickleburgh to fill the vacant position in terms of Clause on the National Board.  The vacant position is due to Mr Ken Truter not making himself available to be re-appointed for another term. 

Miss Mickleburgh is domiciled in the Western Cape and is a registered Colour Holder since 2008 and a registered Breeder since 1990.  Having been actively involved in the Horseracing Industry and having served on other Boards in the industry for a number of years, Miss Mickleburgh will add great value to the National Board. 

The National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa welcomes Miss Mickleburgh to the National Board and we believe that her passion of the sport of horseracing will stand her in good stead to ensure that the NHA’s objectives will continue to be met. 

This appointment has been ratified by the National Board and is effective immediately.”