tarryn liebenbergTarryn exercising her novice eventer (former stakes placegetter) Singing EmblemWe continue with the Summerhill ‘Insider Files’ - today’s “victim” is Summerhill’s Pre Training and Sales Manager Tarryn Liebenberg.

What was your first job?

Work rider at Summerhill Stud

Have you always lived in South Africa?


Most embarassing career mistake/experience?

Sending out a report to a group of owners which was only addressed to one owner who owned a completely different group of horses ! 

How long have you worked at Summerhill?

6 years

 What is your position?

Pre training and sales manager

What constitutes a good weekend?

Going to the dam and having fun with friends on the boat

What is your favorite restaurant?

Gaja (in Japan)

What is the best thing about Mooi River?

Peaceful and lots of space

The worst thing about Mooi River?

Pot holes

If you had to describe South Africa to someone who had never been here how would you do so?

We have armed guys walking around the paddocks at nights to protect the horses from wild animals … joke !!!!! It’s a lovely country with a diverse culture and open spaces. I wouldn’t live anywhere else in the world.

One thing a person visiting South Africa should definitely do?

Visit the Wild Coast

If you weren’t in racing what would be your ideal job?

Work in a competition yard or an animal rescue shelter

Best horse you have ever seen race?

AMPHITHEATRE - Summerhill’s “Sea Biscuit” 

What’s the best thing about your job?

Seeing the results on the race track

Your favorite stallion or mare at Summerhill?

Stallion: Kahal; Mare: Game

Your favourite stallion elsewhere in the world?

French Deputy

What’s currently playing on your iPod/CD/Record player?

Cafe del Mar

If there’s one thing you could change in the world what would it be?

Animal cruelty