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Gabriella's Horse Riding Dream

Gabriella's Horse Riding Dream

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I am aiming to raise R42 000 for travel costs and gear. We were working towards her leaving mid/end November. We are extending our time line somewhat, since we are now in January and still waiting for various documents! Gabriella will go when everything comes together but hopefully we can get this arranged soon. The dream is still on, please share!

We are still busy with the visa process! I have had to raise the amount required as The Spanish Embassy requires a Spanish Medical Aid to be inplace for a Student Visa.

We need to pay for flights, visas and travel cost, some extra gear (she will go from riding once or twice a week to 6 days a week and will need extra horse riding gear). Anything raised above your target amount will go towards monthly living costs while Gabriella is in Spain.

We have had a rough few years and I have always encouraged my daughter to dream big; she took the initiative to apply for this position. I am not in the financial position to fund this trip alone and I really need help to help her reach her dream - both in travelling and riding.

Our breakdown of costs:

R14 000.00 - flights
R4 000 - travel insurace

R7 000 - Spanish Medical Insurance
R1 500 - Visa
R10 000 - riding and winter clothing
R5 000 - for unforseen costs, also to have some money en route

Your donation will help a strong young lady reach her dream of professional dressage riding and her knowledge of horses and stable management.


  • Jan 22, 2020 - USD $ 27.63
  • "With lots of love " - Anonymous

  • Jan 21, 2020 - USD $ 129.99
  • "Hope you have a great time" - Garrith

  • Nov 27, 2019 - USD $ 67.45
  • "All the best!" - Wendy

  • Oct 22, 2019 - USD $ 68.00
  • "Hi Gabby! We really hope this helps towards your dream" - Deryck Lamb

  • Sep 20, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "All the best" - João Carreira

  • Sep 16, 2019 - R 900.00
  • "Have a fabulous time!" - Aunty Alex & Uncle Peter

  • Sep 13, 2019 - USD $ 68.49
  • "What a wonderful opportunity! We're privileged to contribute towards it." - The Desert People

  • Sep 09, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Have fun! " - Dona and charlotte

  • Sep 06, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • "Lots of love" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2019 - USD $ 13.22
  • "I personally know of your dire situation and know that you it will be a game changer for you to go on this once in a lifetime opportunity. " - Paul Heneke

  • Sep 04, 2019 - USD $ 66.10
  • "Good luck Gabby" - Gavin & Twinks

  • Sep 03, 2019 - USD $ 131.27
  • "Have a wonderful experience! See you there " - Verna

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Donations to date

R 25 816.66

Fundraising target

R 42 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 13 000.00

Gabriella Nichol EPONA Cause

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My name is Michelle Nichol, I am a single mom of a beautiful 18 year old daughter.  I am wanting to raise funds for my daughter who is finishing school this year. She has love of horse riding and has been working hard on her dressage.  Gabriella has been accepted to go to Epona, an equestrian facility in Spain as a Working Student. This means she will receive lessons and accommodation in exchange for working there.  This is an incredible oppurtunity to follow her dreams of both riding dressage & travelling!

Please could you help me with any amount towards the costs of getting her there - I simply do not have anywhere near enough funds.