Luca Watson is 10 years old and started riding competitively in graded shows in July of 2018 on a pony called Zossie, within only 5 months they were selected to represent Gauteng at the 2018 SA Youth Championships in PE in SJ PR 70cm.
Luca had an incredibly successful first outing at Nationals, where he placed 2nd in The SA Championship, won the Accumulator round, placed 2nd in the Competition in 2 Phases Round and was awarded Victor Ludorum whilst also helping his Gauteng team secure 1st place in the Inter-Provincial Team Competition.
Zossie was sold in 2019 so that Luca could climb the heights.
Luca aquired a new pony , Medunsa Trick or Treat, fondly referred to as Treat. Luca and Treat started competing in PR90’s in September 2019, winning their first 3 shows in a row. They were selected to represent Gauteng at the 2019 SA Youth Inter Provincial Championships despite only competing in graded shows in PR90 for 3 short months prior to selection. They finished 2nd in the SA Championship, where he was the youngest competitor in the class, and where he once again helped Team Gauteng take Gold in the Inter-Provincial Team event. Luca and Treat also won both of the ev80 3-Phase eventing shows they entered in late 2019 and early 2020, where they experienced an unbridled passion for the excitement of cross country phase and as a result they plan to dedicate more time to this fantastic discipline in the future.
Luca is a very bright, funny, and confident young man who is personable, easy going and eloquent. You can routinely find him watching FEI Longines Tour showjumping events before and after school and when he is not in the saddle himself you will often find him kicking a ball with his dad and brother in the garden or making his little sister howl with laughter.
He attends Beaulieu Preparatory School where he enjoys his academic pursuits. He has an older brother and a younger sister and, like any child his age, he enjoys hanging out with his friends and playing games